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HRW: UN Rights Council should address DR Congo, Turkey, and Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, a state of emergency has been in place since October, following a year of protests where around 1000 were killed by security forces, tens of thousands detained, and key opposition figures charged under the antiterrorism law.

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Hungary: Bill To Clamp Down On Independent Groups

A bill targeting nongovernmental organizations would force some groups that receive funding from outside Hungary to register as ‘foreign funded’ and subject them to excessive sanctions and obligations, Human Rights Watch and the Hungarian Helsinki Committee said yesterday. 879 more words

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HRW: LGBTI people should be protected from violence and discrimination

Human Rights Watch have welcomed the first report of the Independent Expert on SOGI-related violence and discrimination. They state:

“We recognize that some States opposed creation of the mandate, but are encouraged that it was reaffirmed by the General Assembly with support from all UN regional groups. 320 more words

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[From the web] Martial Law Threatens Escalation of Abuses Duterte Places Mindanao Under Military Rule, Suspends Habeas Corpus -HRW

Philippines: Martial Law Threatens Escalation of Abuses
Duterte Places Mindanao Under Military Rule, Suspends Habeas Corpus

(New York, May 26, 2017) – The Philippine government’s declaration of martial law in the southern island of Mindanao threatens to widen the scope of abuses under President Rodrigo Duterte, Human Rights Watch said today. 753 more words

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[Press Release] Martial Law Threatens Escalation of Abuses -HRW

Philippines: Martial Law Threatens Escalation of Abuses
Duterte Places Mindanao Under Military Rule, Suspends Habeas Corpus

(New York, May 26, 2017) – The Philippine government’s declaration of martial law in the southern island of Mindanao threatens to widen the scope of abuses under President Rodrigo Duterte, Human Rights Watch said today. 747 more words

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HRW: European Parliament Demands Investigation Into Ethiopia Killings. #OromoProtes

European Parliament Demands Investigation Into Ethiopia Killings

Resolution Calls for Urgent UN Inquiry Into Protester Deaths and Detention

Felix Horne,

European Parliament Demands Investigation Into Ethiopia Killings…

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[From the web] UN Member States Denounce Philippines’ ‘Drug War’ Killings -HRW

UN Member States Denounce Philippines’ ‘Drug War’ Killings
Manila Dismisses Criticism During Human Rights Review

(Geneva, May 8, 2017) – Numerous United Nations member countries expressed grave concerns about thousands of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines’ “war on drugs,” at the country’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on May 8, 2017. 255 more words

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