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.l--sidebar-after--even > .l-primary, .l--sidebar-after > .l-primary { width: 100%;} The precipitous decline in respect for human rights in Cambodia in recent years continued with a wave of politically motivated…
Cambodia: Free All Political Prisoners
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.l-primary, .l--sidebar-after > .l-primary { width: 100%;} /*-->*/ One of the signal achievements of the 1991 Paris Peace Agreements and the UN peacekeeping mission that followed was the…
Cambodia: Free All Political Prisoners
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Libyan authorities should seize a historic opportunity to promote and protect women’s rights as the country transitions from four decades of dictatorship. The parliament, government, and other bodies should ensure that women can participate actively and…
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Almost half of South Sudanese girls between ages 15 and 19 are married, some as young as age 12. An egregious violation of women and girls’ human rights, child marriage in South Sudan exacerbates the country’s high levels of poverty, low levels of…
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Royal Canadian Mounted Police Guilty of Abusive Policing, Neglect Along ‘Highway of Tears’
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Former detainees and defectors have identified the locations, agencies responsible, torture methods used, and, in many cases, the commanders in charge of 27 detention facilities run by Syrian intelligence agencies. The systematic patterns of ill-treatment…
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Approximately 400 women and girls are imprisoned in Afghanistan for “moral crimes”, which usually involve flight from unlawful forced marriage or domestic violence. Some women and girls have been convicted of zina, sex outside of marriage, after being…
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Women’s rights have progressed significantly in the last two decades, but major challenges remain in order to end global gender discrimination. The Unfinished Revolution: Voices from the Global Fight for Women's Rights tells the story of the struggle to…
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Impunity prevails in Zimbabwe. There has been little or no accountability for the numerous cases of political killings, torture, and abductions by alleged government security forces and their allies during and after the presidential election run-off in…
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