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“The right side of history” – Gambians seek justice after Jammeh’s fall

“The right side of history” – Gambians seek justice after Jammeh’s fall

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 13, 2017 0

A year ago, opposition activist Solo Sandeng led the first march in over decade to call for free elections in Gambia. Although the demonstration was a catalyst for the ouster of autocrat Yahya

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Shattered war economy encourages child marriage in Yemen

Shattered war economy encourages child marriage in Yemen

February 15, 2017 0

It’s impossible to get hard numbers, but child marriage appears to be on the rise in Yemen: a consequence of the extreme poverty caused by nearly two years of devastating war in what

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Non, merci: English-speaking Cameroon rises up, wants Republic of Ambazonia

Non, merci: English-speaking Cameroon rises up, wants Republic of Ambazonia

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 15, 2016 0

A middle-aged man stands in front of a freshly covered grave, a flag tied around his neck. The flag has blue and white stripes and a white dove in its top left quadrant,

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Kony’s killers – are child soldiers accountable when they become men?

Kony’s killers – are child soldiers accountable when they become men?

December 5, 2016 0

The trial of Dominic Ongwen, a senior member of the notorious Lord’s Resistance Army, opens on Tuesday before the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Many horrors will be recounted, but the case

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What could be bad about a global campaign against xenophobia?

What could be bad about a global campaign against xenophobia?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 19, 2016 0

As part of efforts to strengthen and harmonise responses to migrants and refugees, the UN is to lead a global campaign to counter xenophobia. Announced by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in April , member

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Top Picks: Mass atrocities, makeshift refineries, and migrant children

Top Picks: Mass atrocities, makeshift refineries, and migrant children

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 9, 2016 0

Welcome to IRIN's weekly top picks of must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. Six to read: Scorched earth and charred lives in

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Lots of peace talk but little new hope for Myanmar displaced

Lots of peace talk but little new hope for Myanmar displaced

September 9, 2016 0

In a sign of its commitment to ending the ethnic wars that have bedeviled Myanmar for six decades, the country’s first civilian-led government in half a century held a four-day peace conference last

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“Where is NATO now?”

“Where is NATO now?”

May 30, 2016 0

Glowering across a table in a Tripoli café, 28-year-old Mohamed* has no kind words for Western leaders or any of Libya’s three governments. “In 2011, NATO said it intervened in Libya to protect the

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Are the ADF ‘Islamist’ scapegoats in Congo?

Are the ADF ‘Islamist’ scapegoats in Congo?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org April 8, 2016 0

Attacks on civilians in the Beni region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have killed more than 500 people in the past 18 months. Congolese officials accuse the Allied Democratic Forces, an

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WANTED: War criminals still at large

WANTED: War criminals still at large

March 24, 2016 0

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić was today found guilty of genocide and war crimes and sentenced to 40 years in jail. The verdict ends Europe’s biggest war crimes trial since Nuremburg, and

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