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Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Guinea Critical Time for Human Rights in Guinea Vanuatu: ICRC holds first Pacific Correctional Executives round table Simon Rau: In Memoriam Iraq: Military Enter Camp, Occupy School for ‘Screening’ Letter to Inspector General of Police Regarding Unlawful Killings by Police Thursday’s Daily Brief: Mandela Day, war waning in Yemen? Deadly monsoon rains, zero hunger hopes fade, fifth anniversary of MH17 crash Another Dual National Arrested in Iran UNESCO event advocates for access to information within the sustainable development agenda Indonesian Woman with Mental Health Condition Charged with Blasphemy Kenya Should Address Unlawful Killings by Police UNESCO launches SDG survey on access to information at the UN Russian authorities persecute Ingush news website Media Ownership Monitor: Pakistan a high-risk country in terms of media pluralism Central African Republic: Armed Group Kills 46 Civilians Hong Kong: Journalists association deplores “one of the worst years” of press freedom UK’s Unfinished Reckoning on Overseas Torture Bangladesh: Experts discuss relevance of Geneva Conventions amid today’s challenging humanitarian contexts Brazil Will Help Venezuelans but Global Voices Urgently Needed Human and Civil Rights Groups Oppose the Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2019 Lebanon Steering Further Away from Inclusion China: Muslim-Majority States Whitewash Abuses Kazakhstan: Children in Institutions Isolated, Abused 'Emulate his example' urges UN chief as world celebrates Nelson Mandela: a ‘global advocate for dignity and equality’ Nicaragua: Police operation points to continuing lethal repression Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Ebola now an international Public Health Emergency, young peacemakers, defining moment for Sudan, war crimes fugitives, migrant ‘crisis’ in Hungary 'Emulate his example’ urges UN chief as world celebrates Nelson Mandela: a ‘global advocate for dignity and equality’ Malaysia: End Use of Sedition Act Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Ebola Public Health Emergency in DR Congo, young peacemakers, defining moment for Sudan, war crimes fugitives, migrant ‘crisis’ in Hungary Emulate his example’ urges UN chief as world celebrates Nelson Mandela: a ‘global advocate for dignity and equality’ Angola/DRC: The unacompanied children of Lóvua Refugee Camp share their stories LIBYA : eleven TV channels banned in eastern Libya Politicization of migrant ‘crisis’ in Hungary making them scapegoats, independent UN human rights expert warns UNESCO resolution on access to information gains momentum in New York Russia Fined for Anti-LGBT Actions Director-General deplores killing of freelance photojournalist Amjad Hassan Bakir in Syria Erol Önderoğlu acquitted at one trial, but another due soon Burkina Faso: legislative threat to press freedom must be declared unconstitutional Media independence under threat in Burundi after BBC pull-out Standing with Victims on International Justice Day Algeria/Western Sahara: Three Dissidents Behind Bars Syria: Suspects’ Families Assets Seized Reporters Without Borders launches digital help desk Marching for Disability Rights in New York City Congress Should Condemn Trump’s Racist Comments Three men to be tried in Malta for Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder US – #WeeklyAddress: July 8 – July 14: Trump Social Media Summit invitees verbally spar with reporters Nicaragua: US Should Sanction President Ortega Support Needed to Tackle ICC Shortcomings Geneva Conventions – relevant today more than ever RSF calls for release of Indian woman journalist held by Hyderabad police Justice Is Never Too Late for Natalya Estemirova, Russian Activist Killed 10 Years Ago Joint Statement: On the 10th Anniversary of Natalia Estemirova’s Murder, Human Rights Groups Call for Justice That Is Long Overdue Croatia: President Admits Unlawful Migrant Pushbacks US: New Rule Flouts Asylum Norms Kuwait: 8 Egyptian Dissidents Unlawfully Returned UNESCO and ECOWAS Court of Justice to reinforce freedom of expression in West Africa Harassment of pro-government journalists growing in Syria UK: Police threaten to treat the publication of leaked information as criminal UN Climate Resolution Emphasizes Protection of Disability Rights Two journalists killed in Al-Shabaab attack in southern Somalia Russia: A Decade On, No Justice for Natalia Estemirova Immigrant