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Calls and Statements

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

October 10: World Day15th World Day Against the Death Penalty: Poverty

Armanshahr/OPEN ASIA joins the 15th World Day Against the Death Penalty. The death penalty is used discriminatorily, often against the most vulnerable people and should be abolished. The application of the death penalty is inextricably linked to poverty.

Monday 9 October 2017

Armanshahr/OPEN ASIA Call for submission of works to the 5th Simorgh International Peace Prize

Call for submission of works to the 5th Simorgh International Peace Prize. This round the Prize follows the motto “My ideal city” and is concerned with poems, stories and drawings by children and adolescents of Afghanistan. Deadline 22 OCT 2017.

Monday 9 October 2017

‘The world is a horrible place to be a woman’: Brazilian writer launches sexual violence campaign

The Guardian Blogger and activist Clara Averbuck, who says she was sexually assaulted by an Uber driver in São Paulo, is using social media to take arms against abuse A Brazilian feminist writer and activist […]

Monday 18 September 2017

Iran Heritage Foundation’s programme of grants for the year 2018 session is now open

Iran Heritage Foundation Applications are accepted for both categories of Academic and Contemporary Arts Deadline for receipt of applications is October 31, 2017 Statement of Aims The Iran Heritage Foundation is a non-political UK-registered charity […]

Thursday 14 September 2017

Depoliticised and unsustainable: Why I Am Not a Feminist author argues that feminism has lost touch with its politically radical roots.

OPEN DEMOCRACY JANINE RICH From outraged memes online to slogan-bearing t-shirts on the streets, across the world more and more women are calling themselves feminists, and demanding change. But what would this change actually consist […]

Monday 21 August 2017

Press Release Transitional Justice Coordination Group: Massacre of Civilians in Mirza Olang is a War Crime

Press Release Transitional Justice Coordination Group (TJCG) Massacre of Civilians in Mirza Olang is a War Crime 09 August 2017 Kabul, Afghanistan The massacre of civilians in the village of Mirza Olang, Sar-e Pul province […]

Friday 11 August 2017

Adilur Rahman Khan; Prominent human rights defender detained ahead of death penalty conference

The Observatory has been informed with great concern about the arbitrary arrest in Kuala Lumpur of Mr. Adilur Rahman Khan, Secretary of the human rights non-governmental organisation Odhikar, also a member of OMCT General Assembly and FIDH Vice-President.

Thursday 20 July 2017


War after war, we say never again. Enough is enough. 17 July – A day to unite for justice. International Justice Day unites all those who wish to support justice, promote victims’ rights, and help prevent crimes that threaten the peace, security and well-being of the world.

Wednesday 12 July 2017

Appeal of June 13th to put Human Rights at the Heart of Conflict Prevention

Switzerland launches the appeal of June 13th to put Human Rights at the Heart of Conflict Prevention: “Security and human rights make a perfect match” Appeal of June 13th 2016 To put Human Rights at […]

Friday 16 June 2017