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LIBERIA: Out-of-court justice

LIBERIA: Out-of-court justice

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 23, 2012 0

GANTA 23 August 2012 (IRIN) - "We don't get much sleep now because there are people calling night and day," says Jesco Davis, who represents the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (JPC), a

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KENYA: Dozens killed in Tana River clashes

KENYA: Dozens killed in Tana River clashes

August 22, 2012 0

MOMBASA 22 August 2012 (IRIN) - At least 48 people have been killed in clashes between two communities in Tana River County in Kenya's Coast Province.

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MYANMAR: Rebels pledge no more child soldiers

MYANMAR: Rebels pledge no more child soldiers

August 20, 2012 0

CHIANG MAI 20 August 2012 (IRIN) - Two ethnic groups in Myanmar recently became the first rebel fighters to sign a “deed commitment” with Swiss-based rights group Geneva Call, pledging to eliminate underage

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Briefing: The mounting Syrian refugee crisis

Briefing: The mounting Syrian refugee crisis

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 20, 2012 0

DUBAI 20 August 2012 (IRIN) - Nearly a year and a half after the start of the Syrian uprising, tens of thousands of people have fled the country. Until recently, most found shelter

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MIGRATION: Greece – “an unsafe environment for migrants”

MIGRATION: Greece – “an unsafe environment for migrants”

August 17, 2012 0

BANGKOK 17 August 2012 (IRIN) - Human rights groups in Greece have condemned recent police crackdowns on undocumented migrants, inhumane detention conditions, and hate crimes committed with impunity.

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SOMALIA: Political transition could be deadly for journalists

SOMALIA: Political transition could be deadly for journalists

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 16, 2012 0

MOGADISHU 16 August 2012 (IRIN) - The recent murders of two Somali journalists have brought to 10 the number of media workers killed in the country since December 2011.

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Briefing: The ABCs of Israeli demolitions in oPt*

Briefing: The ABCs of Israeli demolitions in oPt*

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 16, 2012 0

RAMALLAH 16 August 2012 (IRIN) - Rasmiyye Hamande has lived in a cave in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for most of her life, which may have been a blessing in disguise.

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DRC: Children, young men flee M23 recruitment

DRC: Children, young men flee M23 recruitment

August 16, 2012 0

KINSHASA 16 August 2012 (IRIN) - Thousands of children and young men are fleeing rebel-held areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern North Kivu Province to escape forced recruitment by the insurgents,

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Analysis: Armed groups should not be a law unto themselves*

Analysis: Armed groups should not be a law unto themselves*

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 15, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 15 August 2012 (IRIN) - The vast majority of the world's conflicts involve not just government troops but also armed groups, which act without state sanction or control - and while some

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MIGRATION: Reaction to Australian policy reforms

MIGRATION: Reaction to Australian policy reforms

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 14, 2012 0

BANGKOK 14 August 2012 (IRIN) - The Australian government’s recent decision to transfer asylum seekers to Pacific islands to process their applications will undermine efforts to find a solution to the region’s asylum

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