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Child Marriage Increasing Among IDPs in Khanaqin
BAS News - 2017-03-29 22:15
KHANAQIN — The Directorate of Human Rights in Khanaqin, south of Kurdistan Region, has warned about the increasing number of child marriages especially among the internally displace people (IDP). Amal Fuad, head of the institute, told BasNews on Wednesda ...

Turkey’s main Islamic human rights organization faces internal upheaval
Al Monitor - 2017-03-29 05:02

UN: Protection of Mosul Civilians Paramount
BAS News - 2017-03-28 21:20
GENEVA — UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday deplored the massive loss of civilian lives in west Mosul in the recent days, victims of actions by the Islamic State (IS) and of airstrikes. “Bodies continue to be found in ...

UN experts call for release of UAE activist Ahmed Mansoor
BBC - 2017-03-28 12:08
The experts consider Ahmed Mansour's detention a "direct attack" on the work human rights defenders. ...

U.N.'s Zeid says Iraq must avoid civilian deaths in west Mosul
Reuters - 2017-03-28 12:07
GENEVA (Reuters) - At least 307 civilians have been killed and 273 wounded in western Mosul since Feb 17 as Islamic State fighters herd people into booby-trapped buildings as human shields and fires on those who flee, the United Nations human rights chief ...

Turkey: Ongoing judicial harassment of Ms. Sebnem Korur Fincanci, Mr. Erol Önderoglu and Mr. Ahmet Nesin / March 24, 2017 / Urgent Interventions / Human rights defenders / OMCT
OMCT - 2017-03-27 21:30

EU: Ensure Aid Reaches Refugees with Disabilities | Human Rights Watch
HRW - 2017-03-27 17:58

PYD Continues to Crack Down on Rivals in Rojava: DCHRK
BAS News - 2017-03-26 10:10
PYD armed men abducted two people in Derik, Rojava ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), which rules Rojava, the Syrian Kurdish region, continues its human rights abuses against the Syrian Kurdish political parties considered by PYD as ...

Iran Executed 138 Kurds in One Year
BAS News - 2017-03-25 21:58
ERBIL — The Islamic Republic of Iran executed 138 Kurds during the last twelve months, said a monitoring group. Hangaw website, which observes the human rights situation and abuses inside Iran, has released the list of executed people with one woman amon ...

Board of Human Rights Warns of Civilians Situation in Sinjar
BAS News - 2017-03-25 18:52
PKK is accused of threatening the stability of the area ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Board of Human Rights has warned about the daunting prospect for Yezidis, especially the children, who have returned to their homes following the liberation of their areas ...

Air strike kills 16 in Syrian prison - Observatory
Reuters - 2017-03-25 09:29
BEIRUT (Reuters) - At least 16 people died after a Friday night air strike on a prison in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province including both prisoners and staff, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said on Saturday. ...

British MPs say Turkish president using attempted coup to suppress human rights | World news | The Guardian
The Guardian - 2017-03-25 01:47

Syrian Human Right Organizations Concerned at PYD Policies
BAS News - 2017-03-24 23:48
ERBIL — Seven human rights organizations in Syria have voiced concern over ruling Democratic Union Party (PYD) policies towards rival political factions and civic organizations. In a joint statement, the human rights organizations said the PYD bans every ...

Tehran rejects UN extension of human rights mandate
Rûdaw - 2017-03-24 23:40
UN Human Rights Council extended its special rapporteur's mandate for one year ...

100 civilians killed a month in Yemen war, most by coalition: U.N.
Reuters - 2017-03-24 16:23
GENEVA (Reuters) - An average of 100 civilians a month are dying in Yemen's war which enters its third year this weekend, most killed by the Saudi-led coalition's air strikes and shelling, the United Nations human rights office said on Friday. ...

Turkey: Provisional release of Mr. Raci Bilici, IHD Vice-President / March 24, 2017 / Urgent Interventions / Human rights defenders / OMCT
OMCT - 2017-03-24 12:38

U.N. launches probe of crimes against Rohingya in Myanmar
Reuters - 2017-03-24 11:49
GENEVA (Reuters) - The top United Nations human rights body agreed on Friday to send an international fact-finding mission to investigate widespread allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine ...

