International Human Rights News: Weekly Roundup

By Besir OzbekAgathe ArtusÖvünç GüneşFrancesca Fazio

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. 

International

Twitter not protecting women from abuse, says Amnesty -The Guardian

UN Commission delivers a blueprint to ensure the rights and development of rural women and girls -UN News

Western allies expel scores of Russian diplomats over Skripal attack– The Guardian

NATO expels seven Russian diplomats over UK spy poisoning– France 24

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HRBDT Weekly News Circular

By Krzysztof Garstka

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 17 – 23 March 2018.

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

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International Human Rights News: Weekly Roundup

By Nina Giraudel, Sweekruthi Keshavamurthy, Manon Clayette,  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. 

International

UN: Facebook had a ‘role’ in Rohingya genocide – Al Jazeera

UN Body Freezing Out Human Rights Groups – Human Rights Watch

Refugee Education: the Time to Act is Now – Save the Children News

BBC appeals to UN over ‘persecution and harassment’ of Persian service journalists by Iran– Independent

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Pulling Back the Curtain: Drugs, Human Rights and the Death Penalty

By Dr Rick Lines

The death penalty for drug offences is one of the most significant and politically charged issues within the current global drug policy debate.  This week at the meeting of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs, Harm Reduction International will release its annual report on the death penalty, monitoring global trends and developments in this important area.  That report shows that 33 countries have the death penalty for drugs offences in domestic law. While the majority of these States do not actually execute people under these laws, the report finds that seven countries – China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Indonesia – are actively executing people for drug crimes. Between January 2015 and December 2017, at least 1,320 people were executed for non-violent drug-related offences, a figure that does not include China, where such information is guarded as a State secret.

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International Human Rights News: Weekly Roundup

By Besir OzbekAgathe ArtusÖvünç GüneşFrancesca Fazio

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. 

International

International Women’s Day marked by protests and celebrations – The Guardian

On International Women’s Day, UN celebrates the power of activism to bring change for ‘sisterhood of humanity’ – UN News

Child Marriage Numbers Are Falling Worldwide – Global Citizen

Modern slavery: Are we all to blame? – Al Jazeera

New UN health agency regulation guidelines aim to help countries end ‘reign’ of tobacco industry – UN News

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