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More Arrests in Egypt’s LGBT Crackdown, but No International Outcry Nigeria Loses a Treasured Justice Advocate Israel: Don’t Lock Up Asylum Seekers DRC: Brutal crackdown on anti-government protests must be investigated The importance of teaching and learning about the Holocaust UNESCO and CNRS launch InsSciDE project for EuropeanScience Diplomacy Ground Source Heat Exchangers innovative solution for sustainable energy soon to be applied in Croatia Schumer's Moment: Shutdown Puts Spotlight on Dem Leader Maldives Ex-Leader: Chinese Projects Akin to Land Grab Gardening May Help Cancer Survivors Eat Better, Feel Greater ‘Worth’ Pence: US Embassy Will Move to Jerusalem in 2019 With a Lighter Touch, SAG Awards Follows a Familiar Script Solar Industry on Edge as Trump Weighs Tariffs on Panels Korea DMZ Sends Olympic Peace Messages 'Executed' North Korean Pop Diva Takes Olympic Spotlight Korea DMZ Sends Olympic Peace Messages Defense Cuts Leave Britain Vulnerable to Russia, Army Chief Says Star Trek Tricorder Moves Closer to Reality US Senate Votes on Funding Bill Young Rwandans Seek to Reshape Narrative About Their Country US Government Partially Shut for Third Day Girls Can Code: UNESCO’s Information for All Programme launches a new project in Ghana Germany’s CDU and SPD to Start Formal Coalition Talks Turkey Steps Up Offensive Against Syrian Kurdish Militia Madrid Requests Reactivation of Arrest Warrant for Former Catalan Leader Tourism Booming in Cuba Despite Tougher New Trump Policy US Tests Nuclear Power System to Sustain Astronauts on Mars Dismissive Words on Abuse Scandal Cast Pall Over Pope's Trip Trump to Face Mixed Welcome at Elite Davos Gathering Mattis in Southeast Asia, Amid Fresh US Focus on China UK's Princess Eugenie Engaged Invitation to Let China Explore at Sea Risks Political Backlash in Philippines Young Rwandese Seek to Reshape Narrative About Their Country Malawi Farmers Turn to Traditional Methods Against Fall Armyworm Traditional Billboards Make Way for 3-D Holographic Ads Women's Marches Grow Into Social Movement US Government Shutdown Enters Day Three Philippines Raises Volcano Threat Level Move Over Traditional Billboards. Make Way for 3D Holographic Ads Start of Rohingya Repatriation to Myanmar Delayed The ICRC at Davos: Tech partnerships, augmented reality and the cruelty of war US Jerusalem Decision in Focus as Pence Visits Israel Hong Kong Democracy Battle Now Waged in Courts Tokyo Holds Evacuation Drill, Simulates N. Korea Missile Attack Algeria: New Trials Shake Ahmadi Minority Patriots, Eagles Advance to Super Bowl US Senate to Vote Noon Monday on Ending Government Shutdown Republican Moderates Hint Government Shutdown May be Short-Lived Key California Highway Reopens After Deadly Mudslide Tunisian Forces Kill Senior al-Qaida Member Tens of Thousands of Greeks March to Demand Sole Right to the Name of Macedonia Turkey Steps Up Offensive Against Syrian Kurdish Militia Amid Growing Diplomatic Pressure Senate Leaders Trade Barbs on Second Day of US Government Shutdown Mattis: Turkey Alerted US Before Striking Kurds in Syria Women's Marches Continue in Las Vegas, European Cities Spain to Seek Catalan Politician's Arrest on Denmark Visit Pence Visits Jordan on Mideast Peace Mission Turkish Forces Enter Syria's Afrin 5 Dead, Dozens Injured as Congo Police Disperse Protests Former South Dakota Gold Mine Now an Underground Research Lab January 21, 2018 Pope Wraps Latin America Trip Haunted by Chile Abuse Scandal What’s Wrong With UNRWA and Why it Must be Reformed France, Germany Pledge Closer Ties With New Bilateral Treaty Prospect of More Denaturalizations Worries Immigrant Advocates Congo Police Fire Tear Gas to Disperse Demonstrators UN Calls on All Parties in Honduras to Refrain from Violence Australia, Canada Trade Blows over Wine WFP Warns Food Shortages in Myanmar's Rakhine State Partial US Government Shutdown Continues for Second Day Afghan Forces End Deadly Kabul Hotel Siege Saudis Urge Oil Production Cooperation Beyond 2018 State Media: Turkish Forces Enter Syria’s Afrin Iran May Try to Loosen Revolutionary Guard's Grip on Economy Mudslides Take Heavy Toll on Immigrants