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Justice for murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia as Malta’s PM resigns following mass protests

On Sunday 1 December, Malta's prime minister Joseph Muscat announced that he will resign next month following protests over a 2017 car bombing that killed Daphne Caruana Galizia, a prominent anti-corruption journalist. Mr Muscat was under pressure to quit over his former top aide's alleged links to the killing of the journalist.
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Repatriation of the children of British militants in Syria

Orlaith Minogue, Conflict and Humanitarian Advocacy Adviser for Save the Children, speaks of the urgency to repatriate any foreign children from the overcrowded refugee camps of al-Hawl and al-Roj in North Eastern Syria.

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Ethiopia: A New Dawn for Press Freedom?

Ethiopia is at a tipping point for democracy and with it press freedom. Following the dramatic rise to power of Dr. Abiy Ahmed, his administration enacted democratic reforms, freed journalists and opponents, unblocked 264 websites and allowed banned TV stations to operate.

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UNA-UK celebrates UN Day 2019

United Nations Association UK celebrated UN Day 2019 by presenting Andrew Gilmour, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, with the Sir Brian Urquhart Award for Distinguished Service to the United Nations. Next year will mark the UN’s 75th anniversary.

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Sunny Jacobs on life after Death Row

Sonia ‘Sunny’ Jacobs persevered on death row for 28 years for a crime she did not commit. She was exonerated in 1992 but this reprieve came too late for her husband who was executed in 1990 by a faulty electric chair. He took 13 minutes to die. Sunny explains that her experience is that …

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#BringUKChildrenHome

There are currently 60 children born to UK nationals trapped in overcrowded unsafe refugee camps in North-East Syria. The UK government can rescue them from this peril and bring them home now.

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#BeARefugeeSponsor

#BeARefugeeSponsor calls for the expansion and diversification of the UK Community Sponsorship resettlement scheme of Syrian refugees as the numbers of those displaced increases.

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#DefendJournalists

According to Reporters Without Borders, 2018 was the most dangerous year on record to be a journalist. A total of 80 were murdered, 348 were imprisoned and a further 60 were taken hostage.

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#ChildrenNotProfit

#ChildrenNotProfit calls on the government to waive citizenship fees for children and aims to increase public awareness of the extortionate Home Office citizenship fees and the severe implications of these on children’s lives.

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#BrexitvsYourRights. Under the current UK Withdrawal Bill to exit the European Union Bill your rights are potentially at risk. IOHR tracks the impact on your human rights and raises awareness after this historical measure.

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#FreeRouhaniHostages

British Iranian dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was sentenced to 5 years on unlawful charges by the Iranian Government. During President Hassan Rouhani’s tenure, Iran has jailed up to 30 dual-nationals since 2015.

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Madrid Climate Summit ‘COP25’ opens

UN delegates gathered in Madrid on 2 December for the opening of ‘COP25’ Climate Change Conference. The conference will be held from 2 -13 December in Madrid and comes as a next step in the process of advancing UN initiatives on climate change. The summit is expected to be attended by delegates from 197 … Read more →

Turkey: Human rights defenders risk 15 years of imprisonment

More than two years after they were first detained, Turkey’s State Prosecutor has made a request for the conviction of Amnesty Turkey’s honorary chair, Taner Kılıç, former director İdil Eser and four other human rights defenders on terrorism-related charges. … Read more →

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Violence and discrimination against LGBTQ+ people in Sub-Saharan Africa

From government leaders such as Robert Mugabe labelling homosexual men as “worse than pigs and dogs” to the classification of homosexuality as a disease, and no legal ramifications for those who participate in homophobic behaviour, life within Sub-Saharan African countries can be very difficult for LGBTQ+ people. Surveys taken in Zimbabwe show that 50% of gay men have … Read more →

The Kremlin’s latest legislative initiative to control information and silence opposition voices

A bill before the Russian parliament that would expand the status of “foreign agents” to private persons, including bloggers and citizen journalists, should be a source for serious concern. This legislative initiative would have a detrimental impact on the already restrictive environment for independent journalism in Russia and become a strong tool to silence opposition voices. … Read more →

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