Former Haitian mayor sued in Boston over human rights abuses
Reuters - 2017-03-23 19:03
BOSTON (Reuters) - Three Haitian nationals sued the former mayor of their rural village on Thursday, accusing him in Boston federal court of murdering, torturing and burning the homes of his political opponents. ...

EU refugee policy unsustainable, says Council of Europe commissioner
Reuters - 2017-03-23 18:29
LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Europe's refugee policy is not sustainable and the European Union should move fast to change it, the Council of Europe's human rights commissioner said on Thursday. ...

Reform, but don’t leave UN Human Rights Council — Jewish Journal
Jewishjournal - 2017-03-23 02:26

Erdogan calls on Europe to respect human rights, democracy Orient Net Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday (March 22) that Europeans across the world would ..
Orient News - 2017-03-23 02:04

Report on the human rights situation in South-East Turkey, July 2015 to December 2016 - Turkey | ReliefWeb
Reliefweb - 2017-03-22 19:37

Turkey calls on Europe to respect human rights and democracy | Reuters.com
Reuters - 2017-03-22 19:37

Erdogan calls on Europe to respect human rights, democracy
NRT - 2017-03-22 13:53

Air strike kills more than 30 near Raqqa, Syrian Observatory says
Reuters - 2017-03-22 09:23
BEIRUT (Reuters) - At least 33 people were killed in an air strike that hit a school sheltering displaced people near Islamic State-held Raqqa, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, and the U.S.-led coalition was believed to have carried out the a ...

Trump’s Syrian “safe area” is just another wall | Human Rights Watch
HRW - 2017-03-22 08:48

Syria 'worst man-made disaster since World War II' – UN rights chief
United Nations - 2017-03-22 04:59
The conflict in Syria is the “worst man-made disaster the world has seen since World War II,” the United Nations human rights chief today said, calling for an end to all tortures, executions and unfair trials, and at the very least, for the names and loca ...

Pakistan's parliament votes to reinstate secret military courts
Reuters - 2017-03-21 19:23
KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan's parliament on Tuesday amended the constitution to reinstate secret military courts that try civilians charged with terrorism offences, something activists have warned will lead to human rights abuses. ...

Another human rights association in Turkey sees offices closed by gov’t | Turkey Purge
Turkeypurge - 2017-03-21 02:06

Banning Nawroz Proves PYD’s Dictatorship: Monitor
BAS News - 2017-03-20 20:06
ERBIL — The Democratic Center for Human Rights in Kurdistan Region has criticized the Democratic Union Party (PYD) for preventing people from celebrating Nawroz, saying that the decision proves the party’s dictatorship ruling. The institution said in sta ...

Kurd bi Jimarên Mezin li Tirkiyê Tên Girtin Berî Cejna Newrozê
Dengê Amerîka - 2017-03-20 19:22
Rêxistina Human Rights Watch (HRW) ku bingeh li Amerîka ye, di raportekê de îro duşemê bal kişand ser zordariya li dijî gurûpên Kurdan li Tirkiyê. ...

Turquie : Répression à l’encontre de l’opposition kurde | Human Rights Watch
HRW - 2017-03-20 10:14

Turkey: Crackdown on Kurdish Opposition | Human Rights Watch
HRW - 2017-03-20 09:20

HRW calls on Iraq to set penalties for domestic violence crimes
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
BEIRUT,— The Iraqi parliament should set penalties for the crime of domestic violence, remove provisions that prioritize reconciliation over justice, and improve victim protections in a domestic violence bill, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter an ...

Post-human rights world
Arkansasonline - 2017-03-19 21:19

Social Media the Reason for 40% of Divorces in Diyala
BAS News - 2017-03-19 18:14
DIYALA — Electronic communication means and social media platforms are the reason for the majority of divorces in Iraq’s Diyala province, a research shows. Head of the province’s board of human rights, Talib Khazraji, revealed on Saturday that the signif ...

