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Inside Brazil’s gang-run prisons

Inside Brazil’s gang-run prisons

February 6, 2017 0

For 14 hours, guards did nothing while inmates from the First Capital Command (PCC) used knives and machetes to kill and behead 26 members of a rival drug gang. Having cut the electricity,

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Uganda rebel returns add to growing headache for Kabila and Congo

Uganda rebel returns add to growing headache for Kabila and Congo

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 27, 2017 0

The Democratic Republic of Congo has accused neighbouring Uganda of allowing former M23 rebels to cross the common border, sparking fears of a new armed rebellion and yet more humanitarian suffering in a

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The 10 most popular IRIN stories of 2016

The 10 most popular IRIN stories of 2016

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 26, 2016 0

Exclusive: The ethical failure - why I resigned from the UN When senior UN human rights official Anders Kompass exposed the sexual abuse of children by French and African peacekeepers in Central African Republic,

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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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Syria war crimes: a guide for navigating the legal minefield

Syria war crimes: a guide for navigating the legal minefield

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 12, 2016 0

Aleppo is nothing short of a chaotic horror story. Its surviving civilians are either trapped, in flight, or hunkering down under airstrikes and shelling. What’s left of the rebel-held east of the city

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Beyond Mosul: Iraq’s displacement and sectarian timebombs

Beyond Mosul: Iraq’s displacement and sectarian timebombs

November 22, 2016 0

Everyone in Iraq’s desert camps has a story, and everyone wants to go home. Saadiya, 70 years old with a gravelly voice and henna-stained nails, smiles even when she says her home has

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EXCLUSIVE: Double tap attack on Yemen funeral violated humanitarian law – UN panel

EXCLUSIVE: Double tap attack on Yemen funeral violated humanitarian law – UN panel

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 20, 2016 0

A UN panel of experts has accused the Saudi Arabia-led coalition of a deliberate “double tap” airstrike on a funeral gathering in Yemen earlier this month. In a report to the UN Security

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Iraq’s Kurds: Oil rich, still poor

Iraq’s Kurds: Oil rich, still poor

October 12, 2016 0

Sitting cross-legged on the floor of his makeshift home outside of Erbil, Ahmed Qussai scoops up his youngest son from a mattress on the concrete floor, and kisses him on the cheek. The

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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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Syria deal needs to work for aid agencies on the ground

Syria deal needs to work for aid agencies on the ground

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 12, 2016 0

With aid a key component of the cessation of hostilities scheduled to begin Monday at sundown in Syria, humanitarians say they’ll need more than just words if they are to bring help to

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