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Clinton pushes Nigeria on terrorism, corruption

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Nigerian authorities Thursday to boost their intelligence capabilities to better combat growing extremist violence.

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Recent Developments at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia | Open Society Foundations

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia has been shaken by the battle over the appointment of International Co-Investigating Judge Laurent Kasper-Ansermet...

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Bodyguard fears Assange may face death - ABC Brisbane - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Bodyguard fears Assange may face death - ABC Brisbane - Australian Broadcasting Corporation | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
One of Julian Assange's bodyguards recently visited Lismore where he spoke to ABC North Coast...
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The Responsibility to Protect after Libya and Syria

The Responsibility to Protect after Libya and Syria Gareth Evans Castan Centre for Human Rights Law Conference 20 July 2012 Gareth Evans, former Australian F...
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McAfee Reports on Global Cyberspying

McAfee Reports on Global Cyberspying | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Targets of attacks identified by McAfee included a wide range of governments and American corporations.
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Damascus Urges UN Security Council to Help End Violence

Damascus Urges UN Security Council to Help End Violence | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
The Syrian Foreign Ministry called on the UN Security Council on Monday to “force armed militant groups to leave Syria's cities and end their terrorist activity.”...
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Dropped Hicks case 'hides human rights issues'

Dropped Hicks case 'hides human rights issues' | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it

A former Guantanamo Bay prison guard says a dropped court
case against David Hicks was a missed opportunity to place on record details of injustice that occurred at the US facility.

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Assange 'The World Tomorrow' — Cypherpunks uncut version

Assange 'The World Tomorrow' — Cypherpunks uncut version | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
In June, Digital Journal reported on an episode of Julian Assange's talk show, where he interviewed three Cypherpunks. Now the full, uncut, part one and two of this episode has been released.
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Thailand: Doughnuts for National Reconciliation · Global Voices

Thailand: Doughnuts for National Reconciliation · Global Voices | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Supporters of Thailand’s ex-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who is currently in exile, celebrated his 64th birthday by distributing 64,000 doughnuts to underprivileged children.
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Inside a Drug Detention Center

http://www.hrw.org/news/2011/10/11/laos-drug-users-undesirables-detained-abused The Somsanga Treatment and Rehabilitation Center in Laos has received a decad...
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US, China are all talk on human rights

US, China are all talk on human rights | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
The second day of annual talks is underway, but rights groups say China won't take human rights seriously and the US won't put public pressure on Beijing.
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'British army trains rebels in Syria'

'British army trains rebels in Syria' | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
UK media reveal the role of Britain's former army commandos in training armed rebels in Syria.
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Cops Arrest Sex Workers for Carrying Condoms

Police in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and San Francisco are confiscating condoms from sex workers and transgender women, undermining health depart...
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Interview: US Ambassador David Gross explains UN 'takeover' of the Internet | Digital Trends

Interview: US Ambassador David Gross explains UN 'takeover' of the Internet | Digital Trends | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Digital Trends talks with former U.S. Ambassador David A. Gross about the United Nation's "takeover" of the Internet.
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Al-Nashiri v. Romania | Open Society Foundations

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ASEAN human rights regime: Reciprocity or common interest? | The Jakarta Post

ASEAN human rights regime: Reciprocity or common interest? | The Jakarta Post | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
ASEAN member states appear poised to enter a new human rights regime mechanism by setting up a foundation framed under the ASEAN declaration on human ...
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Iran Sees Syria as Priority Issue - Voice of America

Iran Sees Syria as Priority Issue - Voice of America | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Voice of AmericaIran Sees Syria as Priority IssueVoice of AmericaIran's national security council secretary, Saeed Jalili, visited with President Assad and praised Tehran's ally as part of an "Axis of Resistance" against foreign opponents.
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Tajikistan: Respect Rights in Security Operations | Human Rights Watch

Tajikistan: Respect Rights in Security Operations | Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
(New York) – Tajik authorities should respect human rights during a security operation in Gorno Badakhshan, a semi-autonomous region of eastern Tajikistan, Human Rights Watch said today.
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Mali unwed couple 'stoned to death'

Mali unwed couple 'stoned to death' | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Local officials say unmarried pair killed in public in Aguelhok, in the first reported sharia killing since occupation.
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US leads sanctions warnings to Sudans over peace talks - Business Recorder (blog)

US leads sanctions warnings to Sudans over peace talks - Business Recorder (blog) | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
US leads sanctions warnings to Sudans over peace talksBusiness Recorder (blog)"The United States calls on the parties to fulfil immediately their obligations under Resolution 2046," Rice said in a statement referring to the resolution passed by the...
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Laos In The Olympics 2012

Laos In The Olympics 2012 | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
  The 2012 London Olympic games have officially begun.
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Embassy to allow Assange interview

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So who is Julian Assange’s new lawyer, Baltasar Garzón?

So who is Julian Assange’s new lawyer, Baltasar Garzón? | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Acclaimed former Spanish jurist Baltasar Garzón has joined the legal team which represents Wikileaks and its founder Julian Assange. Wikileaks is engaged in legal actions aimed at lifting the finan...
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John Atta Mills: Ghana president dead

John Atta Mills: Ghana president dead | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Ghana's President John Atta Mills has died, according to a statement from the president's office.
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Exodus continues from Syria, including some 10,000 Iraqis

Exodus continues from Syria, including some 10,000 Iraqis | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Many of the Iraqi returnees are worried about going back to the country they fled, but feel they have little choice given the security situation in Syria.
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