HRW Praises KRG over Women Rights
Waar Media - 2017-03-19 15:25
WAAR-DUHOK: Human Rights Watch organization (HRW) at his last report related Women Rights, praised Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) over its efforts for protecting Women Rights, due the modern legislation in this sphere, while the same report strongly ...

Human Rights Watch: Mafê jinê li herêma Kurdistanê dibin parastinê daye
Waar Media - 2017-03-19 13:39
Waar–Duhok: Tundutîjîya di nav malbatê da li Îraqê bi rengekê berçav zêde bûye û rêxistîyên Navdewletî, daxwaza dariştina yasayek li dijî wê dikin. Rêxistîya Human Rights Watch di raporteka xwe da aşkere kir; tundutîjîya di nav malbatê da li Îraqê zêde b ...

Human Rights Watch calls on Syrian Kurds and KRG to release political prisoners - ARA News
Aranews - 2017-03-19 07:21

Europe two-faced on democracy, human rights: Turkish PM – Normangee Star
Normangeestar - 2017-03-19 07:21

Human Rights Watch Letter on the Draft Law on Anti-Domestic Violence in Iraq | Human Rights Watch
HRW - 2017-03-19 05:32

Why The EU Plan To Stop Mediterranean Migration Is A Human Rights Concern | The Huffington Post
Huffingtonpost - 2017-03-19 02:16

Human Rights Watch calls on Syrian Kurds and KRG to release political prisoners -
Gnnliberia - 2017-03-19 02:05

US calls on Turkey to respect, ensure fundamental freedoms
KurdPress - 2017-03-18 11:19
The United States has called on Turkey to respect and ensure essential freedoms over concerns on human rights issues and freedoms in the country. ...

Afrin Residents in Rojava Flee PYD's Atrocities: DCHRK
BAS News - 2017-03-18 09:48
Democracy Center for Human Rights decries PYD's human rights violations in Rojava ERBIL — Armed men belonging to the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), which rules Rojava, the Syrian Kurdish region, closed down the headquarter of a Kurdish poli ...

41 NGOs Urge Renewal of Mandate for Special Rapporteur on Iran
Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-03-18 02:00
On Thursday, March 16, Kurdistan Human Rights Network joined 40 human rights groups calling on the UN Human Rights Council to support the resolution to renew the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic ...

Chairperson of Human Rights Association (İHD) Diyarbakır Branch and Vice-Chairperson of İHD Headquarters M.Raci Bilici Must Immediately Be Released!
Kurdistantribune - 2017-03-17 18:17

Turkey: Arbitrary arrest of Raci Bilici, Vice-President of the Human Rights Association (IHD) / March 17, 2017 / Urgent Interventions / Human rights defenders / OMCT
OMCT - 2017-03-17 14:07

Myanmar Urged To Train Troops Further On Human Rights
Malaysiandigest - 2017-03-17 10:31

US State Department urges Turkey to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms | ARMENPRESS Armenian News Agency
Armenpress - 2017-03-17 10:31

Human Rights Watch calls on Congress to keep fully funding UN
NRT - 2017-03-17 08:11

Human Rights Council holds interactive dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on Syria - Syrian Arab Republic | ReliefWeb
Reliefweb - 2017-03-17 06:48

Human Rights Watch: Greece and Another Year of Suffering at 'Hotspots' for Asylum Seekers | GreekReporter.com
Greekreporter - 2017-03-17 05:24

KRG Board of Human Rights Warns over Child Soldiers
BAS News - 2017-03-17 01:29
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Independent Board of Human Rights has made it clear that they will act if Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) or any other force recruits under-age people. Mohammed Gomashini, a spokesperson for the board, told BasNews that they can ...

Continued attack by Iranian extremists on female artists in Kermanshah
Rojikurd - 2017-03-17 00:05
Iranian religious extremists have again attacked solo female artists in Kermanshah. The head of Qom Seminary Teachers Society (QSTS) has in a public letter to the local governor demanded more restraints on “such unlawful acts.” Kurdistan Human Rights Netw ...

