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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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Furore over Australian detention of immigrant children

Furore over Australian detention of immigrant children

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 5, 2013 0

MELBOURNE 05 March 2013 (IRIN) - Australia is failing in its international obligations to protect the rights of close to 2,000 children now in immigration detention, say rights groups and legal experts. >

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Analysis: Furore over Australian detention of immigrant children

Analysis: Furore over Australian detention of immigrant children

March 5, 2013 0

MELBOURNE 05 March 2013 (IRIN) - Australia is failing in its international obligations to protect the rights of close to 2,000 children now in immigration detention, say rights groups and legal experts.

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SWAZILAND: Women find strength in numbers

SWAZILAND: Women find strength in numbers

January 3, 2013 0

MBABANE 03 January 2013 (IRIN) - Swazi women are organizing to promote their rights and welfare, convinced that discriminatory laws are at odds with the essential roles they play in their families and

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Swazi women find strength in numbers

Swazi women find strength in numbers

January 3, 2013 0

MBABANE 03 January 2013 (IRIN) - Swazi women are organizing to promote their rights and welfare, convinced that discriminatory laws are at odds with the essential roles they play in their families and

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In Brief: Putting Congo’s Baka minority on the map

In Brief: Putting Congo’s Baka minority on the map

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 17, 2012 0

BRAZZAVILLE 17 December 2012 (IRIN) - A group of Pygmy women singers from Likouala, in the extreme north of the Republic of Congo, has released a music album, which they and their backer

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