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7 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

Sudan: UN Should End Silence On Rights Abuses in Darfur

The United Nations Security Council should direct the African Union/United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur to improve human rights monitoring and public reporting when it renews the mission's mandate.

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

11 hrs ago | Humans Rights Watch

Mexico: Investigate All Evidence in Killings of 22 by Soldiers

It's been two months since soldiers killed 22 civilians in Tlatlaya, and there are more questions than answers about what really took place that day.

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Related Topix: Mexico, NY, Charitable Organizations

15 hrs ago | The Impudent Observer

Silence Of Syrians And World

The latest figures from Human Rights Watch and UN sources is that 191,367 people of Syria have died in the current civil war.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Humans Rights Watch

Egypt: Clarification Regarding Witness Account

Human Rights Watch today issued a clarification about the statements of a witness cited in the August 12, 2014 report, " The clarification concerns the time of day when the witness, Maged Atef, said he witnessed the shooting of a police officer in Rab'a square on August 14, 2013.

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Humans Rights Watch

Thailand: Junta Leader Named Prime Minister

"As both prime minister and junta leader, Gen. Prayuth can wield broad power without accountability.

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TheDailyBeast.com

'E-Team': James Foley's Last Film

When civilians are massacred, Human Rights Watch sends in the E-Team to document the war crimes.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, Movies, Entertainment, Terrorism, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi)

Humans Rights Watch

Bahrain: Citizenship Rights Stripped Away

The Bahraini authorities' latest repressive tactic is to invest themselves with further powers to arbitrarily strip critics of their citizenship.

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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

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

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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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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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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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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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

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