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Governments should act swiftly to redress the harm caused to children’s education in the wake of the unprecedented disruption from the Covid-19 pandemic, says Human Rights Watch in a report published today…
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In a major new development, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has called for new legally binding rules for fully autonomous weapons or "killer robots” that target human beings…
Killer robots
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Gaza officials report that 24 Palestinians, including nine children, were killed overnight in Israeli airstrikes that came after Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets from Gaza at Israel. The…
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Governments in the Middle East and North Africa should outlaw the violent discipline of children, Human Rights Watch says today, introducing an index categorizing countries in the region based on their laws…
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The International Criminal Court (ICC) imposed a 25-year-sentence on Dominic Ongwen, a former leader of the Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). The sentence marks an important milestone in the search for…
Ongwen at the ICC, January 21, 2016
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Huge news - and it's good! People around the world facing the devastation of the Covid-19 pandemic have reason to feel more hopeful today. After seven months of vigorous advocacy by health experts and human…
Supporters attend the Rally for Vaccine Access for Everyone, Everywhere on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 in Washington, D.C.
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Niger’s new President Mohamed Bazoum was elected in the country’s first democratic transition since independence. His government should prioritize accountability for massacres committed by alleged Islamist…
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Donors and diaspora groups are rushing assistance to India to help curb the world’s fastest growing Covid-19 crisis. But instead of addressing healthcare shortages, India’s government is responding by…
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Myanmar's junta leader had his first international meeting this weekend with leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). After they reached a much-criticized consensus on Myanmar's…
A woman in tears makes the three finger salute while holding a portrait of her relative shot dead a day earlier by security forces after they open fire toward peaceful anti military coup protesters in Yangon.
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India is suffering the world’s fastest-growing number of Covid-19 cases, and the government’s response appears to have collapsed.  Yesterday, the UN Security…
People stand in a queue to get their refills of cooking gas cylinders in Mumbai, India, March 26, 2020.
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Today is Earth Day, the annual celebration of the only planet that humanity (and every other species we know of) can live on - a fact we should probably think about more often…
Globe and reminder that we only have one planet
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A jury has convicted former US police officer Derek Chauvin of second-degree murder for killing George Floyd. More needs to be done to address systemic policing problems. Policy changes that support…
A mural dedicated to George Floyd and honoring the black lives matter movement, showing a depiction of George Floyd's face with his name and supporters of the movement against a blue painted background. Flowers and handwritten signs adorn the sidewalk beneath the mural.
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Last summer, Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny narrowly survived an assassination attempt, widely believed to have been organized by Russia's security services. Now, without concerted action, he may…
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The regime in China is committing crimes against humanity against Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in the northwest region of Xinjiang, Human Rights Watch says in a new report published today. The UN Human…
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