HRBDT Weekly News Circular

By Manuel Fernandez Sierra

Each week the Human Rights, Big Data & Technology Project, based at the University of Essex Human Rights Centre, prepares an overview of related news stories from the week. This summary contains news articles from 10 – 16 February 2018.

You can follow the HRBDT Project on twitter: @hrbdtNews.

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International Human Rights News: Weekly Roundup

By Nina Giraudel, Manon Clayette,  Sweekruthi Keshavamurthy, and Ayushi Kalyan 


The War on Children: Time to End Violations Against Children in Armed Conflict  – Save The Children

Efficient national tax systems critical for sustainable development and inclusive growth, urge UN, partners – UN News

HRC | Cooperation, participation and dialogue key to solving challenges in 2018 – International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)

A call to action: Protecting children on the move starts with better data – UNICEF

Press release: New UN Women report uncovers significant gaps for women’s empowerment and puts forth robust agenda to shift gears – UN Women

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International Human Rights News: Weekly Roundup

By Besir OzbekAgathe ArtusÖvünç GüneşFrancesca Fazio


International Day of Women and Girls in Science: UN calls for smashing stereotypes – UN News Centre

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation – Geneva International Centre for Justice

With rising number of girls at risk, world in ‘race against time’ to end female genital mutilation – UN News Centre

Winter Olympics begin with powerful message of peace – The Guardian

UN seeks $1.06 billion to help fragile countries create ‘firewall against famine’ – UN News Centre

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International Human Rights News: Weekly Roundup

By Manon Clayette, Nina Giraudel, Sweekruthi Keshavamurthy, and Ayushi Kalyan

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. 


Partnership key to ensuring all children can access education – senior UN officials – UN News

World Cancer Day: UN agency chief urges greater access to diagnosis, prevention and treatment services – UN News


U.S. ups pressure on South Sudan’s Kiir, bans arms sales – Reuters

Congo ‘state agents’ murdered hundreds in 2017, says UN report  – The Guardian

The EU’s migration hypocrisy in Africa – Al Jazeera

Cape Town’s Water Crisis Response Needs to Protect the Rights of Millions – Human Rights Watch

Putting Kenya’s media shutdown in context – Al Jazeera

AU summit: Corruption and conflict were on the agenda – Al Jazeera

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