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Europe cracks down on luxury yacht tax dodge, citing Paradise Papers

March 13, 2018 - The European Commission is taking action against three EU member states for failing to collect sufficient value added tax (VAT)...

Broad Coalition Backs National Trust in UK Fracking Fight

BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON, D.C. March 13, 2018 - The letter is supported by Food & Water Watch, Food & Water Europe, Oil Change International and academics...

Salvadoran Court Releases Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned for 15 Years After Stillbirth

March 13, 2018 - Following almost 15 years of wrongful imprisonment after suffering a stillbirth, the Salvadoran President, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, through the Ministry...

#CollateralFreedom: RSF unblocks three more censored media sites

March 12, 2018 - To mark this year’s World Day Against Cyber-Censorship, celebrated on March 12, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is unveiling another round...

Syria conflict at 7 years: “a colossal human tragedy”

March 9, 2018 - The relentless suffering of Syrian civilians marks a shameful failure of political will and a new low in Syria’s long-running...

Global Fisheries to Be, on Average, 20 Percent Less Productive in 2300, UCI Study...

IRVINE, CA, March 9, 2018 - University of California, Irvine scientists expect the world’s fisheries to be, on average, 20 percent less productive in...

Scientists’ warning to humanity ‘most talked-about paper’

March 8, 2018 - A report on the Earth’s health, 25 years after an initial scientists’ warning to humanity signed by the majority of...

States Must Recognize Human Right to a Healthy Environment, Says UN Expert Report

GENEVA March 6, 2018 - The UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment presented a new report synthesizing the international human rights obligations of...

Myanmar: Forced starvation of Rohingya highlights danger of premature returns

March 6, 2018 - Reacting to the UN’s claim that Myanmar is continuing its campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya including through “forced starvation”,...

Reporters Without Borders shines light on “forbidden coverage” of women’s rights

March 1, 2018 - (Updated on March 5, 2018) To mark International Women’s Day (March 8), Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is publishing a report...

Some 19 million newborns at risk of brain damage every year due to iodine...

March 1, 2018 - Nearly 19 million babies born globally every year – 14 per cent – are at risk of permanent yet preventable...

Israel: UN experts urge immediate halt of plans to deport Eritrean and Sudanese nationals

GENEVA, March 1, 2018 - The new policy by Israel to deport Eritrean and Sudanese nationals violates international human rights and refugee law, UN...

UN Security Council unanimously agrees to 30-day ceasefire in Syria

Feb. 26, 2018 - The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously on Saturday in favor of a 30-day cease-fire in Syria, and demanded immediate...

Syria/Russia: International Inaction as Civilians Die

BEIRUT, Feb. 23, 2018 - Over 400 civilians have reportedly been killed in aerial attacks since February 19, 2018, by the Russian-Syrian military...

Syria: Civilian Deaths in Turkish Attacks May Be Unlawful

Beirut, February 23, 2018 – Turkish Armed Forces appear to have failed to take necessary precautions to avoid civilian casualties in three attacks in...

Corruption Perceptions Index 2017 shows high corruption burden in more than two-thirds of countries

Feb. 22, 2018 - An index released by Transparency International, which marks its 25th anniversary this year, reveals some disturbing information – despite attempts...

Sea-level legacy: 20cm more rise by 2300 for each 5-year delay in peaking emissions

Feb. 20, 2018 - Peaking global CO2 emissions as soon as possible is crucial for limiting the risks of sea-level rise, even if global...

One in Six Children Globally Living in Areas Impacted by Conflict

Feb. 15, 2018 - More children than ever before—at least 357 million globally—are now living in areas affected by conflict, a new report by...

African states affirm the rights of persons with disabilities in a new landmark Protocol

GENEVA (15 February 2018) - The newly adopted Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights has great potential to strengthen the...

Oligarch Oleg Deripaska uses “right to privacy” to censor Russian media

Feb. 14, 2018 - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a Russian court decision ordering websites to immediately remove photos and videos of a meeting...