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Kenya ICC witnesses 'disappear'

Kenya ICC witnesses 'disappear' | Human rights | Scoop.it
The BBC's Karen Allen reports from Kenya on claims that in the run up to elections and a key trial at The Hague potential witnesses have gone missing.
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Interview with Crossroads Foundation Director at the WEF Davos, Switzerland 2018

Interview with Crossroads Foundation Director at the WEF Davos, Switzerland 2018

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Energy & Environment

Energy & Environment | Human rights | Scoop.it
The Hill is a top US political website, read by the White House and more lawmakers than any other site -- vital for policy, politics and election campaigns.
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Switzerland's President Doris Leuthard calls for referendum on EU relationship | News | DW | 24.12.2017

Switzerland's President Doris Leuthard calls for referendum on EU relationship | News | DW | 24.12.2017 | Human rights | Scoop.it
The call comes after a recent decision by Brussels on Swiss stock exchange access to the EU infuriated Swiss leaders. President Doris Leuthard said a vote would help clarify the country's relationship with the EU.
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Switzerland bans boiling lobsters alive

Switzerland bans boiling lobsters alive | Human rights | Scoop.it
Last week, Switzerland's Federal Council adopted new rules to improve the treatment of lobsters, part of a general revamp of rules on the treatment of animals.



Lobsters and other crustaceous an
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How Net Neutrality Repeal Could Silence Women And People Of Color

How Net Neutrality Repeal Could Silence Women And People Of Color | Human rights | Scoop.it
The FCC voted Thursday to overturn rules that ensured ISPs couldn't play favorites with websites and services.
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Video: From refugee to lawyer

Video: From refugee to lawyer | Human rights | Scoop.it
Seth Médiateur Tuyisabe arrived in Switzerland as a refugee at the age of nine. Now he is taking exams to become a lawyer. This is his story.


Civil war started in Burundi in 1993, and an attempt was made on the life of Seth’s father, a bank employee, who was forced to flee. He went to Switzerland, where fellow members of a Catholic community provided shelter. Back in Burundi, a close friend was blown up and killed by a road mine while using the family car.

Seth, his mother and siblings managed to get the last flight out of the country. They fled to Cameroon, where they stayed for two years, before joining Seth’s father in Switzerland. After arriving here, they lived in various asylum centres before finally settling down in Lausanne.

Coming from Burundi, they were amazed to see snow, a vast public transport network, people running for buses, public play parks, and the way in which some dogs are dressed up in clothes. 

Seth had already learnt French in Cameroon, which was a major help in integrating in Switzerland. But for him, the key to feeling at home was the warm reception he received from the people he first met here. Seth is an officer in the Swiss militia army. 
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Video: Rising health costs bankrupting many Swiss

Video: Rising health costs bankrupting many Swiss | Human rights | Scoop.it
The latest rise in health insurance premiums has dealt a heavy blow to tens of thousands of Swiss, many of them middle class, who now find themselves in debt. (RTS/swissinfo.ch) 
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Switzerland's Jungfrau Region: Best of the Alps

If Heidi is alive, she's in this sky-high corner of the Swiss Alps, with cowbells ringing on breathtaking ridges. After settling into a traditional villag
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ISIS claims responsibility for Egypt church bombings

ISIS claims responsibility for Egypt church bombings | Human rights | Scoop.it
Egypt's President says he will declare a state of emergency after two deadly bombings targeted Coptic Christian churches on Palm Sunday.
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Swiss supercomputer third fastest in the world

Swiss supercomputer third fastest in the world | Human rights | Scoop.it
The Swiss supercomputer “Piz Daint”, based in Lugano, has been named as the third most powerful in the world behind two Chinese frontrunners.
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Driven to solve the world’s biggest challenges

Driven to solve the world’s biggest challenges | Human rights | Scoop.it
At the University of Minnesota we're working together to solve the world's biggest challenges like abolishing hunger, closing the opportunity gap, ending addiction, and protecting human rights.
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Swiss-EU negotiations back on track

