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UN laments IS statue 'war crimes'   - 3 Hours ago
The destruction of historic artefacts in Iraq by Islamic State (IS) militants is a war crime, the head of the UN agency for culture, Unesco, has said. Irina Bokova said she was appalled by an act of
  
    



ISIL attacks on Christians part of 'silent genocide'   - 98 Minutes ago
CAIRO — As the fate of more than 250 Christians abducted by the Islamic State in Syria remains unknown, frightened fellow Christians are fleeing in search of a safe haven in a region known for persecuting
  
    




Do not foist cases on human rights defenders, says forum   - 3 Hours ago
Comment · print · T T T+· T- The Society for Community Organisation (SOCO) Trust has condemned “foisting of cases” against “human rights defenders”. In a statement, its deputy director S. Selva
  
    



Mali: UN, partners launch humanitarian appeal as relief efforts continue   - 3 Hours ago
27 February 2015 The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs ( OCHA ) has joined with partner agencies to launch a multy0million dollar appeal for urgent funding for aid operations
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Mercy Corps Recognizes US Reps. Granger and Lowey With Humanitarian Hero Award February   - 63 Minutes ago
Congresswomen honored for their commitment to solving the world's toughest challenges Washington, DC – Feb. 27, 2015 – The global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps has recognized Rep. Kay Granger
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ISIS Destroys Artifacts At Iraq Museum: Islamic State Destruction Of Ancient Statues   - 101 Minutes ago
The Islamic State militant group committed a war crime when it took sledgehammers and drills to ancient statues and other artifacts at a museum in Mosul, Iraq, the United Nations said Friday. "Under the
  
    


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Greek PM Announces First 'Humanitarian' Legislation   - 2 Hours ago
Greece's new anti-austerity government will put before parliament early next week its first legislation tackling the "humanitarian crisis" caused by years of cuts, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Friday.
  
    



Syria expels 3 key UN humanitarian staffers   - 62 Minutes ago
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Human Rights First Testifies Before the New York City Council on Human Trafficking   - 66 Minutes ago
Related Campaigns & Topics Today the New York City Council’s Committee on Immigration held an oversight hearing on labor trafficking in the domestic worker industry. I testified  on behalf of Human
  
    


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Novak: Kiev intentionally creates a humanitarian catastrophe in DND and LNR   - 67 Minutes ago
- RIA Novosti/Prime. Ukraine is deliberately creating a humanitarian catastrophe in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk national republics, not delivering there gas, according to Russian energy Minister
  
    



UN humanitarian chief to visit Jordan, Lebanon   - 78 Minutes ago
UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos will be on mission in Jordan and Lebanon on March 2-6, where she is expected to discuss the impact of Syrian crisis with senior government
  
    



Egyptian ambassador to the UNESCO: smashing the effects of Iraq war crime   - 85 Minutes ago
Court confirms Ahmed Ezz's ban from parliamentary electionsAl-Sisi meets Hashemite king, discusses ‘war on terrorism' More Egyptians return to Egypt from Libya GDF Suez returns to Profit; warns on Oil-price
  
    


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Antiquities Scholar: Islamic State's Destruction of Museum & Library is Cultural   - 95 Minutes ago
Video has surfaced showing militants from the Islamic State destroying ancient artifacts at a museum in the Iraqi city of Mosul. Men are seen toppling statues and using sledgehammers and drills to destroy
  
    



The Barbaric Destruction of Iraq's Ancient Artefacts is a War Crime   - 99 Minutes ago
A still from an Islamic State video showing men using sledgehammers on a statue in a museum said to be in Mosul. The Islamic State (Isis) in Mosul, in the north of Iraq, has released footage showing a
  
    



Human rights news of the week: 27 February   - 112 Minutes ago
[] About Amnesty UK Blogs Our blogs are written by Amnesty International staff, volunteers and other interested individuals, to encourage debate around human rights issues. They do not necessarily represent
  
    



UN: UN, partners launch humanitarian appeal for Mali   - 116 Minutes ago
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Osun State Government Refutes Allegations Of Human Rights Abuse   - 116 Minutes ago
The Osun State government has refuted allegations by the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) that the State Governor, Mr  Ayo Fayose, is promoting human rights abuses. The opposition party had
  
    



FM defends war crimes trial   - 3 Hours ago
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HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL ADVISORY COMMITTEE CONCLUDES FOURTEENTH SESSION   - 3 Hours ago
The Human Rights Council Advisory Committee today concluded its fourteenth session, which was held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva from 23 to 27 February 2015. During the session the Advisory Committee,
  
    



World Uyghur Congress Publishes Annual Human Rights Report   - 3 Hours ago
World Bulletin / News Desk The World Uyghur Congress has published its annual report on human rights violations in East Turkestan (Xinjiang), China, with the report focusing on the most significant
  
    



Libby is lying, "Amnesty International" about civilian casualties as a result of   - 3 Hours ago
Al-Sisi meets Hashemite king, discusses ‘war on terrorism'More Egyptians return to Egypt from Libya GDF Suez returns to Profit; warns on Oil-price hit HSBC Chief leaves Lawmakers puzzled by ‘Quite Strange'
  
    



12.2M Need Humanitarian Assistance In Syria, U.N. Says   - 3 Hours ago
Facebook Twitter Email Print Home Global Health Policy Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report February 27, 2015 12.2M Need Humanitarian Assistance In Syria, U.N. Says Feb 27, 2015 VOA
  
    



UNPO Alternative Report to CRC Highlights the Severe Human Rights Abuses Endured   - 4 Hours ago
On 27 February 2015 UNPO submitted its Alternative Report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child, on the occasion of its 71st Pre-Sessional Working Group, during which it will consider the Third
  
    



War Crimes: ICC Appeal Chamber upholds acquittal of Ngudjolo Chui   - 4 Hours ago
The appeal chamber of the International Criminal Court on Friday upheld the acquittal of Congolese ex-militia leader Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui who had been freed more than two years ago in a trial on war
  
    



Africa Amnesty International - Not a Good Time for Human Rights   - 4 Hours ago
AllAfrica.com Friday 27th February, 2015 Amnesty International released its annual report on Wednesday, noting a pattern of abuse and force being used to crush dissent in Southern Africa. There were
  
    
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