Philippines: Human rights blog

A group blog, Slaughter of Innocents, was launched to document extrajudicial killings in the Philippines


  • Human Rights Defence has now announced the results our essay competition. At third place Shoma A. Chatterji’s “Eunuchs of India – Deprived of Human Rights” is placed. Here is a snippet from its introduction…

    “The International Human Rights Day comes and goes every year. Human Rights activists talk of torture of under trials in police custody. They talk about human beings being subjected to medical experimentation without their conscious knowledge. They discuss socially relevant subjects like violence against women, child abuse, trafficking or exploitation of child labour in TW countries. But the lot of the community of eunuchs is largely ignored even by their own. It is also true that at every stage of their existence, their rights to live and work like normal human beings are violated with impunity.”

    If you like to read more, you will find it on our site:

    Yours sincerely,

    Tomas Eric Nordlander

  • Kalah

    South Asia Continent People Analysis
    Gorah European 1M
    Kalah African 1M
    Chaptha East Asian 20M
    Bhoorha South Asian 1300M
    Arabie West Asian 20M
    Adiwashi Jungle 50M
    Manushay Earth 108M
    Total South Asia 1500M

    North America Continent People Analysis
    Gorah European 350M
    Kalah African 60M
    Chaptha East Asian 20M
    Bhoorha South Asian 5M
    Arabie West Asian 5M
    Adiwashi Jungle 50M
    Manushay Earth 35M
    Total North America 525M

    Manushay or human, are usually people that are mixed, hybrid, interracial or the sort, where we cannot specifically identify their physological identity.

    5M mean 5 Million people, 1M means 1 Million people and so on.

  • It is not difficult to find negative aspects of the practice of globalization, democracy and development. I am more positive to human rights. Galtung (1996) discusses if there is “a common human thing” which could be the secret of cooperation and prosperity for mankind. I will in this essay argue that this is an extremely important question in a global and unequal world which obviously does not respect each others differences.

    The above is an extract from Line Løvåsens essay “Improving Human Rights and Development”. This essay was ranked among the top ten essay in Human Rights Defence’s Essay competition 2008. If you would like to read more, visit:

    Yours sincerely,

    Tomas Eric Nordlander


    – Galtung, Johan 1996, Peace by peaceful means-Peace and conflict, development and civilization. London: Sage Publications

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