in California Town FACT CHECK: Trump Disdained Jobless Rate, Now Loves It Marches Draw Hundreds of Thousands Across the US Olympic-Medal Contending Snowboarder Destined to Compete by Twist of Fate British Group Works to Preserve Afghanistan’s Arts & Crafts Heritage Nigeria Women Bobsledding Team to Make History as First Africa Team at Winter Olympics Stem Cells Used to Repair Worn Out Cartilage Technology Helps Save Endangered Species in Africa Afghan Forces Secure Kabul Hotel Pence Meets with Jordan’s King Abdullah ‘The Shape of Water’ Wins Producers Guild Awards Turkey: Border Town Hit by Rockets From Syria For ‘Khmerican’ Adoptees and Their Families, Camp Reunion to Keep Bonds Strong Indonesia: Rights Agenda for New Jakarta Governor Myanmar: Drop Case Against Kachin Religious Leaders Vietnam: Release All Political Prisoners Mauritania: Quash Blogger Mkhaitir’s Death Sentence Indonesia Ruling Lifts Blasphemy Prosecution Threat to Religious Minorities Crimea: Persecution of Crimean Tatars Intensifies Vietnam: EU Should Press for Release of Political Prisoners Vietnam: Drop Charges Against ‘Mother Mushroom’ Libya: New Wave of Attacks Against Sufi Sites China: Minority Region Collects DNA from Millions Why India Needs a Victim and Witness Protection Law “Soon There Won’t Be Much to Hide” #MeToo in Afghanistan: Is Anyone Listening? A Chinese #MeToo Movement? Not Yet Chance for Kenya to Make Amends for Post-Election Sexual Violence Indonesia Begins to Roll Back Degrading Virginity Tests Liesl Gerntholtz “Our Rights are Fundamental to Peace” North Carolina Citizens’ Commission Examines US Torture Human Rights Watch's Testimony for North Carolina Commission of Inquiry on Torture Venezuela: Systematic Abuse of Opponents Iraq: Flawed Prosecution of ISIS Suspects Burma: Journalists Feared ‘Disappeared’ Egypt: Journalist Marks a Year in Detention China: France’s Macron Should Spotlight Rights Philippine Government Targets ‘Rappler’ for Closure ISIS Is on the Ropes in Iraq. Now the UK Needs To Push For Justice UN Rights Body Send Strong Message to Burma Yemen: Coalition Blockade Imperils Civilians North Korea’s Brutality Laid Bare UN Security Council Meeting a Chance to Act on Myanmar Rwanda Needs to Take Torture Seriously HRW Letter to President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov Burma Bars UN Rights Expert Trump Blackmail at UN Won’t Work if Others Step Up Peggy Hicks France: Calais Migrants at Risk as Cold Arrives A Refugee Family in Greece Loses Everything as a Camp Burns Again Bill Frelick Britain Has Opportunity to Help Children in Calais Greece: As Winter Nears, Asylum Seekers Stuck in Tents on Islands VIDEO: Aquarius, A Rescue Ship in the Mediterranean Saving Lives Asylum Seekers’ Hell in a Greek ‘Hotspot’ Greece: Move Asylum Seekers to Safety Before Winter Hits Aid Workers Under Pressure in Calais EU Making Aid Efforts More Inclusive Dispatches: What Bulgaria’s “Respect” for Refugees Really Looks Like Witness: For Ghana’s Lesbians, Lives of Rejection and Fear Indonesia Dodges a Bullet, but Moral Panic About Sexuality Persists The Time Has Come for India to Stop Making Criminals of People Who Love Each Other Freedom of Expression Under Threat Can an EU Country Forbid You from Being with Your Spouse? Bangladesh: Transgender Men Fear for Their Safety Dispatches: Transforming Transgender Rights in Poland Smokescreen Justice for ‘Drug War’ Deaths in the Philippines Human Rights Watch Statement for the General Debate of the International Criminal Court’s Sixteenth Assembly of States Parties Gambia: Truth Commission to Uncover Jammeh Abuses South Sudan: Stop Delays on Hybrid Court Massacre by the River A Rare Victory for Ethiopia’s Victims Central Provinces of Mozambique “The Next One to Die” Richard Dicker Chilcot Report: We Need to See Senior Figures Held Criminally Responsible for Iraq War Crimes The Opioid Commission Almost Got Something Right with Their Naloxone Recommendation How the Justice Department Can Help Solve the Opioid Crisis Lebanon: Open Burning of Dumps Putting Health at Risk Expanding Understanding of Human Rights in Lebanon Philippines: Duterte’s ‘Drug War’ Claims 12,000+ Lives North Korea: Bring Justice for