MMIWG inquiry staff's top priority is to protect commissioners from criticism: leaked email - CBC News | Indigenous: Debbie Reid sent the email on Oct. 12, a little over a week after she was named to the position. Reid made it clear she was brought in to create order within the inquiry and told staff, "I don't mince words."
The inquiry has lost at least 20 people since January to firings, layoffs and resignations. Since October, Reid's first two months on the job, the inquiry lost seven people to firings and resignations.
Three fired staffers recently went public with criticism of the inquiry, saying they faced a toxic, high-pressure work environment with long hours and little support. The inquiry currently lacks a human resources unit.
Human Rights Updates — India: Dalit rights activist held without charge: Chandrasekhar Azad was arrested on 8 June 2017 for allegedly being involved in rioting, inciting violence and destroying public property, among other offences, following clashes between protesting Dalits and dominant caste groups. The unrest followed the killing of two Dalit men and the burning of at least 50 Dalit homes in Shabbirpur village, Saharanpur district, Uttar Pradesh, by men from a dominant caste in April and May 2017.
Chandrasekhar Azad remained in detention for over four months, before he and 14 other arrested Dalit activists were granted bail on 2 November by the Allahabad High Court. Newspaper reports quoted the court stating that the cases against Azad appeared to have been politically motivated. The next day, before he was released from custody, Chandrasekhar Azad was arrested again on the same grounds under the National Security Act (NSA), an administrative detention law.
APRESAN AGENTES POR MENTIR EN CRIMEN BERTA CÁCERES - Este lunes fueron capturados el investigador de policía Juan Carlos Cruz y el exoficial Migel Rosales, por haber presentado pruebas falsas en el caso del asesinato de la ambientalista y dirigente social, Berta Cáceres.
Según el Ministerio Público, ambos agentes habían dicho que el móvil del crimen respondía a robo, pero, las investigaciones rápidamente descartaron la teoría cuando se vinculó a la empresa Desarrollos Energéticos, al capturar a su gerente ambiental.
On Monday, the police investigator Juan Carlos Cruz and the ex-official Migel Rosales were captured for presenting false evidence in the case of the murder of the environmentalist and social leader, Berta Cáceres.
According to the Public Prosecutor's Office, both agents had said that the motive of the crime was a response to theft, but, the investigations quickly ruled out the theory when it was linked to the company Desarrollos Energéticos, by capturing its environmental manager.
Trump administration threatens to shut down Palestinian delegation in Washington - LA Times: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson informed the Palestinians that the decision was made following statements by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who called on the International Criminal Court to investigate Israel for war crimes.
The State Department told the Associated Press that Abbas’ statements violate a law under which action taken by the Palestinians against Israel at the ICC could lead to the closure of their mission.
“This is a matter of U.S. law,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement. “We respect the decision and look forward to continuing to work with the U.S. to advance peace and security in the region."
President of Argentina’s Mothers of Plaza de Mayo passes away › World › Granma - Official voice of the PCC: The activist struggled to find the whereabouts of her daughter and grandchild after the young woman (who lived in Bajo Flores and was pregnant at the time) was disappeared during the country’s military dictatorship, from 1974-1983.
From 1976 up until her death, Marta and her spouse Jos� Mar�a V�zquez had been searching for their daughter and grandchild, however to date, neither they nor those responsible for their kidnapping and disappearance, have been found.
In 1986 she was voted Leading Human Rights Figure by the Argentine government, and lent her voice to the struggle of mothers all over the world. Marta also participated in the United Nations’ International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, which declared enforced disappearance to be a crime against humanity.