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NEWS ON HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES WORLDWIDE

The Daphne Project

The stories people wanted to hide will not be hidden The shockwaves caused by the murder of investigative Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia continue to be felt strongly across the world. No more strongly than by her bereaved family, who continue to fight for an independent and thorough investigation into their mother’s death. Caruana Galizia … Read more →

Prevent Programme Recieves Increased Powers

One day after the one-year anniversary of the London Bridge attack, Sajid Javid has announced plans to support and expand the powers of security services to combat terrorism in the UK. The Prevent programme, which is aimed at tackling the threat of radicalisation, will be reinforced through changes that will declassify information on “subjects of … Read more →

Nigerian Military Accused Of Rape

Boko Haram, an extremist militant organisation, has long tormented north-east Nigeria, subjecting people to torture, rape, extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances and the killing of hundreds of people. A new Amnesty International report reveals that the Nigerian Army and local vigilante groups have also terrorised local civilian populations. The conflict with Boko Haram has left over … Read more →

Indonesia Toughens Up Anti-Terror Laws

The Indonesian Parliament approved, on the 25th of May 2018, tougher anti-terrorism laws to tackle the rise of Islamist extremism in the country. Lawmakers reviewed a 2003 anti-terrorism law after a bomb attack and coordinated suicide bombings, executed in the city of Surabaya, took the life of 30 people on the 13th on May. The … Read more →

North Korea’s Dreadful Human Rights Record

North Korea’s Dreadful Human Rights Record? The Singapore Summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and American President Trump is an extremely positive step in defusing nuclear tensions globally. On 11th June 2018, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has declared “the only outcome that the US will accept” from the summit is the complete, … Read more →

Children caught up in conflict

UNICEF: “Children are the first victims during war” Despite being protected by the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989), children are increasingly affected by conflicts that rage on in different parts of the globe. Whether maimed or killed by violence, suffering from starvation and disease, separated from their families, directly recruited to participate … Read more →

Magnitsky Amendment backed by UK lawmakers

Members of the UK Parliament backed the Magnitsky Amendment, which will allow Britain to impose sanctions on people committing gross human rights violations. Both the Conservatives and the Labour Party supported the Amendment, which passed without a vote and was added to the new Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill last week. The Magnitsky Amendment was … Read more →

Isis’ propaganda machine hit by EU-led attack

EU police agency Europol has led an international cyber operation to shut Islamic State group’s “propaganda machine” down. The action was led by European, Canadian and American cyber specialists and coordinated by the European Union Internet Referral Unit (EU IRU) and the European Counter Terrorism Centre (ECTC). Among the targeted online propaganda main sources, there … Read more →

Brexit Withdrawal Bill Suffers Another Defeat

WILL THE EU CHARTER OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS REMAIN IN UK LAW? The British Government’s Brexit bill suffered a defeat in the House of Lords after peers voted to retain a crucial European Union (EU) human rights charter as part of British law. A cross-party amendment to preserve the presence of the EU Charter of Fundamental … Read more →

Repatriation of Rohingya to Myanmar Begins

UN fears for safety of returning refugees The first Rohingya refugees out of the 700,000 who escaped a military crackdown have been repatriated to Myanmar, despite the United Nations voicing fears over the safety of returnees. Five members of one Rohingya family were temporarily resettled with relatives in Maungdaw town, an administrative centre close to … Read more →

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