Rights Crimes Singapore: New Restrictions Limit Critical Voices Malaysia: Rising Intolerance Threatens Rights Thailand: Unending Rights Crisis Indonesia: Failure to Confront Intolerance How US Intelligence Surveillance May Affect Immigrants Piquiá de Baixo Relocation is Long Overdue Lebanon Needs a Long-Term Waste-Management Strategy Russia: ‘Year of Ecology’ a Sham Lives At Risk: Open Burning of Waste in Lebanon Lebanon: Waste Crisis Posing Health Risks “As If You’re Inhaling Your Death” Too Many Children Still Die from Pollution Drones in the Service of Human Rights Earth Matters Stop Burning Waste in Lebanon Indonesia’s ‘Anti-Communism’ Law Used Against Environmental Activist Vietnam: Drop Charges Against Nguyen Van Oai Support for Rights Grows at Bonn Climate Talks Why Iraq Should Limit Islamic State Trials Flawed Justice Iraq: Why ISIS Trials are Robbing Victims of Their Rights KRG: Why ISIS Trials are Robbing Victims of Their Rights Russia: Threats, Alleged Torture in Bombing Case West Africa: G5 Sahel Force Should Prioritize Rights Kurdistan Region of Iraq: 350 Prisoners ‘Disappeared’ After 16 Years, End Injustice at Guantanamo To US VP Pence: Defend the Rights of Christians and all Egyptians #MeToo is Important, But the War on Women is a Far, Far Bigger Deal Syria: Children Under Attack in Damascus Enclave Ending the Intersex Exception Armenia: Little Protection, Aid for Domestic Violence Survivors Pakistan Needs to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse Israeli Prosecutors Throw Book at Palestinian Child Protestor Somalia: Al-Shabab Demanding Children Macron’s Calais Visit Should Lead to Change for Migrants Updated submission to the Universal Periodic Review: France Azerbaijan Gets US$500 Million Loan for Gas Transportation Equatorial Guinea: President’s Son Convicted of Laundering Millions KiK Fails to Turn a New Page on Ethical Business World Bank: Few Improvements on India’s Tea Plantations The Louvre Abu Dhabi’s Unlovely Back Story Corporate Self-Regulation Is a Global Crisis World Bank Guidance Leaves Rights Loopholes Open Letter to the President of Equatorial Guinea: Release Artist and Writer Ramón Esono Ebalé World Bank: Missed Opportunity to Protect Communities Letter to the World Bank on the Environmental and Social Standards Guidance Notes Ethiopia: New Spate of Abusive Surveillance Letter to Cyberbit Solutions re Sale and Use of Cyberbit Systems in Ethiopia Human Rights Watch Submission to the Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development on Child Labor and Modern Slavery Syria: In Talks, Focus on Protecting Civilians Human Rights Watch Statement to the CCW Meeting of High Contracting Parties in Geneva, regarding Protocol III and Incendiary Weapons Why No Sense of Urgency on ‘Killer Robots?’ UN: ‘Killer Robots’ Talks Fall Short Crackdown on Dissent US Embraces Cluster Munitions “Special Mission” Yemen: Ali Abdullah Saleh Leaves Behind Grim Legacy Sri Lanka Joins Global Landmine Ban ICBL Statement on Compliance to the Sixteenth Meeting of States Parties of the Mine Ban Treaty in Vienna, Austria Syria/Russia: Airstrikes, Siege Killing Civilians Syria/Russia: Airstrikes, Siege Killing Civilians UN Security Council Action Over Syria Chemical Attacks Overdue Stephen Goose Secret Evidence and the Threat of More Warrantless Surveillance US May Ax Regulations and Allow Kids to Work with Pesticides Florida Should Expand Syringe Exchange Statewide Video: Florida Needs Syringe Exchange Prominent US Activist Joins Human Rights Watch With Kazakhstan, US ignores rights at its peril Alison Leal Parker Respect the Rights of Domestic Workers that Oman Depends On Sarah Leah Whitson We Need an Immediate Suspension of British Military Sales to Saudi Arabia After Thousands Dead, UK Foreign Office Steps Back from its Denial of Yemen War Crimes Theresa May Should Come Clean on UK Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia Iraq: Displacement, Detention of Suspected “ISIS Families” Israel: Human Rights Watch Granted Work Permit Lebanon: Deaths, Alleged Torture of Syrians in Army Custody Saudi Arabia: Official Hate Speech Targets Minorities Urgent Action Needed on Ethnic Profiling in Police Checks in France