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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.
The Government has been accused of kicking UN concerns about its austerity policy "into the long grass" after it refused to accept the findings of a report that concluded its welfare reforms were a breach of human rights.
On 7 February, US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said that visa applicants could be asked to hand over their passwords for their social media accounts by US embassies.
Female genital mutilation denies women and girls their dignity and causes needless pain and suffering, with consequences that endure for a lifetime and can even be fatal, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has said, stressing that the UN Sustainable Development Agenda promises an end to this practice by 2030.
On 3 February, the Council of Europe reported that a new search engine aimed at improving the visibility and transparency of the process of execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights had been launched by the Council of Europe’s Department for the Execution of Judgments.
A program to pay asylum applicants in Germany to return to their home countries, often before a decision is made on their status, has begun. The government wants to increase the number of people who choose to leave.