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Grip tightened by Al-Qaeda linked group over the last major rebel-held region in Syria

Grip tightened by Al-Qaeda linked group over the last major rebel-held region in Syria

Kenan Rahmani, advocacy manager at The Syria Campaign said, “HTS’ governance will result in increased human rights abuses and further deterioration in the humanitarian situation, and this situation will be used as an excuse by the Assad regime and Russia to launch an offensive to retake Idlib.” Read More: https://www.timesofisrael.com/al-qaeda-linked-group-tightens-grip-over-syrias-last-major-rebel-held-region/

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Human rights defenders targeted by Venezuela

Human rights defenders targeted by Venezuela

Shelves in supermarkets are often bare, while basic medicines are in short supply. About three million Venezuelans have fled, putting strain on neighbouring countries. Maduro has denied the humanitarian crisis exists and stamped out dissent, locking up those accused of criticizing his regime, often without due process. Read More: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/jan/03/venezuela-human-rights-arrests-nicolas-maduro

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‘Unimaginable horrors’ catalogued by the UN which have been faced by Nigerians in Libya

‘Unimaginable horrors’ catalogued by the UN which have been faced by Nigerians in Libya

The report is titled, ‘Desperate and Dangerous: Report on the human rights situation of migrants and refugees in Libya’. The findings are recorded based on the live accounts of Nigerian migrants and refugees and what they faced during their transit journey and stay in Libya. Read More: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/12/un-catalogues-unimaginable-horrors-faced-by-nigerians-in-libya/

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Trial of China Human Rights Lawyer Begins

Trial of China Human Rights Lawyer Begins

Wang Quanzhang went missing during suppression on hundreds of lawyers and activists in 2015. Wang is the last one to be adjudicated or released. Wang used to protect political campaigners as well as followers of the prohibited spiritual movement Falun Gong. He even worked with a Swedish human rights activist. …

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Important contributions by India to the Universal Declaration of human rights

Important Contributions By India To The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights

India had itself faced a massive human rights violation and thus had lots to contribute after the UN came into being in 1945. The UDHR was officially adopted in 1948. India had contributed significantly to the contents of the UDHR. It had made India a global body. Read More: https://thewire.in/rights/indias-important-contributions-to-the-universal-declaration-of-human-rights

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Human Rights and Cyber Security

Human Rights And Cyber Security

Cyberattack can paralyze cellular communications or alter/erase information from computers or prevent access to computer servers. It can directly harm the country’s security and economy by attacking the electricity networks and banking system.Israel is very far behind in terms of technological innovation. Read More: https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/20/cybersecurity-and-human-rights/

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Under stalled nuclear talks, human rights in North Korea emerge as an issue

Under stalled nuclear talks, human rights in North Korea emerge as an issue

The North Korean Foreign Ministry said that “it will block the path to denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula forever” if the US increases the campaign of human rights against the country and increases the sanctions. Three senior officials have been barred from any transactions. Read More: https://www.voanews.com/a/north-koreas-human-rights-emerge-as-key-issue-as-nuclear-talks-stall/4708636.html

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Racism complaints up by 90%

Racism complaints up by 90%

Victoria’s Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission’s  acting commissioner, Catherine Dixon told, “We’re certainly hearing through the inquiry line and through our engagement activities about experiences of racism but that hasn’t translated to explain a significant spike in complaints.” Read More: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/dec/20/victorian-human-rights-commission-says-racism-complaints-are-up-90

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More than 3600 people dead in the farmer-herder clashes in Nigeria

More than 3600 people dead in the farmer-herder clashes in Nigeria

The clashes between farmers and semi-nomadic herders have resulted in the death of more than 3600 people since the year 2016. Most of the deaths have occured this year as per Amnesty International. The report documented the rise in violence which may effect the 2019 election results. Read More: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-security-farmer-herder/nigerias-farmer-herder-clashes-have-left-over-3600-people-dead-amnesty-says-idUSKBN1OG00I

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SA human rights violations topped by racism

SA human rights violations topped by racism

The most reported human rights violations in South Africa were of racism and infringements of the socio-economic rights in the year 2016-17. The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) released this in their report. It coincided with the International Human Rights Day. Read More: https://mg.co.za/article/2018-12-10-racism-tops-sa-human-rights-violations

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Report Shows Chile Refusing to Sign UN Pact Stating Migration Is Not a Human Right

The latest nation to withdraw from the controversial United Nations migration pact is Chile. Chile’s interior ministry signaled this move; thereby, vexing anger among opposition parties who charged the government of Sebastian Pinera for carrying out disgraceful and authoritarian conduct.   Rodrigo Ubilla, Chile’s Interior Ministry sub-secretary briefed local news …

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Human rights being violated daily

Human rights being violated daily

In many countries, there are scores of human rights which are being violated daily. It has been pointed out by a team of experts appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). They have stated, “recent memory is replete with multiple examples of genocide, war crimes and crimes against …

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End of operations for the last Mediterranean refugee rescue ship

End of operations for the last Mediterranean refugee rescue ship

The Aquarius was recently accused of trafficking waste and criminal activities which have been told to be ludicrous as per Medecins sans Frontieres. Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has often closed Italian ports to the Aquarius forcing it to sail with rescued migrants for days.   Read More: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-refugees-shipping-aquarius/aquarius-the-last-mediterranean-refugee-rescue-ship-ends-operations-idUSKBN1O60TL

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