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Myopic in Malta: Europe’s short-sighted migration policy with Libya

Myopic in Malta: Europe’s short-sighted migration policy with Libya

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 7, 2017 0

At last week’s EU summit in Malta, European leaders didn’t appear to have learnt many lessons when it comes to forging questionable deals to stem migrant flows. A migration partnership cannot be built

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Bye bye Jammeh: Hope and challenges in The Gambia

Bye bye Jammeh: Hope and challenges in The Gambia

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 24, 2017 0

Only disgraced ex-president Yahya Jammeh’s most hardcore supporters turned up to watch as he boarded a private jet at the weekend for exile in Equatorial Guinea. Some soldiers and members of his political

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Non, merci: English-speaking Cameroon rises up, wants Republic of Ambazonia

Non, merci: English-speaking Cameroon rises up, wants Republic of Ambazonia

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 15, 2016 0

A middle-aged man stands in front of a freshly covered grave, a flag tied around his neck. The flag has blue and white stripes and a white dove in its top left quadrant,

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Burundi walks away from the ICC

Burundi walks away from the ICC

October 19, 2016 0

Burundi has become the first country to begin the process of withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, retaliation for the ICC’s decision earlier this year to open a preliminary investigation into human rights

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Sudan and chemical weapons – a serial offender?

Sudan and chemical weapons – a serial offender?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 10, 2016 0

An Amnesty International investigation that has put the spotlight on the Sudan government’s possible use of chemical weapons against civilians in the western region of Darfur, may not be the only instance of

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Syrian evacuations break the will to resist

Syrian evacuations break the will to resist

September 20, 2016 0

Missiles tore into a humanitarian aid convoy in Aleppo Province on Monday night as a partial US and Russia-led ceasefire collapsed in a fresh round of airstrikes and recriminations. It’s not yet clear

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Vietnam wakes up to its human trafficking problem

Vietnam wakes up to its human trafficking problem

September 2, 2016 0

Human trafficking is on the rise in Vietnam, although poor crime statistics means the government doesn’t know exactly by how much.

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Top Picks: Earthquakes, toys, and the deadliest route

Top Picks: Earthquakes, toys, and the deadliest route

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 26, 2016 0

Welcome to IRIN's weekly top picks of must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises.

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Pregnancy under siege

Pregnancy under siege

August 10, 2016 0

Despite the scale of the 16 months of conflict and the deepening humanitarian crisis in Yemen, it is still largely overlooked by the world's media and overshadowed by the headlines coming out of

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Exclusive: Top UN whistleblower resigns, citing impunity and lack of accountability

Exclusive: Top UN whistleblower resigns, citing impunity and lack of accountability

June 7, 2016 0

UN whistleblower Anders Kompass, who exposed the sexual abuse of children by French and African peacekeepers in Central African Republic, is to resign in protest over what he sees as the organisation’s failure

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