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Amnesty International called on the Egyptian government to immediately stop all forced deportation and arbitrary detention of Sudanese refugees, in a report released on Wednesday. The report documented over 5,000 Sudanese nationals deported from April to September 2023. The report also highlighted the expulsions of 721 Sudanese refugees on June 13, reflecting the authorities’ systemic [...]

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A coalition of human rights organizations released a joint statement on Friday calling on the Egyptian government to stop the recent targeting and retaliation against human rights lawyers. The coalition includes 28 rights organizations, including Amnesty International and Freedom House. The organizations expressed support for a letter by five UN Special Rapporteurs that was published [...]

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The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) released a statement Friday criticising Greece’s response to the shipwreck off the coast of Pylos, Greece in 2023. The statement was released exactly one year after the “tragic” shipwreck which resulted in the loss of hundreds of people on the overcrowded vessel. The [...]

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Since the UN’s establishment in 1945, the body has been pivotal in maintaining global peace and security. A critical instrument in its arsenal is the ceasefire resolution, primarily used by the UN Security Council (UNSC) as a vehicle for showing the overriding will of the Council in times when tensions are high. These resolutions often [...]

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The Developing Eight Organization for Economic Cooperation (D-8) affirmed their support for the full membership of Palestine in the UN and all resolutions related to the Palestinian cause in international fora in a joint declaration released on Saturday. This declaration was a result of the extraordinary meeting of the D-8 Council of Ministers on the [...]

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Human Rights Watch on Thursday slammed Italy’s deal to send asylum seekers to Albania, terming the pact a “model of mismanagement” and a “blueprint for abuse.” The immigration deal was signed last November and seeks to send asylum seekers from Italy to Albania, where their Italian asylum requests would be considered. Under the five-year deal [...]

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In the first part of a two-part interview, JURIST’s Managing Editor for Long Form Content James Joseph interviews Professor David M. Crane, the Founding Chief Prosecutor of the UN Special Court for Sierra Leone and a JURIST Board of Directors Member, on solutions and next steps to stabilize the conflict in Ukraine. Professor Crane has [...]

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The Matareya Misdemeanor Court of Appeal upheld former Egyptian presidential candidate Ahmed Tantawy’s sentence of one year in prison for incitement and assistance in the crime of printing and circulating electoral process papers without permission, his lawyer announced on Monday. Tantawy and his electoral campaign director Mohamed Abu El-Diya were both initially sentenced to one year’s [...]

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Canadian Minister of Immigration, Marc Miller, announced Monday that Canada will be increasing the number of temporary resident visa (TRV) applications that will be accepted. This comes after Canada addressed the crisis in Gaza which implemented special measures for extended family. These special measures were put in place for Palestinians who currently live in Gaza, [...]

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