Submission to the Committee Against Torture – Rwanda

[HRW] This memorandum, submitted to the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT) ahead of its upcoming review of Rwanda, highlights areas of concern Human Rights Watch hopes will inform the CAT’s consideration of the compliance of the government …

[HRW] This memorandum, submitted to the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT) ahead of its upcoming review of Rwanda, highlights areas of concern Human Rights Watch hopes will inform the CAT's consideration of the compliance of the government of Rwanda ("the government") with the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (Convention against Torture). It contains information on persistent violations by Rwandan authorities and those empowered by them that vio

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Rwanda’s Torture Problem

[HRW] This week, Rwanda has a routine session before the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT), a body of human rights experts that monitors implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Pu…

[HRW] This week, Rwanda has a routine session before the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT), a body of human rights experts that monitors implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (Convention against Torture). It will be an opportunity for these experts to question the government on its implementation of the treaty, which Rwanda ratified in 2008, and to examine allegations of non-compliance. The CAT will have plenty of work.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Protect Detainees’ Rights

[HRW] Harare -Zimbabwe authorities should uphold the rights of everyone detained following the military takeover of the government on November 15, 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. The military should publicly acknowledge the identities and location…

[HRW] Harare -Zimbabwe authorities should uphold the rights of everyone detained following the military takeover of the government on November 15, 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. The military should publicly acknowledge the identities and location of everyone arrested and detained, and ensure that their due process rights, including access to lawyers and family members, are respected.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

The Ongoing Debate Over Judicial Reform in Morocco – Caitlin Dearing Scott

[Moroccan American Center] When Morocco adopted a new Constitution in July 2011, consolidating more than a decade of reform, the Kingdom made a promise to its citizens to establish a constitutional monarchy with separation of powers. Though much of the…

[Moroccan American Center] When Morocco adopted a new Constitution in July 2011, consolidating more than a decade of reform, the Kingdom made a promise to its citizens to establish a constitutional monarchy with separation of powers. Though much of the text - and a large part of the reform work since then - focused on giving increased powers to the government and the Parliament, the Constitution also enshrined the independence of the judiciary and called for a number of important reforms to ensure it. In the six years that have pass

source: AllAfrica News: Morocco

FM Denies Interference in Handover of Turkish ‘Coup Suspect’

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Sudan’s Foreign Ministry denied political interference in the handover of a Turkish businessman to the Turkish authorities, in its official first reaction to his arrest on Monday.

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Sudan's Foreign Ministry denied political interference in the handover of a Turkish businessman to the Turkish authorities, in its official first reaction to his arrest on Monday.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

‘Raise Minimum Wage’ – Sudan Opposition Anti-Poverty Campaign

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Sudanese opposition parties started a campaign against the high rate of poverty in Sudan. One out of four people lives in extreme poverty. Unemployment is said to be a major cause.

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Sudanese opposition parties started a campaign against the high rate of poverty in Sudan. One out of four people lives in extreme poverty. Unemployment is said to be a major cause.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Press Restrictions Continue for Third Consecutive Day

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -In a week’s time, thirteen newspapers have been seized by the Sudanese security apparatus in its campaign against certain news publications. Four papers were confiscated on Thursday.

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -In a week's time, thirteen newspapers have been seized by the Sudanese security apparatus in its campaign against certain news publications. Four papers were confiscated on Thursday.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Man Shot Dead, Fireworks Kill Two in Sudan Cities

[Radio Dabanga] Nierteti / Khartoum -A man was shot and killed in his house in Central Darfur. In Khartoum, two people died of injuries they sustained during an accident with fireworks.

[Radio Dabanga] Nierteti / Khartoum -A man was shot and killed in his house in Central Darfur. In Khartoum, two people died of injuries they sustained during an accident with fireworks.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Towards a New Theory for Ousting Museveni

[Monitor] Museveni appears to be bent on a life presidency and yet the Opposition rather than consolidating its strength is getting more fragmented. Ironically, Museveni’s current stance of defying the will of the people is the glue the Opposition need…

[Monitor] Museveni appears to be bent on a life presidency and yet the Opposition rather than consolidating its strength is getting more fragmented. Ironically, Museveni's current stance of defying the will of the people is the glue the Opposition needs to build a united front.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda