The Common Good Foundation has published a report titled, “Revenge, Lies, and Hypocrisy: Examining the Role of Corruption in Rape Cases.” The report examines how corruption plays a role in rape cases notably in the initial stages of a case and how abuse of power and moral turpitude play a role in these cases.
The Common Good Foundation, along with 90 plus organizations and individuals, has signed a joint letter calling upon the UN Secretary General to stop rampant violations of religious freedom in Burma by the Burmese military.
On August 9, 2021 the international community will commemorate International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Yet, organizations such as the ILO, have noted inconsistent protections for Indigenous Peoples in places throughout Asia. South Asian Tribal People continue to face challenges relating to migration, forced displacement, and human rights violations. Further, the loss of identity and culture is becoming commonplace. COVID 19 has exacerbated many issues for Indigenous People in South Asia. In order to continue to raise awareness around tribal rights, The Common Good Foundation presents a series of lectures titled, “Examining the Rights of Peoples in South Asia.”The situations examined include Nepal, Kashmir, India, and Pakistan.
The Common Good Foundation has launched its report “Navigating Business and Human Rights in South Asia” which can be accessed below.
The report covers three thematic areas: children’s rights, indigenous peoples rights, and the environment. The report includes recommendations on how governments and businesses can align themselves with international principles on human rights.
To download the report pleaseclick here or you can read below
The CGF in partnership with University of Stirling School of Law (UK) is hosting its 3rd Human Rights and Mass Atrocity Seminar September 17-18, 2020 at Stirling Court Hotel. The seminar is chaired by Dr. Damian Etone and Regina M. Paulose.
The seminar will cover topics such as genocide, cybercrimes, environmental crimes, and business and human rights. The 2018 program can found here (available for purchase) and the 2019 program can be found here.
People’s Tribunals are independent, peaceful, grassroots movements, created by members of civil society, to address impunity that is associated with ongoing or past atrocities. As such, they offer society an alternative history and create a space for healing and reconciliation to take place that may otherwise be stifled by political agendas and legal technicalities. Since the 1960’s, People’s Tribunals have grown and developed to address many kinds of situations, from genocide to environmental degradation.