Manila, 29 July 2016 - On 27 July 2016, Gen. Wiranto was appointed by President Joko Widodo as Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law, and Security Affairs. AFAD expresses its deepest concerns towards this decision, as Gen. Wiranto is notorious of having been implicated in the commission of gross human rights violations in Indonesia as well as in Timor-Leste.
30 July 2016 – Today, July 30, 2016, is the eleventh year since the disappearance of Masood Ahmed Janjua, which occurred on July 30, 2005 during the military regime of General Pervez Musharraf. A respectable citizen of Pakistan, before his disappearance, Masood Ahmed Janjua was an educator and a businessman by profession. Mr Janjua was more than a businessman; he was also a philanthropist and he managed a charity hospital for the poor.
¿Por qué necesitamos la Convención Internacional para la Protección de las Personas contra las desaparicio-nes forzadas?
A. La importancia del Convenio para las familias de los desa-parecidos El papel que pueden desempeñar las organizaciones no gubernamentales y la sociedad civil en la promoción y aplicación de la Convención Inter-nacional para la Protección de las Personas contra las desapariciones forzadas
The human rights situation of Bangladesh in the first six months of 2016 was cause for grave concern. After the controversial and farcical Parliamentary elections, political intolerance, lack of effective institutions and wide-spread and varied human rights violations were the main obstacles to the exercise of democracy in Bangladesh. The Caretaker Government system was incorporated in the Constitution through the 13th Amendment, as a result of people’s movement led by the then Opposition Awami League and its alliance between 1994 and 1996.