Breaking France’s Addiction to its State of Emergency France Should Face up to Azerbaijan’s Rights Record France: Put Rights at Heart of Presidential Campaign France: the Human Rights Implications of the Presidential Campaign Let's Rise Up For Our Rights! The Struggle for LGBT Rights in France What Do the UK Party Manifestos Say About Human Rights? France is addicted to the state of emergency. Put an end to it, Mr. President Whose Bastille Day? Turkey: Arrest of Civil Society Leader Arbitrary, Punitive Trapped: Asylum Seekers in Lesbos, Greece China: New Ban on ‘Spreading Rumors’ About Disasters US/ASEAN: Rights Should Top Sunnylands Agenda Australia Is No Longer A Human Rights Leader Australia: Turnbull Should Spotlight China’s Abuses Vietnam: Obama’s Visit Should Advance Human Rights India: Stop Treating Critics As Criminals India and US should not miss this chance to set a global example Thailand: Junta Bans Referendum Monitoring North Korea's Caste System Afghanistan: Hazardous Work for Children Widespread Asia’s ‘Shoot-to-Kill’ Republic? China: Secretive Detention System Mars Anti-Corruption Campaign France Should Confront China on Rights Macron Preserves China Contracts, Ignoring the Persecuted Brazil: Reject Abortion Ban Venezuela: Officials Responsible for Widespread Abuses Argentina: Far-Fetched ‘Treason’ Charges Against Ex-Officials Brazil: Investigate Killings in Rio Raid Mexico: Address Chiapas Displacement Crisis No Birthday Party for a Forgotten Child of Brazil’s Zika Epidemic Why Jonatan Diniz was Lucky World Report 2018: Fighting for Rights Succeeds Mr. Trudeau, Strong Words and Money Will Not Save the Rohingya – It’s Time for Canada to Act José Miguel Vivanco Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno What Olympic Fans Won’t See in Rio de Janeiro Mausi Segun Graeme Reid Arvind Ganesan Zama Neff Peter Bouckaert Senegal: Trial of Chad Ex-Dictator Begins Senegal: Dictator on Trial At Ex-Dictator’s Trial, Women Reveal Dark Secrets Q&A: The Case of Hissène Habré before the Extraordinary African Chambers in Senegal Provide Genuine Refuge to World’s Displaced Kenya Is Abandoning Somali Refugees 15 Years Behind Bars in Eritrea Military Might Alone Won’t Pull Mali From Quagmire 'Every Year, I Give Birth': Why War is Driving a Contraception Crisis in Sudan Koreas to March Under One Flag at Pyeongchang Olympics Opening Mattis Traveling to SE Asia, Amid Shift in Pentagon Strategy With New US Defense Strategy Prioritizing 'Great Power Competition,' Mattis Heads to Asia Turkey Aims Airstrikes at U.S.-backed Kurdish Group in Syria Militants Storm Top Hotel in Afghan Capital Kidnapped Americans, Canadians Released in Nigeria Ethiopia Should Release All Political Detainees, UN Says Hundreds of Thousands of Women March for Equal Rights, in US, Around World Budget Bickering Shuts Down Parts of US Government; Vote Set for Monday Leading US Feminist Thinkers Expect 'Messy,' Litigious 2018 Fury Erupts in Syria Ahead of Turkish Military Operation Against Kurdish Enclave Congressman Denies Allegation in Misconduct Claim He Settled Trump Campaign Ad on Murder Raises Heat in Shutdown Fight Migrants Stuck in Serbia Want to Move On Honduran Security Forces Battle Protesters as Election Chaos Lingers Al-Qaida Affiliate Leader's Top Aide Reportedly Killed in Tunisia Women's March for Equal Rights 2018 Pope Francis Assails Scourge of Femicides in Latin America Legendary Chef of Chefs Bocuse Dies at 91 USGS: 6.3 Quake Shakes Chile; No Tsunami Hungary’s Government Strengthens its Anti-NGO Smear Campaign UN chief urges vigilance against anti-Semitism and discrimination of all kinds Somalia: Satellite imagery reveals devastation amid forced evictions of thousands who fled conflict and drought Uganda: President’s misguided death penalty vow threatens a decade of progress Hugo Slim: India’s Expertise and Influence Essential to Address Challenges of Autonomous Weapons Two Brazilian journalists murdered in two days RSF condemns arrests of 15 journalists in Sudan RSF joins calls on Council of Europe to ensure justice for murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia UNESCO mobilizes to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day Republic