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Asylum-Seeking Kids Locked Up in Greece US Congress Votes to Reopen the Government Russian-Linked Twitter Accounts Not Done with the US Government Shutdown Volcano Erupts Near Japanese Ski Resort Pence Announces U.S. Embassy to Move to Jerusalem in 2019 Volatile Volcano Prompts Philippines to Raise Alert Level Thailand: Forced Labor, Trafficking Persist in Fishing Fleets Burma/Bangladesh: Return Plan Endangers Refugees More Arrests in Egypt’s LGBT Crackdown, but No International Outcry Nigeria Loses a Treasured Justice Advocate Israel: Don’t Lock Up Asylum Seekers US Auto Parts Firms Urge NAFTA Compromise to Cover Engineering Work Kenyan Women Protest Failure to Implement Gender Rule Vermont Becomes 9th US State to Legalize Marijuana Heat-not-burn Cigarette Alternative Faces US Scrutiny Bill Cosby Tells Stories at Club in 1st Show Since 2015 Puerto Rico Moves to Privatize Troubled Power Company Feds Move to Replace US Border Barriers in New Mexico Cate Blanchett, Elton John, Shah Rukh Khan Receive Davos Human Rights Awards NAFTA's Fate Uncertain Ahead of Montreal Round of Talks ILO: Global Unemployment Rate Stabilizing Tokyo Digs Out From Heavy Snow, Transport Disruptions Remain EU Mulls New Link Between Budget, Civic Rights UN Blames Leadership, Inaction for Peacekeeper Killings As US Looks to Rein in Turkish Offensive, Manbij is Key WHO: Brazil's Death Toll From Yellow Fever Triples Social Media Has Mixed Effect on Democracies, Says Facebook Governor: China's Xinjiang to Build 'Great Wall' to Protect Border 'Hobbit' Director Peter Jackson Making WWI Documentary Neil Diamond Retires From Touring, Says He Has Parkinson's Disease After 90-year Wait, Minnie Mouse Gets Her Hollywood Moment China Invites Latin America to Take Part in 'One Belt, One Road' Pakistani Doctor Who Aided Hunt for bin Laden Languishes in Jail Young Rwandans Seek to Reshape Narrative About Their Country 'Put Trump in His Place': Nationalism Awakens in Mexican Presidential Race Afghanistan Searches for Answers to Deadly Hotel Attack Gambia Arrests Top Jammeh Generals After They Return from Exile US Asks Turkey to Show Restraint in Syria New Batch of US-backed Forces Finish Border Training in Northern Syria Heavy Snow Humbles Global Elite at Davos Summit Trump Slaps Stiff Taxes on Imported Solar Cells, Washing Machines Germany, France Pass Resolution for New Friendship Treaty Brazil Holds Breath for Court Ruling on Lula's Future In Gaza, UNRWA Chief Says US Aid Cut Risks More Mideast Instability Student Kills Pakistan College Principal After Accusing Him of Blasphemy Philippines’ Duterte Pursues Distraction Over Accountability Petition for release of two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar January 22, 2018 Ethiopia Leader Rejects Call for World Bank Arbitration in Dam Dispute South Sudan Commission Demands Parties Comply With Ceasefire Three USA Gymnastics Board Members Resign in Wake of Sex Abuse Scandal Blood Test to Detect 8 Cancers Early Gives Promising Results Survivors of Kabul Luxury Hotel Attack Recount Horrors New Batch of US-backed Forces Graduate Border Protection Training in Northern Syria French Customs to Hire Hundreds of Extra Staff to Cope With Brexit Sudanese Authorities Release Reuters, AFP Journalists Ecuador’s President Takes Aim at WikiLeaks' Assange Facebook Should Pay 'Trusted' News Publishers Carriage Fee: Murdoch Amazon Opens Store With No Cashiers, Lines or Registers Pope Apologizes to Sex Abuse Victims, But Defends Chilean Bishop AP Explains Turkey's 'Operation Olive Branch' in Afrin, Syria EU Rules on Asylum Splitting Europe, Says Bulgarian PM US Aid Chief Visits Raqqa Amid Stabilization Push EU Confirms New Sanctions on Seven Senior Venezuela Officials Doctor Who Aided Hunt for Bin Laden Languishes in Jail France Makes a New Push to Tempt Bankers to Paris Post-Brexit Palestine Joins Global Push to Eliminate Landmines Kabul Hotel Attack a War Crime You and your biosphere reserve can contribute to the SDGs! Schumer: Democrats Will Vote to Reopen Government White House Defends Ad Calling Democrats 'Complicit' in Killings Crows 'Hooked' on Fast Food Aid Group: 70 Million People Suffer in Silence as Emergencies Unreported Africa 54 George Weah Sworn In as Liberia's President Kid Rock Donates Merchandise Money for Voter Registration IMF: Global Economic Growth Getting Stronger, Risks Remain South Africa Ruling Party Deciding if Zuma Should Step Down US Orders Extra Air Cargo Screening for Flights from Mideast Head of Russian Outlet RT Says US Foreign Agent Order Hurts Polish Government Pressured to Act Following Report on Neo-Nazis US Senate Paves Way to End Partial Government Shutdown Civilian Casualties Reported as Turkey Intensifies Operation Against Syrian Kurds US Special Envoy for Ukraine Confirms Russia Talks WHO Chief Calls for Universal Health Care Jesmyn Ward, Masha Gessen Among Nominees for Book Critics Awards Germany Sends Positive Signal On Defending Rights in Europe Activist Detained in Turkey for Tweets 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