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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Human Rights Watch Uncovers Forced Eviction of Thousands in Somalia

Human Rights Watch recently reported on around 21,000 people that were forcibly evicted from their homes in Mogadishu, Somalia. These people were not given adequate notification, compensation, or an alternative place to relocate.  Furthermore there…

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Center for Reproductive Rights Reports on Review of Dominican Republic's Abortion Law

The Center for Reproductive Rights recently released a press statement regarding the constitutional review of the Dominican Republic’s latest abortion law in the country’s Supreme Court this week. The law, passed by President Medina last year, decr…

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Al-Shabab’s Attack on Garissa and Kenyan Response

On April 2, 2015, four armed gunmen attacked the campus of Garissa University College in northeastern Kenya. By nightfall, the death toll, as reported by the Kenyan government, had reached 147 people. The same night, Joseph Nkaissery, the Kenyan …

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