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Human Rights Day: the perspective from Sierra Leone

Human Rights Day: the perspective from Sierra Leone

By | February 12, 2020 at 1:46 pm

Much anticipated curbing of libel law to take place soon in Sierra Leone If the will of pressure groups, especially stakeholders in literary circles, meets the will of the government of Sierra Leone, the country will soon reach a freedom of expression milestone, reflecting the country’s national motto: “Unity, Freedom and Justice”. There are great […]

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Human Rights Day: The Perspective from Haiti

Human Rights Day: The Perspective from Haiti

By | February 7, 2020 at 2:40 pm

Haiti: human rights under threat In September 2018, the Haitian government appointed a Minister for human rights and ending extreme poverty. The Haitian interministerial committee on human rights developed a national action plan to strengthen human rights. On April 3 2019, during its statement on the situation in Haiti to the Security Council in New York, the United […]

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How to Sway Riyadh to Free Badawi

How to Sway Riyadh to Free Badawi

By | July 2, 2015 at 11:51 am

PEN Canada president, Randy Boyagoda, reflects on the Saudi bid to head the UN Human Rights Council and how freeing Raif Badawi could impact the Kingdom’s international reputation.

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From the Archives: Liu Xiaobo wins 2012 One Humanity Award

From the Archives: Liu Xiaobo wins 2012 One Humanity Award

By | October 31, 2013 at 11:10 am

In this video, former PEN Canada president Charles Foran presents the award to Liu Xiaobo. We had hoped to get his reaction but we were unable to make contact with him in prison. Activist and former national president of the Chinese Canadian National Council Gloria Fung accepted the award on his behalf and gave this speech: […]

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Jiang Weiping on Bo Xilai

Jiang Weiping on Bo Xilai

By | April 19, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Bo Xilai, the former boss of the Chongqing Communist Party, was recently sacked after a corruption scandal involving his family. Jiang Weiping, an Honorary Member of PEN Canada, is a Chinese journalist who served a six year prison sentence for “inciting subversion of state power” after he published an exposé of Bo’s corruption more than a decade ago.

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