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International Scrutiny Increases for Belarus Mourning the Death of Feminist Icon Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lebanon: New Safeguards for Migrant Domestic Workers Afghan Women Win Fight for Their Own Identity UN rights chief calls for Turkey to probe violations in northern Syria Belarus crisis under the spotlight at Human Rights Council UN rights chief calls for Turkey to probe rights abuses in northern Syria Charlie Hebdo: “You marched for free speech in 2015, ensure it is respected now” Ingush journalist gets three years on trumped-up drug charge DRC : another journalist arrested on complaint by Sankuru province governor Uganda: Mountain gorillas shielded from threats EU: Use Budget to Uphold Democracy South Africa: Widespread Xenophobic Violence Mozambique: Alleged Soldiers Execute Woman Liberia’s President Should Showcase Justice on International Stage Major progress in UNESCO’s development of a global normative instrument on the ethics of AI Human rights violations continue in Burundi under new Government: UN report Greek police uses brutal violence and arbitrary bans to obstruct reporting on the refugee crisis Communities facing conflict, climate change and environmental degradation walk a tightrope of survival What is the humanitarian impact of the COVID-19 pandemic? UNESCO IFAP set to deliberate on challenges in building inclusive knowledge societies in the age of COVID-19 Young people around the world join UNESCO to #TrashHack their lives on World Cleanup Day UNESCO, UNICEF and WHO issue guidance to ensure schools are safe during COVID-19 pandemic Request for Proposal: ToT Leadership and Management of TVET Institutions Capacity Building Consultancy Malaysia: Discussing COVID-19 response in maritime security workshop Pakistan: Surge in harassment of journalists who “criticize” on social media Australia to Appear Before UN Rights Council in January Venezuela: UN Inquiry Finds Crimes Against Humanity Greece/EU: Bring Moria Homeless to Safety Lebanon: Ensure Aid Goes Directly to Those in Need India: Arrests of Activists Politically Motivated Turkey: Lawyers Arrested in Terror Probe UN: On 75th Anniversary, Recommit to Human Rights Venezuela abuses amounted to crimes against humanity: UN-appointed panel Governments urged to protect poor against modern slavery, step up development financing Canadian police arrest Indigenous journalist covering land rights movement African Union: Examining human cost of migration policies in Africa during COVID-19 Venezuela: Hard-hitting UN report backs claims of crimes against humanity and identifies possible perpetrators WSIS 2020 High-Level Dialogue on Open Educational Resources as a tool to combat inequalities in times of crisis RSF urges recently appointed Japan Prime Minister to take a new turn towards press freedom COVID-19: Timely support for people with disabilities Call for nominations: UNESCO MIL Alliance Global Media and Information Literacy Awards 2020 Singapore Should Rehabilitate, Not Execute, Drug Users Protecting Freedom of Expression during the COVID-19 crisis: UNESCO issues Guidelines for Judicial Operators Hungary Renews Attacks on Independent Radio Station Belarus: Systematic Beatings, Torture of Protesters Bangladesh: Reunify Rohingya Refugee Families Australia: Deaths of Prisoners with Disabilities Focus on Merit in International Criminal Court Elections UN: Release Saudi Dissidents, Activists Mozambique: Video showing killing of naked woman further proof of human rights violations by state armed forces Second UNESCO ResiliArt Lebanon Debate: Museums and Art Galleries for the Return of Cultural Life to Beirut, 17 September Syria: Bombshell report reveals ‘no clean hands’ as horrific rights violations continue Convicting “petrolgate” journalist of defamation would be disastrous, RSF says Algerian journalist must serve two years in prison, appeal court says RSF addresses Human Rights Council on pandemic-linked press freedom violations DRCongo: Caught between COVID-19 and water shortages in Kinshasa Statement on the passing of Dr Biliana Cicin-Sain Niger: human rights defenders still unjustly detained for more than six months UN urges a more equal, inclusive world, marking International Day of Democracy Blaming the Victim for Sexual Violence in Pakistan Kenosha Police Turned a Blind Eye to US Vigilantes Hardships for Lebanon’s Migrant