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Armanshahr/OPEN ASIA Human Rights and Civil society Newsletter No. 211

New edition of Armanshahr/OPEN ASIA Human Rights and Civil society Newsletter No. 211

Thursday 16 November 2017

Call for Submission: 5th International Women’s Film Festival – Herat

The Secretariat of the 5th edition of the International Women’s Film Festival – Herat requests filmmakers to send in short films, features and documentaries with women-related issues for the 5th International Women’s Film Festival – Herat.

Thursday 16 November 2017

Kashmir abuses: women searching for justice challenge state use of forensics

Thousands of young men have ‘disappeared’ in Kashmir and there have been numerous allegations of sexual assaults. But the fight for answers and justice continues.

Monday 13 November 2017

The erroneous ‘cultural distinction’

Syrian writer Morris Ayek is critical of those who claim that when it comes to human rights, Islamic countries are “culturally distinct” from the rest of the world. In his opinion, this discourse directly contradicts the universality of Islamic values

Monday 13 November 2017

Afghan healthcare under siege as escalating conflict cuts off access

Photo by Ashley Hamer|IRIN IRIN – Ihsanullah, 17 months, suffers from a virulent, drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis, which has alarmed his father and challenged the doctors. “There are injections and so many pills,” said his father, Bismillah. […]

Friday 10 November 2017

International Crimes Committed in Afghanistan: Towards ICC Prosecutions of All Operating Forces?

After a decade-long preliminary examination, the ICC Prosecutor requested the opening of an investigation into the situation in Afghanistan. Our organisations welcome this decision allowing for impunity for int. crimes committed since May 2003 to be addressed.

Friday 3 November 2017

Decision assigning the situation in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

The ICC Prosecutor has sought authorisation from the ICC Pre-Trial judges to open an investigation into crimes against humanity and war crimes committed by all parties in Afghanistan.

Friday 3 November 2017

“Happy End” – Michael Haneke’s satanic soap opera of pure sociopathy

       Glacial comedy … Happy End. Photograph: Films Du Losange The Guardian – It hardly needs saying that the adjective in the title is about as accurate as the one in Haneke’s Funny Games. Happy […]

Thursday 2 November 2017

Armanshahr Newsletter No. 209-210

New edition of Armanshahr/OPEN ASIA Human Rights and Civil society Newsletter No. 209-210

Thursday 2 November 2017

The state of the enabling environment for CSOs in Afghanistan

Civil society organizations (CSOs) are key actors in development, whose efforts complement those of the government, private sector, and donors. CSOs play an important role in country development by bringing attention to issues such as […]

Tuesday 31 October 2017