Rights Groups: Congress Must Investigate Separation & Suffering Caused by Trump ‘Remain-in-Mexico’ Policy Request for a thematic hearing on reparations for Afro-descendants in the US during the 173rd Period of Sessions Afghanistan: Special Forces Raid Medical Clinic Crimean Tatars Face Unfounded Terrorism Charges Video: Crimean Tatars Face Unfounded Terrorism Charges Bangladesh: Rohingya Face Monsoon Floods, Landslides UN Human Rights Council stands firm on LGBTI violence, Syria detainees and Philippines ‘war on drugs’ Canadian court forces VICE to reveal journalist's confidential correspondence after four-year legal battle UN Rights Body Maintains Scrutiny of Eritrea’s Dire Rights Record ICE Raids on US Immigrant Families Risk Serious Abuses Canadian court forces journalist to reveal confidential correspondence after four-year legal battle Trump excludes, targets social media and press at unconventional summit Cambodia: Activists Charged for Participating in Memorial Saudi Arabia commits US$25 million to UNESCO for the protection of heritage Venezuela: humanitarian assistance for the people affected European Union/Libya: Act Now to Save Lives N for Nose: State of the Education Report for India 2019 : Children with disabilities Two years after Liu Xiaobo's death, China remains the largest prison of journalists in the world Independent Reporting on Xinjiang Abuses Requires Unfettered Access, Not Stage-Managed Visits Lebanon Forced These Syrian Refugees to Dismantle Their Own Homes Over 800 Rights Organizations Express Support for the Disability Integration Act of 2019 Beware the Trump Administration’s Plans for ‘Fresh Thinking’ on Human Rights New Voluntary Standard for Responsible Jewelry Production Written Testimony: "Kids in Cages: Inhumane Treatment at the Border" Syria: A camp is filled with children Syria: A camp is filled with children from around the world Papua New Guinea Massacre Doesn’t Justify Death Penalty Papua New Guinea Massacre Doesn’t Justify Death Penalty Nobel Winner Liu Xiaobo’s Spirit Lives On Addressing contemporary antisemitism: A global issue? Thursday’s Daily Brief: Poverty report reveals ‘vast inequalities’, measles compounds DRC Ebola woes, Guterres visits Mozambique, Bangladesh update, freedom of expression online US: Family Separation Harming Children, Families 30th Assembly of the UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission reviews progress in global ocean science and sets strategic directions ‘Unlock opportunities’ and pave the way for sustainable development, UN chief urges on World Population Day Stop Criminalizing Sex Work in DC UNESCO welcomes the establishment of a Global Media Defense Fund, with initial funding by UK and Canada Philippine radio journalist shot dead as he drives home after programme Tanzanian minister says missing journalist “died,” but offers no explanation Kidnappings Endemic in Cameroon’s Anglophone Regions School Evacuation Drill in Ein el-Helweh April 13: Addressing the Ongoing Scars of War Hong Kong: RSF condemns attack against radio station Cameroonian journalist still held in stalled defamation case Philippines: UN Takes Critical Step Toward Accountability Cambodia: Helping armed forces uphold IHL during special operations South Korea: Criminalization of sex between men in military fuels violence, abuse and discrimination A Step Toward Accountability Over Nicaragua’s Brutal Crackdown Interview: Inside What Was Ethiopia’s Jail Ogaden China: Account for Activist’s Death Kashmir: UN Reports Serious Abuses Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Guterres in Kenya, Prisoners sick in Iran, #GlobalGoals, Myanmar, Ukraine updates, and new space partnership The power of education: Inspiring stories from four continents International community finally alarmed by online threats denounced by RSF UN experts voice ‘deep concern’ over Iran’s ‘consistent pattern’ of denying life-saving medical treatment to detainees Malawi: Civil society leaders targeted in post-election clampdown Street Art Project in Ein el-Helweh Back to School in Kherbet Daoud: ICRC Rehabilitates School and Playground in Northern Town Supporting the Communities of Bani Sakher in North Lebanon Terrorism ‘spreading and destabilizing’ entire regions, Guterres warns States, at key Kenya conference UN: Unprecedented Joint Call for China to End Xinjiang Abuses RSF took an unprecedented mission to Saudi Arabia to free jailed journalists Russian journalist put on “terrorist” list over radio commentary