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Israel/Palestine: Palestinian Rights Defenders Threatened

JERUSALEM, Aug. 15, 2016 - New anonymous death threats have been made against staff members of a Palestinian human rights organization advocating an investigation...

Israel renders 53 Palestinians homeless in August heat; 2016 home demolition rate highest since...

Aug. 12, 2016 - The spate of demolitions in the West Bank continues in full swing: in the past week and half, since the...

‘Let’s build bridges, not walls,’ says UN chief, urging all countries to help refugees...

Aug. 12, 2016 - Encouraging young refugees gathered for an event at resettlement centre in Los Angeles to “study hard be a full...

Women’s rights activists treated as enemies of the state in renewed crackdown in Iran

Aug. 11, 2016 - Iranian authorities have intensified their repression of women’s rights activists in the country in the first half of this year,...

As 1 million dogs are killed and eaten for Bok Nal ‘soup’ in South...

Aug. 9, 2016 - With South Korea’s Bok Nal days underway, the country’s animal protection campaigners mobilised at South Korea’s first ever global anti-dog...

On anniversary of Hiroshima bombing, Ban urges all States to ‘galvanize global will for...

Aug. 6, 2016 - With global tensions rising and progress on nuclear disarmament hard to find, “the world needs the Hibakusha spirit more than...

Eight leading science and engineering societies express concern for welfare of Turkish scientific community,...

Aug. 3, 2016 - As the Turkish government restores order after the failed coup, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and...

New Initiative from Privacy International Tracks the Global Surveillance Industry

Aug. 3, 2016 - A new initiative launched today by Privacy International aims to track the growth and scale of the global surveillance industry,...

Brazil: Daily shootouts and alarming rise in police killings puts Olympic legacy at risk

Aug. 2, 2016 - A shocking 103% percent increase in police killings in Rio de Janeiro between April and June of 2016 and 2015...

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...

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...

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...

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...