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Crowd of protesters
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United Nations: Opening of the trial for the 2009 massacre in Guinea

Acting UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Nada Al-Nashif, UN Secretary General António Guterres and International Criminal Court Prosecutor Karim Khan welcomed the opening of the trial ...

Last update 18 Oct 2022
Black woman smiling
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OHCHR: New #FightRacism campaign - Learn, Speak up, Act!

To mark Nelson Mandela International Day (July 18), the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michele Bachelet, launches the biennial campaign against racism "Learn, Speak up, Act" and ...

Last update 17 Aug 2022
Migrants’ makeshift shelters in the city of Agadez.
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IOM Study: Women and Girls Most Trafficked in Niger

Women and girls constitute 69% of victims and survivors of trafficking in Niger, according to a new study by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The study, a first of its kind in ...

Last update 28 Jun 2022
Changing the position of women in the field of security in the Central African Republic
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Breaking prison barriers in the Central African Republic: changing the position of women in the field of security

According to Téné Maimouna Zoungrana, an officer from Burkina Faso serving with the UN Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), women are often “placed second or even ...

Last update 6 Jun 2022
Hands offering bread
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UNDP report 2022: The war in Ukraine and the new crisis looming in Africa

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has issued a new report, The Impact of the War in Ukraine on Sustainable Development in Africa, warning that the impacts of the war in Ukraine on the ...

Last update 6 Jun 2022
The President of South Africa's address on the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour
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The 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour, 15-20 May 2022, Durban

The 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour has opened in Durban, South Africa, with a strong call for urgent action to combat the rising numbers of children in child labour. ...

Last update 31 May 2022
Gambian defendant Bai Lowe at the Celle Higher Regional Court in Celle, Germany, on Monday, April 25, 2022.
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The First German Trial for Crimes Against Humanity Committed in Gambia

On Wednesday, 25 April 2022, began the main hearing of the first German trial for crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Gambia. The trial is expected to shed light on the political ...

Last update 28 Apr 2022
There is a real threat of famine in Somalia and South Sudan
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UN: Humanitarians urge action to avert famine in Somalia and South Sudan

The threat of famine is very real in Somalia and South Sudan and urgent action is needed now to avoid a catastrophe, UN humanitarians warned on Tuesday. Following the latest food security ...

Last update 20 Apr 2022
Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman (Ali Kosheib)
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The first ICC trial on Darfur crimes

On 5 April 2022, the trial of Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman (also known as Ali Kosheib) started before the International Criminal Court. It bears a significant value as it is the first ...

Last update 20 Apr 2022
Women and girls in South Sudan are experiencing conflict-related sexual violence
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UN report: ‘hellish existence’ for women and girls in South Sudan

The United Nations Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan issued a report on widespread and systematic conflict-related sexual violence perpetrated by all armed groups across the country. ...

Last update 15 Apr 2022
AHRI 2022 Conference: Call for papers
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AHRI 2022 Conference Call for papers: deadline 31 March 2022

The 2022 Conference of the Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI) is dedicated to Technology and the future of human rights. The event will take place on 2-3 September 2022 on the Future ...

Last update 15 Mar 2022
Families in Tong Ping displaced persons settlement carry their newly received non food items back to where they're staying.

The difficulties of international organisations in achieving peace: the case of South Sudan

Andrea Premarini holds a master’s degree in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance from the University of Padova. This article is an excerpt from “The role of international ...

Last update 7 Apr 2022
Climate Justice Peace
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Africa Europe Foundation: Talking Africa-Europe High-level dialogues ahead of 6th AU-EU Summit

The Africa-Europe Foundation (AEF) will host three high-level debates around key issues at the centre of the cross-continental partnership. The debates will be held ahead of the The 6th AU-EU ...

Last update 20 Jan 2022
UNICEF Sud Sudan
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Children in Sudan need more humanitarian assistance than ever before

UNICEF warned that a record of 4.5 million children in South Sudan are in desperate need of humanitarian support. Hopes that independence would bring a new dawn for the country’s children have ...

Last update 14 Sep 2021
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Call for applications for the MA in North African and Middle Eastern Studies (N.A.M.E.S): deadline 31 May 2021

The MA program in NAMES at Al Akhawayn University is an intensive one-year program that takes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of North Africa and the Middle East. The MA offers students a ...

Last update 18 Mar 2021