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The dangers of a new Libyan intervention

The dangers of a new Libyan intervention

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 28, 2016 0

NATO’s 2011 intervention in Libya, coming shortly after the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi, was hailed at the time as a “humanitarian intervention.” It was, at least according to the UN Security Council resolution

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Life gets crowded on the bottom rung in Yemen

Life gets crowded on the bottom rung in Yemen

March 24, 2016 0

Before war ravaged Yemen, the country’s black citizens occupied the lowest rung on the societal ladder. Poorer than the poorest of other Yemenis, the group, usually called the Akhdam (servants) prefer to be

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What’s it like to be a young Palestinian refugee in Lebanon today?

What’s it like to be a young Palestinian refugee in Lebanon today?

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 17, 2016 0

Of all the countries Palestinians settled in when they fled or were forced from what is now Israel nearly 70 years ago, Lebanon remains the most hostile to providing basic rights to the

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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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Look back and learn: Safe zones in Iraq and Bosnia

Look back and learn: Safe zones in Iraq and Bosnia

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 15, 2016 0

A long-standing Turkish proposal to create a so-called safe zone inside Syria, where civilians displaced by fighting could find refuge and assistance without having to leave the country, received a boost last week

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Syria: 5 years on

Syria: 5 years on

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 15, 2016 0

As Syria enters its sixth year of brutal conflict, IRIN looks at the impact of 5 years of war: Banner photo © UNHCR/Andrew McConnell: Children play football on a street in Baba Amr, Homs, Syria

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No way out: How Syrians are struggling to find an exit

No way out: How Syrians are struggling to find an exit

March 10, 2016 0

Over the last five years, close to 4.8 million Syrians have fled the conflict in their country by crossing into Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.

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First UN Syria airdrop lands in trouble

First UN Syria airdrop lands in trouble

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 24, 2016 0

Only a few hours after UN aid chief Stephen O’Brien told the UN Security Council that a 21-ton World Food Programme airdrop had successfully been made to the besieged Syrian city of Deir

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What a difference 5 years makes

What a difference 5 years makes

February 18, 2016 0

On the fifth anniversary of Libya’s uprising against Muammar Gaddafi, there isn’t much to celebrate for the residents of Bin Jawad. Once at the heart of the 2011 rebellion, they have either fled

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