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PUTTING HUMAN RIGHTS INTO FOCUS

Iran shuts down newspaper amidst accusations the number of Covid-19 cases could be 20 times higher than official figures

On 10 August, Iran closed the Jahane Sanat newspaper after it quoted an expert who questioned the country’s official coronavirus statistics, managing editor Mohammad Reza Saadi told the official IRNA news agency. The IRNA report did not say how long the suspension would last. 
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Desperate Iranian workers protest to defend their rights

Mass protests have sprung up again in Iran, over unpaid wages and poor working conditions. Mehdi Kouhestani, a Canada-based Iranian labour activist, explains the social and historical context of these demonstrations and describes how the security apparatus in Iran represses any attempt of protecting labour rights in the country.

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IOHR TV – The Human Rights TV Channel

US repression of BLM protests ‘incompatible with US and international human rights law’

Rollie Lal, Associate Professor of the Elliott School of International Affairs, describes the human rights implications of the brutal crackdown on the Black Lives Matter protests by the Trump administration.

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The birthright of a child to it’s mother’s nationality -the gender discriminatory laws which can lead to statelessness

Women cannot pass on their nationality to their children in 25 countries around the world, while more than 50 countries have some form of gender discrimination in their nationality laws.

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Who is who in the largest urban slum in Africa

For the majority of the population in Kibera, the largest slum in Nairobi, Kenya, social distancing, washing hands and wearing a mask is simply impossible. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the living conditions of Nubians and other ethnic minorities in Kenya.

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Yemen: Houthi-controlled court convicts 10 journalists and sentences 4 to death on Spurious Charges Yemen: Houthi-controlled court convicts 10 journalists and sentences 4 to death on Spurious Charges

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UK asylum laws edge towards murky waters

The British prime minister has suggested changing UK asylum laws to deter future asylum seekers crossing the English channel. The comments come after a spike in attempted crossings, including 235 people arriving on 6 August 2020 - a record for a single day. The increase is mainly due to the favourable weather … Read more →

Multi-Author Blogs on Human Rights

Ballots and bots: the threats to democratic elections

2020 is one phenomenal election year across the world. There have been, or there will be 20 elections across Europe, 15 across Africa, 14 across Asia, nine in North America, seven in South America, five in the Middle East, and eight in Oceania.  Elections are the bedrock of any democratic society. They are the most… … Read more →

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