Human Rights Watch
BookNight with Fred Abrahams
For June’s BookNight we are pleased to welcome author and special advisor at Human Rights Watch Fred Abrahams, who will present his book Modern Albania From Dictatorship to Democracy in Europe over an intimate dinner with Frontline Club members. A rich, narrative-driven account, Modern Albania gives readers a front-row seat to the dramatic events of the last battle of Cold War Europe.
On the frontline of defending women’s rights: A conversation with Human Rights Watch
By Anna Reitman The Women’s Rights Division at Human Rights Watch joined The Guardian’s Liz Ford on Tuesday 13 May to discuss the highs and lows of the challenges faced in improving the lives of women and girls around the world. The event took place as the world’s attention focuses on Nigeria’s kidnapped schoolgirls and subsequent failure to […]
Will 2013 see the end of Mugabe’s 33-year rule?
As the country goes to the polls we will be joined by a panel of experts to discuss what this election will mean for the future of Zimbabwe. Will 2013 see the end of Mugabe’s 33-year rule and who will replace him?
Commonwealth reluctant to act against Sri Lanka
Commonwealth chiefs are facing growing calls to censure Sri Lanka over continued human rights abuses and relocate a high-level summit due to take place in Colombo later this year. But rather than refer the country to its Ministerial Action Group, which deals with persistent or serious violations of the Commonwealth’s values, the 54-member body is […]
Berlusconi’s libido, Israel’s human rights record and Argentina’s fudged economic data just the tip of iceberg in a varied week for international news
By Jasper Wenban-Smith, international editor of ForesightNews. A round up of world news in the week ahead from journalist resource ForesightNews. Monday 28 January The case against former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who stands accused of paying for sex with the then 17-year-old call girl Karima el Mahroug (aka Ruby) continues Monday with a […]
Cruel Britannia: A secret history of torture
By Emily Wight Less than two months after the Mau Maus won a legal victory over the British government for torture they suffered during the 1950s, Ian Cobain has published Cruel Britannia: A Secret History of Torture, a book which explores the narrative of Britain’s complicity in torture around the world from the Second World […]
Insight with Zarghuna Kargar: The women of Afghanistan
Watch event here. By Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi Women would be the biggest losers if Afghanistan’s peace plan includes a deal with fundamentalist elements of the Taliban, according to Rachel Reid, who hosted Frontline’s talk with Afghan journalist Zarghuna Kargar. Reid sais she had lost hope that peace in Afghanistan would include progress for women. Reid, […]
Violence in Ivory Coast – what does it mean for Africa’s future?
Events are moving fast in Ivory Coast, with a ceasefire reportedly being negotiated and suggestions that the besieged incumbent Laurent Gbagbo who has stubbornly refused to cede the presidency to Alassane Ouattara may now be considering surrender. At our event on 20 April we will be discussing what message the events in Ivory Coast will […]
Frontline partnered screenings at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival
The Frontline Club is proudly partnering with three screenings at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival. The festival is running between March 23 – April 1 and there are many important, and excellent, films featured. We highly recommend seeing the three we’re partnering with (details below). Also if you missed them at the club please […]