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German responses to terror range from cautious to conspiratorial

July 31, 2016 - Until this month, Germany had been spared from terrorist attacks with momentous losses of life. Since July 18, four attacks have...

Iraq: Fast-tracking executions will only accelerate injustice – Zeid

GENEVA/BAGHDAD August 1, 2016 - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Monday expressed serious concern at the creation of...

Afghanistan: Forces Linked to Vice President Terrorize Villagers

New York, July 31, 2016 ­– The Afghan government should prosecute militia members responsible for killings and other abuses against civilians in Afghanistan’s northern...

Iraq: Ban Abusive Militias From Mosul Operation

Beirut, July 31, 2016 – Iraqi military commanders should prevent militias with records of serious abuses from taking part in planned military operations for...

If evicting people were an Olympic event, Brazil would win gold

August 2, 2016 - Rumour has it that Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen will be robbed during the opening ceremony for Rio 2016. It will, of...

In Iraq, UNICEF Ambassador Ewan McGregor urges help for children ‘ripped from their homes’

Aug. 2, 2016 - Just back from crisis-riven northern Iraq, were he visited refugee camps for Iraqi and Syrian families and children, actor Ewan...

Scientists link conflict and climate change

LONDON, Aug. 18, 2016 - Ethnic conflict linked to tragic episodes of civil war, waves of refugees and even the collapse of nation states could...

Outrageous attack on funeral makes international investigation into Yemen even more vital – Zeid

GENEVA October 10, 2016 - Describing the attack on a funeral in Sana’a on Saturday as “outrageous”, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid...

Zeid urges immediate halt to bombardment of eastern Aleppo, says further war crimes may...

GENEVA, Dec. 14, 2016 - “I am appalled that the deal enabling the evacuation of many thousands of civilians, including the wounded and the...

World Bank introducing new fossil fuel subsidies, undermining its own climate change commitments and...

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 26, 2017 - New analysis of Bank’s $5-billion-dollar policy loans shows lender supporting investment incentives for coal and other fossil fuel...

Gaza: ‘Unlawful Combatants Law’ Violates Rights

JERUSALEM, March 1, 2017 - Israel has been detaining Palestinian residents of Gaza under an obscure law that strips away meaningful judicial review and...

China: Major Tibetan Buddhist Institution Faces Further Demolitions (VIDEO)

NEW YORK, March 29, 2017 - Chinese authorities should halt the expulsion and political re-education of monks and nuns from a major Tibetan religious...

Indigenous Leaders Deliver Letter to China to Abandon Oil Drilling in Their Territory as...

NEW YORK, NY, May 1, 2017 - Indigenous leaders Manari and Gloria Ushigua from the Sápara nation of the Ecuadorian Amazon delivered a letter...

Uruguay, First Country in the World to Legally Regulate Marijuana, Begins Retail Sales Next...

July 14, 2017 - Next week, Uruguay will begin sales of legal marijuana for adult residents. The marijuana legalization proposal was put forward by...

Afghanistan: Proposed Militia a Threat to Civilians

New York, September 18, 2017 – The Afghan government should reject proposals to create a new militia with inadequate training and oversight, Human Rights...

UNHCR report exposes the discrimination pervading the life of stateless minorities worldwide

November 3, 2017 - A new UNHCR report warns that discrimination, exclusion and persecution are stark realities for many of the world’s stateless minorities,...

World Meteorological Organization confirms 2017 among the three warmest years on record

January 18, 2018 - In a clear sign of continuing long-term climate change caused by increasing atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases, 2015, 2016 and...

Syria: Seven years of catastrophic failure by the international community

March 15, 2018 - To mark the seventh anniversary of the Syria conflict, Amnesty International is calling for the international community to assume its...

UN ready to discuss ‘possible forms of support’ to further inter-Korean peace efforts

May 2 2018 - Secretary-General António Guterres has said that the United Nations stands ready to discuss “possible forms of support” to further inter-Korean...

Meeting Paris climate targets will require a substantial reallocation of global investment

June 18, 2018 - A new analysis by an international team of scientists led by IIASA shows that low carbon investments will need to...