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Category: International affairs

Human Rights Council: Adopt resolution on human rights defenders and reject hostile amendments

 Member States of the UN Human Rights Council should support the adoption of a vital draft resolution on the protection of human rights defenders and vote down over 30 hostile amendments proposed by China, Cuba, Egypt, Pakistan and Russia to substantially weaken the text. In an open letter to governments, a … ( Read More)

SUPPORT THE DRAFT RESOLUTION ON RECOGNIZING THE ROLE OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AND THE NEED FOR THEIR PROTECTION

To: All Member States of the United Nations General Assembly Excellencies, We write to you as a group of human rights defenders and civil society organizations located across the world working at national, regional and international levels. We write in regard to the draft resolution entitled ”Recognizing the role of … ( Read More)

Human right watch: Armed Conflict in Northern Yemen

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(New York) – In mid-August 2009, a sixth round of heavy fighting erupted in the north of Yemen between government forces and Huthi rebels. The conflict first broke out in 2004, and the previous round of fighting ended with a cease-fire in mid-July 2008.