Brazil: Reject Move to Try Children as Adults

Brazil: Reject Move to Try Children as Adults

Supporters of the amendment say it will reduce crime, but the available evidence suggests it will have precisely the opposite effect. The United States is one of the few countries that still tries adolescents as adults, and studies there show that these children are more likely to commit further crimes upon release than those whose cases are handled More...

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Fighting modern slavery is the mission for all, by all
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, June 8th, 2015
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Fighting modern slavery is the mission for all, by all

“We congratulate for the progress and renew our commitment to rid the world of all forms of slavery.” This was the inscription by IOM Director General William Lacy Swing, on Friday 5 June, on a panel symbolizing More...

Eritrea human rights abuses may be crimes against humanity, says UN
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, June 8th, 2015
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Eritrea human rights abuses may be crimes against humanity, says UN

The Eritrean government’s systematic use of extrajudicial killing, torture, rape, indefinite national service and forced labour may amount to crimes against humanity, according to an excoriating UN report. The More...

By IntDevCommunities On Friday, June 5th, 2015
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Cambodia: Victims of protest crackdowns denied justice

The Cambodian authorities must provide justice to those killed, disappeared and injured during the crackdowns on protests by security forces, Amnesty International said today in a new report. Taking to the streets More...

How technology helped us expose war crimes in Nigeria
By IntDevCommunities On Friday, June 5th, 2015
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How technology helped us expose war crimes in Nigeria

With citizen journalism and the availability of new technologies growing exponentially, human rights investigators are able to locate and review evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity at a speed never More...

Bringing Home the Victims of Human Trafficking
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, May 18th, 2015
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Bringing Home the Victims of Human Trafficking

According to estimates, more than 20 million people around the world are living as modern-day slaves – many lured away from their homes by promises of higher paying jobs. On Tuesday, we received some good news More...

News in the Humanosphere: British court acquits doctor charged with country’s first FGM offense
By IntDevCommunities On Thursday, February 5th, 2015
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British court acquits doctor charged with country’s first FGM offense

Students and teachers of the Midwifery School in El Fasher, North Darfur. They all recently signed a pledge to stop the practice of female genital mutilation in Darfur. Photo by Albert Gonzalez Farran, UNAMID. A More...

Boko Haram at a glance
By IntDevCommunities On Thursday, January 29th, 2015
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Boko Haram at a glance

© The armed group Boko Haram opposes anything they see as being “influenced by the West” including secular education. The conflict in Nigeria has taken the lives of thousands of men, women and children, many More...

HRW blames international rise in extremism on human rights violations
By IntDevCommunities On Thursday, January 29th, 2015
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HRW blames international rise in extremism on human rights violations

HRW director Kenneth Roth In its annual report, Human Rights Watch claims the emergence of the “Islamic State” was to blame on the ‘war on terror.’ The NGO points to human rights violations More...

Doctor accused of FGM did not know what he did was illegal, court hears
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, January 26th, 2015
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Doctor accused of FGM did not know what he did was illegal, court hears

A doctor accused of carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM) did not know what he did was illegal and had to look it up on his phone when he was told, a court has heard. Dhanuson Dharmasena, 32, is accused More...


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