Moving the Dial on Torture

Twelve Nobel Peace Prize laureates sent a joint letter to President Barack Obama on the use of torture by the US. Obama responded.

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Nobel Peace Prize winner and Chairman of TheCommunity.com writes about the importance of apology.

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George Clooney talks to TheCommunity.com’s Youth Ambassadors about how elementary and high school kids can help the people of Sudan.

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To understand Sudan it’s important to know South Sudan from Darfur from the Nuba Mountains.

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Regular updates from around the world on the Sudan conflicts and those working to resolve them.

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In 1948 the world was still coming out of World War II and struggling with the memory, still fresh, of atomic weapons being dropped on civilian populations. The United Nations had just been formed, to ensure that World War would never happen again.

A group was formed to draft a document outlining the basic rights and freedoms of all men and women. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the UN General Assembly on December 10, 1948. It was the beginning of the human rights movement.

Today there are approximately 1.3 million Rohingya living in Burma, Muslims in a predominantly Buddhist country. Herded into concentration camps, denied access to basic services such as medicine, they are essentially being exterminated.

The ethnic conflict between the the Buddhist and the Muslims of Burma’s Rakhine state is not something that just flared on its own. As usual, foreign influence plays a part in its origins.

 

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Meet a human rights hero

When human rights abusers, conflict and atrocities dominate the headlines, they can appear to be everywhere. So it is particularly important to know and acknowledge the people at the other end of the spectrum, the people who devote their lives to upholding the rights outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Meet some heroes