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(New York, July 31, 2020) – Probation and parole are promoted as alternatives to incarceration that help people get back on their feet, but instead feed bloated jail and prison populations in the United States, Human Rights Watch and the American Civil…

By improving its own record, and speaking up against violations globally, New Delhi can provide leadership

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Heads of state and their representatives take part in a meeting of the United Nations Security Council to address the situation in the Middle East during the General Assembly for the 71st session of the U.N. General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New Yo
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Plus: new UN report on appalling abuses against women in North Korea; Poland's government plans to remove protections for women and girls; Uganda criminalizes comedians over satirical video; Saudi court jails blogger for supporting equal rights; ICC sets…
People check their phones at a market in central Istanbul, Turkey, July 18, 2019.

Government Threatening to Leave Domestic Violence Treaty

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Protesters with a banner reading "Women's Strike" take part in a rally against the Polish government’s plans to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention on prevention and combating of domestic violence, in Warsaw, Poland, July 24, 2020. © 2020 AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski
(Goma, July 30, 2020) – Criminal gangs have kidnapped for ransom at least 170 people near the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo between April 2017 and March 2020, Human Rights Watch said today. Small groups armed with guns and…
(Nairobi, July 27, 2020) – The International Criminal Court (ICC) announcement on July 16, 2020 of the upcoming trial of two militia leaders is a significant step for justice for grave crimes committed in the Central African Republic, Human Rights Watch…

No Time to Trim the Sails

INTRODUCTION In the fifteen years since its inception, the International Criminal Court (ICC), the intended centerpiece of a worldwide “system” of justice for the most serious international crimes, has had serious problems. Some of these have been caused…
ICC permanent premises
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Kyrgyzstan's authorities responsible for rights defender's death in prison; violence against civilians in Cameroon; ageing supertanker threat in Yemen; labor rights in Lebanon; internet block hampering aid efforts in Myanmar; and challenging the latest…
Ethnic Uzbek journalist Azimzhan Askarov, who was arbitrarily arrested, tortured, convicted after an unfair trial and jailed for life looks through metal bars during hearings at the Bishkek regional court, Kyrgyzstan.

Armed Group’s Landmine Use Doesn’t Justify Ban in Rakhine, Chin States

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Three people walk along a road close to the surge of fighting between the Arakan Army and Myanmar military in Rakhine State, January 25, 2019.
Trending rights tweets this week: Trump's abusive response to protests in the US escalates; time to end forced labor in Xinjiang; activists jailed in Zimbabwe for speaking out; and upholding the rule of law in the face of authoritarianism. 
Federal officers run after dispersing protesters in Portland, Oregon, July 22, 2020.