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UN under fire even as Pakistan lifts Afghan deportation order

UN under fire even as Pakistan lifts Afghan deportation order

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 13, 2017 0

Pakistan has backed off threats to deport more than two million Afghans starting next month, but the refugees are still under intense pressure to leave and the UN is accused of complicity in

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East Aleppo evacuations in 360

East Aleppo evacuations in 360

December 21, 2016 0

Evacuations from east Aleppo have progressed fitfully, but there is limited monitoring, and aid agencies and human rights groups have expressed concern for the conditions awaiting those bussed away, as well as those

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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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How mining and militarisation led to an HIV epidemic in Indonesia’s Papua

How mining and militarisation led to an HIV epidemic in Indonesia’s Papua

November 21, 2016 0

Martina Wanago was sick. In fact, she was sure she would die.

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Ethiopia’s internet crackdown hurts everyone

Ethiopia’s internet crackdown hurts everyone

November 17, 2016 0

Ethiopia has never been an easy place to operate. But a six-month state of emergency, combined with internet and travel restrictions imposed in response to a wave of anti-government protests, means it just

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EXCLUSIVE: Double tap attack on Yemen funeral violated humanitarian law – UN panel

EXCLUSIVE: Double tap attack on Yemen funeral violated humanitarian law – UN panel

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 20, 2016 0

A UN panel of experts has accused the Saudi Arabia-led coalition of a deliberate “double tap” airstrike on a funeral gathering in Yemen earlier this month. In a report to the UN Security

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Burundi walks away from the ICC

Burundi walks away from the ICC

October 19, 2016 0

Burundi has become the first country to begin the process of withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, retaliation for the ICC’s decision earlier this year to open a preliminary investigation into human rights

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Iraq: No country for young men

Iraq: No country for young men

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 5, 2016 0

Saif fights the so-called Islamic State for a living and can barely pay his bills. Falih is desperate to leave Iraq, but can’t get a visa. Abdullah works for the government but says

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How Kenya’s al-Shabab amnesty is a loaded gun

How Kenya’s al-Shabab amnesty is a loaded gun

August 31, 2016 0

Musa Rashid had fought for a year with the Somali jihadist group al-Shabab until, disillusioned, he returned home to Kenya. Part of the lure was a government amnesty for those who renounced violence,

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The danger of fighting fire with fire

The danger of fighting fire with fire

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 26, 2016 0

People in the eastern Congolese city of Beni have had enough of massacres.

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