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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. 
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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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Global Day for Climate Action; electoral and intercommunal violence in Guinea; stop prosecuting pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong; Turkmenistan's denial and inaction worsen food crisis; Qatar's new labor reforms; Cameroon manages Covid-19 aid funds in…
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(Nairobi, September 23, 2020) – Guinea’s security forces failed to protect people and committed human rights abuses in Nzérékoré, southeastern Guinea, during legislative elections and a constitutional referendum in March 2020, Human Rights Watch said in a…
Summary Security forces only defended the polling stations, the voters, and took care of the delivery of the ballot boxes. But they did nothing to stop the mob violence by armed Guerzé, Konianké, and Malinké, who attacked people and their properties. –…

How to Keep People Safe in the Run-up to Presidential Elections

When Guinea’s President Alpha Condé tried to get approval via a referendum in March for a new constitution that would allow him to run for a third term, violent clashes between opposition groups, the security forces, and pro-government supporters erupted…
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Item 4 Interactive Dialogue with the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Venezuela

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People wearing face masks walk past a mural depicting Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on April 17, 2020, amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Enforcement Needed, Other Provisions in Effect Still Carry Risk of Abuse

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Workers in Katara cultural heritage village in Doha, Qatar.
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New report details how China is expanding its systematic repression in Xinjiang; key opposition activist arrested in Hong Kong; new evidence of horrific abuses in Libya; EU's dud new Migration Pact; renewed US protests at the failure to get justice for…
In this Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, file photo, a guard tower and barbed wire fences are seen around a facility in the Kunshan Industrial Park in Artux in western China's Xinjiang region. China has responded with swift condemnation on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, a