Greece: Set New Focus on Rights for All Nigeria: Wuro Dadi families get seeds, farm inputs to rebuild Ukraine: Pension Issues, Crossing Conditions Marijuana Justice Coalition Asserts Statement of Principles on Federal Marijuana Reform UN Rights Council Shamefully Silent on Sudan: International Investigation Needed More Than Three Years Later, Release of Database Urgently Needed #YouthOfUNESCO: Welcome to the Cryptoworld! Commit to education and transform education says UN High-level Political Forum Turkish think-tank report escalates harassment of journalists Tuesday’s Daily Brief: #GlobalGoals progress, essential meds, updates from Cox’s Bazar, Sudan and DR Congo Inhumane Conditions and Treatment in Detention are Counterproductive to Preventing Violent Extremism US – #WeeklyAddress: July 1 – July 7: President Trump breaks personal record for attacking press on Twitter Nigeria: Sowing seeds of hope in Wuro Dadi Fuzhou (China) to host 2020 session of World Heritage Committee After more than 60 Internet cuts so far this year, India urged to overhaul legislation Three Pakistani TV news channels suddenly taken off the air Equatorial Guinea: Dissolution of an NGO shows escalating crackdown on civil society UNESCO projections show countries are off track in meeting their education commitments for 2030 Another Iraqi journalist threatened Five-year jail sentence for Somali policeman who murdered a journalist Guatemala: Red alert for threats to justice and human rights UAE: Prisoners Held After Sentences Served Seoul: ICRC, Korean National Red Cross renew MoU to reach more people One Year After Peace Deal, Little Has Changed in Eritrea Syria: US Coalition Should Address Civilian Harm Sudan: Put Justice Up Front New Documents Raise Fears of a Return to “False Positive” Killings Philippines’ Disinformation Campaign in Geneva The EU must press for an end to repression in Central Asia at its Kyrgyzstan summit Video: Verdict on Former Congolese Warlord UNESCO calls for concerted action to strengthen the resilience of coral reefs Sri Lanka: No Justice for ‘Trinco 5’ UNESCO Director-General welcomes increased commitment from education stakeholders gathered at UNESCO for the G7 meeting UNESCO calls for concerted action to strengthen the resilience of coral reef Bloody Sunday in the Philippines ‘Beyond reasonable doubt’, international court convicts notorious DR Congo rebel leader of war crimes Monday’s Daily Brief: global homicide figures, neo-Nazi recruitment, Kashmir, and migrants’ plight in USA Young amputees in Gaza are striving to put their lives back on track Different ways to have different conversations with different people Nadia Nadim designated as UNESCO Champion for Girls’ and Women’s Education UNESCO’s Management Response to the MOPAN 2017-2018 Assessment of UNESCO UN rights chief ‘appalled’ by US border detention conditions, says holding migrant children may violate international law UK’s surveillance powers to be considered by Europe's highest human rights court ICC: Congo Warlord Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity Egypt: Renewed Detention of Scholar’s Daughter Unlawful South Sudan: Gunshot injuries remain high despite peace deal Vientiane: Experts discuss landmine-related risks during first regional seminar Viet Nam: Experts from 16 countries in Asia-Pacific to delve into IHL, related themes Two cultural sites added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List Six cultural sites added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List Seven more cultural sites added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List Seven cultural sites inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List Submission by Human Rights Watch to the Committee on the Rights of the Child on Tunisia Submission by Human Rights Watch to the Committee on the Rights of the Child on Eswatini Submission by Human Rights Watch to the Committee on the Rights of the Child on Switzerland Submission by Human Rights Watch to the Committee on the Rights of the Child Concerning Cambodia Q&A: Bosco Ntaganda, DR Congo, and the ICC Eritrea UPR Key Opportunity to Address Rights Violations Cambodia Should Accept UPR Recommendations on Civil and Political Rights Ensuring Accountability in Venezuela is Key to End Rights Crisis While recognizing progress on parity in access to education, UNESCO calls for increased efforts on quality and completion to ensure equal opportunities for girls and boys UN chief welcomes power-sharing