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Mass Arrests, ‘Brainwashing’ Threaten Ethiopia’s Reform Agenda

Expand Ethiopia's incoming Prime Minister Abiye Ahmed delivers his acceptance speech after taking his oath of office during a ceremony at the House of Peoples' Representatives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia April 2, 2018…

Freedom House Urges President Trump to Take Strong Stand in Khashoggi Murder

Joint Letters Freedom House Urges President Trump to Take Strong Stand in Khashoggi MurderOctober 19, 2018Freedom House urges the Trump administration to call for an independent investigation of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi,…

UAE Raising Awareness About the Impact of Climate Change

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates,, Oct 19 (IPS) - The Middle East, due to its geographical location, is particularly prone to the impacts of climate change. Longer droughts, more frequent and intense heatwaves, and higher temperatures in the summer a…

Lebanon’s Waste Crisis Hits Home

October 18, 2018 Video Lebanon: Burning Trash Poses Serious Health Risk Lebanese municipalities are endangering the health of residents by openly burning waste despite the p…

Protecting Syrian Property Rights

Expand A small scale model built by 14-year-old Syrian Mohamed Qutaish, representing the way he imagines the reconstruction of Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria, August 31, 2015.  © 2015 Reuters…

Women as Liberia’s Guardians of Peace

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 19 (IPS) - Not long ago, images of child soldiers and the nation of Liberia were wedded in the minds of the international community. The country was struggling to end a horrific civil war, but military efforts were going nowhere.

Don’t “Whitewash” Khashoggi’s Murder

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 19 (IPS) - In the midst of international outrage over the alleged murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, human rights groups have called for a United Nations investigation on the incident.Read the full story, “Don’t “W…

Ukraine: Adoption of a “Foreign Agents” law would threaten human rights work

Geneva-Paris, October 19, 2018 – “Ukrainian authorities should refrain from adopting a “foreign agents" law, as this would not only resemble a similar repressive bill in Russia but would also possibly open a way to its abuse by applying the law…

Russia: ongoing arbitrary detention and judicial harassment against Yuri Dmitriyev

New information RUS 003 / 0818 / OBS 109.1 Arbitrary detention / Judicial harassment Russia October 19, 2018 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT),…

Belarus: Judicial harassment against Roman Kislyak

BLR 003 / 1018 / OBS 128 Arbitrary detention / Judicial harassment /Obstacles to freedom of assembly Belarus October 19, 2018 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Tortu…

Singapore: Jolovan Wham convicted for "scandalising the court"

SGP 002 / 1018 / OBS 127 Conviction / Judicial harassment Singapore October 18, 2018 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), has received information and r…

Making discrimination data more visible

Language English 19/10/2018On 15 October, the Agency took part in an event organised by the German Antidiscrimination Office on making discrimination more visible in data collection.

African Union-EU human rights dialogue

Language English 19/10/2018An African Union delegation met with the European Union for the 14th human rights dialogue on 12 October in Brussels.

Bangladesh: Crackdown on Social Media

(New York) – The Bangladesh government has embarked upon intensive and intrusive surveillance and monitoring of social media ahead of national elections, raising concern over a chilling effect on speech, Human Rights Watch said today. Draconian new…

Ethiopia: Ensure Justice for Abuses in Jail Ogaden

Afghanistan’s Elections Offer Hope Amid Fear

Expand A demonstrator attends a rally outside the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan, Belgium, October 5, 2016. © 2016 Reuters Over the past 17 years, Afghanistan’s internati…

Africa Remains Resolute Heading to COP 24

NAIROBI, Oct 18 (IPS) - In December 2015, nations of the world took a giant step to combat climate change through the landmark Paris Agreement. But African experts who met in Nairobi, Kenya at last week's Seventh Conference on Climate Change and Dev…

Is There a Remittance Trap?

WASHINGTON DC, Oct 18 (IPS) - RALPH CHAMI is an assistant director in the IMF's Institute for Capacity Development, EKKEHARD ERNST is chief of the macroeconomic policy and jobs unit at the International Labour Organization, CONNEL FULLENKAMP is prof…

Africa Must Increase Spending on Health Care, Education & Modern Contraception

YAOUNDE, Cameroon, Oct 18 (IPS) - Marie Rose Nguini Effa is a Member of Parliament (MP), President of the African Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (FPA), Member of National Assembly of Cameroon & Member of the Pan-African Parlia…

Turkey: Seek UN Inquiry on Khashoggi

Expand  Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. © 2018 Cemal Kaşıkçı (New York) – Turkey should urgently ask UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to establish a United Nations…