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2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Children used as child soldiers in South Sudan

The U.N.'s top official for children and armed conflicts says the use of child soldiers and violence against children is commonplace in South Sudan's year of warfare.

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Related Topix: Africa, South Sudan, World News, Charitable Organizations

3 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner

Group: Justice elusive year after Syria gas attack

An international human rights group says on the anniversary of the deadly chemical attack outside Damascus that "justice remains elusive" for the victims and their families.

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Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, Charitable Organizations

7 hrs ago | Humans Rights Watch

Syria: One Year On, No Justice for Chemical Attacks Victims

Important though it is, the removal of chemical weapons from Syria's arsenal will do nothing for the hundreds of victims who died a year ago and the relatives who survive them.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Syria, World News, Charitable Organizations

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Humans Rights Watch

Saudi Arabia: Surge in Executions

Any execution is appalling, but executions for crimes such as drug smuggling or sorcery that result in no loss of life are particularly egregious.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, Charitable Organizations, World News, Yemen,

Humans Rights Watch

Vietnam: Police Reforms Fall Short

"Abuses by Vietnam's police have grown rampant in recent years because the government has failed to rein in officials who violate rights.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations

Government Executive

So What Exactly Is a 'Killer Robot'?

In 1942, Isaac Asimov published a short story called Runaround that both coined the term "robotics "and introduced the idea of robots killing humans.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Charitable Organizations

Humans Rights Watch

Syria: Journalist's Execution a War Crime

James went to Syria because of his commitment to exposing the horrors civilians faced since the uprising against the government there.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Charitable Organizations

Kansas City InfoZine

Human Rights Watch Calls on Holder to Press for Police Reform

US Attorney General Eric Holder should press state and local officials during his visit to Ferguson, Missouri, on August 20, 2014, to reform police practices to improve respect for basic rights, Human Rights Watch said today.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, Prison, Ferguson, MO

Humans Rights Watch

Israel/Egypt: Provide Rights Groups Access to Gaza

If Israel is confident in its claim that Hamas is responsible for civilian deaths in Gaza, it shouldn't be blocking human rights organizations from carrying out on-site investigations.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Activism, Charitable Organizations, Palestinian Territories

Humans Rights Watch

South Sudan: Child Soldiers Thrust into Battle

South Sudan's army has returned to a terrible practice, once again throwing children into the battlefields.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, South Sudan, Charitable Organizations, Sudan

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Humans Rights Watch

Thailand: Theater Activists Jailed for Insulting Monarchy

Thailand's military junta first put a chokehold on TV, radio, newspapers and the internet, and now they're going after the theater arts.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Thailand, Activism, Theater, Arts, Charitable Organizations

Jerusalem Post

Defending the Hamas tunnels at Human Rights Watch

So it seems that according to Roth, international humanitarian law allows Hamas to build and use tunnels in order to attack or capture combatants, i.e. IDF soldiers.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, Terrorism

ThinkProgress

Egypt Trolls The U.S., Urges Restraint In Ferguson

Oh, how the tables have turned. The Egyptian government, which according to human rights groups last year committed one of the largest massacres in recent history, on Tuesday urged the United States to exercise restraint in dealing with protesters in Ferguson, MO.

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Related Topix: Prison, Ferguson, MO, Charitable Organizations, US News, Liberal Political News

Kansas City InfoZine

Human Rights Watch Calls on Spain to Halt Summary Pushbacks to Morocco

"The government in Madrid and local authorities in Melilla need to stop these illegal pushbacks and take action against any Guardia Civil officers who use excessive force against migrants."

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Humans Rights Watch

Iran: Dozens Unlawfully Held in City's Prisons

The election of a new, avowedly moderate president a year ago raised hopes that many of Iran's political prisoners would soon walk free, but many remain behind bars.

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Related Topix: Prison, Charitable Organizations, Iran, World News,

PanArmenian Network

Azerbaijan should be suspended from int'l transparency initiative: HRW

PanARMENIAN.Net - The Azerbaijan government's offensive against human rights defenders and nongovernmental organizations should lead to its suspension from an international transparency initiative, Human Rights Watch said.

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Related Topix: Activism, Charitable Organizations

AlertNet

Rights groups say Israeli ban hinders Gaza investigation

Israeli restrictions have left two of the world's most prominent human rights organisations struggling to collect evidence of potential war crimes in Gaza, representatives of the groups told Reuters.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Activism, Charitable Organizations, Palestinian Territories

Egypt Today

Responses to HRW Ban After Report Claims - Crimes Against Humanity'

The Egyptian government, along with several Egyptian organizations and politicians, have denounced a critical report issued by Human Rights Watch which labels the 2013 dispersal of the Rabaa al-Adaweya and Nahda Square sit-ins as "crimes against humanity."

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Green Left Weekly

Egypt: Blood on Blair's hands as dictator accused of mass murder

Former British prime minister, and current United Nations' Middle East "peace envoy", Tony Blair has an insatiable appetite for cuddling up to despots and tyrants.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Egypt, Charitable Organizations, Mohamed Morsi

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Humans Rights Watch

Kenya: Killings, Disappearances by Anti-Terror Police

Kenyan counterterrorism forces appear to be killing and disappearing people right under the noses of top government officials, major embassies, and the United Nations.

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Related Topix: World News, Kenya, Africa, Charitable Organizations,

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