deal between Sudanese military and opposition Honduras: Exercising the right to protest has a high cost for those who dare take to the streets Five sites inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List Anarchists ransack Athens weekly’s headquarters EU Should Encourage Ukraine Government to Do More for Human Rights South Yemeni separatists ransack state news agency in Aden Ipsen Foundation sponsoring the UNESCO Science Report 2020 Two natural sites, one in China another in Iran, inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List Mauritania still violating press freedom after restoring Internet Lebanon: Syrian Refugee Shelters Demolished Human Rights Watch Submission to the United Nations Committee against Torture on Greece Turning the Tide on Violence and Harassment at Work UK Gets it Wrong on Human Trafficking in Nigeria UNESCO and G7 countries raise the alarm about bullying and join forces against violence in education UN human rights chief ‘hopeful’ Venezuelan authorities are ready to address violations, calls for dialogue Venezuela: High Commissioner’s report strongly condemns massive human rights violations RSF calls for probe into Ghanaian website journalists’ torture claims UN Human Rights chief urges Venezuela to halt grave rights violations Her education, our future: UNESCO fast-tracking girls’ and women’s education Surge in judicial harassment of journalists by military and police in Myanmar New EU Office in Turkmenistan Needs Focus on Rights Guinea: New law could shield police from prosecution DR Congo: Police Fire on, Beat Protesters Operational update on Syria: More than 2,000 patients treated at new field hospital Journalists resign en masse after Ukrainian media group’s takeover Iraq: Thousands Detained, Including Children, in Degrading Conditions Guinea: New Law Could Shield Police From Prosecution The Gaping Hole in Jared Kushner's "Peace Plan" Coalition Opposes S.1622 Stopping Overdoses of Fentanyl Analogues Act (SOFA) Ukraine: Discrimination against War-Zone Pensioners US Students’ Rights at Risk from Social Media Monitoring Joint Letter to the Council of the District of Columbia Regarding Supporting B23-0318, the “Community Safety and Health Amendment Act of 2019” Philippines: UN Rights Council can no longer stay silent on the killing of thousands Germany: Economic Ministry Pushes for Weak Company Monitoring Philippines: Displaced for months, families in Bukidnon receive aid Sri Lanka: Muslims Face Threats, Attacks Sri Lanka: Muslims Face Threats, Attacks Libya detention centre airstrike could amount to a war crime says UN, as Guterres calls for independent investigation Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Libya ‘war crime’ attack, Sudan, Myanmar rights violations continue, ‘xenophobia’ in Assam, South Sudan update Libya: Deadly Attack Highlights Disregard for Civilians Tanzania Drops Threat of Prison Over Publishing Independent Statistics Republic of Korea renews support to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development Elections of the Officers and Executive Council of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Libya detention centre attack could amount to a war crime says UN, as Guterres calls for independent investigation Grievous violations continue against Myanmar civilians, Human Rights Council hears The missing in Lebanon: We’re halfway there National IFAP Committee of Eritrea introduces digital libraries to disadvantaged communities Libya detention centre attack could amount to a war crime, say top UN officials Restrictions, unmet promises, unbridled violence in Sudan, a ‘recipe for disaster’, says Bachelet Libya: Abhorrent attack on migrant detention centre must be investigated as a war crime The Greek Islands’ Forgotten Emergency More than 3000 Judicial Operators debating Freedom of Expression with UNESCO and its allies UNESCO fast-tracking girls’ and women’s education Displaced for months, families in Bukidnon receive aid Ocean Science Day celebrates the benefits of science for society and rallies government, scientists and the public around preparations for the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) The Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California (Mexico) inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger Tshisekedi urged to reopen TV channel shut down last weekend Seoul: Over 60 officers of Special Warfare Command attend lecture on IHL Libya: UN arms embargo violations put Tripoli’s 1.2 million civilians