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The End of Human Rights? –

The End of Human Rights? – | SSSC Human Rights | Scoop.it
Learning from the failure of the Responsibility to Protect and the International Criminal Court.
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Migrant crisis: Schengen zone is semi-comatose says European Commission president

Migrant crisis: Schengen zone is semi-comatose says European Commission president | SSSC Human Rights | Scoop.it
The Schengen zone is "partially comatose", Jean-Claude Juncker has conceded, as he warned that its collapse would take down the eurozone.
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Ferrovial staff 'risk prosecution' for managing Australian detention camps

Ferrovial staff 'risk prosecution' for managing Australian detention camps | SSSC Human Rights | Scoop.it
Stanford law professors tell infrastructure corporation its employees could be liable for crimes against humanity after takeover of Broadspectrum
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The Intolerable Cruelty of Australia’s Refugee Deterrence Strategy

The Intolerable Cruelty of Australia’s Refugee Deterrence Strategy | SSSC Human Rights | Scoop.it
The Intolerable Cruelty of Australia’s Refugee Deterrence Strategy « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas
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Raif Badawi wins EU's Sakharov human rights prize

Raif Badawi wins EU's Sakharov human rights prize | SSSC Human Rights | Scoop.it
Saudi Arabia urged by EU lawmakers to free blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes for ‘insulting Islam’ amid criticism of its airstrikes in Yemen
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Sierra Leone's secret FGM societies spread silent fear and sleepless nights | Lisa O'Carroll

Sierra Leone's secret FGM societies spread silent fear and sleepless nights | Lisa O'Carroll | SSSC Human Rights | Scoop.it
Traditional practitioners of female genital mutilation have established deep roots in Sierra Leonean culture and politics, creating a culture of fear among young women and posing a major obstacle to opponents of the custom...
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Indigenous recognition sticking point is racial discrimination in constitution

Indigenous recognition sticking point is racial discrimination in constitution | SSSC Human Rights | Scoop.it
Consensus on how to deal with racist provisions within the document itself is proving more difficult than agreement on recognition clause
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The case against human rights | Eric Posner

The case against human rights | Eric Posner | SSSC Human Rights | Scoop.it
The long read: Many believe that international human rights law is one of our greatest moral achievements. But there is little evidence that it is effective. A radically different approach is long overdue
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R2P, R.I.P.

R2P, R.I.P. | SSSC Human Rights | Scoop.it
When it is distorted, as it was by NATO in Libya, the U.N. doctrine of the Responsibility to Protect is not a needed reform to the international system, but a threat to its legitimacy.
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Slaves of Happiness Island | VICE United States

Slaves of Happiness Island | VICE United States | SSSC Human Rights | Scoop.it
What’s often lost in the reporting about foreign labor in the United Arab Emirates is the agency of the workers themselves. The men I met in the Gulf are brave and ambitious—heroes to their families b…
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'This place is not a safe place': Refugee fights to keep Manus detention centre open

'This place is not a safe place': Refugee fights to keep Manus detention centre open | SSSC Human Rights | Scoop.it
The 600 men refusing to leave the Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea have been told they must leave the facility.
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Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte could face international court over drug war casualties

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte could face international court over drug war casualties | SSSC Human Rights | Scoop.it
Statements like "all of you are into drugs, you sons of bitches…I will kill you" could be used as evidence to prosecute him, human right
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Who was Qandeel Baloch, the Pakistani social media star murdered in apparent 'honour killing'

"I was determined either to kill myself or kill her." This was the explanation a Pakistani social media star's brother gave reporters Sunday when h
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“What … if Something Went Wrong?”

“What … if Something Went Wrong?” | SSSC Human Rights | Scoop.it
Summary “The first time I went inside, I was 14 years old. I was scared. I kept thinking what would happen to me if something went wrong.” —Jacob, 17, Malaya, Camarines Norte, June 2015
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Libya conflict: UN says all sides probably guilty of war crimes

Libya conflict: UN says all sides probably guilty of war crimes | SSSC Human Rights | Scoop.it
United Nations releases report documenting abuse including torture, rape and execution of prisoners
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EU governments push through divisive deal to share 120,000 refugees | World news | The Guardian

EU governments push through divisive deal to share 120,000 refugees | World news | The Guardian | SSSC Human Rights | Scoop.it
Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania vote against decision to impose quotas, as lack of consensus threatens to feed resentment
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How can I get my head and heart around Labor's policy on boat turnbacks? | Kristina Keneally

How can I get my head and heart around Labor's policy on boat turnbacks?  | Kristina Keneally | SSSC Human Rights | Scoop.it
There can be a middle road between a cruel and inhumane approach to asylum policy and open borders. Labor must find a compassionate, regional response
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China issues report attacking US human rights record

China issues report attacking US human rights record | SSSC Human Rights | Scoop.it
In its annual rebuttal to accusations of Chinese human rights violations, Beijing accuses the US of being ‘haunted by spreading guns’ and racial discrimination
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The plight of the Rohingyas

The plight of the Rohingyas | SSSC Human Rights | Scoop.it
THE Rohingya have often been called the world’s most persecuted minority, and with good reason. They form the largest single group of “stateless” people in the...
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Paying for torture

Paying for torture | SSSC Human Rights | Scoop.it
IN LATE 2002, Poland did its American allies a favour by allowing the Central Intelligence Agency to use a Polish military intelligence base in Stare Kiejkuty to...
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Papua New Guinea’s Tragic Witch-Hunts

Papua New Guinea’s Tragic Witch-Hunts | SSSC Human Rights | Scoop.it
Every year, dozens of men, women and children are brutally murdered on accusations of witchcraft or sorcery.
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Response to David Rieff‘s “R2P, RIP” in New York Times and International Herald Tribune 7 November 2011

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