Domestic Workers Rise Yemen: Aid Obstruction Puts Millions at Risk Iran: ‘Secret execution’ of champion wrestler ‘deeply disturbing’ – UN rights experts Rise to the occasion to tackle injustice, Bachelet urges Human Rights Council Motorcycle hitmen gun down Philippine reporter who covered mining Journalism under fire: UNESCO raises alarm over surge of attacks on media workers covering protests Central Sahel: Spike in violence leads to higher deaths, more than 1 million fleeing homes Who is Khaled Drareni, symbol of press freedom in Algeria? Irish Red Cross, EU and ICRC: #NotATarget campaign Irish Red Cross, EU and ICRC: #NotATarget campaign UNESCO sounds the alarm on global surge in attacks against journalists covering protests Israel: Release Body of Slain Palestinian China’s Inhumane ‘Guilty-by-Association’ Iran Suddenly Executes Wrestler Navid Afkari Iran: Wrestler on Death Row for Alleged Murder Greece’s Moria Camp Fire: What’s Next? Afghanistan: Protecting Rights Essential in Negotiations Historic Afghan talks present ‘major opportunity’ for peace: UN Secretary-General A youthful 75: New generation carries the torch for UN values RSF urges EU to raise the issue of press freedom during virtual summit with China A youthful 75: next generation to carry the torch for UN values Colombia: Amnesty International condemns torture and excessive use of force by police Nigeria: Failure to release report of Presidential Panel a setback for rule of law Egypt: Gang Rape Witnesses Arrested, Smeared Bolivia: Justice System Abused to Persecute Opponents UK’s Bid for Brexit at All Costs Will Damage Human Rights Eritrea Busses Thousands of Students to Military Camp Cambodia: Free Detained Youth, Environmental Activists Switzerland: Draft anti-terrorism law sets ‘dangerous precedent’, rights experts warn Belarus: UN chief deeply concerned over use of force against peaceful protesters Director-General urges investigation into gruesome murder of journalist Julio Valdivia in Mexico Khaled Drareni must be freed on urgent health grounds, committees say UNESCO World Trends Report now available in Russian El Salvador: Conviction of one of those responsible for the murder of Jesuit priests must break the chain of impunity Joint call by Svetlana Alexievich, Andrei Bastunets and Christophe Deloire to defend press freedom in Belarus Director-General condemns killing of journalists Andrés Eloy Nieves Zacarías and José Carmelo Bislick in Venezuela Director-General condemns murder of journalist Shaheena Shaheen in Pakistan Video Demonstrates Chechnya Leadership’s Brutality Rwanda: Rusesabagina Was Forcibly Disappeared Pakistan’s Hypocrisy on Press Freedom Libya: Armed Groups Violently Quell Protests Social Media Platforms Remove War Crimes Evidence ICRC Stock Caught in Beirut Port Fire COVID-19: intercultural dialogue is essential for building back better Local reporter found beheaded in Mexico’s Veracruz state The first International Day to Protect Education from Attack Learning Never Stops: Celebrating Literacy Day in Nepal Belarus: Ensure ‘full respect’ for workers’ rights during protests, ILO urges President Lukashenko UNESCO and The Internet Society of China join forces to promote web accessibility in Mongolia Cambodia: Youth targeted in ‘shocking’ wave of arrests China: RSF and global NGO coalition call for UN monitoring of human rights violations Ecuador’s Assembly Approves Bill Furthering the Right to Health Guatemala: Rights Official at Risk of Criminal Prosecution South Africa Should Press Zimbabwe to End Repression Bahrain: Lawyers Prosecuted on Speech Charges Global Coalition urges UN to Address China’s Human Rights Abuses China: Global coalition urges UN to address Beijing’s human rights abuses Fresh war crimes fears highlighted in new Yemen report ICRC President Peter Maurer: “During conflict, education must not be targeted” United in Science report: Climate Change has not stopped for COVID19 Two Cairo newspaper journalists jailed, one with Covid-19 How UNESCO’s functional literacy class is empowering girls in Nepal UNESCO ResiliArt Lebanon online debate: Defending cultural diversity through creativity, 10 September Abuse and fear: Trans women speak out about life in Nicaragua’s prisons during COVID-19 Global coalition urges UN to address China’s human rights abuses Caster Semenya Loses Appeal for Equal Treatment Killings in Philippines Up 50 Percent During Pandemic Fact Sheet 