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No European trade deal until Brazil protects the Amazon; keeping schools safe from the battlefield; unrest and killings in Ethiopia; impunity for domestic violence in Kyrgyzstan; critic books disappearing from Hong Kong; another critical voice arrested in…
En esta foto del 10 de marzo de 2018 divulgada por el Instituto Brasileño de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales Renovables (Ibama), los agentes miden madera extraída ilegalmente de la tierra indígena Cachoeira Seca en el estado de Pará, en la Amazonia.
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Dear Foreign Ministers and Members of the European Parliament: We are writing to share our concerns regarding the environmental and human rights crisis unfolding in the Brazilian Amazon, and to urge that the EU-Mercosur trade agreement not be considered…
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Why Global Legal and Policy Efforts to Deter the Military Use of Schools Matter

Click to expand Image The interior of a “temporary learning space” set up…
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Trump shows his contempt for International Criminal Court and global rule of law; military justice in Myanmar is a joke; investigation needed into ‘disappearance’ of Thai activist; Duterte pushes Philippines democracy into abyss; good news from Russia; …
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1. These written submissions are made by Human Rights Watch pursuant to article 36 § 2 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (the European Convention on Human Rights, ECHR) following the leave granted by the…
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Man Who Abused Wife in Viral Video Sentenced to Probation Only

After years of monitoring violence against women in Kyrgyzstan, and seeing little done to punish abusers, we thought this time might finally be different. It wasn’t…
An artistic representation of a domestic violence case in Kyrgyzstan. © Tatiana Zelenskaya
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The overall record of compliance with the Mine Ban Treaty by States Parties is very impressive. There have been no allegations of use of antipersonnel mines in many years and just one confirmed instance of use by a State Party—Yemen, nearly a decade ago.…
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Ethiopia cracks down following protests over popular singer’s murder; detainees at a facility in Yemen face serious health risks in pandemic; donor conference on Syria fails to make push on education; atrocities by Sahel security forces fueling…
Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa in a still from the music video for his song, "Maalan Jira".