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We Come In Peace: New UN Report Substantiates Breaches of Fundamental Rights During Peaceful Protests in Belarus

With all evidence considered, the actions of the Belarusian security forces amount to a denial of not only the rights to freedom of association and assembly but also freedom from torture, free speech, the right to due process and effective remedies and demonstrates failures of the national accountability mechanisms.

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Offshore Detention in Australia – Proposals Set to Revoke Previous Draconian Legislation

14 March, 2022 by Sam Biden, Global Leadership Fellow Current System Australia has been incorporating an ‘offshore’ detention system for over two decades. This system is facilitated via the Migration Act 1958 (MA), allowing for indefinite and arbitrary detention. The ...

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Unfair Punishments For Using The Right To Assemble Peacefully In Cuba

Cuba is still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and the problems it brought with it. However, the Cuban government will now also have to work to improve relations with its citizens as the recent events have shown the public that Cuba’s government cannot be trusted and is not acting with the people’s best interest in mind.

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The Russian build up on the Ukrainian border

Since the fall of the USSR, Ukraine has come a long way. While the country still struggles with corruption and economic challenges, it has made strides towards becoming a successful, Western-facing democracy. To safeguard this progress, and the state’s territorial integrity, the West should stand firm against Russia’s recent manoeuvres in forthcoming talks – and Ukraine must be involved.

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Failure to distinguish: How the recent Sa’ada prison attack adds to violations of humanitarian law in Yemen

The attacks in Sa’ada are a sad reiteration of the disregard for civilian life in the ongoing conflict. The attack was one of many committed over the last 8 years that demonstrates how fast to act both sides to the conflict are in their ignorance towards their humanitarian obligations.

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