21-01-2021 Moroccan activist Maati Monjib has been in custody since December 29, his lawyers have not been informed of the charges. He has now gone on a hunger strike. The Netherlands and the EU must do everything to get him released.
13-01-2021 The current and the former president of the Colombian subsidiary of the American coal giant Drummond have been charged with complicity in gross human rights violations. In 2014, PAX published on these matters in its report "The Dark Side of Coal".Natural Resources, Conflict & Human Rights, Colombia
21-12-2020 For two weeks now, citizens in the Sulaymaniyah governorate in Iraqi Kurdistan have been protesting the barren living conditions that they are facing. For months on end they have not (or only partly) been receiving their salaries from the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG).Community Based Security and Citizens Rights, Middle East
18-12-2020 It's almost Christmas, time to take stock of 2020. A year like no other, in which a global pandemic drastically changed everyone's lives. We saw a lot less of our colleagues, friends and families. In other countries the consequences were even more negative as repression and aggression increased. And yet there appeared to be hope, which often grows in times of tribulation.
11-12-2020 We must rid the Netherlands and the rest of the world of nuclear weapons! These weapons of mass destruction are designed to vaporise an entire city in one burning flash of light. Even if they are never used, the process around making them leaves a contaminating legacy for generations. And the consequences of an accident are incalculable. We need your help to continue our efforts to end nuclear weapons.Humanitarian Disarmament
01-12-2020 How does the corona crisis exacerbate the already difficult situation for Palestinians? To find out, PAX’s general director Anna Timmerman talked with Lucy Nusseibeh, the founder and chairperson of Middle East Nonviolence and Democracy (MEND), one of PAX’s partner organizations in Palestine. They spoke about strengthening the voice of women and nonviolent resistance, and about hope in almost hopeless times. Nusseibeh: "Every form of trust and support helps girls to get more out of themselves."Middle East
30-11-2020 In an open letter to the Dutch government, more than 150 scientists in the field of artificial intelligence and robotics call for a ban on lethal autonomous weapons, popularly known as killer robots. These are weapons that can select and attack targets without meaningful human control.Humanitarian Disarmament, The Netherlands
20-11-2020 For the future of the Western Balkans it is important that atrocities committed during the wars of the 90s are jointly acknowledged and remembered. Such inclusive commemorations should serve as a counter balance to the often one-sided and ethno-nationalist views and narratives created by the ruling political elite in Kosovo, Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. This is the main conclusion of a report by Peace organization PAX, mapping a number of Inclusive Memory Initiatives in the Western Balkans.Dealing with the Past, Europe
19-11-2020 The European Union´s proposed Peace Facility may not facilitate peace at all. In fact, it risks fuelling conflict and human rights abuses around the world if it goes through in its current form.
13-11-2020 Between May and September 2020 nearly 300.000 acres of land were burned during military campaigns taking place in Iraqi Kurdistan. Shelling and bombing resulted in bushfires and caused the displacement of thousands of people, destroying their livelihoods and damaging fragile ecosystems.Humanitarian Disarmament, Middle East