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Thousands of abandoned mines litter South Africa, and a combination of poor governance and business practices have left many communities living in their shadow. Read our Q&A on how these mines harm local communities: trib.al/rPOgjnf
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How do South Africa's abandoned coal mines prey on local communities? @hrw 's @nthonygale talks with Vuyisile Ncube hrw.org/news/2022/07/0…
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For two years, @hrw has been seeking an international investigation into the #BeirutBlast at the UN Human Rights Council. Each time, the sticking point has been the need for France's support. But Macron seems unwilling to back accountability for the blast. lemonde.fr/idees/article/…
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#Lebanon's ban on #LGBTI peaceful gatherings is unlawful & should immediately be annulled, the Coalition to Defend Freedom of Expression in Lebanon, incl @hrw, said today. Authorities should instead robustly protect LGBTI ppl from attacks/hate speech. hrw.org/news/2022/07/0…
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At least 23 African men died while trying to enter Spain at the Melilla-Morocco border. The men who died, and the survivors, deserve a credible investigation and to see those responsible held to account.
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Children have drowned in open pits. Water sources are contaminated. Residents describe health problems. In South Africa, hundreds of abandoned coal mines pose grave risks to nearby communities. When will the government address this toxic legacy?
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NEW @hrw report: Visa restrictions by Mexico and Central American governments on Venezuelans push migrants to take unsafe routes. They are the top nationality crossing the dangerous Darien Gap between Colombia and Panama, where they are exposed to abuse. hrw.org/news/2022/07/0…
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Thousands of abandoned mines litter #SouthAfrica, posing grave risks to local communities. @GovernmentZA has done almost nothing to address this toxic legacy, a new @hrw report finds. Authorities ought to ensure that mining companies clean up. hrw.org/news/2022/07/0…
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NEW: South Africa has failed to ensure abandoned coal mines are rehabilitated, putting people at risk of injury and death and risking polluting resident’s water sources. South Africa’s communities deserve better. trib.al/eGtauue
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The US Supreme Court issued some extremely consequential decisions at the end of its term. How did we grade the highest court in the nation in upholding human rights? 📝 �8w
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🚨 Important@amnestyy thread below on vital importance of UN Security Council renewing cross-border aid mandate for#Syriaa this week. Here's@hrww's appeal to UNSC members to renew Syria cross-border aid for another year. Millions of lives depend on it.hrw.org/news/2022/06/3…Htwitter.com/amnesty/status…ev
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@Yaqiu & I’ve been writing about repercussions of restricting women’s reproductive choices in China for awhile, (take note, US!) & now offering Swiftian proposal for Beijing to issue a massive, heartfelt apology to women, if they hope to raise birthrates. .hrw.org/news/2022/07/0…
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Mexico/Central America: New Visa Restrictions Harm Venezuelans trib.al/AJZ70C9
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"One cannot begin to build happy families in a miasma of fear, suspicion and rage." Chinese women are owed profound apologies for the extensive and inhumane acts committed against them during the one-child policy years. trib.al/NLAKMpD
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At the G7 summit last week, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged to defend freedom of expression, civil society, and religious freedom. Yet back at home, his government was renewing its crackdown on rights defenders. trib.al/GFP4p4j
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India Punishes Internationally Recognized Activists trib.al/SG5X8Pz
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NSW in Australia is being hammered by floods. With such extreme events likely to intensify in Australia, the government has a human rights obligation to help communities deal with climate change impacts.: @hrw
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The east coast of #Australia is once again being hammered by floods The government has a human rights obligation to help communities deal with climate change impacts & to urgently reduce emissions #TheClimateCrisisIsAHumanRightsCrisis #EndAllNewFossilFuels
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“The new US law means it’s no longer business as usual for companies profiting from forced labour in China, and Xinjiang especially.” – @jwormington. What questions do you have about the new law and enforcement? ow.ly/rL5650JO4mk
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For more about the kidnapping of women and girls in Cabo Delgado, please read this @hrw report: hrw.org/news/2021/12/0… twitter.com/zenaidamz/stat…
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#SouthAfrica's toxic legacy; Crucial test for state of human rights in #Uzbekistan; Scarce efforts to tackle human rights violations in #Burundi; Children held in Syrian refugee camps finally repatriated to France. Today's @HRWDailyBrief bddy.me/3anrhdQ
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The east coast of Australia is once again being hammered by floods. With such extreme events likely to intensify, the government has a human rights obligation to help communities deal with the impact.
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Repatriation by French authorities of 35 French children & 16 mothers from northeast Syria is a welcome, long overdue step. Urgent that France repatriates all French children & their mothers arbitrarily detained in life threatening conditions in the region lemonde.fr/en/internation…
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The 🇺🇸 should take into account intl HR standards and place women’s reproductive autonomy and rights at the center of US laws governing abortion access. My latest fo@hrwrw on how Colombia could Inspire the fight for Abortion Rights in the US.✊🏽💚�hrw.org/news/2022/06/3…K7lbMFs
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The UN rights chief reminds the Taliban that there is nothing inherent in Islam to justify their extreme repression of women's rights. She urges them to look to other Muslim nations for guidance. news18.com/news/world/un-…
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Year after beating Nizar Banat to death, PA has held no-one to account & routinely tortures critics, @hrw & Lawyers for Justice report to UN Committee on Torture finds. Govts that support rule of law should cut ties to PA police that actively undermine it. hrw.org/news/2022/06/3…
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What would it take for French President Macron to be guided by human rights in his second term in office? @hrw sets out a detailed agenda: hrw.org/news/2022/07/0…
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In Sydney we are experiencing the effects of climate change. Flooding has forced thousands to evacuate from their homes. The government has an obligation to help communicates deal with climate change impacts & to cut emissions. The climate crisis is a human rights crisis.
