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 The Universal declaration of Human Rights The Universal declaration of Human Rights by The Ovi Team
PREAMBLEWhereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, Whereas disregard and
 Human Rights DayHuman Rights Day by The Ovi Team
December 10th, Human Rights Day presents an opportunity, every year, to celebrate human rights, highlight a specific issue, and advocate for the full enjoyment of all human rights by everyone everywhere.
 Human Rights: The Emergence of the Person by Rene Wadlow
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 Anything To Keep Aung San Suu Kyi Out of Burma's Electoral Process by Rene Wadlow
The Myanmar military dictatorship currently speaks of "Myanmar's Road to Democracy". This is not unlike the earlier slogan of General Ne Win and his Burma Socialist Programme Party's "Burmese Road to Socialism".  T
 Rohingya in Bangladesh & their issues by Rohingya Human Rights
Who are the Rohingya? The Rohingya are genetically related to Bengalis, Indians, Arabs and Moors, reflected in their darker skin a
 Finland's conscientious conscience by Asa Butcher
Over the past week Finland has observed two national days on which their flag has been hoisted up the country's countless flagpoles, yet today the flag won't be flying in observance of International Conscientious Objectors' Day. Lik
 Interview with a Finnish Conscientious Objector Made Prisoner by Alexandra Pereira
It is timely for International Conscientious Objectors' Day 2009 to republish an interview from late 2008 with a Finn imprisoned for refusing to take either option of Finnish Conscription.* * * * *  First o
 A Fervent Appeal to Stop Push Back of Rohingyas to Burma by Rohingya Human Rights
We are appalled to know that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has decided to send hundreds of Rohingya boat people back to military-ruled Burma. Meeting at its annual summit, the 10-member bloc agreed to compile and pool informat
 Pro-democracy forces urged to strenghten their movement against despotic rule in Burma by Rohingya Human Rights
Ahmedur Rahman Farooq, chairman of Rohingya Human Rights Council(RHRC) has urged upon the Burmese pro-democracy forces to strengthen their movement against the despotic rule in Burma under the leadership of Burma’s national icon of demo
 Hillary urged to raise Rohingya issue with Asian leaders by Rohingya Human Rights
The secretary general of the Union of Rohingya Communities in Europe (URCE), Hamdan Mg Kyaw Naing urged the secretary of state of the United States of America, Hillary Clinton to raise the Rohingya Issue with Asian leaders during her wee
 Genocidal Operations against Rohingyas by Rohingya Human Rights
Branding the ethnic Rohingyas as Bangladeshi immigrants, the Burmese state-run newspaper, The New Light of Myanmar carried a story on Jan 30, 2009 saying: 'Bengalis from neighbouring country illegal
  The Religious Roots of Inalienable Human Rights: Universalism vs. Pluralism? by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
 Protection of Human Rights at International Organizations - only a Fiction? (Part III) by Frantisek Brychta
IntroductionThis article continues my previous article with the same title “Protection of Human Rights at International Organizations – only a Fiction”? You can find my last article on the web page
 Palestina, La Union Europea Y El Sahara Occidental by Ovi Magazine Guest
 The cure for Zimbabwe's cholera by Thanos Kalamidas
Unfortunately over the last year we found out that there is something worse than a contagious disease and that is Robert Mugabe, the caricature Hitler of Zimbabwe. According to the UN, which can only monitor, the number of dead has increased to 2,
 Human Rights in Larger Freedom by Rene Wadlow
 Need for Concerted Action: Elimination of Violence Against Women by Rene Wadlow
 Every day is Children's Day... by Asa Butcher
Often as a child I would approach one of my parents and ask, "There's a Father's Day and Mother's Day, so why isn't there a Children's Day?" The stock reply would always, without fail, be "Every day is Childre
 Contra la violacion de los Derechos Humanos en el Sahara Occidental by Dr. Luis Portillo, Ph. D.
Desde hace más de treinta y tres años, el ejercito marroquí ocupa un territorio que invadió por la fuerza: el Sáhara Occidental, frente a las Islas Canarias. Marruecos sigue negándose a cumplir las Resoluciones aproba
 Stoned human dignity by Thanos Kalamidas
I should be writing about the Wind of Hope that Barack Obama is bringing and has definitely fascinated me just like the whole world, but a thirteen year-old girl’s news just squashed any sense of joy inside me. The news of a thirteen year-ol
 SOS from Starving Rohingyas in Bangladesh-Burma border by Rohingya Human Rights
 Blasphemy Charges: An Instrument of Repression in Troubled Afghanistan by Rene Wadlow
On 21 October 2008, An Afghan appeals court overturned the death sentence on Parwez Kambakhsh, a journalism student accused of blasphemy for asking questions in class about women’s rights under Islam.  The court modified the sentence to
 Thai appetite by Thanos Kalamidas
I know it sounds like a stupid question but what’s the first thing coming in mind when anybody says …Thailand? To most it means endless golden seaside, paradise holidays and exotic food. But do you ever wonder what it means for the peo
 Min Ko Naing: A Voice of Defiance and a Voice of Hope by Rohingya Human Rights
Staring at the eye of the presiding judge in the courtroom at Rangoon's notorious Insein Prison on September 09, 2008, a towering figure of Burma's pro-democracy movement, Min Ko Naing addressed in a thunder voice,“You can sentence u
 Beijing, the end of the Olympic spirit by Thanos Kalamidas
The clock in the centre of Beijing counts down the last hours before the beginning of the 2008 Olympic Games, the Chinese president Hu Jintao has appealed to the international media not to "politicize" the Beijing Games and, for the firs
  From the Jungle, Global Insights on Words and War by Doug McGill
In her very first interviews last week after being rescued in the jungles of Colombia, following six years of brutal captivity, Ingrid Betancourt remembered and reflected on a great many things.
