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NEWS ON HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES WORLDWIDE

US Stops UNRWA funding for Palestinian refugees

UNRWA is the only UN agency committed to helping refugees from a specific region The US has announced it will stop all funding to UNRWA, the UN Works and Relief Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. UNRWA has provided education, health care food and social services to millions of Palestinian refugees for almost … Read more →

Myanmar military leaders may face ICC trial for Rohingya genocide

UN estimates up to 10,000 deaths The release of a report on 24 August by the UN Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar has brought more evidence to the fore of atrocious crimes against the Rohingya people. The report calls for the support of the international community to ensure that the situation is referred to the International … Read more →

Far right terror: the UK opens its eyes to the growing threat

The former head of the Metropolitan Police’s counter-terrorism unit, Mark Rowley, has given a statement outlining the importance of the UK taking on board the magnitude of the threat of far-right extremism. Urging politicians, media and communities to ‘wake up’, he suggested the threat posed by the far right should not be underestimated. Rowley also … Read more →

UN: Over a million Uyghur people held in Chinese detention centres

A UN human rights panel reported on 10 August that more than one million Uyghur people are being held in mass detention centres in China. The detentions are being described as a method to combat religious extremism but seem to actually be a “massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy.” Gay McDougall, a member … Read more →

Will Geneva talks solve Yemen’s crisis

The United Nations special envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, has called for peace talks in Geneva. Speaking at the Security Council last week, he announced that talks will take place on the 6 September in Geneva. Mr Griffiths is aiming to create a framework for peace talks and confidence-building measures amongst all parties. This is … Read more →

US sanctions on Iran cause economic meltdown

Protests have been sparked across Iran over the last few days following the upcoming imposition of US sanctions. The immense impact they will have on the already drowning Iranian economy has caused thousands of Iranians to take to the streets in the last few days. The US is re-imposing sanctions on Iran, a second shocking … Read more →

Danish ‘Burqa’ Law Sparks Protests

Danish ‘Burqa’ law Denmark has pushed forward and finalised a new law that will forbid women from wearing niqab or burqas. The law bans people from wearing any garment that covers the face. The bill was voted in by a 75 to 30 majority, with a large section of Danish MP’s abstaining, 74 in total, … Read more →

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