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The European Union is now paying the price for allowing authoritarian regimes to emerge within the bloc; a new EU draft law also poses risks for rule of law; Russia-backed armed groups undermining humanitarian efforts in eastern Ukraine; no accountability…
European Union flags are waving in front of the headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels. August 5, 2020.
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Proposals Risk Undermining Free Speech, Judicial Authority

This week European Union negotiators will enter what is expected to be the final round of talks on a new regulation on preventing the dissemination of online content classified as “terrorist.” The working draft  poses serious risks to free expression and…
European Union flags are waving in front of the headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels. August 5, 2020.
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Waive intellectual property rights to beat Covid-19; seeking justice over enforced disappearances in Iraq; rights concerns in Ethiopia's Tigray crisis; UK's welcome step against deforestation; EU should bring human rights to the top of its Central Asia…
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Delivered by Steve Goose, Executive Director

The International Campaign to Ban Landmines would like to congratulate States Parties and the Implementation Support Unit for finding a way to make this Meeting of States Parties happen during these difficult times. It is yet another example of the…
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Trending rights tweets this week: With the Taliban threatening to return to power in Afghanistan, women and girls worry about hard-won human rights gains; Tigray crisis escalates in Ethiopia; a troubling sign of violence ahead of Thailand’s local election…
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US, Tech Companies Should Speak Out for Privacy, Free Expression

Click to expand Image A man views Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's…
A man views Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's Facebook page on his mobile phone in downtown Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
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Raman Bandarenka Beaten to Death by Unidentified Assailants

Raman Bandarenka died yesterday as a result of a vicious beating by a group of unidentified assailants in the capital of Belarus. Today, thousands of peaceful protestors across the country demanded justice for his murder…
Portrait of Raman Bandarenka