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  Summary “Leila,” 11, and her sister “Magdoulin,” 12, have never been inside a classroom. Growing up in war-torn Syria, the only education the sisters, originally from Aleppo, had before fleeing their country six years ago was a private…
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Summary Every day I fear for my safety living in this country because of my sexual orientation. I am alive but if anyone ever find out and wanted to find out, they can kill me …I am an easy target for anything. —Peter, Dominica,…
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Summary Greek authorities registered over 3,300 unaccompanied asylum-seeking and migrant children arriving in Greece in the first seven months of 2016. Many of these children had fled violence and armed conflict in their home countries…
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Introduction Unprecedented numbers of migrants and asylum seekers traveled by sea to European shores in 2015. By mid-November, over 800,000 had reached Italy and Greece, with relatively small numbers arriving in Spain and Malta. According to…
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  Summary Vladimir Mitrić, a Serbian journalist, has always been drawn towards unearthing the darker side of life: human and drug smuggling; war crimes; corrupt politicians, war profiteers, tycoons and murders shielded by…
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Introduction Unprecedented numbers of people are taking dangerous journeys across the Mediterranean to reach countries of the European Union. Migrants and asylum seekers have been crossing the Mediterranean for decades. The numbers have…
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Unwelcome Guests Greek Police Abuses of Migrants in Athens Summary Key Recommendations To the Government of Greece: To Regional and International Actors: Methodology …
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Map of Sample Routes Taken by Migrants and Asylum Seekers Sample routes taken by migrants and asylum seekers based on testimony collected by Human Rights Watch and…
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Summary As human beings, we shouldn’t be treated like this…. I am not an animal to be chased with sticks. —Douglas Kesse, Ghanaian asylum seeker, January 11, 2012 In May 2011,…
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Map of Bosnia and Herzegovina Source: United Nations Bosnia and Herzegovina, Map No. 3729 Rev.6, March 2007…
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Summary Spurred in part by the impending closure of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), in 2003 the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina…
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Summary Between November 2, 2010 and March 2, 2011, nearly 12,000 migrants entering Greece at its land border with Turkey were arrested and detained. The detention…
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No Refuge Migrants in Greece Introduction Secret Expulsions at the Border Caught at Sea Cracking Down Mistreatment of Children A Broken Asylum System Revolving-Door …
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Left to Survive Systematic Failure to Protect Unaccompanied Migrant Children in Greece Map of Greece Summary and Key Recommendations Key Recommendations Methodology and Scope I. Unaccompanied Child Migrants and Asylum Seekers in Greece Flight from…
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Stuck in a Revolving Door Iraqis and Other Asylum Seekers and Migrants at the Greece/Turkey Entrance to the European Union Map of Greece and Turkey Border Region I. Summary II. Recommendations III. Methodology and Scope IV. Background The Geography of…
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Still Waiting Bringing Justice for War Crimes, Crimes against Humanity, and Genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina's Cantonal and District Courts I. Introduction Methodology II. The Importance of the Trials…
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Narrowing the Impunity Gap Trials before Bosnia's War Crimes Chamber I. Introduction.. II. Policies and Practices of the Prosecution.. A. Overview of recent developments 1. Progress in bringing forward cases 2. Managing the existing caseload.. B…
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Weighing the Evidence Lessons from the Slobodan Milosevic Trial Executive Summary Introduction Background Court Proceedings Evidence Financial Assistance.. Material Support Arming of Bosnian and Croatian Serbs JNA support…
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A Chance for Justice? War Crime Prosecutions in Bosnia's Serb Republic Executive Summary Background Importance of War Crimes Prosecutions in Republika Srpska Significant Number of War Crimes Cases Yet To Be Heard Seriousness of…