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No excuse for failing Syria

17 March 2015 |  by  |  Crisis, Syria  |  No Comments

Anna Neistat conducted research in Syria in her capacity as emergencies researcher at Human Rights Watch

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Nothing to hide, nothing to fear?

6 March 2015 |  by  |  Security and Human Rights  |  No Comments

In light of the revelations of New Zealand’s mass interception of the communications of our Pacific neighbours, Amnesty International Executive Director Grant Bayldon asks just how important the right to privacy still is.

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Eastern Ukraine: Facing growing hardship, sliding towards a disaster

17 December 2014 |  by  |  Armed Conflict  |  No Comments

It’s not easy getting to Luhansk nowadays. One must either cross an active frontline and risk getting shot at, if coming from the north, or take an eight-hour detour from the south through the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic”, which is under the control of pro-Russian separatists.

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Two years on, Laos activist still missing

15 December 2014 |  by  |  Asia Pacific, Disappearances  |  No Comments

In August 2005, in front of an audience in Manila, Lao development worker Sombath Somphone received the Ramon Magsaysay Award for community leadership.

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7 Things You Need To Know About Transgender Rights (And Changing Your Legal Gender)

11 December 2014 |  by  |  Discrimination, LGBTI  |  No Comments

A transgender person’s sense of gender differs from the sex they were given at birth. They experience and express their gender identity in a variety of ways...

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‘My hopes evaporate and the bitter reality remains’ – Abducted in Syria

11 December 2014 |  by  |  Disappearances, MENA, Syria  |  No Comments

“They asked me to write about my daughter, Razan Zaitouneh. I am not a journalist or a writer but I will write what is on my mind. I will not talk about Razan’s work or her achievements as so many others have done so already."

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