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

Aug. 6, 2016 – With global tensions rising and progress on nuclear disarmament hard to find, “the world needs the Hibakusha spirit more than ever,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, citing the determination and perseverance of those survivors of the 1945 Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb attacks as an example for championing peace […]

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Eight leading science and engineering societies express concern for welfare of Turkish scientific community, following failed coup

Aug. 3, 2016 – As the Turkish government restores order after the failed coup, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and seven other leading science and engineering societies today expressed concern for the human rights of the Turkish scientific community, which has reportedly been subject to restrictions including travel bans and the […]

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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, a shadowy sector consisting of companies selling a wide range of electronic surveillance technology to government agencies across the world. Made available today is the world’s largest publicly available educational resource […]

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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 a committee tasked with making recommendations to accelerate implementation of death sentences in Iraq. The committee, announced by Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi, has been mandated to identify procedural or legislative delays […]

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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 the city of Mosul, Human Rights Watch said today. The government’s obligation to take all possible measures to protect civilians and ensure respect for the laws of war makes it essential […]

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