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Summary As Nicaragua prepares for presidential elections scheduled for November 7, 2021, the administration of President Daniel Ortega has launched a campaign of arbitrary detention and harassment of government critics, including human rights defenders…
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A large number of poorer countries are running out of Covid-19 vaccines, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. With less than 2 per cent of its populations vaccinated so far, some countries on the…
Volunteers wait to be checked at a vaccine trial facility set at Soweto's Chris Sani Baragwanath Hospital outside Johannesburg, South Africa, November 30, 2020. 
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The anti-LGBT+ policies of Hungary's government are getting some well-deserved attention this week, as the city of Munich calls for the Allianz Arena to light up in rainbow colors during a Euro 2020 football…
People march with a giant rainbow flag from the parliament building in Budapest during the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Pride Parade on July 6, 2019.
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Summary One of the [border] officers said to me : “Canada is a free country for Canadians, not for foreigners.” He seemed very happy to tell me: “You’re going to sleep in jail tonight.” The other officers were laughing about this.… Immigration…
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Canada incarcerates thousands of people, including those with disabilities, on immigration-related grounds every year in often abusive conditions. A new report by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International…
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Summary This report, based on interviews with survivors and experts, and a survey, documents the spread and impact in South Korea of what are referred to there as “digital sex crimes.” Digital sex crimes are crimes involving non-consensual intimate…
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While German Chancellor Angela Merkel continues to stand in the way of a temporary suspension of intellectual property protections for Covid vaccines, the World Health Organization has warned that the…
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Leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States have failed to take concrete and decisive action on the unprecedented challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic and…
Supporters attend the Rally for Vaccine Access for Everyone, Everywhere on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 in Washington, D.C.
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As the G7 Summit in the UK begins, it should be an opportunity to accelerate efforts to tackle the global pandemic and climate change. Solving the inequities in access to Covid-19 medical tools means…
Flags of the G7 Europe, Canada, Italy, Japan, Germany, England, USA and France in Paris, France on July 4th, 2019.
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Chinese authorities impose collective punishment on relatives of activists who flee Xinjiang. Ethiopian government forces summarily executed a 17-year-old boy…
The watchtower of a high-security facility near a “re-education camp” where mostly Muslim ethnic minorities are detained
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Summary Since December 2020, the Bangladesh government has moved nearly 20,000 Rohingya refugees to Bhasan Char, a remote silt island in the Bay of Bengal. With the approaching monsoon season, refugees and humanitarian workers alike fear that inadequate…
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G7 member countries should take immediate and concrete action to end fossil fuel subsidies. Stopping these subsidies is key to countries meeting their human rights obligation to address climate change by…
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Not even two weeks after his Ryanair plane was forced to land in Belarus, detained journalist Roman Protasevich appeared on state television on Thursday. The opposition, human rights groups, and Protasevich'…
Raman Pratasevich arrested 2021 Belarus Ryanair
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Summary Peatlands are the largest terrestrial carbon store on earth, storing more carbon than all other vegetation types in the world combined. But once peatland is destroyed it releases carbon dioxide, a major greenhouse gas driving climate change,…
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  The Chinese government has banned public commemorations for the Tiananmen massacre of pro-democracy protesters in June 1989. Vigils are prohibited in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau, a continuation…
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