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Civilians Bear the Brunt of Renewed Fighting

Libya began descending into chaos after Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011. Could you summarize the complex situation in Libya today? The latest conflict started in April 2019, when an armed group in eastern Libya called…
Government of National Accord fighters take positions during clashes with east-based fighters from the Libyan National Army at Al-Yarmouk frontline in Tripoli, Libya on August 29, 2019.
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M. Edouard Philippe Premier Ministre Hôtel de Matignon 57 rue de Varenne 75007 Paris Paris, Wednesday, February 5, 2020. Mr. Prime Minister, The Saudi cargo ship Bahri Yanbu is due to arrive in Cherbourg…
French human rights activists wave flags as they demonstrate in front of Saudi cargo ship Bahri Tabuk docked at le "Grand Port Autonome de Marseille" GPAM in Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone, on May 29, 2019.
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March 16, 2018 Dear Senator, We write to express our grave concerns regarding the nomination of Gina Haspel for Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and to ask that you not advance her nomination until all of the…
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Joint NGO letter to Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council

Excellency, We, the undersigned nongovernmental organizations, urge you to support the creation of an independent international investigation into violations and abuses of international human rights law and international humanitarian law in…
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What are some of the misconceptions around being born intersex? Unfortunately, in our society we’re still at a point where most people don’t know the basic facts about being intersex. People think it is very rare, but really, up to two percent of the…
A poster by intersex activist Pidgeon Pagonis
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Re: Civilian Protection in Afghanistan

May 15, 2017 James Mattis Secretary of Defense Department of Defense 1000 Defense Pentagon Washington, D.C. 22202 Re: Civilian Protection in Afghanistan Dear Secretary Mattis: We write…
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Arms Ambargo on South Sudan Long-Overdue

Dear Ambassador, I’m writing to you ahead of this week’s Security Council discussion on South Sudan. We hope you and the rest of the council are now ready to take the long-overdue step of imposing an arms embargo on South Sudan.  As…
Government helicopter gunship flying low over IDP site at the UN base in Thongpiny, Juba, South Sudan.