News Briefing Special: Ukrainian refugees and the threat of human trafficking
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Hanna Kit, Ukrainian activist and founder of the Hear.Speak.Free campaign, speaks to Laura Sanzarello about how the fragilities of war create greater risk for human trafficking, unveiling a greater level of tragedy for those who have lost everything, but can always lose more. Get more of Human Rights Pulse’s content by visiting our website: https://www.humanrightspulse.com ..read more
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This month's biggest human rights news (2 August - 13 September 2021)
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Check out our latest biweekly podcast focusing on the latest human rights developments and stories from around the world. In the past two weeks, hardliners and internationally recognised terrorists are among the representatives of the new interim government of the new Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan; a coup in Guinea overtakes president Condé’s third term, citing human rights violations and economic mismanagement as the main reasons behind the coup; the US Supreme Court recently refused to stop an abortion ban to take effect in Texas, provoking a national backlash and accusing the law of uncons ..read more
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This week's biggest human rights news (19 July - 2 August 2021)
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In the past two weeks, an investigation conducted by a group of media outlets reveals concerning details about the spyware Pegasus and how it poses a threat to personal rights and international security; the suspension of the Tunisian Parliament and Prime Minister by President Saied had led to opposition parties calling for a coup - the country remains divided as to what should happen next. Also, the consequences of the climate crisis are more apparent and extreme across the globe, presenting world leaders with imminent challenges that can no longer be avoided; and finally, an incident in a fa ..read more
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This week's biggest human rights news (5 July - 19 July 2021)
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In the past two weeks, anger over shortages of food and medicines turn people to protest against the government in Cuba; the arrest of former South African president Jacob Zuma causes riots and looting in the provinces of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng; and finally, more cases of authorities cracking down on journalism and activism are recorded in Vietnam, Palestine, and Georgia, highlighting an ongoing pattern of the state repressing free speech.  Hosted by Laura Sanzarello and Nigel Chidombwe ..read more
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This week's biggest human rights news (21 June - 5 July 2021)
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In the last two weeks, Eswatini struggles to bring democracy to the last absolute monarchy in Africa. Meanwhile, the UN urges states to take action regarding the risk for refugees and stateless people who are missing out on COVID-19 vaccinations. Greece reports the latest of a long series of abuses against migrants, while in Nicaragua president Ortega has launched a series of arrests targeting the opposition and potential rivals in the upcoming general elections in November 2021. Finally, we take a look at the international community's reaction to Turkey formally leaving the Istanbul conventio ..read more
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This week's biggest human rights news (7 - 21 June 2021)
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In the last two weeks, the ongoing crisis in Myanmar brings the country on the brink of a humanitarian crisis and an economic collapse, amidst accusations of violations of privacy regulations by the UN; in Hong Kong, journalists are once again the target of the government’s repressive policies; whilst in Nigeria, Twitter is banned after removing President’s Buhari’s tweets threatening the Igbo ethnic group. Moreover, Germany and Norway pass laws to regulate human rights due diligence and at the same time in Hungary, Orban’s governments approves a legislation censoring LGBT+ content in sch ..read more
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This week's biggest human rights news (25 May - 7 June 2021)
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In the last two weeks: (1) Representatives of the Herero and Nama communities in Namibia have rejected the €1.1 billion reparations offer made by the German government; (2) Belarus' hijacking of a plane to arrest a young opposition journalist sparks outrage and undermines freedoms both inside and outside the country; and (3) Finally, a landmark Dutch ruling against the oil company Shell and its possible future developments. Hosted by Laura and Nigel at Human Rights Pulse ..read more
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Disorder in the International Order - The Inept Response to #AidToo
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Rosie Fowler speaks to Priyanka Chirimar, attorney for survivors of discrimination and sexual harassment within international aid organisations. Hear her shed light on the system that’s failing survivors, and why she wants to focus on hope. Find out more at: https://www.aapc.legal ; https://www.nanshe.org/about ..read more
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This week's biggest human rights news (10-24 May 2021)
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In the last two weeks: riots and police brutality in Colombia followed a tax reform proposal that outraged the population; a new bill in Hong Kong tackling fake news is in the making, highly likely to further compromise freedom of speech. Also, violence in Israel and Palestine caused unprecedented destruction in Gaza, whilst West Papua continues to be shaken by an enduring government crackdown targeting rebels and the local population.  Listen to our bi-weekly podcast with Human Rights Pulse team members Laura Sanzarello and Nigel Chidombwe covering the biggest human rights stories over t ..read more
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Environmental Justice series: An interview with James Sedlak about fighting wildfires and the threat of migration
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This episode is part of a series of short interviews with climate change and environmental justice activists in collaboration with Earth Refuge and E & U For The Climate. In this episode, James Sedlak discusses his experience fighting wildfires in a warming climate and the threat of migration. For more information, check out: https://earthrefuge.org/ and https://fortheclimate.eu ..read more
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