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Top Picks: Bad brothers, brilliant drawings, and broken healthcare

Top Picks: Bad brothers, brilliant drawings, and broken healthcare

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 25, 2016 0

Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top

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Burundi power struggle outlasts diplomatic flurry

Burundi power struggle outlasts diplomatic flurry

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 2, 2016 0

There’s been a flurry of high-profile visits to Burundi designed to find a settlement to the political crisis but little evidence yet that anything has been achieved.   First came UN Security Council

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Outflanking the war on drugs?

Outflanking the war on drugs?

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 1, 2016 0

It’s widely acknowledged that the “war on drugs” has failed.

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How the LRA still haunts northern Uganda

How the LRA still haunts northern Uganda

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

In 2006, northern Uganda was nearing the end of the brutal Lord’s Resistance Army insurgency. Some 1.8 million people had been displaced and tens of thousands kidnapped, mutilated or killed

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Boom time for British arms exports to Saudi Arabia

Boom time for British arms exports to Saudi Arabia

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 20, 2016 0

Even with three months of 2015 still to report, UK arms exporters were granted licences for arms exports to Saudi Arabia worth £2.8 billion. Britain is exporting an average of $14 million of weapons to Saudi Arabia

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No deal to strengthen respect for Geneva Conventions

No deal to strengthen respect for Geneva Conventions

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 10, 2015 0

States gathered at a major conference to debate the rules of war have failed to back a proposal aimed at boosting compliance with the Geneva Conventions.

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Concern over World Bank proposals to roll back safeguards for indigenous people

Concern over World Bank proposals to roll back safeguards for indigenous people

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 3, 2014 0

BANGKOK 03 September 2014 (IRIN) - Activists warn of a harmful regression in the World Bank's safeguard policies, claiming that proposed changes being considered this autumn could weaken the rights of indigenous people,

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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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Alarm as Uganda moves to criminalize HIV transmission

Alarm as Uganda moves to criminalize HIV transmission

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 9, 2014 0

KAMPALA 09 May 2014 (IRIN) - Activists in Uganda, where HIV prevalence is on the rise, have warned that new legislation criminalizing deliberate transmission of the virus will further undermine efforts to stem

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Call for violence probe in Bangladesh’s Chittagong Hill Tracts

Call for violence probe in Bangladesh’s Chittagong Hill Tracts

August 2, 2013 0

DHAKA 02 August 2013 (IRIN) - Rights groups in Bangladesh are questioning whether state forces are effectively controlling violence in Bangladesh’s southeastern Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) region after a bloody month, and say

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