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Time to investigate abuses in Nigeria

Time to investigate abuses in Nigeria

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 6, 2014 0

DAKAR 06 August 2014 (IRIN) - Rights groups in Nigeria are calling for an independent investigation into evidence of abuses as video footage obtained by human rights group Amnesty International appears to show

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Is the UN peacekeeper selection process flawed?

Is the UN peacekeeper selection process flawed?

July 29, 2014 0

BANGKOK 29 July 2014 (IRIN) - Reports on Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Nigeria released in July 2014 at the Open Society Institute in New York reveal failures in human rights vetting for soldiers

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Gunned down in Mombasa – the clerics that have died

Gunned down in Mombasa – the clerics that have died

July 28, 2014 0

MOMBASA 28 July 2014 (IRIN) - More than 21 Islamic clerics have been gunned down in Kenya’s southeastern port city of Mombasa over the past two years, according to the human rights group

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Briefing: Targeting CAR’s predators

Briefing: Targeting CAR’s predators

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 21, 2014 0

BANGUI 21 July 2014 (IRIN) - The UN sanctions committee unveiled a report on 11 July detailing the alleged involvement of named individuals and armed groups in major human rights violations in the

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Australia-Cambodia refugee deal sparks criticism

Australia-Cambodia refugee deal sparks criticism

May 21, 2014 0

PHNOM PENH 21 May 2014 (IRIN) - Human rights activists have strongly criticized a controversial deal between Australia and Cambodia which could see up to 1,000 refugees settled in the country. >

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Nepal activists flay reconciliation bill

Nepal activists flay reconciliation bill

April 18, 2014 0

KATHMANDU 18 April 2014 (IRIN) - Human rights activists have strongly criticized the provisions of a proposed Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) bill, saying it could grant amnesty to Maoist combatants and government troops

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Nepal activists flay reconciliation bill

Nepal activists flay reconciliation bill

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 18, 2014 0

KATHMANDU 18 April 2014 (IRIN) - Human rights activists have strongly criticized the provisions of a proposed Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) bill, saying it could grant amnesty to Maoist combatants and government troops

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Unclear path for Sri Lankan war probe

Unclear path for Sri Lankan war probe

carolyn.simon@hrc.org April 15, 2014 0

COLOMBO 15 April 2014 (IRIN) - Human rights activists and academics in Sri Lanka remain divided over how best to proceed in the investigation of alleged war crimes committed during the final days

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Scant progress on Senegal’s talibé problem

Scant progress on Senegal’s talibé problem

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 21, 2014 0

DAKAR 21 March 2014 (IRIN) - Despite pledges by the Senegalese government to end child begging and to crack down on the Koranic schools that exploit the tens of thousands of boys, Human

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Sudan and Egypt implicated in human trafficking

Sudan and Egypt implicated in human trafficking

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 12, 2014 0

JOHANNESBURG 12 February 2014 (IRIN) - Since 2009, hundreds and possibly thousands of refugees, most of them Eritrean, have been kidnapped in eastern Sudan and sold to traffickers in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, where

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