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Unique insight into North Korea's horrible criminal justice system; activists held on blasphemy charges in Mauritania should be freed; serious rule of law concerns in Poland; more mass protests in Belarus and Thailand, and some mixed messages from Egypt's…
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Trending rights tweets of the week: Water cannon used against peaceful activists in Thailand who defended themselves with umbrellas; an unprecedented 39 governments condemn China for its repression in Xinjiang, Tibet, and Hong Kong; people returning to…
Pro democracy demonstrators face water canons as police try to clear the protest venue in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020.
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Judicial Action by Environment Minister Threatens Free Speech

(São Paulo) – A Brazilian government action in response to a leading environmental defender’s criticism of the Bolsonaro administration’s disastrous environmental policy threatens freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should…
Image of an illegal deforestation strip in the Amazonian forest recorded during the Ibama’s Operation Brigada Verde, in Rondonia, Brazil in August 2019
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The rights of voters in the US are under new and old threats; Trump administration doubles down on endangering asylum seekers; mass protests in Thailand; Indonesia's pariah general Prabowo visits US; crackdown against protests in Nigeria; new report on…
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Summary In April 2019, the Syrian government and its ally, Russia, launched a major military offensive to retake Idlib governorate and surrounding areas in northwest Syria— one of the last areas controlled by anti-government armed groups. Over the next…
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Californians will soon be voting on Prop 22—an initiative that would remove protections for gig workers and could drive them into financial hardship.

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Syrian-Russian alliance targets life in Idlib; ensuring fair access to Covid-19 vaccine; the pandemic's impact on girls education in Afghanistan; 10 steps for safe, credible elections in the US; mass convictions for homosexuality in Algeria; Indonesia's…
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Key Principles to Ensure Every Vote Counts, Rights Are Respected

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The following principles are based on international human rights law, which offers valuable standards for protecting fundamental human rights during elections. Relevant law can be found in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (articles…
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Attacks on Civilians in Idlib, Syria

On a hot morning in late May in the town of Ariha, in the northwest Syrian governorate of Idlib, Fadel Faham’s elderly mother woke him up at around 9:30 in the morning and asked him to go to their family’s café. He put on a light T-shirt to keep cool in…
On May 27 a large munition struck a residential area in the town of Ariha, across from the Banat Ariha school, killing at least 13 civilians and wounding at least 21, including four members of Fadel Faham’s.