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Encouraging Signs They Are Set to Take More Leading Role

Click to expand Image An Icelandic flag hangs outside a shop in…
An Icelandic flag hangs outside a shop in Reykjavik, October 27, 2016.

Libya Could Have Used Ships to Commit Abuses Against Migrants and Asylum Seekers

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Migrants on a boat that they tried to take to Italy, after being detained at a Libyan Navy base in Tripoli on September 20, 2015.

Other Council of Europe Countries Should Back LGBT Rights

As of March 1, Finland will allow same-sex couples to marry, bringing to thirteen the number of European countries with marriage equality laws.Nils Muiznieks, the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights, in a statement on February 21, affirmed…
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Seeking justice for the ongoing grave human rights abuses in Syria has proven largely elusive. Now the shield of impunity is beginning to crack.
 Several countries, including Sweden, Germany, and France are in the process of investigating some…
Syrian Man Carries Children After Barrel Bomb Attack

Forcing Migrants Back is Uninformed and Inhumane

Boris Johnson’s views on handling boat migration from Libya are uninformed and inhumane. "I think personally the boats should be turned back as close to the shore as possible so they don't reach the Italian mainland and that there is more of a deterrent…
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The United Kingdom government’s decision to intervene militarily in Libya in 2011, to help topple then-leader Muammar Gaddafi, and its role there in the period since is under scrutiny from parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee.
Blair & Gaddafi, AP
Thankfully it has been a while since a major shipwreck in the Mediterranean, but the sinking yesterday off the Libyan coast is a reminder that people are still willing to risk their lives to reach the European Union.
 According to the Italian…
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