Week in Review [June 27, 2015 - July 3, 2015]

Here are this week’s top human rights issues:

Africa

A UN report accuses South Sudan’s army of raping and burning girls alive during its recent campaign. “The scope and level of cruelty that has characterized the reports suggests a depth of…

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Week in Review [June 20, 2015 - June 26, 2015]

Here are this week’s top human rights issues:

Africa

After allegations of serious violations by UN peacekeepers in Haiti and various countries in Africa, this week the UN further identified peacekeepers in sexual abuse committed in the Cent…

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Week in Review [June 14, 2015 - June 20, 2015]

Here are this week’s top human rights issues:

Africa

Amnesty International’s Research and Advocacy Director for Africa, Netsanet Belay, stated, “South Africa’s role was clear from the day president Omar Al-Bashir touched down in the country…

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Amnesty International Urges South Africa to Do More to Quell Xenophobic Violence

Amnesty International has appealed to the South African authorities to develop a systematic plan to combat the high levels of xenophobic violence in the country. Over the past few weeks, anti-immigrant violence has resulted in the death of at least…

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Human Rights Watch Reveals Passage of Russian "Foreign Agents" Law

Human Rights Watch (HRW) recently reported on a law that Russia adopted to require nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to register as “foreign agents. ” HRW states that the legislation is aimed at marginalizing independent advocacy groups. In 2013…

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Laogai Research Foundation Reports Release of Chinese Women's Rights Activists from Prison

The Laogai Research Foundation is reporting that five Chinese women’s rights activists Wei Tingting, Wang Man, Zheng Churan, Li Tingting, and Wu Rongrong have been released from their detention after more than one month in the Haidian Detention Cen…

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