in grave danger Moving on From Ethiopia’s Torturous Past Break the Chains of Child Marriage No Tangible Change in Belarus: UN Rights Council Should Renew Rapporteur Mandate Eritrea Mandate Needed Until Abuses Addressed Letter from Human Rights Watch to the EU on Nicaragua Hungary Renews its War on Academic Freedom “We Can’t Help You Here” US: Asylum Seekers Returned to Uncertainty, Danger in Mexico Azerbaijan: ICRC organizes children’s visit to UEFA Europa League final RSF and partners launch a public consultation on the Journalism Trust Initiative Kenya: Nairobi Police Executing Suspects Venezuela: ‘Shocked’ by alleged torture, death of navy captain, UN human rights chief urges ‘in-depth’ investigation Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Hunger crisis in DR Congo, Swine Fever in Asia, Venezuela death investigation call, updates on Eritrea and Syria Azerbaijan: ICRC organises children’s visit to UEFA Europa League Final Director-General denounces murder of journalist Romário da Silva Barros in Brazil and calls for end to impunity Director-General condemns attack that killed journalist Vadym Komarov in Ukraine Pakistani news channel censored while interviewing former president The site of the Birthplace of Jesus in Bethlehem (Palestine) removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger The Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works site (Chile), removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger Director-General calls for investigation into murder of community radio journalist José Libardo Montenegro in Colombia Journalists at Slovak public broadcaster feel pressure and fear it will grow ahead of elections Amid France Heat Wave, Police Teargas Climate Activists EU: Press Nicaragua Over Protest Crackdown 42,000 returnees receive seeds and tools in west Ethiopia Indonesia: 28 States discuss issues, challenges of modern-day peacekeeping operations "No hate speech" online campaign launched against violent extremism and radicalization of youth Editors abandon Estonia’s leading daily because of owner meddling DR Congo: Q&A on ICC’s Ntaganda Trial Malaysia: Assembly Bill Reforms Fall Short Hong Kong Ruling Strengthens Rights Protection on Same-Sex Relations Letter to Minister Kang Kyung-wha on Mine Clearance in the DMZ and the Mine Ban Treaty Women Soccer Players’ Biggest Challenge is Changing FIFA Itself Out of the Shadows: The Resilience and Courage of People with Albinism in Mozambique Bosnia and Herzegovina: Workshop on providing better support for families of missing Three-Year-Old Girl Latest Philippines ‘Drug War’ Victim World Heritage Committee to examine new nominations to the World Heritage List US – #WeeklyAddress: June 24 – June 30: Supreme Court ruling to limit reporters’ access to federal documents Afghanistan War’s Terrible Toll on Children UNESCO launches work of World Heritage Committee in Baku Cameroonian president’s bodyguards attack reporter outside Geneva hotel US: Far-right blogger attacked during Portland anti-fascist rally 1.4 million refugees set to need urgent resettlement in 2020: UNHCR New UN-Syrian Action Plan signals an 'important day' for child protection, says UN envoy Tribunal Stops Kenya’s Coal Plant Plans UNESCO addresses first European AI Alliance Conference New agreement with NAUSICAÁ strengthens public science outreach for the UN Decade of Ocean Science New report card shows state and value of ocean observations Women Are Fighting Flooding Crisis in the US International workshop targets better support for the families of the missing Western Europe must repatriate its ISIS fighters and families Sri Lanka: Resuming Death Penalty a Major Setback World Pride underscores that all people are born ‘free and equal’ in dignity and human rights Rigging the System Africa Should Not Fail Cameroon Statement to the CCW Consultation on lethal autonomous weapons systems Video: Government Co-Opting Recovery Efforts in Syria Live From Geneva: Rigging the System in Syria Iran: Release Detained Labor Activists Nigeria’s Wavering Commitment to Freedom of Expression Alabama Law Finds Another Pregnant Woman to Punish Philippines: ‘Drug War’ Devastates Children’s Lives Armenia/Azerbaijan: ICRC facilitates handover of Azerbaijani and Armenian nationals Philippines: Working with authorities to improve health care in prisons Pioneering student team from the Netherlands wins UNESCO - Airbus "Fly Your Ideas" global competition Albanian Prime Minister must respect press freedom