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Thinakun Ekeh Campaign on Domestic Violence Launched

November 25th, 2010 · No Comments · Human Rights

A group of NGOs and activists in the Maldives launched a campaign ‘Thinakun Ekeh’ on November 25 to raise public awareness on domestic violence and to advocate for the Domestic Violence Bill which is at committee stage in the People’s Majlis. The campaign was launched today to coincide with the International Day for the Elimination […]

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Happy New Year 2010

January 1st, 2010 · No Comments · Human Rights

Happy New Year 2010

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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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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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Complaining of Torture and other Human Rights Abuses to the United Nations

March 17th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Civil Rights and Liberties, Human Rights, Torture

The Maldives acceded to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) on 19 September 2006, exactly three years after Hassan Eavan Naseem was tortured and killed in Maafushi prison. Torture […]

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