Each week students at the University of Essex Human Rights Centre prepare an overview of the past week’s human rights related news stories from around the world.
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Somalia’s President Mohamed takes power in fragile state– Financial Times
Chile Takes First Step Toward Marriage Equality – Human Rights Watch
Colombia: Spike in killings as activists targeted amid peace process – Amnesty International
Iraq: In Mosul Battle, ISIS Used Hospital Base – Human Rights Watch
Human Rights in Myanmar – The New York Times
Philippine Lawmaker Declares Abusive ‘Drug War’ A Failure – Human Rights Watch
Indonesia’s Aceh Authorities Lash Hundreds Under Sharia Statutes – Human Rights Watch
Syria: Secret campaign of mass hangings and extermination at Saydnaya Prison – Amnesty International
Hungary submits plans to EU to detain all asylum seekers – The Guardian
Serbia confronts its past in landmark Srebrenica trial – Deutsche Welle
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