My first job of every day is to scour the news for articles on cases of torture, changes in national or international legislation, or opinion pieces. Monday’s are the longest – from Saturday to Monday, there are a huge number of articles to sort through.
This Monday was exceptional in its volume. International Human Rights Day, 10 December, was Saturday, and I am grateful to see many newspapers, Op-Ed writers, and organisations take the opportunity to focus on the issue of torture. As such, below I will simply provide the links and titles from Human Rights Day 2011.
Pakistan: Human Rights Day: ‘Include a course on human rights in the curriculum’ (The Express Tribune)
Pakistan: Human rights violations: Criminalisation of torture demanded (The Express Tribune)
Human Rights Day: Seizing a historic opportunity to end torture in the Middle East and North Africa – Ten steps against torture (World Organisation Against Torture – OMCT.org)
ASIA: The state of human rights in Asia on International Human Rights Day 2011 (Asian Human Rights Commission)
NEPAL : An Appeal from the Center for Victims of Torture to the government of Nepal on the occasion of the international Human Rights Day (Centre for Victims of Torture – Nepal)
The 16 Days Campaign: Hope, Strength and Power Prevail (Physicians for Human Rights)
Violence against women in post-conflict (Amnesty International – USA)