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Child “marriage” is child labour

Child “marriage” is child labour

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 12, 2017 0

Countless underage girls around the world are being forced to work long, punishing hours.

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Turkey expels Syrians working for Danish NGO

Turkey expels Syrians working for Danish NGO

June 2, 2017 0

Turkey has expelled four Syrians working for a Danish aid agency, a new move in a crackdown on international NGOs, IRIN can now report. Their destination: Khartoum, Sudan, 3,000 kilometres away

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In support of Dodd-Frank conflict minerals regulation

In support of Dodd-Frank conflict minerals regulation

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 28, 2017 0

IRIN’s recent article, Who pays the hidden price for Congo’s conflict-free minerals , offers a compelling story that highlights some real challenges facing many Congolese people today. Unfortunately, it misses the broader importance

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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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What could be bad about a global campaign against xenophobia?

What could be bad about a global campaign against xenophobia?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 19, 2016 0

As part of efforts to strengthen and harmonise responses to migrants and refugees, the UN is to lead a global campaign to counter xenophobia. Announced by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in April , member

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Afghanistan overwhelmed as refugees return from Pakistan

Afghanistan overwhelmed as refugees return from Pakistan

September 13, 2016 0

A humanitarian crisis is looming in Afghanistan as 5,000 refugees return each day from Pakistan, where they are being pressured to leave and join hundreds of thousands already displaced by war at home. 

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Booby-trapped bicycles

Booby-trapped bicycles

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 23, 2016 0

Under the scorching midday sun and the rattle of heavy artillery and Kalashnikov fire, three men on the Libyan coast are deactivating mines with electricians’ pliers, clad in flak jackets and helmets that

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Zimbabwe’s season of discontent

Zimbabwe’s season of discontent

July 13, 2016 0

The focus of Zimbabwe’s growing civil disobedience campaign shifted to a court building in Harare on Wednesday, where pastor Evans Mawarire, a leader of the protest movement, is appearing on the charge of

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Has Kenya’s brinkmanship over Dadaab worked?

Has Kenya’s brinkmanship over Dadaab worked?

June 15, 2016 0

Kenya has called on the UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR, to help develop a plan for the repatriation of 315,000 Somalis from its sprawling Dadaab refugee complex – a move that might allow the

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UN defends impartiality of Syria aid

UN defends impartiality of Syria aid

June 15, 2016 0

The World Food Programme has hit back strongly at allegations that the UN has allowed its aid operations in Syria to be controlled by the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, emboldening the

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