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Summary “I skip a meal so my children can eat and to ensure that the bills are paid.” -Janet, 35, March 2020…

What Happens When You Take The ‘Human’ Out Of Human Rights?

Governments worldwide increasingly use automation to deliver social welfare programs to people. They claim automation helps speed up the delivery of welfare support. But losing human input can spell danger for people’s livelihoods. As new research shows,…
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A logo of a smartphone app TikTok is seen on a user post on a smartphone screen Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

24 September 2020

The undersigned non-governmental organizations welcome a number of improvements made in the March 2020 version of the Draft Convention on International Cooperation in the Investigation and Prosecution of the Crime of Genocide, Crimes against Humanity and…

Bill on Denying Dictatorship-Era Abuses Would Criminalize Protected Speech

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General Augusto Pinochet, who from 1973 to 1990 led a military government in Chile responsible for extensive human rights abuses, in 1975.
Daily Brief
Where is Covid emergency aid money going?; justice awaits for Conakry stadium victims; Afghan parties should end attacks on civilians; Hong Kong protesters are held incommunicado; does anyone care about Moria refugees?; how Covid-related school closures…

Item 6 – UN Human Rights Council

We cannot underscore enough our deep sadness and dismay that the Kyrgyz government took no action on Finland’s recommendation and Ireland’s statement to release the human rights defender Azimjon Askarov from prison. Instead authorities denied him adequate…

As the crackdown continues in Belarus, protesters have responded with humour - but UN action, or sanctions, could really help.

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Riot police stand guard during demonstrations against police violence in Minsk, Belarus, September 6, 2020. 
Belarus woman

ICC Independent Expert Review: The court and states should seize opportunity to strengthen court’s performance

We call on the International Criminal Court (ICC) and its states parties to maximize the unique opportunity provided by the final report of the Independent Expert Review (IER). We believe this requires identifying a plan that is characterized by genuine…
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