Air strike on mosque near Aleppo in Syria kills 42: monitor
Reuters - 2017-03-16 21:04
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Warplanes struck a mosque in the rebel-held village of al-Jina, southwest of Atarib near Aleppo in Syria, killing at least 42 people and wounding dozens, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said on Thur ...

Q & A: Safe Zones and the Armed Conflict in Syria | Human Rights Watch
HRW - 2017-03-16 19:22

Human rights group urges Turkey to ‘urgently change course’ – POLITICO
Politico - 2017-03-16 15:16

Kurdistan Region of Iraq: 32 Arrested at Peaceful Protest | Human Rights Watch
HRW - 2017-03-16 08:24

The Women who escaped ISIS | Human Rights Watch
HRW - 2017-03-15 16:23

#CrimeanTatars demand human-rights protection from UN : EU Reporter
Eureporter - 2017-03-15 16:23

Greece: A Year of Suffering for Asylum Seekers | Human Rights Watch
HRW - 2017-03-15 11:54

Human Rights Council should take action on Bahrain, the Philippines, and Turkey | Human Rights Watch
HRW - 2017-03-15 10:34

Nadia Murad and Amal Clooney appeal to the UN to not let Daesh “get away with genocide.”
Nadia Murad - 2017-03-15 07:31
Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and her client Nadia Murad a human rights activist and Yazidi genocide survivor, listen during a United Nations human rights meeting called “The Fight against Impunity for Atrocities: Bringing Daesh [ISIS] to Justice” ...

UN accuses Turkey of ‘serious’ human rights abuses in Kurdish region - Newspaper - DAWN.COM
DAWN - 2017-03-15 05:42

MPs slam Theresa May's government for putting business before human rights | The Canary
Thecanary - 2017-03-14 23:33

A UN report refutes ethnic cleansing claims against SDF and YPG
ANHA - 2017-03-14 12:43
A UN Human Rights Council report released on March 10th refuted all claims about ethnic cleansing operations carried out by People Protection Units or Syrian Democratic Forces. ...

Turkey turns to Human Rights court in spat with Netherlands | NL Times
Nltimes - 2017-03-14 11:24

Syria has become a 'torture-chamber': U.N. rights boss
Reuters - 2017-03-14 09:50
GENEVA (Reuters) - The top U.N. human rights official called on Tuesday for the release of tens of thousands of detainees held in Syria's prisons and said that bringing perpetrators of crimes including torture to court was vital for reaching a lasting pea ...

UN Human Rights Council Slams Turkey For Death and Destruction in Mostly Kurdish Neighborhoods - Breitbart
Breitbart - 2017-03-14 06:48

Turkey Slammed for Human Rights Abuses Against Kurds | News | teleSUR English
Telesurtv - 2017-03-14 02:05

Former ISIS Sex Slave Nadia Murad Tells Her Story of Survival to Gloria Steinem
Nadia Murad - 2017-03-14 00:36
Gloria Steinem sits down with human trafficking survivor and human rights activist, Nadia Murad. ...

Human Rights Council holds interactive dialogue on the Human Rights situation in Myanmar - Myanmar | ReliefWeb
Reliefweb - 2017-03-13 22:12

Turkey's president says ministers will apply to the European human rights court over their treatment in Netherlands - ABC News
GO - 2017-03-13 20:22

Syrian war monitor says 465,000 killed in six years of fighting
Reuters - 2017-03-13 15:02
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said on Monday there are so far about 465,000 people killed and missing in Syria's civil war. ...

UN documents human rights violations in southeast Turkey
Qantara - 2017-03-13 13:47

UN Distributes Kurdish-language Book on Human Rights in Kurdistan
BAS News - 2017-03-12 21:08
ERBIL – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office has started distributing the booklet “Nine Core Human Rights Treaties and Three Optional Protocols” in Kurdish language to different subjects in the Kurdistan Region, acco ...

