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Civil Society Organizations File Class Action Challenging Ethnic Profiling

Police in France engage in longstanding and widespread ethnic profiling that constitutes systemic discrimination, a group of six French and international human rights organizations said today, as they initiated the first class action against the French state over the practice.

Unaccompanied Migrant Children Deprived of Basic Services in Marseille and Gap

Migrant children are being left at risk to the coronavirus because of failures by child protection authorities in Marseille and Gap, France.

Myanmar’s military, known as the Tatmadaw, has committed extensive atrocities against ethnic Rohingya Muslims, including murder, rape, and arson. These abuses reached their peak during the Tatmadaw’s brutal ethnic cleansing campaign, beginning in August 2017, that forced more than 740,000 Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh.

Government’s Own Assessment Shows Human Rights In Poorest Communities May Be Most At Risk

The United Kingdom government has been forced by Parliament to make public its contingency plan

The United Kingdom government has been forced by Parliament to make public its contingency plans in the event the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

The human rights defender was kidnapped in Chechnya and murdered on July 15, 2009. The case remains unsolved.

Appeals Court Ruling Sets Dangerous Precedent

An appeals court’s confirmation of the defamation conviction of an aid worker on June 24, 2019 for an ironic tweet sets a dangerous precedent for freedom of expressionAn appeals court’s confirmation of the defamation conviction of an aid worker on June 24, 2019 for an ironic tweet sets a dangerous precedent for freedom of expression.

Impunity Hampers Sustainable Peace

This week marks 20 years since the end of the Kosovo war. 

New Arrivals Deported, Coerced Back to Syria

Turkish authorities in Istanbul and nine provinces on or near the Syrian border have stopped registering all but a handful of recently arrived Syrian asylum seekers. The suspension is leading to unlawful deportations, coerced returns to Syria, and the denial of health care and education.