Sunday, February 25, 2018

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Every August 9, the family of nations celebrates its latest recognized member’s existence on earth. August 9 is the International Day of the...

Writes in Action

Cultural Rights

THE UNITED NATIONS DISCUSSES OCEANS

By Joshua Cooper The first world conference for one of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN Ocean Conference, focused on SDG...

Environmental Rights

THE UNITED NATIONS DISCUSSES OCEANS

By Joshua Cooper The first world conference for one of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN Ocean Conference, focused on SDG...

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U.S. Civil Society Shapes Focus for Human Rights Review at Universal Periodic Review

Joshua Cooper Director Four Freedoms Forum Director Hawaii Institute for Human Rights A new feature of the UN Human Rights Council is creating a forum to promote...
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Write for Rights – Indigenous Independence is Instrumental to Realize Human Right to Food...

Normally, the biggest buzz on the opening day of the Hawaii State Legislature is what kind of grinds are being served in each office....

Peace Day Ceremony community service opportunity

Peace Day is becoming a big-time rally messaging world leaders.  War is not to be tolerated as the history of war is empirical evidence...

CRPD – Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The United State of America presents itself as a light of liberty and defender of democracy to the world. One of the best indicators...

Grassroot news

Indigenous Rights violation in Vietnam, government takes over holy ground

In Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, State Authority confiscate religious ground for residential use

In a troubling trend of renewed rights violation and state control over religious and culture institution, on December 30th, 2016 the local authority in...

The UN Expert Mechanism Matures & Motivates at Third Session

Joshua Cooper Director INDIG Director Hawaii Insititute for Human Rights The new mechanism in the global human rights machinery focusing on indigenous rights is illuminating insight into...

Historical Review of U.S. Human Rights Record Ready for November 5 in Geneva

Joshua Cooper Director Four Freedoms Forum Director Hawaii Institute for Human Rights All of the stakeholders in the Universal Periodic Review for the United States of America...

UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Sees Shift in Opponents to UN Declaration on...

Joshua Cooper Director INDIG Director Hawaii Institute for Human Rights The ninth session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues focused on the significant subjects...

Universal Periodic Review Concludes Second Cycle and Shares Specific Campaign for Social Change

While Halloween was gathering a greater following with more and more people partying around the planet, another global phenomenon was reaching a respectable plateau...

Human Rights Education

Universal Periodic Review Concludes Second Cycle and Shares Specific Campaign for...

While Halloween was gathering a greater following with more and more people partying around the planet, another global phenomenon was reaching a respectable plateau...