5 September on Schools Rehabilitation in Beirut Fellowship Honors Disability Rights Icon Marca Bristo Attacks on Students, Teachers, and Schools Surge in Africa’s Sahel Australian Journalists Forced to Leave China Overturned verdict on Khashoggi murder a ‘parody of justice’ – independent UN rights expert UNESCO virtual roundtable to examine challenges posed by COVID-19 to Latin America and the Caribbean Alexei Navalny poisoning must get independent probe, says UN’s Bachelet Khashoggi overturned verdict ‘parody of justice’ – independent UN rights expert Intercultural dialogue during the pandemic: impact and response UNESCO partners with other UN agencies to strengthen the work to counter the COVID-19 infodemic ICRC's Gilles Carbonnier on impact of heavy explosive weapons in populated areas Iran cracks down on journalists again in response to UN report Two journalists arrested after being lured with interview invitation French TV anchors join protest for RSF’s jailed Algeria correspondent New Release: Literacy Assessment Report for Syrian Refugee Youth in Lebanon Turkey: Release Osman Kavala China Delves into Past to Police Tibet’s Future Pakistan: Poor Conditions Rife in Women’s Prisons Indonesia: Investigate Police Raid on ‘Gay Party’ The OAS must condemn repressive measures taken to combat the pandemic Khashoggi trial: truth impossible from trial with no public or journalists While the COVID crisis increases inequalities, UNESCO recalls that reading is the basis of development Activists in Latin America battle to guarantee access to safe abortion in COVID-19 world Ethiopia: ICRC donates medical, non-medical items to 11 places of detention ICRC AWARD FOR HUMANITARIAN REPORTING 2020 Digitalization of Conflict Joint Initiative: Humanitarian Impact and Legal Protection China: RSF urges for release of Australian business news anchor Indonesia: Nearly 300 Rohingya disembarked in Aceh shows urgent need for search and rescue Bangladeshi journalist tortured by police, held for nearly a year Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority COVID-19 and youth: a virtual South Asian Youth Summit organized in Nepal Saudi Arabia: Prominent Detainees Held Incommunicado Algeria: Activist Facing Charges for Peaceful Support of Protests COVID-19 and youth: South Asian Youth Summit 2020 COVID-19 and youth: UNESCO Celebrates Youth Day in Nepal Youth and COVID-19: UNESCO Celebrates Youth Day in Nepal End secret detention of rights defender, independent experts urge Pakistani authorities Philippines Soldiers Accused of Beating Indigenous People India: Stop Using Pellet-Firing Shotguns in Kashmir China: Mongolian Mother-Tongue Classes Curtailed Mystery surrounds Algeria article branded ‘complete fabrication’ by UN rights office Democratic Republic of Congo: Concrete actions must be taken to protect Denis Mukwege after death threats 25 years after Beijing’s Women Conference, significance ‘undimmed’ New agreement between UN bodies aims to advance science-based sustainable ocean business into the Ocean Decade UNESCO / Jikji Memory of the World Prize 2020 awarded to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (Cambodia) UNESCO warns that the funding gap to reach SDG4 in poorer countries risks increasing to US$ 200 billion annually due to COVID-19 if we do not take urgent action Austrian platform law: Government should avoid errors made with NetzDG RSF renews calls for the release of Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange as his US extradition hearing resumes in London Venezuela: New evidence contradicts official version of Rafael Acosta Arévalo’s death Opposition Leader Convicted in Azerbaijan Egypt: Man Dies in Unjust Detention Lawsuit by Kabila lawyer threatens two Congolese journalists Democratic Republic of the Congo: our work in the first half of 2020 It’s Too Early to End Burundi Inquiry Hungary Continues Attacks on Academic Freedom Keeping girls in the picture Russian specialists fill gaps left in Belarusian state broadcaster RSF: The acquittal of the accused mastermind of Ján Kuciak’s murder is a huge failure of Slovakia’s law enforcement bodies Malaysia: 17th national IHL moot court competition 2020 Syria: Health Workers Lack Protection in Pandemic Cities Forcibly Evict Residents in South Africa Nepal: Punish Rights Abusers; Protect Independent NHRC Schoolchildren in England Should Not Go Hungry Again US Sanctions International Criminal Court