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World  (tags: enviornmental activists, government of ecuador criminalization, laws, protection, conservation, environment )

- 2780 days ago -
A disturbing and increasingly widespread practice of criminalization and legal persecution of environmental rights defenders has emerged in Ecuador, according to the verdict of an international Ethical Tribunal held in Cuenca, Ecuador in June
ACTION ALERT: Act Now to End Child Trafficking in the United States! PLEASE SIGN !
World  (tags: human rights, protection, children, trafficking, laws, protection, crime )

- 2781 days ago -
They may have gone to school in your town or worked in your neighborhood. They may have even slept on a bench in your local park before they were stolen by traffickers.
...Corporate Takeover of Food Production | (Truthout)
World  (tags: humanrights, corporate, farming, food, laws, freedoms )

- 2877 days ago -
" are losing their independence and become "extensions" in the field for the biotech corporations the world over,[9] as IPR clauses in the contracts between them and the farmer forbid the farmer to save and replant their seeds. "
Tell Nordstrom to Stop Selling Stolen Beauty Products ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !
World  (tags: humans, HumanRights, protection, laws )

- 3084 days ago -
Ahava cosmetic products -- available at several high-end retailers -- promises to make you beautiful with secrets from the Dead Sea. But the real secret behind these mud masks and foot soaks is a story of human rights abuse and international law breaking
New Setback for Bullfights in Spain
World  (tags: spainish senate, rejected bullfights as culture, barbaric, sadistic cruelty, laws )

- 3123 days ago -
Spain's bullfighting tradition suffered a new setback Wednesday as the senate rejected a proposal to declare bullfights a part of the country's cultural heritage.
ACTION ALERT: Stop the Dolphin Slaughter in Japan ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION !
World  (tags: dolphins, wordwide attention, dolphin slaughter, japan legalisation, laws, protection )

- 3145 days ago -
Every year from October to March, fishermen kill over 20,000 small whales and dolphins. Japan kills over 20,000 dolphins and small whales annually mist of which end up in the meat industry. These coastal killings profit mostly from selling the best
Human Traffickers Receive Landmark Convictions In Kolkata (India)
World  (tags: Human Traffickin, sexual slavery, IJM, justice, laws, Human Rights )

- 3271 days ago -
KOLKATA, INDIA - On 3 May, 2010, two men and one woman from Kolkata were sentenced to 10 years in prison for the trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of three minor girls.
Lucy Kibaki Seeks Stiffer Penalties for Rapists
World  (tags: rape, punitive, laws, amendment, Kenya, Lucy Kibaki, first lady, gender violence, on rise, sexual abuse )

- 3363 days ago -
First Lady Lucy Kibaki has appealed to MPs to urgently amend the Sexual Offences Act and make it more punitive for rapists. The first lady said she was concerned that despite the current laws against rape the vice had not been contained, as case of rape
In India, Ursine Rights Finally Brought to Bear: The End of Bear Dancing
World  (tags: end of dancing bears, animal welfare groups, indian bears, tortured, sanctuary, freedom, laws )

- 3412 days ago -
Animal rights activists are celebrating as the final curtain is drawn on India's ancient dancing bear industry, a practice in which sloth bears are beaten and tortured into dancing to earn money for handlers and entertain crowds.
RED ALERT - Irish Amendment Bill for the EU Lisbon Treaty /Takeover Proof (Video)
World  (tags: EU, Lisbon Treaty, dishonesty, laws )

- 4037 days ago -
Anthony Coughlan (National Platform - EU Research and Information Centre) discusses how the Irish Amendment Bill for the Lisbon Treaty that will be voted on in June states clear as day that it will end the Irish constitution...
Foes of Sex Trade Are Stung By the Fall of An Ally
World  (tags: Elliot Spitzer, illegal sex trade, prostitution, wire transfers, shell corporations, crime, laws )

- 4060 days ago -
Human rights groups credit Gov. Eliot Spitzer with what they call the toughest anti-sex-trade law in the nation.
Holland to Ban Magic Mushrooms
World  (tags: Dutch Government, magic mushrooms, illegal, hallucinations, laws )

- 4211 days ago -
The Dutch government said Friday that it will ban the sale of hallucinatory mushrooms, rolling back one element of the country's permissive drug policy after a series of high-profile negative incidents.
A New Convention to Protect Children Against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
World  (tags: children, laws, sexual abuse, exploitation )

- 4301 days ago -
Strasbourg, 13.07.2007 -- The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has adopted the Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, which represents a major advance in this field.
One Million Signatures Demanding Changes to Discriminatory Laws"
World  (tags: women's rights, laws, peaceful, Iran, freedom, human rights, justice )

- 4388 days ago -
Show your solidarity with Iranian women who are demanding equity and equal protection under the law. In Iran, women face striking legal and economic inequities. Last June, Iranian women launched a grassroots movement to right these inequities...

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