Our colleagues have published a new report on Germany’s extraterritorial obligations under CEDAW and the Arms Trade Treaty related to arms transfers to India, Iraq, Mexico, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia and their impacts on women.
During a press conference held in Peshawar today, Mr. Zar Ali khan Afridi, Defend International coordinator in FATA and the chairman of the Tribal NGOs Consortium, denounced the restrictions imposed on human rights defenders and civil society in FATA and Pakistan.
As a member of the Cluster Munition Coalition, Defend International has sent a letter to the European Mint Directors Working Group, urging them to remove the South Korean company Poongsan from its list of vetted suppliers.
The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children has released a new report on “Protecting children affected by armed violence in the community,” in which it is stated that armed violence in the community compromises children’s rights and is associated with serious risks for their development and safety, causing children to be injured, disabled, exploited, imprisoned and at times killed.
Defend International coordinator in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Mr. Zar Ali khan Afridi, has issued a brief report on violations of human rights in FATA, where the residents are by law deprived of three basic human rights namely, (1) appeal, (2) wakeel and (3) daleel.