UNAMI Provides Kurdish Students with Training on Human Rights Principles
BAS News - 2017-03-12 20:51
ERBIL – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office (HRO), within its program of technical support to academic institutions in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, held four training sessions for students of the Faculty of Law and ...

Distribution of the Human Rights Booklet “Nine Core Human Rights Treaties and Three Optional Protocols” - Iraq | ReliefWeb
Reliefweb - 2017-03-12 17:57

Paylan to Take His Case to European Court of Human Rights | Asbarez.com
Asbarez - 2017-03-12 13:07

Death toll from Damascus bombing climbs to 74: Observatory
Reuters - 2017-03-12 11:55
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The death toll from a double bomb attack targeting Shi'ites visiting a pilgrimage site in Damascus has climbed to 74, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Sunday. ...

Japan builds, equips 30 community police stations in Kurdistan Region
Rûdaw - 2017-03-12 09:30
“Human rights trainings were also provided to 55 police officers," ...

Amal Clooney urges Iraq to allow probe of Islamic State Yazidi crimes
E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
UNITED NATIONS,— International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and a young Kurdish Yazidi woman who was enslaved and raped by Islamic State fighters pushed Iraq on Thursday to allow a United Nations investigation into crimes by the militant group. Brita ...

UN Plan to Stop Peacekeeper Abuse Puts Victims First | Human Rights Watch
HRW - 2017-03-11 02:25

UN report: Turkey guilty of ‘serious’ abuses in Kurdish region
Rojikurd - 2017-03-11 00:06
The UN’s human rights office released a report on Friday accusing Ankara of serious human rights violations during operations targeting Kurdish militants. The report, which based its findings on “remote monitoring,” focused on”massive destruction, killing ...

BBC World Service - Newshour, UN accuses Turkey of serious human rights abuses
BBC - 2017-03-10 20:50

Rethinking the Role of Human Rights in the International Refugee Regime - Lawfare
Lawfareblog - 2017-03-10 19:01

Human rights in Turkey: the urgent need for a new beginning | Euronews
Euronews - 2017-03-10 16:55

2,000 people killed: UN documents serious human rights violations in southeast Turkey
Kurdish Question - 2017-03-10 16:11
2,000 people killed: UN documents serious human rights violations in southeast Turkey ...

Nadia Murad, Amal Clooney to Iraq: Allow U.N. probe of Islamic State Yazidi crimes
Waar Media - 2017-03-10 16:04
WAAR-DUHOK: International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and a young Yazidi woman who was enslaved and raped by Islamic State fighters pushed Iraq on Thursday to allow a United Nations investigation into crimes by the militant group. Britain is draftin ...

Amnesty report on human rights highlights 'shocking examples' in Turkey - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
Belfasttelegraph - 2017-03-10 15:30

Donald Trump’s foreign policy is already undercutting human rights around the world - The Washington Post
Washingtonpost - 2017-03-10 15:30

U.N. human rights chief 'dismayed' at Trump's efforts to 'intimidate' | NOLA.com
NOLA - 2017-03-10 15:30

India Has Harsh Words for UN Human Rights Chief’s Kashmir Remark
Sputnik - 2017-03-10 15:30

Greece: Reject EU Pressure on Asylum Seekers | Human Rights Watch
HRW - 2017-03-10 14:50

EU: Human rights cost of refugee deal with Turkey too high to be replicated elsewhere | Amnesty International
Amnesty - 2017-03-10 14:21

Council of Europe accuses Turkey of violating human rights | News | DW.COM | 15.02.2017
DW - 2017-03-10 14:21

Libya is not Turkey: why the EU plan to stop Mediterranean migration is a human rights concern
Theconversation - 2017-03-10 14:21

Amnesty report on human rights highlights 'shocking examples' in Turkey - Independent.ie
Independent - 2017-03-10 14:21

Human rights abuses alleged in southeast Turkey | World | DW.COM | 22.02.2017
DW - 2017-03-10 14:21

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