June 24, 2014
by William Hibbitts
Religious violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) has the potential to create the conditions for genocide, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) said Tuesday, urging other nations to intervene to stop the conflict. The 89-page page report, entitled They Must All Leave or Die ...[read more]
June 5, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) filed a criminal complaint in Senegal Wednesday against former Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) police officer Paul Mwilambwe for his alleged involvement in the slaying of DRC human rights activists Floribert Chebeya and Fidele Bazana. ...[read more]
September 5, 2013
by G. Redd
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the League of Defense of Human Rights in Iraq on Thursday called on the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) to investigate the deaths of more than 50 refugees discovered on Tuesday by UN officials in Camp Ahraf in the Diyala province. A ...[read more]
July 12, 2013
by Peter Snyder
Two French human rights groups filed a lawsuit in Paris Thursday calling for an investigation into whether the US National Security Agency (NSA) PRISM program violated French privacy laws. The lawsuit, filed by the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the Human Rights League (LDH) ...[read more]
June 18, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) on Monday released summary findings concluding that the use of the death penalty in California and Louisiana violates human rights. The report concludes that the way the death penalty is used in ...[read more]
November 26, 2012
by Addison Morris
Human rights defenders in Zimbabwe continue to be harassed, victimized and threatened, according to a report released Monday by the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (OBS). The OBS, a joint program of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World ...[read more]
November 5, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), a coalition of 164 human rights groups, released a statement on Monday criticizing the current draft of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Human Rights Declaration (AHRD). FIDH criticized the AHRD for stating that human rights ...[read more]
February 22, 2012
by Max Slater
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) sent a letter to US officials Tuesday urging an investigation into the crackdown against protesters by forces loyal to former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh. In a deal brokered by Middle Eastern leaders in November, Saleh agreed to give up ...[read more]
November 26, 2011
by Julia Zebley
A Belarus court convicted human rights activist Ales Bialiatski, the president of Viasana and vice-president of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), of tax evasion on Thursday, sentencing him to a four-and-a-half-year prison term. Viasna is a non-governmental human rights ...[read more]
May 25, 2010
by Sarah Miley
Several international human rights and jurist organizations on Monday petitioned the UN to support Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon in his inquiry into human rights violations during the Spanish Civil War and to ask Spain to end his criminal prosecution. Garzon was suspended last week by the Spanish ...[read more]

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