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Human Rights Concerns in Response to the Decision of Banning Britons from Entering Syria

British nationals are to be banned from entering or remaining in parts of conflict-stricken Syria in the first use of a controversial new rule. Home Secretary Sajid Javid is to give British citizens in northern Syria 28 days to leave or face up to ten years in prison when they return to the UK …
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Canadian museum for human rights acknowledges the genocide against Indigenous Peoples

After years of criticism, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights has now recognised the plight of Indigenous Peoples in Canada as an act of genocide. To what extent can the word genocide be used? How can genocide related trauma impact Indigenous communities today? Laith Marouf …

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Thousands of Stateless Venezuelan Children Stranded in Colombia

The unprecedented Venezuelan crisis is the biggest crisis in the hemisphere. For more than two years and due to ongoing political turmoil a regular stream of Venezuelans have crossed the borders to Colombia. 40% of Venezuelans in the country reside with no legal status. At least 3,290 newborns …

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World Press Freedom Day in Ethiopia

The World Press Freedom Day annual event organized by the UN took place in Ethiopia in recognition of the extraordinary turn around of press freedoms in the country following the election of Dr Abiy Ahmed. 110 is the position of Ethiopia on the annual global World Press …

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Global Human Rights News

UN Calls for Refugee Protection for 3.7 million Venezuelans

The UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has called for those fleeing Venezuela to receive international refugee protection. An immense 3.7 million people have now left Venezuela, mostly on foot, to escape from the worsening political crisis, leaving over 3,000 children stateless. The crisis has now developed into a humanitarian emergency, leaving millions of … Read more →

Risk grows of catastrophic humanitarian fallout in Syria’s Idlib

UN officials have called on the Security Council to unite in support for an immediate de-escalation of fighting in Syria’s north-western Idlib governorate, where at least 180,000 people have been displaced in three weeks and up to 160 people killed. On 20 May, Save the Children reported that at least 38 children had been killed by shelling in Idlib and Hama … Read more →

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The Challenge of Disinformation before Elections

Ethiopia hosted the main celebration of 26th World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) in Addis Ababa. The celebration was special in that the host country is undergoing political change which included promotion of freedom of the press. Ethiopia, according to Reporters without Borders, ranked … Read more →

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