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Three deaths in Fallujah

Three deaths in Fallujah

carolyn.simon@hrc.org April 7, 2016 0

Jameela al-Jassim was desperate, so she did the unthinkable. Last month, the 26-year-old roped herself and her two young children to a rock and tossed it into a Fallujah river. Their bodies were

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Big blow to ICC as final Kenya case thrown out

Big blow to ICC as final Kenya case thrown out

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 6, 2016 0

The International Criminal Court has suffered a major blow as the final case in an investigation into crimes against humanity committed in Kenya in post-election violence eight-years ago was dismissed . A majority

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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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Is Ivory Coast attack the new normal?

Is Ivory Coast attack the new normal?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 14, 2016 0

The attacks that killed 16 people yesterday at a beach resort in Cote d’Ivoire were shocking and brutal, but not entirely unexpected. Security experts had been warning that al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb

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Go home, Nigerian government tells Boko Haram victims

Go home, Nigerian government tells Boko Haram victims

March 9, 2016 0

The Nigerian government is encouraging people in the northeast who have fled Boko Haram attacks to return to their homes, despite concerns over the safety of some of the more remote rural areas.

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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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UN admits Syria airdrop failure

UN admits Syria airdrop failure

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 25, 2016 0

The day after the UN’s first airdrop into Syria, the World Food Programme said that only four of the 21 aid pallets it dropped into the besieged city of Deir Ezzor had made it

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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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Briefing: The new Jihadist strategy in the Sahel

Briefing: The new Jihadist strategy in the Sahel

February 4, 2016 0

NAIROBI 04 February 2016 (IRIN) - Security has been intense over the last few weeks in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, with police and soldiers on the streets, vehicle searches, and round-ups of alleged

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