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YouTubers in Rwanda say they are being jailed, tortured and threatened with death for their independent reporting ⤵️
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Welcome and long overdue step. Urgent that France repatriates all French children and their mothers from squalid camps in northeast Syria, and stop abandoning them to indefinite, arbitrary detention in life threatening conditions. lemonde.fr/en/internation…
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Kidnappings of women are still happening in the Cabo Delgado conflict - perhaps as result of the lack of an adequate system to protect women and girls. clubofmozambique.com/news/mozambiqu…
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Recurring floods have killed at least 22 people and destroyed thousands of homes on #Australia's East Coast.
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How to fix China’s population crisis: say sorry to women. The CCP also owes a fervent apology – and full reparations – to the women who have been trafficked to fill the female shortage caused by the one-child policy. Op-ed by @Yaqiu & @meifongwriter: disruptiveasia.asiasociety.org/how-to-fix-chi…
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It’s time for #Burundi|an authorities to turn promises into action. Giving access to the Special Rapporteur, releasing all those unjustly jailed, and arresting and prosecuting human rights abusers would demonstrate its commitment to do so @hrw hrw.org/news/2022/07/0…
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With such catastrophic devastation of children's right to education during the pandemic, it's time for ambitious, transformational ideas! Like: let's update international law to recognize #ChildRights to FREE pre-primary and FREE secondary education: tandfonline.com/share/6TA9YH8G…
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Freedom of expression, information and other freedoms have been attacked since the #Sudancoup. Journalists at the frontline struggle between telling the story of defiant Sudanese protesters, & protect themselves on the job. Durra Gambo, a journalist, tells the story.
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The Greek government pretends that it is doing the European Union's bidding by illegally pushing back asylum seekers to Turkey, but the European Union undercuts that "rationale" by telling Greece to stop. euronews.com/my-europe/2022…
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18 killed, 240 injured as #Uzbekistan police crushed protest in #Karakalpakstan region. Journalists harassed, internet & mobile blocked. Uzbekistan should not repeat the brutal practices of the past in crushing dissent. Investigation urgently needed. hrw.org/news/2022/07/0…
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“On the other side of Europe, #Ukrainian refugees are rightly welcomed with open arms but here and elsewhere along #Europe’s borders we see a total disregard for Black lives” said @hrw's @sunderland_jude on the horrific migrant deaths at #Melilla border⬇️ hrw.org/news/2022/06/2…
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"There is direct targeting of journalists just for being journalists." Security forces in Sudan have sought to restrict reporting on the protests and dissent, raiding offices of media outlets twice, arresting and harassing journalists. #VoicesOfSudan
Sydney flood events foreshadow Australia’s future - but we must act. Further global warming is highly likely to further increase rainfall intensity. The global water cycle is already accelerating twice as fast as the global climate models are predicting smh.com.au/environment/cl…
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Unwilling even to call his invasion of Ukraine a "war," Putin is overseeing a rapid increase in arrests in Russia, as "Russians deemed insufficiently patriotic [too anti-war] are being snatched up by security forces as the Kremlin tightens the noose." nytimes.com/2022/07/04/wor…
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French President Macron and his government should make human rights a meaningful and concrete priority of France's national and international policies over the next five years. We elaborated a human rights agenda showing the way forward👇 hrw.org/news/2022/07/0…IP
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New @hrw report: South Africa's failure to clean up abandoned coal mines puts local communities at risk of injury + death and risks polluting resident’s water sources. Read more: bit.ly/3bOtmQH@SibekoSS /Reutersl
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France: Rights Agenda for Macron’s Second Term trib.al/vMXVWw2
South Africa: Abandoned Coal Mines Risk Safety, Rights trib.al/UUATCUW
Uzbekistan: Unrest in #Karakalpakstan arguably poses the biggest test yet for the presidency of Shavkat Mirziyoyev says @hrw. Can his govt break with old habits & handle the aftermath in ways that respect human rights & rule of law? hrw.org/news/2022/07/0…
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"Every single day, for the past 10 years, 83 civilians died in Syria. This means that an estimated 306,887 civilians were killed as a direct result of the conflict in Syria between 2011 and 2021." -- European Union, citing the UN rights office. eeas.europa.eu/eeas/syria-sta…
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Uzbekistan: Unrest Poses Key Human Rights Test trib.al/ihb67Es
Great piece by @tomphillipsin on @nayibbukele’s crackdown in El Salvador. We’ve documented mass arrests, abuses, and short-term disappearances. In many cases, just because of victims’ physical appearance. Without rule of law, it can happen to anyone. theguardian.com/world/2022/jul…
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