of Korea to contribute resources for UN Decade of Ocean Science Protecting biodiversity at the heart of UNESCO’s action Advocacy for Quality Education for All in Africa Nikki Haley on need for UNRWA reform, ‘dangerous’ Iran deal Lebanon: Campaign to End Waste Crisis Syria: UN rights officials decry ‘devastating’ impact of surging violence on civilians False allegations: ICRC condemns video showing cash in trunks Iran: Authorities amputate a man’s hand in shocking act of cruelty Philippines: Discussions on the relevance of Islamic Law and IHL in addressing challenges in armed conflict False allegations: ICRC condemns 2011 video showing cash in trunks Democratic Republic Of Congo : Radio station director kidnapped in Nord-Kivu International media freedom delegation in Croatia: some improvements, old and new issues RSF refers threat to Philippine website to UN, UNESCO and ASEAN Fight against impunity in Turkey depends on political vagaries Director-General condemns murder of journalist Carlos Domínguez Rodríguez in Mexico Casa de las Américas, laureate of the UNESCO-UNAM / Jaime Torres Bodet Prize Baroness Deech blasts the UNHRC in the British House of Lords Sick: U.N. delegates shower praise on genocidal Burundi regime Central Asia: Window of Opportunity on Rights EU: Treating Rights as Optional Extra Tunisia: Slow Reform Pace Undermines Rights Russia: Dark Year for Freedom Qatar: Year of Crisis Spurred Rights Reforms Bahrain: Government Stifles Dissent Armenia: Uneven Record on Human Rights Yemen: All Sides Fuel Humanitarian Crisis Brazil: Police Abuse Unabated Azerbaijan: Intensified Crackdown World Report 2018: Fighting for Rights Succeeds Ukraine: Failing Its Human Rights Commitments Turkey: Media, Activists, Political Opposition Targeted India: Unchecked Attacks on Religious Minorities Southern Africa: Increased Repression of Peaceful Dissent Middle East Conflicts Spur Disastrous New Trends for Region Top 5 Reforms Middle East Governments Can Make in 2018 US: Trump’s First Year Sets Back Rights Myanmar: Investigate police killings of Rakhine State protesters Ethiopia: Release of hundreds of detainees must lead to freedom for all remaining prisoners of conscience Israel/OPT: Israeli authorities must release Ahed Tamimi immediately Venezuela: State must respond for deadly security operation Somalia: Preventive care using radio European Parliament urged to block digital arms exports A second French journalist questioned by Tunisian police “Bravo Donald!” – press freedom predators congratulate Trump UNESCO seeks nominations for the UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence 2018 Farce: Meet 2018 Membership of U.N. Human Rights Council Yemen: Release of Hisham al-Omeisy must be followed by release of all prisoners of conscience Egypt: Release of activist Mahienour el-Massry a rare moment of justice Assistance to people displaced in relation to the conflict in Ukraine in 2017 Central African Republic: Violence Fuels “Neglected Humanitarian Tragedy,” with Half of Population in Need of Aid Country representatives are informed about project launch to promote peace in the Lake Chad basin through the sustainable management of natural resources UNESCO Creative Cities Establish the Santos-Bandung Film Festival and Highlight Sustainable Development Nowhere to run: The trans woman trapped between El Salvador’s gangs and Trump’s America Tunisia: Drop charges against blogger and newly elected parliamentarian Philippines: Attempts to shut down media outlet a blatant attack on free press Israel: Release teenage Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi Confidentiality Q&A How the ICRC is using augmented reality to bring war in cities home Requests for information about people held during the Spanish Civil War or the Second World War Requests for information about people held during the Spanish Civil War or the Second World War: Quarterly limit reached UNESCO launches first in-depth survey about journalism education in South East Europe UNRWA’s Anti-Peace Curriculum Violates UN Charter Human Rights Tweet of The Day U.S. Withholds Over $100 Million in UNRWA Funding After Palestinians Reject U.S. Peace Push Cameroon: Ten arrested