Prosecutor Mozambique: Families fleeing attacks seek shelter in COVID-19 hotspot; Country’s largest treatment centre opens Missing Digital artwork goes live on International Day of the Disappeared Personal Data Protection Information UN dismayed over US sanctions on top International Criminal Court officials Tanzania: Freedoms Threatened Ahead of Elections UNESCO unites Lebanese and international partners to safeguard Beirut’s cultural heritage and cultural life Nigeria: 23,000 missing as conflict splits families Mozambique: Families fleeing attacks seek shelter in COVID-19 hotspot; Country’s largest treatment centre opens today Missing - a digital artwork goes live at the occasion of the International Day of the Disappeared مبادرة الشعاب المرجانية القادرة على الصمود تطرح نهجاً مناخياً جديداً في اجتماع فريق العمل التابع لمجموعة العشرين Indonesia: Faith-Based Organizations Share Their Experience in Responding to COVID-19 Belarus must stop torturing protesters and prevent enforced disappearances Lebanon Should Stop Excluding Children from School Myanmar: End Harassment of Rakhine Media Outlets Attacks on journalists are attacks on all civil society: UN rights chief Deal to reduce recent Gaza tensions will aid fight against COVID-19 Memory institutions are uniquely positioned to combat COVID-19 disinformation Call for Proposals: Youth-led actions to support communities affected by Beirut Blasts 2020 Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell Belarus: Many journalists arrested, foreign media stripped of accreditation Charlie Hebdo – “trial of the most extreme form of censorship” Hong Kong caught in Chinese practices of visa weaponisation against the press Argentina: Legalize Abortion As a new academic year begins, UNESCO warns that only one third of students will return to school Sudan: Peace agreement must deliver on people’s quest for dignity and justice Call for Application: legal, editorial, and landscape architect internships at UNESCO Beirut/ Culture Sector EU Member States Should Act on Philippines Abuses Nigeria’s Rising Number of Missing Persons Saudi Arabia Reviews Child Death Penalty Cases UNESCO’s expert group revises the draft text of the Recommendation on the ethics of Artificial Intelligence Ethiopia: The pain of separation Mozambique: Unprecedented arson attack on Canal media must be promptly investigated Alive until proven dead: Unwavering hope for families of missing in Libya Alive until proven dead – Unwavering hope for the families of the missing in Libya Qatar: New laws to protect migrant workers are a step in the right direction Iraqi Families of Missing: The wounds that do not heal Tunisia: The painful uncertainty of the families of the missing Humanitarian impacts and risks of use of nuclear weapons Hurricane Katrina in the US, 15 Years Later Enforced disappearances ‘rife across the world’ – UN chief THE HUMANITARIAN IMPACTS AND RISKS OF THE USE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS Tunisia: Painful uncertainty International Day of the Disappeared: Learning to live again In Lebanon, addressing question of missing persons remains a humanitarian priority for ICRC In Lebanon, addressing the question of missing persons remains a humanitarian priority for the ICRC Jordan: Release Prominent Cartoonist UN: Human Rights Council Should Act on Philippines Syria: Restart Efforts to Find Victims Kidnapped by ISIS Another Chance to Address Homophobic Violence in Armenia Venezuela: A Police State Lashes Out Amid Covid-19 South Sudan: Thousands Still Missing Belarus: Internet Disruptions, Online Censorship Egypt: Veteran Human Rights Defender Bahey el-Din Hassan Sentenced to 15-Years in Prison Malaysia: Proposed Law Reverses Police Reforms The executions in Nuevo Laredo must be a watershed moment for ending human rights violations in Mexico New killings after Jacob Blake shooting reveal chronic problems still to be overcome in US Americas: Organizations of the continent reiterate the need to strengthen the autonomy and independence of the IACHR UN rights chief urges DR Congo to protect Nobel laureate Mukwege amid death threats Morocco : the numbers that sum up the judicial harassment of Omar Radi New guidelines aim to dismantle barriers blocking people with disabilities from access to justice Syria: Tens of thousands of families with no news of loved ones COVID-19: UNESCO and partners in education launch global campaign to keep