 He wants the world and he wants it now! by Thanos Kalamidas
 No expectations but what about hope, Mrs. Brax? by Thanos Kalamidas
Last Sunday we published an interview here in Ovi magazine with an imprisoned conscientious objector in Finland and to say the truth I was not expecting any reaction from the officials but I was hop
 Torturing Aristotle by Thanos Kalamidas
Is there any way to identify the meaning of the word ‘torture’? I grew up through a dictatorship and I heard unbelievable stories about torturing and methods of torturing, then after the dictatorship and all the cases came to the court
 Escape of People of Burma through the Tunnels of Death by Rohingya Human Rights
On April 10, 2008, fifty-four Burmese migrants suffocated to death in a cold storage container while being smuggled to Thailand to escape appalling conditions in Burma. The tragic deaths occurred in Ranong Province on the west coast of Thailand wh
 Outrageous Happenings in Tibet: Boycott the Olympics by Alexandra Pereira
Every citizen of the supposedly democratic western and eastern, northern and southern countries should not only be shocked, but also show his/her repulsion towards the recent happenings in Lhasa and the almost 60-year-old occupation of Tibet by China,
 Faces of Burma's Refugee: Children Behind the Prison Bars by Rohingya Human Rights
On Feb 14, 2008, Saw Yan Naing of the Irrawaddy News ran a report along with the accompanying AFP picture of some children of Burma standing behind bars with other detainees in a crowded detention cell in Mae Sot,
 The Saudi Witch by Thanos Kalamidas
The following story is not a joke, fiction or a rumour; it is a true story and it is not the first time the story has reached the media. There is a woman named Fawza Falih in a prison in Saudi Arabia waiting for her execution after being convicted
 Aisha's Red Hand by Thanos Kalamidas
How does it feel when you look into a sixteen-year-old girl's eyes and you feel that, even though she is just sixteen, you are looking into the eyes of the oldest woman on earth? How does it feel to look into a sixteen-year-old girl’s
 Protection of Human Rights at International Organizations: Fiction? by Frantisek Brychta
IntroductionIn October 2007 my article “Protection of Human Rights at International Organizations – only a Fiction?” was published in the OVI magazine. Mentioned article dealt with the difficulties connect
 Universal human rights in a cultural diversity contextUniversal human rights in a cultural diversity context by Joseph Gatt
Social life is governed by principles and doctrines that differ in every society. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, though in my opinion the greatest document ever to be printed, sometimes might contradict people’s traditions.
 Human Rights Day and NGO Action by Rene Wadlow
The United Nations \" spells — and it ought to spell — the end of the system of unilateral action, exclusive alliances, and spheres of influence, and the balances of power and all the other expedients which have been tried for centu
 Universal Declaration of Human Rights by The Ovi Team
Today marks the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which became an advisory declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948 at Palais de Chaillot, Paris. It consists
 Kidutus kunniaan by Matti Ripatti
Tarkoitus pyhittää keinot. Niinhän hokema meille vakuuttaa, mutta sananparsien yleiseen tapaan sen opetus on syvästi epäilyttävä. Yhtä napakkaa vastalausetta on vaikea keksiä, joten täytyy tyyty
 Killing with Kindness by Jan Sand
There is currently a debate in the US Supreme Court on the best way to kill people condemned to death. There are those that propose that death sentences are, by their very nature, cruel and there is no way to mitigate the ultimate goal. Legal syst
 Bullying Families by Alexandra Pereira
Verbal, emotional and physical violence, abuse, self-esteem attacks and bullying behaviors in families are undeniably a crime. Undeniably? It depends… as much as human rights depend on something. Many European countries – especially in
 Protection of Human Rights at International Organizations - Only a Fiction by Frantisek Brychta
My article entitled “Protection of Human Rights at International Organizations – only a Fiction” relates to the issue of the protection of fundamental human rights and freedoms and difficulties connec
 International Day of the Disappeared by Asa Butcher
Imagine hearing a noise outside your home one day or night. Imagine the next sound is your door being smashed down. Imagine a group of armed men perhaps wearing uniforms screaming and shouting at you and your family.
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