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Important new steps to get justice for crimes against humanity in Syria, and for regime abuses against peaceful protesters in Belarus; justice also matters in Liberia; brave students defy authoritarianism in Thailand; horrible health care update from…
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Right to Be Named on Identification Cards A Boost for Equality During Peace Talks

Click to expand Image Delegates attend the last day of the Afghan Loya…
Delegates attend the last day of the Afghan Loya Jirga meeting in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, May 3, 2019.
Summary “Jean,” a Congolese shop owner, received a disturbing call on the night of September 2, 2019. On the other end of the line was his landlord, a South African, who told him that rioters had broken into his shop in Johannesburg. Jean promptly headed…
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The EU now needs to back its values with its money; xenophobic violence against foreigners living in South Africa; apparent summary execution in Mozambique; UN inquiry finds crimes against humanity in Venezuela; trying to prevent an imminent execution in…

How Xenophobia Has Robbed One Young Girl of Her Sense of Belonging

There is one thing 10-year-old Keshia (not her real name) wishes for with all her might: to leave South Africa for good. South Africa might be the place of her birth and the only country where she has ever lived, but she cannot call it home. When, she…
Keshia completes her homework in her family’s home in Johannesburg in August 2020. ©2020 Private

Strong Tool Needed to Link Fund Access to Rule of Law

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European Union flags flutter outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, October 28, 2015.

July 2020

Introduction Human Rights Watch submits the following information regarding Australia's implementation of recommendations it accepted through its 2015 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) as well as information about developments in the human rights situation…