girls in the picture Somalia’s new media law ignores calls for journalists to be protected Pakistan: ICRC operational response to COVID-19 South Sudan: New policy brings hope to families of thousands registered as missing International day of the disappeared: In Serbia, 29 years on, search continues for more than 10,000 missing Myanmar: Upcoming elections an opportunity to take a new inclusive democratic path Iraq: When time stopped at Abu Saif’s house Iraq: When time stopped at Abu Saif’s Mali: Transition Authorities Should Promote Justice OAS Leader Undermining Rights Body Landmark Ruling Bolsters Disability Rights in Pakistan What can I do to help advance girls’ education? Jordan: Arrests, Forced Dispersal at Teacher Protests German Economics Ministry Blocks Effective Supply Chains Law What China’s Foreign Minister Should Expect in Europe Joint Statement: Draft Law on Public Order Violates Women’s Rights Thailand: More Protest Leaders Arrested The Director-General launches from Beirut the "Li Beirut" initiative, putting education, culture and heritage at the heart of reconstruction efforts The Director General launches from Beirut the "Li Beirut" initiative, putting education, culture and heritage at the heart of reconstruction efforts Deliberate silencing of peaceful voices in Iraq ‘unacceptable’, says UN human rights chief UN rights expert calls for ceasefire, commitment from all stakeholders to ensure free elections in Central African Republic Human rights are the ‘means by which governments can successfully beat pandemics’, says UNAIDS chief Mozambique: world cannot ignore growing violence and humanitarian crisis Kashmiri journalist completes second year in detention Montenegro: Witchhunt against investigative reporters on eve of parliamentary elections Rebuilding heritage, culture and education #ForBeirut Covid-19 Spreads in Indonesia’s Overcrowded Prisons Cyber attacks are a known threat: Now is the time for preventive action UNESCO and Blackboard launch teachers training in the Caribbean for online and blended learning Training for online and blended learning strategies for teachers training launched - Caribbean pilot project with Blackboard Media and information literacy against racial discrimination: Experts from Nigeria and Russia speak Cyber-attacks are a known threat: now is the time for preventive action RSF is concerned about the fate of an Uzbek journalist extradited by Kyrgyzstan Algeria must stop violating press freedom before Khaled Drareni appeal Kurdish opposition TV channel’s reporter held for past week Lebanon: Lethal Force Used Against Protesters Iraq: Basra Political Group Targeted Singapore: Quash Prominent Activist’s Conviction Uzbekistan: Drop Dubious Case Against Journalist Forty-Nine Migrant Children Moved to Safety in France Brazil: Amazon Fires Affect Health of Thousands ICRC: Gazans face ‘double crisis’, need international support COVID-19: UN urges ramping up social protection programmes to safeguard those most vulnerable Belarus: “A government can’t change the course of history by concealing the facts online” Africa: 44,000 people registered as missing on the continent, nearly half of them children Journalists tortured in DRC on provincial governor’s orders Kashmiri woman photographer chosen for 2020 Peter Mackler Award Somalia: Decline in primary health care visits and childhood vaccinations during COVID-19 Cameroon: Boko Haram Suicide Bombers Strike Displacement Site US Congress Should End Marijuana Prohibition Will Serbia Release Covid-19 Data from Institutions? Indigenous Australian Boy’s Death and Inadequate Health Care Korean Government supports the project (2020-2024), Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Natural Resource Management for Integrated Community Development in National Parks of Madagascar - (BIOCOM), through Korea International Cooperation Agency Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela Maldives: Covid-19 Exposes Abuse of Migrants Rights expert denounces lack of investigation into 2017 killing of journalist in South Sudan RSF welcomes UN Special Rapporteur’s statement calling for justice for Christopher Allen three years on Venezuela: two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela Statement by the Director General of UNESCO on the possible appointment of Mr. Moez Chakchouk as Minister of Transport and Logistics in the new Tunisian government Thailand: Facebook caves