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Entries from May 2008

Reports of Increase in Torture in Prison and Detention Facilities

May 12th, 2008 · No Comments · Civil Rights and Liberties, Human Rights, Torture

New reports of torture in the main prison at Maafushi and in the detention center of Dhoohindhoo have emerged in the Maldives. Minivan News has reported an increase in torture and human rights abuses both in Maafushi and Dhoonidhoo. The Maldives acceded to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the Optional Protocol […]

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Empowering people through access to information and free press

May 3rd, 2008 · No Comments · Media

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour has highlighted the significance of the media’s efforts in informing the public about key events and policies – a right which is enshrined in international human rights law. “It is a sad fact that many governments across the world persist in undermining the freedom of the press […]

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Guaranteeing Rights of Workers in the Maldives

May 1st, 2008 · 2 Comments · Civil Rights and Liberties, Human Rights, Labour Rights

The lack of a Labour Law and poor enforcement of existing labour regulations have made working environments unsuitable for workers in the Maldives who face problems of unfair dismissal, inadequate wages and long working hours. The Bill on Employment passed by the Parliament on 23 April 2008 will provide some safeguards to workers in the […]

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