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Eye spy: biometric aid system trials in Jordan

Eye spy: biometric aid system trials in Jordan

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 18, 2016 0

There is only one supermarket at Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp. It’s a cavernous space, packed with crowds and stacked with tins and boxes

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A peace deal hangs in the balance

A peace deal hangs in the balance

carolyn.simon@hrc.org April 28, 2016 0

Captain Jimmy Amolay looked across the river at the charred wreckage of a backhoe sitting in shallow, muddy water. Islamist militants blew up the tractor even though it was being used to dredge

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Western Sahara’s moment in the sun

Western Sahara’s moment in the sun

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

Of all of the world’s forgotten conflicts (and there are plenty ), that of Western Sahara, with its refugees tucked away in a remote desert, ranks as one of the most consigned to

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Can South Sudan’s peace deal stick?

Can South Sudan’s peace deal stick?

April 13, 2016 0

South Sudan may finally, perhaps, be on the road to peace. Rebel leader Riek Machar is expected in the capital, Juba, next week in the final step towards a government of national unity

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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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