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The plight of women’s rights in various countries reflects a complex interplay of legal, cultural and societal norms that significantly disenfranchise women and girls, threatening their human rights and dignity. Countries like Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Iran, Yemen, Sudan, Pakistan, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Syria, and Nigeria present challenging environments where women’s rights [...]

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The National Audit Office (NAO), in a report published Friday, revealed the UK government will pay at least £370 million to Rwanda under their obligations in the Migration and Economic Development Partnership (MEDP). As the UK’s independent public spending watchdog, the NAO audits and reports the government’s financial accounts in order to help improve public [...]

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The UK Illegal Migration Act will cause over 30,000 backlogged asylum applications unable to be processed, according to a report released on Wednesday by independent charity Institute for Policy Research (IPPR). These asylum seekers are considered “perma-backlogged” since they cannot be removed to their unsafe home country but are also deemed permanently inadmissible pursuant to [...]

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The United Nations Security Council imposed sanctions on six individuals affiliated with various armed factions in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Tuesday. Sanctioned individuals were allegedly involved in obstructing disarmament and repatriation efforts, committing human rights violations such as murder and sexual violence, recruiting child soldiers, orchestrating or carrying [...]

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The UN expressed concern Monday over the UK government’s action to make the Rwanda deal operational. The Rwanda deal facilitates the prompt removal of asylum-seekers to Rwanda. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, stated, “You cannot legislate facts out of existence.” He warned of the negative human rights implications, stating: The combined [...]

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A UK Parliamentary report released on Monday about the country’s Safety of Rwanda Bill found the UK’s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda to be “fundamentally incompatible” with human rights.  The report iterates that the UK’s plan to send unlawful migrants violates the “non-refoulement” principle that the UK is bound by in Article 3 [...]

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The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), a peacekeeping mission in the DRC, reported on Saturday that it protected civilians escaping violent attacks in the eastern region of the DRC by deploying troops to secure a designated corridor. The mission said on X (formerly Twitter) that about 1,000 [...]

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