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HumanRights

 

Knocking down the walls of hypocrisy

Why is it that, in the post-industrial era, in a global economy that seems to need increasingly less human labour, there are more slaves than ...

Stopping the criminals

Participants at an international Vatican conference on trafficking have called on governments, health sector authorities, the judiciary, religious leaders and the public to implement a ...

A worldwide anti-trafficking agency

There is need for a worldwide anti-trafficking agency with the authority to apply the protocols signed by various States.This is one of the proposals developed ...

To End Sexual Violence in Conflict

The use of sexual violence in war is one of the great injustices of our lifetime. It is hard to document, let alone investigate. Perpetrators ...

Food security is a challenge for the future

Throughout history, thanks to the inventiveness of farmers and pastoralists over millennia and, more recently, to the creativity of scientists and engineers, food production has ...

Modern day slavery

“I believe that it would be good to resolve human trafficking and modern slavery . Organ and human trafficking can be addressed at the same ...

Respect for the dignity of workers

“Work is fundamental to the dignity of a person.... It gives one the ability to maintain oneself, one's family, to contribute to the growth of ...

The cry of oppression

It is impossible to be indifferent to the cry of distress and oppression raised by millions of people, the victims of violence and abuse, who ...

If relativism is taken as a norm

ROME, 16. “There is a real risk that moral relativism, which imposes itself as a new social norm, will come to undermine the foundations of ...

For a justice that rehabilitates and recovers for society

“To practise justice” it is not enough that those found guilty of crimes be identified and punished. “Everything possible must be done to correct and ...

The right to water in a globalized world

Water and the challenges connected to it are once again the focus of attention. In fact, World Water Week, organized by the Stockholm International Water ...

Church and human rights

Speaking of the Church and human rights starting with the Declaration of 1789 means untangling the knot in this institution's relationship with modern times. This ...

Towards preserving the universality of human rights

The following are excerpts of the intervention given in Geneva, at the Palais des Nations, on 9 March, at the parallel event organized by the ...

Poverty and injustice favour slavery

The figures are frightening. Despite the struggles, war and more than a century of international law, enriched by dozens of agreements and declarations on a ...

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Sept. 22, 2019