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The Independent View: UK Foreign Policy and Western Sahara (libdemvoice.org)

2015 will mark the 40th anniversary of the occupation of Western Sahara by Morocco. With the UK’s concernabout the rising threat of insecurity from the region, and a…

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Two years on: Still no answers in disappearance of Sombath Somphone

The Diplomat: 15 December 2014

Lao leading civil rights activist Sombath Somphone, right, with his wife Shui-Meng during a drip to Bali in 2005. Pic: AP. 1,180 more words

News Coverage

HRW: Lao government's investigation into Sombath case 'is a sham'

Deutsche Welle: 15 December 2014

Two years ago, prominent activist Sombath Somphone vanished from the streets of the Lao capital Vientiane. Although the authorities could give answers, they have remained silent to this day, says HRW’s Phil Robertson. 1,163 more words

News Coverage

Human Rights Watch - Thailand: Don't Supply Prisoners to Fishing Boats

For Immediate Release Thailand: Don’t Supply Prisoners to Fishing Boats End Pervasive Abuse in Fishery Sector

(New York, December 11, 2014) – Thailand’s military government should cancel a plan to encourage prisoners to work on fishing boats given the widespread abuses in the Thai fishery sector, Human Rights Watch said today. 736 more words

International Issues

Facing Justice: UN, HRW, Amnesty Call For Prosecuting US Officials For Torture - 10 December 2014

The UN and prominent human rights groups have demanded justice for CIA torture victims, urging to prosecute the responsible US officials listed in the Senate’s report. 128 more words


Enemies of the President’s Promse: Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Seven Dwarfs – Sneezy (Part 2)

Enemies of the President’s Promse: Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Seven Dwarfs – Sneezy (Part 1)

The reason Mohan gave for the Secretary of Defence being annoyed with me in June 2009 was a matter that was to prove an enormous bone of contention over the next few years, namely the claim advanced by some in Sri Lanka that there had been no civilian casualties during the war. 1,931 more words


Pre-Session for Universal Periodic Review

A pre-session for the Universal Periodic Review of the Lao PDR (scheduled for January, 2015) was held on 03 December in Geneva. While many international human rights organisations did not attend the session, a… 210 more words