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Officials in eastern Libya should immediately repeal an order, issued on February 16, 2017, that bans women under age 60 from traveling abroad unless they are accompanied by a male guardian, Human Rights Watch said on February 23. The order threatens to curtail freedom of movement for women in eastern Libya, including for medical treatment, education, and professional travel.
Stockholm hit global headlines on 21 February, sparked by the riots. In the hours after a man was arrested for suspected drug charges, violence erupted on Monday evening in Rinkeby, a suburb of Stockholm that has experienced a large influx of refugees.
Britain and the US have been accused of showing an «appalling lack of leadership» over the international refugee crisis. Amnesty International claimed the UK Government has shirked its duty in relation to the emergency, pushing thousands of vulnerable people into the hands of people smugglers.
The number of complaints of rental discrimination is on the rise, according to data gathered by the Quebec human rights commission.
Violent anti-police protests that have swept the suburbs of Paris since early February spread into the French capital’s city center on Wednesday night.
Intimidating journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia could restrict public debate and diminish media freedom in Malta, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović said 15 February.
In a statement the SAHRC says racial discrimination and inequality account for the majority of complaints that it has received.
For the past four years, I’ve worked with Human Rights Watch researchers around the world as they document the devastating consequences of child marriage. Our team has interviewed hundreds of married children in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Malawi, Nepal, South Sudan, Tanzania, Yemen, and Zimbabwe. They have found some things are true everywhere — child marriage threatens girls’ mental and physical health, places them at heightened risk of violence, and often permanently ends their education.
Chaos in one of the biggest prisons in the country has been revealed in secret filming for the BBC. An undercover reporter spent two months at HMP Northumberland, which houses up to 1,348 male inmates, for Panorama.
More than 100 people have been reported killed during a six-day strike by police in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo, as hundreds of troops patrolled streets attempting to keep order with schools and businesses closed and public transport frozen.