Human Rights Watch Reveals ICC Will Begin Inquiry into Potential War Crimes in Palestine

Human Rights Watch recently reported on the decision by the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to begin preliminary inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity possibly committed by Israel on Palestinian territory. In 2014…

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Amnesty International Reports on Bangladeshi Police's Grant to Use Excessive Force

In response to a recent wave of arson attacks that have resulted in over two dozen deaths, Bangladeshi authorities have given members of the police the liberty to use any force necessary to curb the attacks. Amnesty International is appalled by the…

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CRC Reveals Professor Sued University After Being Fired for “Uncivil” Gaza Tweets

Palestinian-American professor Dr. Steven Salaita was recently fired from his tenure position at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign after tweeting criticisms of Israel government’s bombing in Gaza last summer.  University officials have…

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A New Era for Cuba, But Perhaps Not for Cuban Free Speech

On December 17, 2014, President Obama announced big steps toward the normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba: exchanging prisoners, relaxing trade restrictions, and possibly reopening an embassy in Havana. Polls indicate over sixty p…

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Center for Reproductive Rights Partners With Draw the Line Allowing, Women to Speak Out About Reproductive Rights

The Center for Reproductive Rights put out a press statement partnering with the Draw the Line Project, allowing women to tell their stories of reproductive healthcare experience. The stories recounted come from women who did not have t…

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REDRESS Reports that Nepal Failed to Respond to the Killing of a Girl by Government Troops

When she was seventeen years old, Subhadra Chaulagain was ripped from her home in the middle of the night, brutally beaten, and shot right in front of her father, REDRESS explained. Subhadra’s father brought a case before the United Nations Human R…

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Amnesty International says New Evidence Reveals Nigeria’s Knowledge of Pending Boko Haram Attacks

Evidence gathered by Amnesty International has revealed that commanders at the military base in Baga and Monguno informed the Nigerian government of the threat of a Boko Haram attack in the region and requested reinforcements. In early January, Bok…

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