to abusive censorship requests Journalist loses accreditation over report about Tajikistan’s president Madagascar: Killing of 22 detainees an appalling attack on the right to life Pakistan: Accusations of blasphemy continue to endanger lives Somalia: Sharp decline in primary health care visits and childhood vaccinations during COVID-19 pandemic as infectious diseases surge Philippines: Academic essay competition on international humanitarian law Lebanon: Bruised by multiple blows, people risk “huge, hidden scars” South Sudan: Helping prison authorities prevent spread of COVID-19 in places of detention Launch of ‘girls back to school’ guide UNESCO to host webinar on how archives, libraries and museums can combat disinfodemic amid COVID-19 World Bank Group Failing at Remedies for Project Abuses Philippine Rights Group Under Attack Qatar: Little Progress on Protecting Migrant Workers Myanmar: Rohingya Await Justice, Safe Return 3 Years On UNESCO's Director-General Audrey Azoulay visits Beirut to mobilize the international community and make education, culture and heritage the main pillars of reconstruction efforts in the wake of the devastating explosions Director-General deplores the death of journalist Huner Rasool in Iraqi Kurdistan ECLAC and UNESCO publish a document analyzing the challenges for education engendered by the pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean Imprisoned rights defenders in Egypt at ‘grave risk’ of COVID-19, warn UN experts Nigeria: Government failings leave rural communities at the mercy of gunmen Russia Needs an Investigation into Navalny’s Illness Another Youth Drowns Trying to Row to Safety in the UK Unprecedented Glimpse of Crisis in North Korea Greece Is Still Denying Migrant Pushbacks Venezuelan Migrants Face Covid-19 Risk in Aruba Detention Centers Brazil and the Southern Cone: Report on the ICRC's response to Covid-19 in June and July Brazil and the Southern Cone: Report on the ICRC's response to Covid-19 in June and July Brazil and the Southern Cone: Report on the ICRC's response to Covid-19 in June and July Former Spanish King Finds New Home in UAE UN rights office ‘appalled’ at violence against human rights defenders in the Philippines IRAN : UN special rapporteur urged to visit Iranian prisons holding journalists Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years Serbia: Support to Red Cross societies, penitentiaries and authorities during COVID-19 Renters in England Are Braced for Mass Evictions A 10-Year-Old Girl’s Ordeal to Have a Legal Abortion in Brazil Protecting Ecuador’s Students from Sexual Violence Libya: COVID-19 and conflict collide, deepening humanitarian crisis Venezuela: Nourishing the hope of returnees during COVID-19 Mali coup: Democratic order must be restored ‘as fast as possible’ Harassment of Ukrainian TV journalists Venezuela: nourishing the hope of returnees Thailand: More peaceful activists arrested and charged amidst pro-democracy protests From Chaos in Moria to Despair in Athens, Greece Myanmar: Drop Charges Against Free-Speech Activist Japan: Foreign Minister Should Raise Rights Abroad Thailand: Drop Charges, Free Democracy Activists Libya: COVID-19 and conflict collide in Libya, deepening the humanitarian crisis Tanzania: RSF condemns latest government clampdown on the media Bolivia: Amnesty International denounces impunity for human rights violations committed during post-election crisis Nigeria: Authorities must uphold human rights before, during and after Edo State gubernatorial election. Azerbaijan: Relentless Crackdown on Opposition India: Contempt Conviction Threatens Free Speech Jerusalem: ICRC donates protective equipment to tackle second wave of COVID-19 G20 countries urged to stop ‘COVID generation’ from being locked out of the classroom Jordan: Closing teachers’ union, detaining officials, ‘serious’ rights violations Mali: Military authorities must end arbitrary arrests and ensure the investigation of unlawful killing of four people Director-General urges investigation into killing of community radio journalist Abelardo Liz in Colombia UNESCO Director-General highlights the Transcultura Programme as an initiative with economic and professional impact UNESCO convenes the ResiliArt-Transcultura debate with the participation of artists from the Dominican Republic and Haiti Libya: UN human right chief appoints independent investigators to probe abuses US presenter of social