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Restive Pakistani city in legal limbo since bombing killed, injured 150 lawyers

Restive Pakistani city in legal limbo since bombing killed, injured 150 lawyers

February 24, 2017 0

Pakistan’s Balochistan Province has long had a reputation for lawlessness, but it’s never been truer on a practical level than it is today.

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Women’s empowerment meets male resistance, sexual exploitation in Nigeria camps

Women’s empowerment meets male resistance, sexual exploitation in Nigeria camps

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 22, 2017 0

The camps for displaced people scattered across northeast Nigeria are supposed to provide safety from Boko Haram violence. But for many women the threat is no longer the jihadists: The danger is inside

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Everything you need to know about the latest Syria peace talks

Everything you need to know about the latest Syria peace talks

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 21, 2017 0

Hopes are low for the Syrian peace talks set to begin on Thursday in Geneva, but that may not matter much. As the war in Syria moves towards a strategic endgame , the

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EXCLUSIVE: UK “voluntary” returns – refugee coercion and NGO complicity

EXCLUSIVE: UK “voluntary” returns – refugee coercion and NGO complicity

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 21, 2017 0

The UK Home Office is accelerating its drive for “illegal” migrants and those refused asylum to return home voluntarily – a tactic publicised as more cost-effective and “humane” than forced returns. But how

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Who pays the hidden price for Congo’s conflict-free minerals?

Who pays the hidden price for Congo’s conflict-free minerals?

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 14, 2017 0

Valentin was in trouble. His arms were tied behind his back and he couldn’t move. The sun was beating down in the courtyard of the mining company where he and his friends were

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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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EU strategy stems migrant flow from Niger, but at what cost?

EU strategy stems migrant flow from Niger, but at what cost?

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 2, 2017 0

The EU-funded crackdown on migration through Niger has been effective at dramatically reducing the number of people heading northwards to the North African coast, and then Europe.

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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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“People’s science”: How West African communities fought the Ebola epidemic and won

“People’s science”: How West African communities fought the Ebola epidemic and won

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 26, 2017 0

Three years on from the start of the West African Ebola epidemic, lessons are still being learned. And the most surprising are not coming from the scientists, but from the affected communities themselves;

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Pakistan NGOs go to court to fight government crackdown

Pakistan NGOs go to court to fight government crackdown

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 25, 2017 0

A legal showdown is looming in Pakistan as NGOs petition the courts to squelch interior ministry orders to cease operations for allegedly “pursing an anti-state agenda”.   About a dozen NGOs in Punjab Province

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