Swiss-EU negotiations back on track | Human rights | Scoop.it
Swiss President Doris Leuthard and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker have announced an “unblocking” of negotiations at all levels
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Netanyahu to Iran: We're watching your every move

Netanyahu to Iran: We're watching your every move | Human rights | Scoop.it
According to Netanyahu, Israel is watching every step Iran takes in the Middle East.
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Thirteen siblings found chained, starving in California home; parents

Thirteen siblings found chained, starving in California home; parents | Human rights | Scoop.it
Thirteen malnourished siblings, ranging in age from 2 to 29, were rescued by police in California from a house where some of them had been chained to beds, and their parents have been charged with torture, officials said on Monday.
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Could Switzerland break apart?

Could Switzerland break apart? | Human rights | Scoop.it
Christophe Büchi discusses the country's language divisions and why we should worry about Italian-speaking Ticino. Long time correspondent in French-speaking Switzerland for the Neue Zürcher Zeitung,
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Government minister calls for media quality and diversity

Government minister calls for media quality and diversity | Human rights | Scoop.it
Communications Minister Doris Leuthard has made a strong case for media diversity in Switzerland to bolster the country’s democracy. In
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The battle for Jerusalem: Europe vs. America

The battle for Jerusalem: Europe vs. America | Human rights | Scoop.it


Analyzing European reactions to Trump’s announcement


US President Donald Trump’s announcement last week recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was monumental. But perhaps just as monumental, as well as fascinating, were the European objections to the announcement. This contrasted with the relatively tame reaction among Palestinians and Arab states so far.



There have been protests, but they have fallen far short of the boiling point, which as some observers feared, could lead to another intifada.



For now, a lot can be ascertained from the European backlash. For one, it symbolizes the shifting spotlight away from discussion of a two-state solution toward a focus on earlier stages of the conflict. This is because the refusal to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel predates 1967 and has nothing to do with the two-state solution, settlements or the occupation.

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Video: Swiss aid brings clean water to North Korea

Video: Swiss aid brings clean water to North Korea | Human rights | Scoop.it
North Korea's totalitarian regime has made it one of the most secretive societies in the world. However, Switzerland is one of just a few humanitarian aid-providers who have been granted access to the state. (SRF, swissinfo.ch)

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has been working with North Korea in this respect for more than 20 years.

One project involved bringing drinking water to thousands of households, while another promoted sustainable food production and protection against soil erosion on the slopes of hilly farmlands. 


The Swiss also distribute milk powder through the United Nations World Food Programme.

The SDC's humanitarian efforts in North Korea started in 1995 in response to the famine that affected the local population in the 1990’s. 
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WATCH: A new project from The Ministry of Diaspora Affairs משרד התפוצות is highlighting the lives of Jews around the world.

WATCH: A new project from The Ministry of Diaspora Affairs משרד התפוצות is highlighting the lives of Jews around the world. | Human rights | Scoop.it
Diaspora Affairs Ministry teams up with Jewish groups to help young Jews embrace their roots.
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Pas si neutre que ça ? La vérité sur la SUISSE !

Un an après, le premier épisode est là. Venez découvrir un peu plus ce pays fascinant qu'est la Suisse Déroule ! Abonnez vous pour ne pas louper me
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The nuts and bolts of integration

The nuts and bolts of integration | Human rights | Scoop.it
Ropes, lightbulbs and a power drill are the small tools that could catapult migrants into the Swiss workforce.
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Swiss supercomputer third fastest in the world

Swiss supercomputer third fastest in the world | Human rights | Scoop.it
The Swiss supercomputer “Piz Daint”, based in Lugano, has been named as the third most powerful in the world behind two Chinese frontrunners.
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Vidéo: L’invitée culturelle: Alexandra Deshorties incarne "Norma"

Vidéo: L’invitée culturelle: Alexandra Deshorties incarne "Norma" | Human rights | Scoop.it
Il s’agit du rôle titre du chef d'oeuvre de Bellini créé en 1831 et à voir à Genève jusqu'au 1 er juillet à l'Opéra des Nations.
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