Week in Review [July 25, 2015 - July 31, 2015]

Here are this week’s top human rights issues:

Africa

A Libyan court sentenced Gaddafi’s son to death over war crimes committed during the 2011 revolution. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi is currently held by a former rebel group that refuses to hand …

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Week in Review [July 18, 2015 - July 24, 2015]

Here are this week’s top human rights issues:

Africa

Hissene Habre, the former leader of Chad and described as “Africa’s Pinochet” by a rights group, has gone on trial in Senegal over the alleged political killings of thousands of people du…

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Week in Review [July 11, 2015 – July 17, 2015]

Here are this week’s top human rights issues:

Africa

Egypt amended its anti-terrorism law, eliminating jail time for journalists who contradict the state version of armed attacks, instead installing a fine between $25,000 and $65,000. Right…

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Week in Review [July 4, 2015 – July 10, 2015]

Here are this week’s top human rights issues:

Africa

Sierra Leone has backed the Maputo Protocol. The international treaty addresses a variety of issues, including female genital mutilation (FGM), violence against women, and child and force…

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Australia / Papua New Guinea–Asylum Seekers Detained at Manus Island File Class Action Suits


Photo of Manus Island regional processing facility via Flickr user Global Panorama, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.
A group of twenty-five asylum seekers from Manus Island Regional Processing Center filed suit in Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) Supreme Cour…

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Human Rights Abuses in Ukraine’s Armed Conflict

Photo of Ukrainian soldier via Flickr user Steve Evans, licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.
Amidst the recent armed conflict in Ukraine, new allegations are surfacing of serious human rights abuses there including torture, cruel and inhumane or degrading t…

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