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Awakening from the winter sleep – a year on from Tahir Elçi’s murder

A year ago today, human rights lawyer and founder of Amnesty International Turkey, Tahir Elçi, was gunned down, Türkan Elçi, his wife, reflects on what happened that day.

Filed in: Human Rights Turkey

Why worker-led monitoring is needed to challenge electronic sweatshops

An alternative global strategy for the protection and promotion of workers’ human rights in ICT supply chains is emerging, writes David Foust Rodríguez.

Filed in: Human Rights Technology Work

A 'lawless law' stifles dissent in Kashmir

Police in Kashmir are taking hundreds of protesters in administrative custody using the Public Safety Act, report Majid Maqbool and Wasim Khalid.

Filed in: Human Rights India Kashmir

Israel keeps Bilal Kayed in 'administrative detention'

The prisoner is the latest victim of Israel’s form of detention, which doesn’t entail charge nor trial, Noreen Sadik writes.

Filed in: Human Rights Israel Palestine

Duterte’s drug war threatens Philippine democracy

On this International Day of Democracy, Iris Gonzales reports on the heavy-handed campaign of the country’s president.

Filed in: Democracy Drugs Human Rights Philippines

Photo Gallery: visualizing Philippine democracy through UN SDGs

For International Day of Democracy, Iris Gonzales offers snap shots of the country’s corruption, poverty and drug war.

Filed in: Drugs Human Rights Philippines Poverty

The Nauru Files: It’s time to close Australia’s abusive detention regime

When faced with overwhelming evidence of systemic abuse, the country’s prime minister shifted responsibility, writes Mark Isaacs.

Filed in: Australia Human Rights Refugees

Nigerian officials grow rich on the hunger of the poor

Samuel Malik reports on endemic corruption in Nigeria’s camps for the internally displaced.

Filed in: Human Rights Nigeria

UK Supreme Court highlights right of Chagos refugees to return home

The court ruling may indicate some progress but it also upholds the ban on the refugees’ return. Katie McQue reports.

Filed in: Human Rights United Kingdom

Brazil human rights defender found drowned in dam

The bodies of murdered women should not have to be the catalyst for responsible development, writes Erin Kilbride.

Filed in: Brazil Human Rights

Malaysia’s slide from pseudo-democracy toward authoritarianism

The story is a complex web of deceit, connecting the ruling elite, royalty, investment banks and offshore tax havens. Nithin Coca reports.

Filed in: Human Rights Malaysia Politics

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