Anglophone leaders at risk of unfair trial and torture if deported from Nigeria South Africa: Government must show political will to end xenophobic violence Voices from a forgotten conflict in Central African Republic Assisting with the basics of life in Central African Republic Rakhine: Tens of thousands helped despite challenges New York Times issues correction after mocking small countries who backed U.S. on Jerusalem move U.S. Freezes $65 Million in UNRWA Funding After Palestinians Reject U.S. Peace Push UN rights office urges Tunisian authorities to ensure freedom of peaceful assembly USA: After 16 years, close Guantánamo´s detention center once and for all Mexico: Cloaked by silence of Christmas, Police unleash spate of at least 5 enforced disappearances in Guerrero Preventing violence through sport in El Salvador Thailand: Small businesses, big hopes Sudan: Critical needs in Darfur, southern Sudan, where ICRC will increase assistance Draft U.N. Resolution on Iran Protests Iran: Easing of deadly drugs laws may spare hundreds from gallows Pakistan: End impunity for attacks on journalists Myanmar: Military’s mass grave admission exposes extrajudicial killings of Rohingya Thailand: The right balance between security necessities and humanitarian concerns Traineeship for the Law and Policy Forum U.N.’s Own Audit Found UNRWA Vulnerable to “Graft and Corruption” Tragic start to New Year for migrants as hundreds feared dead in Mediterranean – UN Syria: UN rights chief condemns spike in civilian casualties in 'de-escalation' areas Myanmar: Reuters journalists must be released Mexico: Clash between community and state police in Guerrero Iraq: Committee to investigate abuses in Tuz Khurmatu a welcome step Iran: Investigate reports of protester deaths in custody South Sudan: Abducted children reunited with parents after more than a year apart Mothers help tackle malnutrition in Timor-Leste Central African Republic: our work in 2017 Pakistan: Scholars discuss ways to promote comparative Islam-IHL learning UN rights office warns DR Congo authorities against use of excessive force when policing protests Shocked at executions in Egypt, UN rights office raises concerns over due process guarantees UN rights office warns DR Congo authorities against use of excessive force when policing demonstrations Iran: Stop increasingly ruthless crackdown and investigate deaths of protesters China: Sham trial exposes absurd charge against Tibetan activist Prison health is public health 'My daughter, I'm still alive' Missing persons: ICRC organizes two-day study tour to Cyprus UN readying training guidelines to help cabin crews identify, report human trafficking Stricken by communal violence and malnutrition in Tanganyika, Democratic Republic of the Congo Amid wave of protests in Iran, UN rights chief urges impartial probe into all acts of violence UN regrets reported loss of life amid Iranian protests UN experts decry Saudi Arabia’s use of anti-terror laws against peaceful activists Statutes of the International Committee of the Red Cross Internal regulations of the International Committee of the Red Cross Syrian Arab Red Crescent completes evacuation of 29 civilians in critical need of emergency medical care from Eastern Ghouta 6 ways UNICEF helped change lives in 2017 Strengthening coordination of UN humanitarian and disaster relief assistance: ICRC statement to the United Nations, 2017 Ukraine: ICRC participates in release and transfer of more than 300 detainees International Review of the Red Cross: Call for papers for 150th anniversary edition Kyrgyzstan: Prison block offering lenient conditions for prisoners serving life sentences opens in Penal Colony 19 Former Soviet states entrenching homophobia and demoralizing LGBTI rights activists 10 photos that moved us in 2017 Experts Discuss New Technologies in Warfare and International Humanitarian Law African Union: 40th anniversary of Additional Protocols of the Geneva Conventions How a Venezuelan living with HIV could change the way Mexico deals with refugees Cameroon: Radio France Internationale journalist’s 10 year sentence quashed ICRC appeal to fund its operations in 2018 Safeguarding health-care services: Will academia