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Human Rights Observatory
Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Forced separations and language policies for Uyghur and other minority Muslim children at State-run boarding schools in China’s Xinjiang region carry the risk of forced assimilation, three UN independent human rights experts said on Tuesday. (Full Story)
By Alok Prasanna Kumar
While the previous versions of the law have been criticised for not doing enough, the DPDP Act gives the government the power to grant blanket exemptions to any government, or government body. (Full Story)
By Anna Matveeva, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, King's Russia Institute, King's College London
In the past few days there has been a steady stream of ethnic Armenians fleeing the contested region of Narogno-Karabakh. Azerbaijan launched a 24-hour assault on the Armenian enclave, which is surrounded by Azerbaijani territory, on September 19 and, following a ceasefire brokered the following day, refugees have been allowed to leave via the narrow Lachin corridor, which connects the enclave with Armenia.

As of September 26, 19,000 people had made the crossing since it was opened on September 24.…The Conversation (Full Story)

By Gemma Ware, Editor and Co-Host, The Conversation Weekly Podcast, The Conversation
Amnon Aran, Professor of International Relations, City, University of London
James Rodgers, Reader in International Journalism, City, University of London
The final part of Inside the Oslo Accords, a special series for The Conversation Weekly podcast, marking 30 years since the signing of the Oslo accords.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Dan Gordon, Associate Professor, Cardiorespiratory Exercise Physiology, Anglia Ruskin University
Chloe French, PhD Candidate in Sport and Exercise Science, Anglia Ruskin University
Jonathan Melville, PhD Candidate, Sport and Exercise Science, Anglia Ruskin University
Breathing is subconscious. We don’t have to think about it – it just happens. But when we exercise, many of us become more aware of it than we normally are – sometimes thinking about every breath we take.

During low and moderate-intensity exercises (such as walking and cycling), the majority of us breathe in through our nose and out through our mouths. But the more intense the exercise becomes, the more we tend to breathe entirely through our…The Conversation (Full Story)

By Tom Felle, Associate Professor of Journalism, University of Galway
It is becoming increasingly evident that life in modern politics is presenting women with a stark choice – endure almost constant online threats and abuse or get out of public life.

Jacinda Ardern, the former prime minister of New Zealand, and Sanna Marin, the former prime minister of Finland, are the two highest profile cases, but the problem is widespread.

Elected representatives have always faced criticism and public scrutiny.…The Conversation (Full Story)

By Priya Kurian, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, University of Waikato
New Zealand’s Greens have undoubtedly succeeded in some policy areas, including climate and housing quality. But the party continues to battle internal tensions between idealism and pragmatism.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Morgan Marietta, Professor of Political Science, University of Texas at Arlington
The Supreme Court in recent terms has upended the interpretation of core laws. This term, the justices will decide just how far this revolution goes.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image Egyptian army soldiers guard the entrance of tunnels and the Suez Canal area, in Ismailia, Egypt, November 17, 2019. © 2019 REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany The United States Department of State recently added Egypt to its list of countries implicated in using child soldiers. The unprecedented step was based on independent reports that the Egyptian military conducted joint operations with allied militia groups in North Sinai that recruited children, including some used in hostilities against the armed group Wilayat Sina, which is linked to the Islamic State (also known… (Full Story)
Tuesday, September 26, 2023
In Mali, one million children under five are at risk of malnutrition amid polio and measles outbreaks, increased armed violence and displacement, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday. (Full Story)
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