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A peace deal hangs in the balance in the Philippines

A peace deal hangs in the balance in the Philippines

April 28, 2016 0

Captain Jimmy Amolay looked across the river at the charred wreckage of a backhoe sitting in shallow, muddy water. Islamist militants blew up the tractor even though it was being used to dredge

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Can de-radicalisation be taught at school?

Can de-radicalisation be taught at school?

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

Until recently, Fazal Akbar survived by begging on the streets of the Pakistani city of Peshawar after his mother died of cancer and his father was killed in a suicide bombing. Now, he

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Coerced or committed? Boko Haram’s female suicide bombers

Coerced or committed? Boko Haram’s female suicide bombers

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 19, 2016 0

The female suicide bomber has become the signature weapon of the Nigerian jihadist group, Boko Haram. Women have strapped explosives to their bodies in other recent conflicts – from Chechnya to Iraq, from

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Are the ADF ‘Islamist’ scapegoats in Congo?

Are the ADF ‘Islamist’ scapegoats in Congo?

April 8, 2016 0

Attacks on civilians in the Beni region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have killed more than 500 people in the past 18 months. Congolese officials accuse the Allied Democratic Forces, an

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Top Picks: Bad brothers, brilliant drawings, and broken healthcare

Top Picks: Bad brothers, brilliant drawings, and broken healthcare

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 25, 2016 0

Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top

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The Grammar of Impotence

The Grammar of Impotence

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 16, 2016 0

Despite passing 16 resolutions on Syria since 2012, the divided UN Security Council has achieved little in stopping the war and suffering. Security Council resolutions are carefully worded. What does the diplomatic language of those resolutions tell us

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The Grammar of Impotence

The Grammar of Impotence

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 16, 2016 0

Despite passing 16 resolutions on Syria since 2012, the divided UN Security Council has achieved little in stopping the war and suffering. Security Council resolutions are carefully worded. What does the diplomatic language of those resolutions tell us

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Top Picks: Rape, rules of engagement, and the missing Rohingya

Top Picks: Rape, rules of engagement, and the missing Rohingya

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 11, 2016 0

Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top

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Burundi power struggle outlasts diplomatic flurry

Burundi power struggle outlasts diplomatic flurry

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 2, 2016 0

There’s been a flurry of high-profile visits to Burundi designed to find a settlement to the political crisis but little evidence yet that anything has been achieved.   First came UN Security Council

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Survivors of violence in Malakal face new crisis

Survivors of violence in Malakal face new crisis

February 22, 2016 0

A new humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Malakal, South Sudan, just days after an attack on a Protection of Civilians camp by government soldiers – the challenge of caring for tens of thousands

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