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On 21 April, the appeal court in Nouadhibou upheld the death sentence for Mauritanian blogger and freelance journalist Mohamed Mkhaïtir.
On 20 April, the United Nations refugee agency said that as many as 500 people may have lost their lives this past week when an overcrowded boat carrying refugees and migrants sank in the Mediterranean Sea at an unknown location between Libya and Italy.
The vast majority of immigrant children who arrive alone at the U.S. borderare placed by the government with adults who are in the country illegally, federal data reviewed by The Associated Press show.
Conflict-related violence in Afghanistan has harmed health and education personnel, reduced the availability of health care and limited children’s access to essential health and education services, the United Nations said in a new report released 18 April.
Policies of "destitution by design" are eroding rights of asylum seekers in Ireland and austerity has been imposed with "little respect" for the rights of the poor and marginalised, a leading human rights advocate has said.
On 14 April, United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein appealed to Iran to halt executions for drug offences until the new Parliament debates a proposed law that would remove the mandatory death penalty for drug crimes.
On 13 April, the Council of Europe adopted a set of guidelines aimed to ensure the protection of journalism and in its 47 member states. In a Recommendation, the Committee of Ministers — the organisation’s
The release of dozens of student protesters in Myanmar is a step forward for human rights that should pave the way for amending or repealing all laws that fuel arbitrary arrests, Amnesty International said.
The Malaysian government should reject a proposal made during parliamentary debates that the attorney general head the independent Bar Council, Human Rights Watch said today. Such an action would give the government effective control over an institution that has long been an outspoken defender of human rights and the rule of law, and would threaten the independence of the country’s legal profession.
The charter was drawn up by the Alzheimer Society of Ireland and the Irish Dementia Working Group, a national advocacy group facilitated by the society.