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Further mass migration inevitable as persecution is ignored in states where peoples are under threat, says MRG New global ranking of countries where civilians most at risk of mass killing
With the refugee crisis far from over, the failure to address persecution in states where peoples are under severe threat makes further mass population movements inevitable, says Minority Rights Group International (MRG).
Pakistan’s religious minorities ‘face acute levels of persecution’, warns new report
(Islamabad, Pakistan) – The persecution of religious minorities in Pakistan has intensified in recent years and has now reached critical levels, according to a major new report released by Minority Rights Group International (MRG) today.
Annual survey warns of severe consequences of ignoring global hate crime towards minorities and indigenous peoples
3 July 2014
Hate crime towards minorities and indigenous peoples is a daily reality in many countries across the globe, says Minority Rights Group International (MRG) in its annual report, but is often ignored by authorities.
African countries dominate the list of major risers in this year's release of the internationally-acclaimed global ranking Peoples Under Threat, says Minority Rights Group International (MRG).
Risks have climbed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Central African Republic (CAR), Mali and Guinea Bissau, as recorded in Peoples under Threat, which identifies communities facing the greatest risk of genocide, mass killing or systematic violent repression. In countries at the very top of the list, including DRC, South Sudan and CAR, mass killing is already ongoing.
Risk of mass killing rises in African countries following foreign military intervention – 2013 Peoples under Threat global survey
Eight most at risk states out of top ten subject to recent or prolonged foreign military interventions
10 July 2013
Commitments must be followed by action, said national and international human rights organisations today in the wake of the review of Pakistan under the UN’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process.
Rights representatives said that they feared that an overoptimistic picture of progress since 2008 had been presented by Pakistan’s government delegation, headed by Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hina Rabbani Khar. The glossy depiction was said to belie the great challenges experienced by swathes of citizens in protecting their civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights.
23 October 2012
The Government of Pakistan has failed to honour the commitments it made at the UN review of its human rights record four years ago. International NGOs are urging states to recommend it to ensure full protection of minorities, including Dalits and other marginalised groups.
When Pakistan’s human rights record comes up for review at the UN on 30 October, there must be a strong focus on the rights of religious minorities and other marginalised groups, whose human rights situation has deteriorated over the past few years, NGOs said today in a joint statement.
Afghanistan most significant riser in global Peoples Under Threat 2011 survey
Afghanistan is the most significant riser in this year’s release of the internationally acclaimed global ranking Peoples Under Threat, which lists countries where communities are most at threat of mass killing, Minority Rights Group International (MRG) says.
4 February 2011
Minority Rights Group International said on Friday that it was deeply disappointed at the failed efforts to amend Pakistan's blasphemy law, which discriminates against and targets religious minorities.
'This law poses a serious threat to Pakistan's religious minorities and should be removed,' says Carl Soderbergh, Director of Policy and Communications.
'It is shocking that attempts to amend it have failed, let alone its repeal,' Soderbergh adds.
Media reports on Wednesday stated that MP Sherry Rehman of the Pakistan's Peoples Party, …
Sudan, Russia and the Philippines are this year's top three major risers in the internationally-acclaimed global ranking 'Peoples under Threat', Minority Rights Group International (MRG) says.
The international human rights organization says that the list of states that have risen most prominently in the table this year are those which have all been the scene of past mass violence, and whose fall down the risk register in recent years has now suddenly been reversed - putting the lives of tens of thousands under threat.
'Those governments who are most likely to kill …
In Mingora, Pakistan, scores of bodies are turning up in the streets, according to a recent New York Times article. Pakistan's military battled Taliban forces to retake control of Mingora, the capital of Swat, and has held the city in a tight grip for the past two months. Sources in the article suggested military involvement in the killings - an accusation the military denies.
Minority Rights Group (MRG) recently released a report calling for an official review of the military's conduct during its campaign against the Taliban.
As hundreds of thousands of Pashtuns and other minorities return to the Swat and Buner districts, Pakistan's government must provide security, reconstruction and long-term development in order to avoid recreating the conditions that caused them to flee in the first place, Minority Rights Group International (MRG) says in a new briefing paper launched today.
Mark Lattimer, MRG's Executive Director, says, "Minorities in the North West are caught between Pakistan's military and the Taliban.
Pakistan is at a critical juncture. As the Pakistani government prepares for the return of millions of those displaced by fighting between its military and the Taliban, authorities must ensure that this process meets international standards and is accompanied by reconstruction and development. The nature of the response to a massive displacement among its Pashtun minority will play a key role in determining whether the country can emerge from a history of social fragmentation.
Of the world's 101 million children out of school, between 50 and 70 per cent are from minorities or indigenous peoples, Minority Rights Group International (MRG) says in a new report released today.
The State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2009 details how minority and indigenous children have been systematically excluded, discriminated against, or are too poor to afford an education.
In developing countries with the largest number of children out of school, such as …
Despite changes in the US approach to the Muslim world, civilian populations are at greater risk than ever before in countries at the frontline of the war against terrorism, Minority Rights Group International (MRG) says as it launches its annual global 'Peoples Under Threat' ranking.
Both Muslim and non-Muslim minorities are at growing risk in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia and Yemen, and the threat is also rising in Ethiopia and Eritrea, the ranking show.
'The rhetoric of the "war …
Despite recent changes in US policy towards the Islamic world, the latest annual global listing of Peoples Under Threat has seen the threat level rise further for communities in Muslim countries affected by international and civil conflicts.
Every year Minority Rights Group International publishes Peoples Under Threat, identifying those groups or peoples around the world most at risk of genocide, mass killing or other systematic violent repression.
Being in the frontline of the war against Islamic extremists has put people under severe risk in Pakistan which leads a global ranking of countries where the threat to civilian life has risen the most in 2009, Minority Rights Group International says as it launches its annual global 'Peoples Under Threat' ranking.
Pakistan is the most significant riser in the ranking compared to the last year and is now placed sixth.
Minority Rights Group International is extremely concerned about the developing security situation in NWFP and FATA, and in other areas of Pakistan , and the threats to minorities, from the Taliban and other armed groups, as well as from government forces and US forces operating in the country.