Hong Kong: Independently Investigate Police Use of Force Norway strengthens support for UNESCO with unprecedented funding Korea commits increased support for international cooperation to boost ocean science for research and development Finland intensifies its commitment to UNESCO programmes for education and freedom of expression Jordan suppresses articles criticizing Bahrain conference Farmers Face New Round of Eviction from Protected Forests in Côte d’Ivoire Philippines: Working with authorities to improve healthcare in jails Over 600 young women and men graduated from YouthMobile project in Nigeria Timeline: ICRC's humanitarian action in the Philippines Thailand: Architecture students work on building humane and healthy prisons Syria: Government Co-Opting Recovery Efforts Myanmar: Internet Shutdown Risks Lives Trans Voters Will Be Disenfranchised in 2020 Unless We Take Action Turkey Should Seek Follow-Up Inquiry on Khashoggi Killing Using Saudi Death Penalty vs. Children is Barbaric Candidates’ Homestead Visits Will Highlight Plight of Detained Migrant Children Operational update on Mali: Food delivered to survivors of attack; psychological wounds being addressed EXCLUSIVE: US – One year after shooting in his newsroom, editor of Capital Gazette reflects on press freedom Myanmar: Internet Shutdown Risks Lives Thursday’s Daily Brief: dire living conditions in Idlib, migrants at US southern border, end in sight for trachoma, Human Rights Council Mexico: National Guard must refrain from intimidating those defending migrants' rights South Sudan: ICRC facilitates release of 15 detainees UNESCO seeks nominations for the Jaime Torres Bodet Prize 2019 After Rio Grande tragedy, UNICEF chief highlights ‘dire’ detention centres on US-Mexico border ‘Words must never be met with violence’ urges UN, following Taliban threat to journalists Mauritania: Authorities must exercise restraint in policing protests and lift the internet shutdown US Border Prosecutions and the Devastating Cost to Families International freedom of expression organisations welcome crucial PACE resolution on the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia and rule of law in Malta Operational update on Mali: Food delivered to attack survivors; psychological wounds being addressed No Space for Criticism of Rwanda People Open A Box of LGBT Myths and Gasp, Cringe and Laugh at What They Find How to Help Children Detained at the US Border Letter from Human Rights Watch to OAS about Nicaragua Submission to Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Pretrial Practices Lawyers Appeal Detainees’ Convictions in South Sudan UN rights body should act urgently on abuses in Sudan, Philippines, China Video: Women Accuse Gambian ex-President of Rape Gambia’s Women Break Their Silence Trade Union Leader Faces Prison Time in Kazakhstan Vile act of torture prohibited ‘under all circumstances’, UN chief affirms on International Day to support victims Wednesday's Daily Brief: migration tragedy in the Rio Grande, drugs report, Torture Victims Day ICC Prosecutor Seeking to Investigate Crimes Against Rohingya Tackle ‘tsunami of hatred’ across the world urges Guterres, to counter anti-Semitism, racism and intolerance LGBT Rights 50 Years After Stonewall Italy: End Curbs on Rescue at Sea RSF’s calls for overhaul of Gabonese media’s “executioner” Hope for Kenya’s Forgotten Victims Innovative UNESCO forum will explore three dimensions of learning crucial to achieving the Education 2030 Agenda After being blocked for weeks, Egyptian news site says it will close India: Rights Groups Harassed Over Foreign Funding In Sudan, Repression of Protests by Another Name Speech by Hugo Slim to the UN Economic and Social Council Humanitarian Affairs Segment Director-General condemns murder of social media activist Muhammad Bilal Khan in Pakistan Sudan : a dictator is gone but persecution of the media continues What journalists in France should do if questioned or investigated Taliban threat to treat Afghan media as military targets Sierra Leone: Amnesty International joins legal challenge against government ban on pregnant girls attending school Madagascar: Take decisive steps to end torture and killings by security forces Gambia: Women Accuse Ex-President of Sexual Violence Pomegranate Propaganda: A Chinese Government Official’s UN Speech Malaysia: 16th National IHL Moot Court Competition 2019 Malaysia: Young volunteers learn that “Health Care in Danger” is really a matter of life and death Iraq: