Human Rights

Malawi Activists Arrested for Plan to Shut Down State Residences

BLANTYRE – Malawi police have arrested two activists with the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) for their role in a planned sit-in to shut down state residences. The demonstration aimed to pressure President Peter Mutharika to sign election reforms bills passed by parliament. Malawi police say the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) activists were arrested […]

Human Rights

General Assembly Adopts Resolution Encouraging Strengthening of Kimberley Process, Recognizing Diamond Certification Scheme’s Key Role in Peacebuilding, Development

The General Assembly today encouraged further strengthening the global diamond certification scheme known as the Kimberley Process to make it more effective and to ensure that it remains relevant in the future while also contributing to international p…