Since starting operations three years ago, the IIMM has collected more than 3 million pieces of information from almost 200 sources; these include interview statements, documentation, videos, photographs, geospatial imagery and social media material, reported ucanews.com.
The current state of child labor and human rights violations in Congo’s mining sector “is particularly critical,” a Jesuit priest told a recent House hearing looking into accusations China is exploiting children in Africa in the mining of cobalt, lithium and various rare earth minerals.
In a statement on July 17, 2022, the religious superiors in the Philippines said “red-tagging” would not deter them from criticizing the regime of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., on issues such as corruption and graft.
The Milan-born priest, who is a longtime rights activist in the Chinese-ruled city, vowed to refuse food as he stood on a dam wall overlooking the prison on an isolated stretch of Hong Kong’s Lantau Island.
A resolution that passed the European Parliament criticizing the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on abortion and calling for inclusion in the Charter of the European Union of a universal right to abortion is part of a “radical political” agenda that threatens basic human rights and the cohesion of the union.