Amputation Apparently Caused by Torture The Working Group on Egypt’s Letter to Secretary of State Pompeo “The Deceased Can’t Speak for Herself:” Violence Against LGBT People in Malaysia We Went to a US Border Detention Center for Children. What We Saw was Awful Lebanon: Beirut Landfill Near Capacity Ukraine: Investigate Journalist’s Killing Bahrain: Questions to Ask at Palestine Workshop UNESCO is mobilized for the protection of the Minaret of Jam (Afghanistan) with funding from ALIPH Peace dividend palpable in South Sudan, but ‘grassroots’ are moving faster than elites, says Shearer France: Aid Worker’s Defamation Conviction Upheld The 63rd IPDC Bureau gives support to 36 new local media development projects EuroDIG stakeholders acknowledge UNESCO’s Internet Universality Indicators G7 and UNESCO convene International Conference on girls’ and women’s empowerment through education UNESCO seeks nominations for the Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science 2019 New UN report on families in a changing world puts ‘women’s rights at their core’ Moratorium call on surveillance technology to end ‘free-for-all’ abuses: UN expert EU Court Condemns Poland’s Judicial Takeover Call for a deputy editor for the UNESCO Science Report 2020 Ceremony to award the Félix Houphouët-Boigny—UNESCO Peace Prize to Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed Ali Russia: Environmentalist Faces Criminal Charges Internet cut in western Myanmar in latest retreat from democracy We went to a border detention center for children. What we saw was awful Multilateralism under threat Section 377 is History but Young LGBT Indians Need Concrete Policies to Protect them from Bullying Trump’s "Deal of the Century" for Palestine Is a Sideshow Eritrea’s Human Rights Crisis Requires Ongoing Scrutiny Quebec’s Ban on Religious Clothing is Chilling: To Be Like Us, You Must Dress Like Us Facing the Myths What Next for Australian ISIS Suspects? What Next for Australian ISIS Suspects? El Salvador: President Bukele pledges to respect human rights US – #WeeklyAddress: June 17 – June 23: Attendee at Trump rally arrested for assaulting Orlando Sentinel reporter ‘Wanton destruction’ in Sudan’s Darfur region, ‘blatant violation’ of international law Monday’s Daily Brief: human rights in the Near East and a Forum for Refugees Australia’s Terrifying ‘Watch Houses’ Climate change, conflict and resilience: Debating humanitarian policy at a high-level roundtable in Amman We Must Consider the Full Spectrum of Durable Solutions to Effectively Address Needs of Displaced Government internet ban leaves parts of Myanmar ‘in a blackout’, UN expert calls for immediate lifting Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ for Palestine Is a Sideshow RSF urges Mauritania to restore mobile Internet Statelessness for terrorists’ families, never an acceptable option, urges UN rights chief Cameroon: Video Shows Separatists Torturing Man Projects in Spain, France, Mexico, Portugal and Slovenia enter Best Practices Register for Underwater Cultural Heritage Protection UN Needs to Act Now to End Philippines Killings Americas: Stale politics must give way to decisive human rights action Australia: Protect Human Rights in Foreign Policy Letter to Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne Saudi Arabia: Religious Thinker on Trial for His Life Ensure that widows are ‘not left out or left behind’, UN chief urges on International Day In Venezuela, Bachelet calls on Government to release prisoners, appeals for ‘bold steps towards compromise’ Many journalists injured during protest outside Georgian parliament Myanmar: New, upgraded family visit facility at Insein Prison to reduce strain of separation A Worrying Attack on Journalists in Central African Republic Facial Recognition Technology in US Schools Threatens Rights US-Africa Business Summit Ignores Human Rights Concerns A Terrible Week for Saudi’s MBS Shows Tide is Turning In the Central African Republic, War’s Most Forgotten Victims How 15 Minutes of Courtroom Drama Stopped UK Arms to Saudi Arabia President Should Free Mauritanian Jailed for Online Article Georgia: Police Use Teargas, Rubber Bullets Against Protesters Equatorial Guinea: A Move to Rejoin Anti-Corruption Group Joint Letter to President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz Dignified management of the dead: ASEAN Member States lay importance on first responders’ role Venezuela: High Commissioner Bachelet must recommend the creation of a