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An appalling list of human rights abuses last year in Putin's Russia

Human rights had a bad year in Russia. An extremely bad year, in fact, according to the annual World Report from Human Right’s Watch (HRW). 530 more words

Good News Challenge- Day 8

Human Rights Watch released its annual report today. The analyst who wrote the foreword, Kenneth Roth, opens it with the words “The world has not seen this much tumult for a generation.” It’s not hard to see where he gets his argument– Syria, Ukraine, the Central African Republic,  Israel/Palestine, Libya, the Sudans, eastern DR Congo , West Africa (due to Ebola) and northern Nigeria just to name the most flagrant examples. 229 more words

Tyranny’s False Comfort: Why Rights Aren’t Wrong in Tough Times

By Kenneth Roth, Executive Director, Humans Rights Watch

The world has not seen this much tumult for a generation. The once-heralded Arab Spring has given way almost everywhere to conflict and repression.

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Tyranny’s False Comfort: Why Rights Aren’t Wrong in Tough Times

By Kenneth Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch

The world has not seen this much tumult for a generation. The once-heralded Arab Spring has given way almost everywhere to conflict and repression.

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World News

Is the world really getting nastier? - In 60 seconds (BBC)

The BBC sought to answer whether the world is getting nastier with the current fighting in Syria, Iraq, and Ukraine. Despite the recent upheaval, the global likelihood of being killed in war and the number of high intensity conflicts has steadily been dropping. 10 more words

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HRW on the junta

Human Rights Watch has released the 25th edition of its world report. It comments on Thailand’s descent under the military dictatorship. Its press release begins… 305 more words

Brazil: Action Needed to Curb Chronic Abuses

Human Rights Watch, 1/29/2015

Brazil needs to do more to address the problems of torture, unlawful police killings, and inhumane prison conditions, Human Rights Watch said today in its… 135 more words

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