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Children engaged in Mali fighting

Children engaged in Mali fighting

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 17, 2013 0

BAMAKO/DAKAR 17 January 2013 (IRIN) - Children are playing a major role in the Islamists’ war effort, say eye-witnesses and human rights groups, who report children are taking an active part in fighting,

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Children involved in Mali fighting

Children involved in Mali fighting

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 17, 2013 0

BAMAKO/DAKAR 17 January 2013 (IRIN) - Children are playing a major role in the Islamists’ war effort, say eye-witnesses and human rights groups, who report children are taking an active part in fighting,

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Activists rap Australia’s offshore processing of migrants

Activists rap Australia’s offshore processing of migrants

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 14, 2013 0

PERTH 14 January 2013 (IRIN) - Human rights groups have strongly condemned conditions at Australia’s two offshore processing centres for asylum seekers on the Pacific islands of Nauru and Manus.

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Briefing: Vietnam’s move away from detaining sex workers

Briefing: Vietnam’s move away from detaining sex workers

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 20, 2012 0

HANOI 20 December 2012 (IRIN) - Sex workers in Vietnam are struggling to figure out their next steps after the government’s decision earlier this year to release them from compulsory detention centres that

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Analysis: The beginnings of transitional justice in Syria

Analysis: The beginnings of transitional justice in Syria

December 14, 2012 0

ISTANBUL 14 December 2012 (IRIN) - When Mohamed* first got involved in human rights work in Syria, his idea of documenting crimes was to visit a crime scene with a cell phone and

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Analysis: Whither human rights in Indonesia?

Analysis: Whither human rights in Indonesia?

November 26, 2012 0

JAKARTA 26 November 2012 (IRIN) - Victims of alleged human rights violations in Indonesia, a country where human rights courts set up in 2000 have yet to convict a single case, are facing

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CONGO: Torture commonplace in prisons – report

CONGO: Torture commonplace in prisons – report

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 6, 2012 0

BRAZZAVILLE 06 November 2012 (IRIN) - Torture has become routine in prisons and police stations in the Republic of Congo, according to a 2 November report by the Congolese Observatory for Human Rights

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Analysis: Is US action against use of child soldiers on the backburner?

Analysis: Is US action against use of child soldiers on the backburner?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 5, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 05 November 2012 (IRIN) - The Child Soldier Prevention Act (CSPA) was a prime example of US bipartisan human rights legislation: sponsored by Democratic and Republican senators and signed into law in

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Analysis: Not-so-open borders for Syrian refugees?

Analysis: Not-so-open borders for Syrian refugees?

October 24, 2012 0

DUBAI 24 October 2012 (IRIN) - Aid agencies, human rights organizations and local government officials are increasingly concerned about thousands of people who have fled violence in Syria only to end up stuck

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NEPAL: Government hobbles human rights commission

NEPAL: Government hobbles human rights commission

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 18, 2012 0

KATHMANDU 18 October 2012 (IRIN) - Mismanagement of Nepal’s National Human Rights Commission’s (NHRC) and its lack of independence, as well as frequent changes of government and an ongoing constitutional stalemate, have weakened

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