media channel held by Jihadis in Idlib province ICRC donates PPE to Ministry of Health as it tackles second wave Bosnia and Herzegovina should recognise sex crime survivors’ rights, say experts US presenter of Facebook channel held by Jihadis in Idlib province RSF and NGO coalition denounce the decline of freedoms in Hong Kong Pakistani government-orchestrated cyber-harassment of women journalists World Humanitarian Day 2020: Respect and protect health workers in the COVID-19 pandemic Nepal Health Facility Births Decline by Half During Covid-19 Lockdown: Study Two More Philippine Activists Murdered Myanmar Bars Rohingya Candidates from Elections, Again Jordan: Escalating Repression of Journalists ICRC: 600 violent incidents recorded against health care providers, patients due to COVID-19 Venezuela: Authorities are repressing and failing to protect health workers as the COVID-19 pandemic gathers force ICRC: 600 violent incidents recorded against healthcare providers, patients due to COVID-19 Ethiopia: Adapting operations during COVID-19 to meet humanitarian needs South Sudan operational update: Violence, floods leave thousands homeless and at-risk of malnutrition and disease PROFILE: Taking a lead against genocide, ‘no society is immune’ warns Adama Dieng RSF urges for the release of South Korean journalist, jailed for refusing to disclose the identity of a source 6th Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty Kazakhstan: Extend, Expand Covid-19 Aid Nigeria: Facts and figures from January to June 2020 Egypt: Spate of ‘Morality’ Prosecutions of Women Rwanda: 6 Months On, No Justice for Kizito Mihigo COVID-19: Over 6,650 detainees in Pacific region receive assistance The Arms Trade Treaty is even more critical during COVID-19 Nigeria: Facts and figures for January to June 2020 Safer Access to Public Essential Services - report Coronavirus ‘starkly’ exposes vulnerability of persons with disabilities Belarus crisis: Top UN official concerned over torture allegations With patience and resolve, a conflict-affected family in Butig braves the COVID-19 pandemic The Arms Trade Treaty is even more critical during COVID19. It must be implemented fully Facing the COVID-19 lockdown at the University of Mosul Khaled Drareni support committee launches #WeAreKhaled campaign COVID-19: Over 6,650 detainees in the Pacific Region receive assistance Venezuela: Human rights organizations call on UN Human Rights Council to extend and strengthen Fact-Finding Mission Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week Thailand: Drop Charges, Release Student Activist Colombia: Seek Ex-Paramilitary Commander’s Extradition Ethiopia: Opposition Figures Held Without Charge ‘She doesn’t want to die there’: Women activists punished with jail in Nicaragua amid COVID-19 Interception no solution to address migrants crossing English Channel Mozambique Should Protect Civilians During Insurgent Fight Horrific Video Shows Cameroon Killing Haiti: Football Sex Abuse Case Witnesses Threatened Myanmar: Revise Election Broadcast Rules India: New Reports of Extrajudicial Killings in Kashmir UN chief: Belarusians must be able to exercise their ‘civil and political rights’ India: Mob attacks three journalists in Delhi, police take no action RSF calls for the immediate release of Uzbek journalist Community radio reporter shot dead in southwestern Colombia Torres del Paine Biosphere Reserve: challenges of a new territory Artists of African descent and UNESCO join forces to build resilient responses to COVID-19 Afghanistan: More action needed to stop killings of human rights defenders Reporter dies after fall, others held during protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Interception, no solution to address migrants crossing English Channel How is COVID-19 affecting the communities in which we work? A Buddhist perspective on treatment of prisoners of war SADC: Regional leaders must fix the deteriorating human rights situation across the region RSF calls for EU sanctions in response to crackdown on press in Belarus Nigeria: Authorities must quash the conviction and death sentence imposed on Kano-based singer Philippines: Strengthening domestic knowledge and enforcement of IHL New resources to counter COVID-19 conspiracy theories through critical thinking and empathy Strengthening domestic knowledge and enforcement of IHL UN rights experts express ‘outrage’ at Belarus police violence