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Number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan exceeds 10,000 for the sixth year in a row

More than 10,000 civilians in Afghanistan were killed and injured last year, according to a new United Nations report that details record-high levels of civilian harm in the ongoing conflict. The report, entitled Afghanistan Annual Report on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict …
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Information Meeting on the UPR Process in Turkey: Human Rights Defenders

IOHR and the Press Emblem Campaign held a panel discussion on 27 January 2020 at the United Nations Office in Geneva to coincide with the UN’s Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review of Turkey. Şebnem Korur Fincancı, President of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey …

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Information Meeting on the UPR Process in Turkey: Press Freedom

IOHR and the Press Emblem Campaign held a panel discussion on 27 January 2020 at the United Nations Office in Geneva to coincide with the UN’s Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review of Turkey.

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From Rwanda to Syria: former US Ambassador Rapp on his role as an international prosecutor of war crimes

Former US Ambassador-at-large Stephen Rapp shares his experience as an international prosecutor for war crimes. From the Rwanda genocide to the issue of child soldiers in Sierra Leone, he has worked on landmark convictions which have marked history.

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Refugee Solidarity Summit 2020

The Refugee Solidarity Summit is a convening of grassroots networks, organizations, activists and volunteers working in refugee support, solidarity, advocacy and welcome both in the UK and wider Europe. The event, which took place on January 31st and February 1st, was held to unify and refresh …

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Automated threats of a digital dystopia are closer than you think

One of the common tropes of the digital age is that we should be worried about the AI robots that are coming to kill our jobs, kill our relationships, and ultimately even kill us. The problem is articulated often as a dystopian imagining, which we need to arrest before it becomes reality. Such discussions are in many ways justified, given the immense potential of digital technology and its rapid expansion in a largely unregulated context. … Read more →

Mourning «A Tunisian Girl »: Arab Spring blogger Lina Ben Mhenni

Arab Spring icon and Tunisian cyber activist Lina Ben Mhenni passed away this January. Her funeral was a bittersweet reminder of Tunisia’s long-held yearning for a better future. Nine years after the Jasmine Revolution she courageously fought for, the Arab world is still navigating the legacy of its democratic awakening. Her nationally celebrated funeral took place on 28 January 2020. Just like her life, it was a symbolic stance against extremism, violence and torture. … Read more →

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