Commission of Inquiry to the Human Rights Council Honduras: Amnesty International warns President Hernández about the deployment of the Armed Forces during protests Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week Azerbaijani reporter facing possible life sentence on treason charge Second journalist murdered in Rio de Janeiro state in less than a month Syria: ‘Deplorable’ violence in Idlib against civilians, humanitarian workers must ‘stop immediately’: UN Coordinator Crackdown on Christians in Eritrea spurs UN expert to press Government 'to live up to its international commitments' Zimbabwe’s Marriage Reform Should Do More for Women UNESCO’s ROAM framework recognized by UN High-Level Panel Report on “digital interdependence” New Data for SDG 9.5 on Research and Development Outgoing Mauritanian president urged to free blogger before handing over Egypt suppresses domestic media coverage of Morsi death Guterres hails historic Convention banning violence and harassment at work Syria: ‘Deplorable’ violence in Idlib against civilians, humanitarian workers must ‘stop immediately’, says senior UN envoy #JournalistsToo: UNESCO conference puts spotlight on online harassment of women journalists Albania: Preliminary findings of joint freedom of expression mission French interior minister to study RSF proposals for better policing at protests ILO: New Treaty to Protect Workers from Violence, Harassment Dignified management of the dead: ASEAN Member States lay import on first responders’ role Hong Kong: Evidence of police violence against protesters verified Verified: Hong Kong police violence against peaceful protesters Canada Should Back Up Words With Action on Indigenous Rights Children at Risk in US Border Jails Japan’s Cold-Blooded Approach to the Rohingya Crisis Interview: Behind the Internet’s ‘Quiet Revolution’ US Shame on World Refugee Day Khashoggi murder ‘an international crime’, says UN-appointed rights investigator: Special in-depth UN News interview Renewed hope for livestock owners in Sudan Dialogue on persons missing in connection with 1990s and August 2008 armed conflicts continues Journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder ‘an international crime’, says UN-appointed rights investigator Congress should end massive phone records spying What Does Burundi Have To Hide? US: Police Found to Violate Fellow Officer’s Privacy Kenyan Police Disrupt Sudan Solidarity Protests Business reporters now being harassed in Turkey Ukrainian journalist dies of head injuries sustained in attack Business reporters now being harassed in Turkey A renewed hope for livestock owners in Sudan World Heritage Committee to meet in Baku (Azerbaijan) to examine inscription of new sites on World Heritage List Teachers unprepared for traumatized migrant and refugee students UK: Arms Sales to Saudis Suspended After Landmark Ruling Mozambique: End five-month arbitrary detention of refugees and asylum seekers Dialogue on the persons missing in connection with 1990s and August 2008 armed conflicts continues Colombian Government Downplays Murder of Community Leaders Video: Gezi Protests Trial to Begin in Turkey Video: Targeted Sanctions, Justice Key to Curb Abuses in Nicaragua Witness: Doctors Reveal What Nicaragua Tries to Hide Crackdown in Nicaragua Nicaragua: Targeted Sanctions, Justice Key to Curb Abuses Boys and girls make menstrual pads at their school’s gender club in Ethiopia Nicaragua: The government of Daniel Ortega violates its commitment to release all detainees One Step Closer to Justice for MH17 Victims Joint statement of the Tripartite Commission Cambodia: Drop Radio Free Asia Case One Step Closer to Justice for MH17 Victims ‘Now is the time to act’ for victims of violence in Sudan, ICC Prosecutor urges Security Council 18 New sites join UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves Ripple effect of sexual violence in conflict threatens ‘collective security’, stains ‘our common humanity’, says UN chief Saudi Arabia in spotlight as UN-appointed independent investigator publishes full Khashoggi findings RSF decries online attacks against The Intercept Brasil’s journalists US Congress Can Help Heal the Wounds of Slavery UN: Expert Seeks Criminal Probe of Khashoggi Murder UNESCO rallies experts and artists at the Château de Chambord in solidarity with Mosul Cambodian fixer tried on trumped-up charges Annual Report 2018 Over 40 gravesites to be excavated in search for missing people related to 1992-93 armed conflict in Abkhazia