All Blog Posts Tagged 'rights' (64)

This Week in African Conflict... February 14th-21st, 2012.

  • The West African Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) has just launched a new book on election management in West Africa.
  • The African Union Chairman announced on Saturday he will visit some of the continent’s conflict areas including Sudan, South Sudan, Mali and Libya for…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 21, 2012 at 6:57pm — No Comments

This Week in European Conflict... February 11th-18th, 2012.

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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 19, 2012 at 3:32pm — No Comments

This Week in Middle Eastern Conflict... February 10th-17th, 2012.

  • A new report in the Atlantic this week suggests that a barely perceptible shift occurred in recent months that make the possibility of Israel attacking Iran’s nuclear sites more possible, as the benefits outweigh the costs. NBC reported last week…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 18, 2012 at 5:31pm — No Comments

This Week in Conflict in the Americas... February 9th-16th, 2012.

  • The Pentagon in the United States announced their plans on Thursday to change rules in the armed forces to open up more than 14,000 positions for women to serve as frontline medics, helicopter pilots and intelligence analysts, bringing them closer…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 16, 2012 at 8:17pm — No Comments

This Week in Asian Conflict... February 8th-15th, 2012.

  • A criminal court on the island nation of the Maldives issued an arrest warrant for the first democratically-elected President, Mohammed Nasheed, who awaited arrest in his home on Thursday, following last week’s alleged coup attempt. The ousted President…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 15, 2012 at 8:16pm — No Comments

This Week in African Conflict... February 7th-14th, 2012.

  • The UN and Interpol discussedtransnational organized crime in West Africa, including illicit drug trafficking and the proliferation of illegal arms, as well maritime piracy in Lyon, France on Monday.
  • An anti-homosexuality bill is being once again resurrected by the Parliament in Uganda with…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 14, 2012 at 7:20pm — No Comments

This Week in European Conflict... February 4th-11th, 2012.

  • Tens of thousands of people took part in rallies across Europe on Saturday to protest against an international anti-piracy agreement they fear will curb their freedom to download movies and music for free and encourage internet surveillance.
  • Pro-Europe politician Sauli…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 12, 2012 at 6:43pm — No Comments

This Week in Middle Eastern Conflict... February 2nd-10th, 2012.

  • Human Rights Watch alleged that authorities in Iran are intimidating and arresting relatives and friends of Persian-language journalists working abroad on Friday; while American spy chiefs told Congress that they believed Iran’s leaders are now more willing to attack the US in…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 12, 2012 at 12:49pm — No Comments

This Week in Conflict in the Americas... February 2nd-9th, 2012.

  • A Pentagon legal official refused to extend an important deadline to file motions for defense lawyers of the five Guantanamo Bay prisoners charged in the September 11th attack on Friday. Dozens of riot police cleared the last remaining Occupy encampments in the…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 9, 2012 at 8:57pm — No Comments

This Week in Asian Conflict... February 1st-8th, 2012.

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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 8, 2012 at 11:56pm — No Comments

This Week in African Conflict... January 31st-February 7th, 2012.

  • The West African Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) will be launching its new book, “Election Dispute Management Practice Guide for West Africa” on February 14th, 2012 at the Grand Mensvic Hotel, in East Legon, Accra, Ghana at 9am. The keynote speech at the launch will be delivered by Sierra Leone’s Chair of the Electoral…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 7, 2012 at 9:13pm — No Comments

This Week in the World of Conflict... January 30th-February 6th, 2012.

  • The University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies is running its 4thAnnual Summer Institute for Faculty in Peace Studies Program Development from June 10-15, 2012.
  • Twitter defended its recently announced…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 6, 2012 at 6:31pm — No Comments

This Week in European Conflict... January 25th-February 4th, 2012.

  • The Council of Europe Commission for Human Rights warned this week of rising racism and xenophobia in Europe amid the current economic crisis, with austerity budgets undermining social rights and putting vulnerable groups at greater risk.  On Wednesday, British PM Cameron…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 5, 2012 at 2:32pm — No Comments

This Week in Middle Eastern Conflict... January 25th-February 3rd, 2012.

  • The Guardian ran a special report on the mistreatment of Palestinian children locked in Israel’s military justice system; allegations that many vehemently denied. Last Wednesday, an Israeli military court ordered Hamas MP Aziz Dweik, the speaker of…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 4, 2012 at 2:46pm — No Comments

This Week in Conflict in the Americas... January 23rd- February 2nd, 2012.

  • The Organization of American States (OAS) Permanent Council adopted proposals to strengthen the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on Wednesday. Included in the non-binding proposals were three recommendations that threaten the reach and independence of the Special Rapporteurship.
  • Last Monday, security forces in Mexico…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 2, 2012 at 10:28pm — No Comments

This Week in Asian Conflict... January 24th- February 1st, 2012.

  • Human Rights Watch released a report accusing Myanmar/Burma and its army of continuing a “systematic repression” of citizens, including the use of anti-personnel landmines, child soldiers, forced labour, extrajudicial killings, sexual violence and the use of human shields, despite the government’s promise of reform and ceasefire agreements with some ethnic armed…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 1, 2012 at 9:54pm — No Comments

This Week in African Conflict... January 23rd-31st, 2012.

  • The African Union summit in Addis Ababa ended in deadlock after the group failed to chose a new chairman for the executive commission. A new election was then scheduled to be held in June or July, though they managed to elect President Boni Yayi of Benin as the new…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on January 31, 2012 at 9:19pm — No Comments

This Week in Middle Eastern Conflict... December 16th-23rd, 2011.

  • On Saturday, the Sunni-backed bloc suspended its participation in Iraq’s Parliament after accusing PM al-Maliki’s Shi’ite led government of concentrating power. On Sunday, the last of the US combat troops in Iraq crossed the border into Kuwait after nearly nine years of war, and…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 23, 2011 at 5:45pm — No Comments

This Week in Conflict in the Americas... December 15th-22nd, 2011.

  • The trial of Breanna (nee Bradley) Manning, the soldier allegedly responsible for leaking hundreds of thousands of secret state documents to WikiLeaks began this week in the United States. Manning is charged with 23 counts, including…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 22, 2011 at 8:41pm — No Comments

This Week in Asian Conflict... December 14th-21st, 2011.

  • Relatives of inmates on a hunger strike in Kyrgyzstanpicketed a pretrial detention centre on Wednesday to demand their relatives’ demands be met. The protesters are calling upon reviews for the inmates’ cases, who they claim have been sentenced for crimes they didn’t commit. On Tuesday, the Kyrgyz Parliament…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 21, 2011 at 9:16pm — No Comments

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