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Canadian Lawsuit Challenges the United States’ Designation as a Safe Country for Asylum Seekers

April 20, 2018 - The United States has historically been viewed as a nation that welcomes refugees fleeing from violence and persecution in their...

Acceptance of LGBT people and rights has increased around the world

LOS ANGELES, April 20, 2018 – New research from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds average levels of acceptance for LGBT...

Early rains expose risks for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, but worst ‘yet to come,’...

April 20, 2018 - The arrival of pre-Monsoon rains in southern Bangladesh have exposed alarming level of risks for Rohingya refugees, United Nations humanitarian...

Clean energy spurt vital for 2°C warming limit

LONDON, 19 April, 2018 – Staying within the agreed limit for global temperature rise will be simple, though not easy: it just needs a...

Syria: Block on Douma chemical attack investigation must be lifted immediately, says Amnesty International

April 16, 2018 - Responding to news that inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have still not been granted access...

European Parliament’s political leaders condemn use of chemical weapons in Syria

April 16, 2018 - President Tajani reiterated that the use of chemical weapons is a red line that cannot be crossed with impunity, at...

Research Shows a Global Trend Towards Abolition of the Death Penalty, But More Work...

April 12, 2018 -  In its annual assessment of the death penalty, Amnesty International’s research points to a further global decrease in 2017, down from...

Syria: WHO demands ‘unhindered access’ to site of suspected chemical attack

April 12, 2018 - The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said that it has received reports that an estimated 500 patients at...

Fossil fuel companies under fire for undermining UN climate talks

April 11, 2018 - As EU environment ministers meet in Bulgaria to discuss the upcoming UN climate negotiations, 93 civil society organisations based in...

Security Council fails to adopt three resolutions on chemical weapons use in Syria

April 10, 2018 - Days after alleged chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburb of Douma, the United Nations Security Council failed to adopt...

World must react to chemical attacks, or face dire consequences – Zeid

GENEVA April 9, 2018 - Reports suggesting yet another deadly chemical attack may have been carried out in Syria on Saturday in the town...

Palestinian journalist fatally shot by Israeli forces, RSF calls for investigation

April 9, 2018 - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns yesterday’s disproportionate use of force by Israeli troops, in which Palestinian journalist Yaser Murtaja was...

Suspected chemical attack in Douma may be a war crime as over 70 civilians...

New York/London, April 8, 2018 - The news that another suspected chemical attack has been carried out in Syria, this time in Douma, the last rebel-held...

Internal Documents Shed New Light on Shell’s Role in the Climate Crisis

Washington, DC, April 5, 2018 – CIEL’s analysis of a massive new trove of Shell internal documents unearthed by Dutch journalist Jelmer Mommers shows...

Report: International Energy Agency (IEA) is holding governments back on climate policy

LONDON, April 5, 2018 - Through its energy forecasts, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has been guiding governments towards energy decisions that are inconsistent...

Mass evacuations from Syria’s war-ravaged cities ‘desperate measures in desperate times,’ says senior UN...

April 4, 2018 - In Syria, the mass evacuation of civilians is threatening to leave aid workers “overrun” and “acutely underfunded,” as details emerge...

Syria: A Year On, Chemical Weapons Attacks Persist

Beirut, April 4, 2018 - International efforts to deter chemical attacks in Syria in the year since the devastating sarin attack on Khan Sheikhoun...

RSF and its partners unveil the Journalism Trust Initiative to combat Disinformation

PARIS, April 3, 2018 - The Journalism Trust Initiative was unveiled today at a joint press conference by RSF’s Secretary General Christophe Deloire, AFP...

Netanyahu cancels Israel-UNHCR Agreement of 2nd April on solutions for Eritreans and Sudanese currently...

April 3, 2018 - It is with regret that UNHCR notes today’s cancellation by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of the Israel-UNHCR Agreement of 2nd...

UNCTAD Study: Israel Should End the Occupation and Its Cost for the Palestinian People

GENEVA, April 3, 2018 - Half a century of occupation and appropriation of land and resources has impoverished the Palestinian people and, crucially, denied...