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Russia has finished off the UN’s Syria chemical attack probe. What now?

Russia has finished off the UN’s Syria chemical attack probe. What now?

November 20, 2017 0

  Russia recently used a series of Security Council vetoes – the final one last week – to kill an international body investigating a gruesome series of chemical attacks in Syria.   The

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The Libyan migrant “prisons” of Europe’s making

The Libyan migrant “prisons” of Europe’s making

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 1, 2017 0

The consequences of Italian and European migration policies for migrants and refugees stuck in Libya are ugly and stark: from militia wars to increasing extortion to overcrowded detention “prisons” where pregnant women can

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The real crisis in North Korea is not the one you’ve been hearing about

The real crisis in North Korea is not the one you’ve been hearing about

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 18, 2017 0

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has been in the news a lot lately, with the DPRK testing new missiles and the United States moving a naval strike group off the Korean peninsula. The

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Women’s empowerment meets male resistance, sexual exploitation in Nigeria camps

Women’s empowerment meets male resistance, sexual exploitation in Nigeria camps

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 22, 2017 0

The camps for displaced people scattered across northeast Nigeria are supposed to provide safety from Boko Haram violence. But for many women the threat is no longer the jihadists: The danger is inside

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Syrian militias, Gazan pipes, and reforming humanitarianism: IRIN Top Picks

Syrian militias, Gazan pipes, and reforming humanitarianism: IRIN Top Picks

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 27, 2017 0

Every week, IRIN's team of editors curates a selection of humanitarian reports and opinion you may have missed, from in-depth analyses and features to academic studies and podcasts: Making humanitarianism fit for purpose

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Alive or dead?

Alive or dead?

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

A military court in Cameroon last month sentenced to death 89 men on terrorism charges related to Boko Haram violence.

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The Grammar of Impotence

The Grammar of Impotence

carolyn.simon@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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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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Top picks: Effective altruism, humanitarian complicity and Boko Haram

Top picks: Effective altruism, humanitarian complicity and Boko Haram

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 24, 2015 0

DUBAI 24 July 2015 (IRIN) - WordsEvery week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, interviews, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on

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Goma running out of space for DRC’s displaced

Goma running out of space for DRC’s displaced

August 23, 2013 0

BULENGO 23 August 2013 (IRIN) - If the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) North Kivu capital of Goma were a hotel, there would be a sign hanging on the door with the words

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