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Summary Since 2016, over 400 human rights defenders have been killed in Colombia—the highest number of any country in Latin America, according to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). In November 2016, the…
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Summary “I skip a meal so my children can eat and to ensure that the bills are paid.” -Janet, 35, March 2020   “Janet R.,” 35, a single mother who works at a college student advice center in London, suddenly found herself on the verge of financial…
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Summary In the eastern Colombian province of Arauca and the neighboring Venezuelan state of Apure, non-state armed groups use violence to control peoples’ daily lives. They impose their own rules, and to enforce compliance they threaten civilians on…
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  Summary The 2016 peace accord between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, FARC) presented a landmark opportunity to halt the serious abuses and atrocities associated…
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 Tens of thousands of families in the United Kingdom every year do not have enough food to live on and are turning to sources of non-state charitable aid. This new phenomenon of growing hunger for some of the least…
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 [They] just came in with an agenda of cutting my 15 hours per week to 6.5. They announced it. They told me ‘We are not there to give you more, but we are going to cut it.’ They had worked out that that was what I…
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  Summary In 2016, the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) signed a peace accord, establishing a landmark opportunity to halt the serious abuses and atrocities that had long accompanied a decades-long armed…
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 Since 2011, violence in Syria has forcibly displaced at least 1.6 million school-age children to other countries in the region. Before the conflict, more than 90 percent of Syrian children attended primary school and 70 percent…
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 Between 2002 and 2008, army brigades across Colombia routinely executed civilians. Under pressure from superiors to show “positive” results and boost body counts in their war against guerrillas, soldiers and officers abducted…
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 Hidden Away
 Abuses against Migrant Domestic Workers in the UK
 Summary
 Findings
 Obligations
 Recommendations
 To the UK Government
 To the UK Parliament
 To the Home…
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 The Crisis in Buenaventura
 Disappearances, Dismemberment, and
 Displacement in Colombia’s Main Pacific Port
 Summary
 Recommendations
 Methodology
 Background
 Disappearances,
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 Whose Development?
 Human Rights Abuses in Sierra Leone’s Mining Boom
 Map of

 Sierra Leone
 Summary
 Recommendations
 To the

 Government of Sierra Leone
 To the
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 The Risk of Returning Home
 Violence and Threats against Displaced People Reclaiming

 Land in Colombia
 Glossary
 Summary
 Widespread Abuses
 Perpetrators
 The Government’s…
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 With the rapid development and proliferation of robotic

 weapons, machines are starting to take the place of humans on the battlefield.

 Some military and robotics experts have…
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 Rights Out of Reach 
 Obstacles to Health, Justice, and Protection for Displaced
 Victims of Gender-Based Violence in Colombia
 Summary
 Obstacles to
 Medical Attention
 Obstacles to
 Justice…
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 Without Suspicion
 Stop and Search
 under the Terrorism Act 2000
 Executive Summary
 Recommendations
 I. Background
 Introduction of the Terrorism Act 2000
 Growing Domestic Criticism.. 
 II. Section 44…
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  “No Questions Asked”
 Intelligence Cooperation with Countries that Torture 
 Executive Summary
 Background
 International Law on Torture
 The obligation to prevent and punish
 torture
 Torture material as evidence…
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 Fast-Tracked Unfairness
 
 Detention
 and Denial of Women Asylum Seekers in the UK 
 I. Summary
 Methodology
 II.
 Recommendations
 III.
 Background
 The Standard
 Asylum Procedure
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 Paramilitaries’ Heirs
 The New Face of Violence in Colombia
 Glossary
 Map of Colombia
 I. Summary and Recommendations
 The Successor Groups: A Predictable
 Outcome of a Flawed Demobilization
 The Human…
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 Cruel Britannia
 British
 Complicity in the Torture and Ill-treatment of Terror Suspects in Pakistan 
 Cruel Britannia
 Summary
 Key Recommendations
 The British government should:
 Methodology
 I. Background…