against peaceful protesters UN rights experts call for accountability following Beirut’s ‘unprecedented’ lethal explosion UNESCO rallies international community to safeguard Beirut’s cultural life and heritage Yemen: Houthis Kill, Expel Ethiopian Migrants Colombia: Indigenous Kids at Risk of Malnutrition, Death Migrants Face Trial after Resisting Return to Libya as Children Poland Punishes LGBT Rights Activist with Pretrial Detention Mali: Security Forces Use Excessive Force at Protests DR Congo: Ensure Credible Probe of Bodies Found in River Kyrgyzstan: Don’t Return Asylum Seeker to Uzbekistan A Roadmap for Re-imagining Public Safety in the United States US: 14 Recommendations for Fundamental Police Reform Bangladesh Police Kill A Retired Army Officer Kazakhstan Activist Gets Criminal Record for Losing Cool with Police Belarus: UN rights chief condemns violence against protesters, calls for grievances to be heard India: Interfaith dialogue on dignified management of the dead during COVID-19 For many trans women, living in El Salvador is a death sentence. Coronavirus is making it even worse Investigation: Violence and impunity in Pakistan – no justice for slain woman journalist Melanesia: Facebook algorithms censor article about press freedom in West Papua Jordan bans coverage of teachers’ protests COVID-19: Attack on Dura Hospital staff ‘completely unacceptable’ Georgia: Remains of 13 people, considered missing due to 1992-1993 conflict, identified Mexican Senate Should Engage in Meaningful Consultations on Mental Health Bill Belarus: Violence, Abuse in Response to Election Protests End Inhuman Prison Conditions of Activists in Zimbabwe A Step Forward for Abortion Rights in Italy Internet Disruption in Belarus IHL Day 2020: Preserving human dignity in times of armed conflict Pandemic ‘inflicting multiple shocks’ on the young, threatens entire generation On the eve of a decisive trial, organizations call for justice for Brazilian photographer who lost his sight while covering a protest Belarus poll – a dark day for press freedom ICRC humanitarian response in South Sudan: January to June 2020 Lebanon: “From one minute to the next, the world changed for Beirut” Attack on Dura Hospital staff ‘completely unacceptable’ RSF refers Cameroonian journalist’s death to UN rapporteurs Iran: Protester Accused of Killing Soldier Executed China/Hong Kong: Mass Arrests Under Security Law Santa Clara College for Restoration: Eusebio Leal's dream for Cuban and Caribbean Heritage Beirut Explosion: We will not leave Lebanon all alone Killer Robots: Growing Support for a Ban Western Australia: End Prolonged Solitary Confinement Belarus: UN chief following post-election developments ‘with great concern’ Humanitarian situation in Lebanon requires immediate, sincere and wholehearted support At least 14 journalists injured while covering Beirut protests New guidance for protecting migrant workers during the coronavirus pandemic Prison and the pandemic: The lethal cocktail used by the Nicaraguan government against those who criticize them Brazil: Essential workers face high risks in fight against COVID-19 International Conference on Support to Beirut and the Lebanese People: Speech by Peter Maurer RSF shocked by Algeria correspondent’s three-year jail sentence Guidelines on the development of open educational resources policies UNESCO joins WHO to bolster youth actions combatting COVID-19 Hong Kong: RSF denounces arrest of Apple Daily founder, who risks life imprisonment under National Security Law Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week Ukraine: Two women journalists harassed and threatened online over their reporting On International Day, UN chief spotlights indigenous peoples’ resilience in face of COVID-19 pandemic On International Day, UN chief spotlights indigenous peoples’ resilience in face of the COVID-19 pandemic Violence against health workers must cease to help contain Covid-19 emergency Thailand: Drop Charges, Release Democracy Activists Sri Lanka: Increasing Suppression of Dissent Poland: Crackdown On LGBT Activists EU Council President Should Push for Beirut Blast Probe Pandemic highlights importance of indigenous self-determination: UN rights chief COVID-19: Lift sanctions ‘bringing suffering and death’, urge UN rights experts RSF denounces Malaysia’s harassment of Al Jazeera journalists Albania: Seizure threatens independence of two Albanian TV channels