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Submission to the UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons

This submission is based on Human Rights Watch research on human rights issues impacting older women,[1] including domestic violence, abuse, and neglect in residential institutions for older people, abuses during armed conflict, and health disparities…
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European Court of Human Rights Reiterates Obligation to Investigate Alleged War Crimes

Click to expand Image On January 3, 2021, two French Mirage 2000 jet…
French Mirage 2000 jet fighter
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Second Militia Attack on Ogossagou Village Killed at Least 35


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Part of the destroyed village of Ogossagou, attacked by armed Dogon men on February 14, 2020. The attack left over 35 Peuhl civilians dead.  © 2020 Private.
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Judicial Inquiries, Arrests First Steps Toward Prosecuting Those Responsible

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Members of the Dogon militia, Dan Na Ambassagou, which was founded to defend the Dogon community from attacks by Islamist armed groups. Dan Na Ambassagou has been implicated in numerous serious abuses against Peuhl civilians.
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 Amidst the proliferation of Islamist armed groups in Mopti region, central Mali, communal violence has in 2018 killed over 200 civilians, driven thousands from their homes, undermined livelihoods, and led to…
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A new treaty to deepen the link between environmental protection and human rights in Latin America and the Caribbean has the potential to reduce the conflicts that lead to the murders of so many environmental defenders in the region. 
 
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Bernardo, a man in his 30s, was born in a quilombo (Afro-Brazilian) community of around 60, men, women, and children in Minas Gerais State, southeast Brazil. Bernardo told Human Rights Watch that he feels powerless against aerial spraying of pesticides. “