MRG welcomes UN resolution on fact-finding mission in Iran, but gaps remain

At its 35th special session yesterday, the UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution that creates a new fact-finding mission to investigate alleged human rights violations in the Islamic Republic of Iran. MRG welcomes this action and commends UN member states for...

One Year of Arbitrary Detention: Human Rights Organisations Call for Release of Kashmiri Human Rights Defender Khurram Parvez

The undersigned organizations call for the immediate and unconditional release of Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez, who was arrested one year ago on 22 November 2021 on politically motivated terrorism and other charges. Khurram Parvez, the Coordinator of...

Is the world paying enough attention to indigenous mental health?

By Miriam Lawson, Communications Officer at Minority Rights Group Words matter. Having the words to describe how we are feeling means we can share that feeling with others. Speaking about our collective experiences means we can do something about them. This year’s...

Kick off in Qatar: Who is being overshadowed?

By Menka Sandrasagren, Administration Assistant at Minority Rights Group International  This weekend, 60,000 football fans will watch Qatar play Ecuador in the first game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Constructing the seven new stadiums, airport, roads, public transport...

MRG concerned about the situation of ​​black and other marginalized people with disabilities in Brazil

This statement was delivered by Luciana Viegas, director of Vidas Negras com Deficiência Importam, on behalf of Minority Rights Group, the University of York, and other partners representing anti-racist organizations, quilombolas and people with disabilities in...

Tunisia: achieving equality through legal means and lawyers’ support

By Silvia Quattrini, North Africa Manager  In 2018, the Tunisian parliament passed a ground-breaking law. A landmark first in the region, the law (organic law no.2018-50) criminalizes racial discrimination and allows victims to seek justice in the courts for it....

Brazil: MRG denounces the situation faced by black and other marginalized persons with disabilities

Last week, MRG and partners submitted an alternative report on the situation for black people with disabilities in Brazil ahead of the 108th Session of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) that will take place in Geneva between the 14th of...

MRG urges the African Union to put in place positive measures to ensure that no one is left behind

This statement on the human rights situation of indigenous communities and minorities in Africa was delivered by Samuel Ade Ndasi to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (73rd Ordinary Session) on 24 October 2022. Thank you Honourable Chairperson...

Minority exclusion in Somalia: shortcomings of aid agency feedback mechanisms

In 2021, MRG research revealed that minority clan members in Somalia were less likely to be aware of, to trust and to use the feedback mechanisms put in place by local and international agencies to gather information about whether the right aid is reaching the right...

Beyond the veil: Minority women in Iran are calling for change

The bastion of patriarchy has long been defended by systems of discrimination and impunity in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The recent death of one woman and the collective trauma it has triggered amongst the Iranian people may bring it tumbling down. On 16 September...

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