take up the challenge? Myanmar: ‘Outrageous’ denial of access to top UN official Iraq: New reports place Mosul civilian death toll at more than ten times official estimates Marawi: Unable to return home, thousands remain dependent on aid 2 months after conflict ends Migrants: Vulnerabilities & Protection War surgeon UN rights expert ‘disappointed’ by Myanmar’s decision to refuse visit Japan: Two hanged as secretive executions continue How mothers and community leaders tackled malnutrition in Mali Armenia: A day in the life of a school on the border Tabib: Protection of health care hits the big screen UN rights chief calls for independent probe into Israeli forces ‘shocking’ shooting of amputee Over 130 civilians killed in 11 days in airstrikes in Yemen, reports UN rights office Mexico: Amnesty International chief slams interior security law and calls on Mexican president to veto it How girls built a library in the Gaza Strip Professor (Dr.) Muhammad Munir on IHL Procuring from China: The human side of the supply chain 20 years after the historic treaty on landmines, we cannot afford to lose momentum. Syria: Suffering in Eastern Ghouta reaches “critical point” Brazil: Meeting of relatives of missing persons marks publication of Family Needs Assessment report Ukraine: With ICRC help, woman takes paralytic mother home across contact line HELP - A training course for managing relief operations in humanitarian crises An inside look: Three months in northern Rakhine India is a lively and innovative country: Christine Beerli Briefing to Military Attachés association on the Lake Chad Basin Region ‘American Dream’ quickly becoming an ‘illusion,’ says UN human rights expert UN rights wing ‘appalled’ at mass execution in Iraq UN rights office urges El Salvador to reform 'draconian' abortion laws UN rights office urges El Salvador to reform ‘draconian’ abortion laws How visiting nurses help prevent child deaths in Kazakhstan Internally displaced persons and international humanitarian law – Factsheet Unsung heroes of Pakistan: Health care workers caught in violence South Africa: Helping migrants maintain contact with their families Migration: Our work in Asia and the Pacific Migration: Our work in the Middle East Migration: Our work in Europe and Central Asia Central African Republic: Emergency assistance for displaced families in Paoua Migration: Our work in the Americas Migration: Our work in Africa Tajikistan: Workshop on the role of religious leaders in emergencies China: Afghan wheelchair basketball team goes for slam dunk How law protects persons with disabilities in armed conflict Cox’s Bazar: Here's what it takes to treat 30,000 people in 3 months Armed hostilities on rise again in Ukraine, where conflict ‘never really stopped,’ says UN rights wing Every parent's worst nightmare Number of families separated by conflict, violence or natural disaster at five-year high, says International Committee of the Red Cross Australia: War in the media sphere - lessons learned from Syria Human Rights Day: UN officials pledge to advance human dignity, equality and rights Security tensions may have deepened rights violations in DPRK, Security Council told Human Righst Day: UN officials pleddge to focus on advancement of human dignity, equality and rights Human Rights Day: UN launches campaign for 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration Yemen: ICRC urges warring sides on Red Sea coast to protect civilian life China: ICRC shares humanitarian practices at an emergency management training China: Humanitarian principles and practices, ICRC's perspective on emergency management Human Rights Day: UN to launch campaign for 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration Surviving HIV: Preventing mother-to-child transmission in Burundi Young Humanitarian Writers competition: Winners announced Angola: Reconnecting families displaced by armed violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Trees uprooted: In the West Bank, a struggle to harvest ‘Zero tolerance’ for sexual exploitation and abuse by UN staff in South Sudan, underscores senior official FEATURE: Seizing on global trend, Afghan women reporters empower voices against violence