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  • Failing the Internally Displaced

    The UNDP Displaced Persons Program in Kenya

    Between 1993 and 1995, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) administered a program to return an estimated 300,000 persons who were driven off their land by state-sponsored “ethnic” violence.

  • Clamping Down on Critics

    Human Rights Violations in Advance of the Elections

    Freedom of expression and press freedom are essential conditions for the conduct of free and fair elections.

  • A Death Knell for Free Expression?

    The New Amendments to the Press and Publications Law

    Since Jordan signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1994, there has been growing tension between the Jordanian government and the independent press, particularly the kingdom's small-circulation weekly newspapers. Journalists and editors have been arrested, detained and prosecuted for violations of both the penal code and provisions of the press and publications law of 1993.

  • Elections in the Shadow of Violence and Repression

    Algerians went to the polls on June 5, 1997 in the first parliamentary elections since the military-backed government canceled elections in January 1992. That measure, taken to prevent a victory by the Islamic Salvation Front (Front Islamique du Salut, or FIS), plunged the country into endemic violence that continues today and has claimed more than 60,000 lives, most of them civilians.

  • Rape for Profit

    Trafficking of Nepali Girls and Women to India's Brothels

    At least hundreds of thousands, and probably more than a million women and children are employed in Indian brothels. Many are victims of the increasingly widespread practice of trafficking in persons across international borders. In India, a large percentage of the victims are women and girls from Nepal.

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