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US: Stop Blocking Palestinian Rights! (HRW)

US: Stop Blocking Palestinian Rights! (HRW)

(By Human Rights Watch) (Jerusalem) – The US government should support rather than oppose Palestinian actions to join international treaties that promote respect for human rights. On April 1, 2014, the Palestinian leader,…

Iraqi Women’s Rights Under Threat

Iraqi Women’s Rights Under Threat

(By Erin Evers) Few disagree that the Iraqi government’s increasingly Shia character has alienated its Sunni population—but what has mounting sectarian division meant for the rights of women and girls? Last October,…

Saudi Arabia Again Fails Human Rights 101 (UNHRC)

Saudi Arabia Again Fails Human Rights 101 (UNHRC)

The [United Nations'] Human Rights Council’s review of Saudi Arabia comes at a time of serious concern about the rights situation in the country. Authorities have intensified efforts to repress and silence…