Human rights violations
20 years after it opened, Guantanamo Bay continues to be a symbol of injustice

In these 20 years of operations, only 12 detainees have been charged and just 2 convicted of any crimes by the Military Commissions.

Anhari Egypt Human right group in Egypt suspends activities citing state persecution 

The Arabic Network of Human Rights (ANHRI) accused the Abdel Fattah al-Sisi regime of waging a war against the organization. ANHRI has been documenting human rights violations and providing legal aid to victims of persecution since 2004

Israeli forces, settlers attack Palestinian villages in the West Bank and other stories

Today we look at attacks by Israeli forces and settlers on villages around Nablus, the conviction of a police officer for the murder of Daunte Wright in the US, and more

WHO members states agree to form global treaty on pandemic response and other stories

Today we look at the WHO session on a global pandemic treaty, an IACHR ruling on the death of an El Salvadoran woman who was jailed after a miscarriage, and more

Israel threatens Iran again as nuclear deal talks set to resume and other stories

Today we look at Israel’s recent threats against Iran as JCPOA talks resume, a report on Egypt’s use of French intelligence to kill civilians, and more

Renewed protests mark anniversary of Chile’s 2019 ‘Estallido Social’ and other stories

Today we look at protests in Chile marking 2 years since the 2019 Social Outburst, the mercenaries identified in an assassination plot against Bolivian president Luis Arce, and more

Murder of young Venezuelan immigrants rekindles tension between Colombia and Venezuela

Caracas has promised to take the case to the UN and claims that it is part of larger “politics of hatred and persecution by high authorities”

Despite setbacks, Western Sahara continues struggle for self-determination

Mahjoub Maliha of CODESA (Collective of Saharawi Human Rights Defenders) speaks to Peoples Dispatch on the developments since last November in Western Sahara and the way ahead for the Saharawi struggle for self-determination

ICC prosecutor plans to exclude US from Afghan war crimes probe and other stories

Today we look at the possible exclusion of the U.S. from an ICC war crimes probe in Afghanistan, an appeal to the EU by rights groups to address rights violations in Saudi Arabia, and more

Climate crisis and vaccine inequity on the agenda for UNGA meeting and other stories

Today we look at the start of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, assassinations of social leaders and Indigenous people in Colombia, and more

Thousands protest wage cuts and neoliberal reforms in Uruguay and other stories

Today we look at the general strike against wage cuts in Uruguay, the ITJP report on the custodial torture of Tamil people in Sri Lanka, and more

Sri Lanka Tamils tortured Tamil political detainees in Sri Lanka abused and tortured in custody, says report

As many as 15 Tamil political prisoners have testified to torture and sexual abuse by the Sri Lankan security forces. The revelations were part of a report released by the International Trust and Justice Project

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