Group Newsletter December 2018

December 10, 2018

Welcome to the latest newsletter.Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. You may like to bring this to people’s attention as you go about your day …Our next meeting  is on Thursday 13th December 2018, 7.30pm  at Moordown Community […]

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South America Newsletter December 2018

December 5, 2018

This month there is good news from  Chile regarding the passing of a gender identity law  and four former police officers being arrested regarding a fatal shooting. Moreover, in Guyana  transgender activists are celebrating a ruling by the Caribbean Court of Justice. There is also a reminder regarding the opportunity to continue to work on […]

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Autumn Quiz 2018

November 17, 2018

Thanks to everyone who turned out for last nights quiz at the Brunswick Hotel, Charminster. Over 40 people battled it out and the winning team triumphed by just 1/2 a point! Thanks to David Rogers for setting the questions, Lucy Freeman for running the raffle and Sally Hawksworth for being Master (or mistress?) of ceremonies […]

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Group Newsletter November 2018

November 6, 2018

Welcome to the latest newsletter. The next meeting  is on Thursday 8th November 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. On the agenda:-  planning upcoming Quiz and  Write 4 Rights events, new case files and letter writing. This is now definitely organised for Friday November 16h, 7.30 for 8.00 prompt at the Brunswick Hotel, 199 Malmesbury Park Road, Charminster, Bournemouth BH8 […]

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South America Newsletter November 2018

November 5, 2018

This month we have good news from Uruguay and four Urgent Actions (Colombia 2, Venezuela and Ecuador 1 each). We report on the possible consequences for human rights of the newly elected presidents of Brazil and Colombia and the continued harassment, threats and killings of environmental rights defenders and indigenous people in Colombia, Chile and […]

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Group Newsletter October 2018

October 11, 2018

Welcome to the latest newsletter. The next meeting  is tomorrow,  Thursday 11th October 2017, 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. On the agenda – Quiz night, Castlepoint or Bournemouth Centre?, Write 4 Rights, planning 2019 and letter writing This is now organised for Friday November 16h, 7.30 for 8.00 prompt at the Brunswick Hotel, 199 Malmesbury Park Road, Charminster, Bournemouth […]

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World Day Against Death Penalty 2018

October 10, 2018

To coincide with World Day Against the Death Penalty today, Amnesty has released a powerful six-minute video showing the impact of the death penalty on families in Belarus, the only country in Europe that still carries out executions. The video, based on the case of Gennadii Yakovitskii who was executed in Belarus in 2016, reveals […]

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South America Newsletter October 2018

October 7, 2018

Amnesty has issued a new report on public security in Venezuela, the UN Human Rights Council has passed a resolution on the crisis and this year’s Embassy Crawl included a stop at the Venezuelan Embassy.  In Colombia, environmental rights defenders continue to face threats, paramilitary groups are extending their presence, peace negotiations with the ELN […]

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Group Newsletter September 2018

September 11, 2018

Welcome to the latest newsletter. We hope you enjoyed the summer. The next meeting  is on Thursday 13th September 2018, 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. On the agenda:-  letter writing, planning future events and an update on campaigns. Some Good News August has been a good month, seeing the release of two of the human rights defenders we featured […]

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South America Newsletter September 2018

September 1, 2018

This newsletter includes amongst other matters:  troubling statistics regarding killings of human rights defenders in Colombia and police killings in Rio de Janeiro.  There are also concerns regarding the plight of environmental defenders in Ecuador, Venezuela and Brazil. Chile is criticised for misusing its anti-terrorism law. A vote on abortion in Argentina had a disappointing outcome […]

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