EG Justice in the News
The UN’s educational, scientific and cultural agency, has adopted the resolution and ratified the award of a controversial prize despite long-standing criticism from rights groups.
UNESCO's Executive Board voted to approve a renamed prize sponsored and funded by President Obiang.
The government of Brazil supported a controversial prize at UNESCO sponsored by President Obiang of Equatorial Guinea in order to strengthen relations with his regime.
Human Rights Watch, EG Justice and other rights groups condemn the position of the Brazilian government on the UNESCO-Obiang prize.
With just days to go before the Executive Board of the UNESCO considers the fate of the controversial Obiang prize for life science research, an internal document has emerged that says that there are legal problems with implementing the honor in its current form.
UNESCO's legal advisors issued a non-binding opinion that the UNESCO-Obiang prize should not be awarded due to continuing controversy over the source of the funding.
Desmond Tutu joined a call by rights groups to abolish a UNESCO prize named after Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema.
EG Justice among other organizations, urges UNESCO to cancel the UNESCO-Obiang prize.
Recent corruption investigations involving President Obiang and his son Teodorin highlight the desperate need for strong transparency rules in the U.S. and Europe.
An editorial that calls on Africa's leaders to demonstrate responsible leadership in the use of their countries' finite resources.