HRW Calls on World Bank to Address Findings of Human Rights Violations in Ethiopia

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling for the World Bank Group to address findings by its independent accountability mechanism, which found that the Bank violated internal policies in Ethiopia.  The investigation was started after a formal compliant …

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SPLC Reaches Settlement With Mississippi School District Over Anti-LGBT Harassment

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) recently released a statement regarding a case over anti-LGBT harassment and bullying in a Mississippi school district. The case was brought on behalf of Destin Holmes, a young LGBT student who endured severe …

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ACHR Calls for Release of Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed

The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) has called upon Maldives’ President Abdulla Yameen to release former President Mohamed Nasheed from “illegal detention.” Nasheed has been the most important opposition politician since resigning the presiden…

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ECCHR Alleges London Surveillance Company Failed to Observe Basic Human Rights

The United Kingdom’s National Contact Point (“NCP”) at the Organization for Economic Development (“OECD”) completed its final assessment into a complaint submitted by the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) among other human…

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Al Mezan Center for Human Rights says Property Flooded After Israeli Authorities Open Dam

Al Mezan Center for Human Rights reported that on February 22, 2015, Israeli authorities opened the floodgates of a dam in the Gaza Valley that caused dozens of properties to be damaged. The dam, which restricts the flow of precious rainwater into …

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Human Rights Watch Calls for Greater Response to Refugee Deaths

Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a press statement on life-threatening conditions experienced by refugees attempting to migrate to Europe. Unsafe sea routes crossing the Mediterranean have caused thousands of cases of shipwreck and drowning. Many …

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