Wikipedia // المصور أنس الحاج - Yemen - Taiz // CC

Roads in and around Taizz, Yemen’s third largest city, have been blocked by rebel forces since 2015 in violation of international humanitarian law, provoking ire from a coalition of 15 human rights organizations who banded together Monday to call for meaningful action in the region to ensure the free flow of medication, food, and other [...]

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This year alone, Russian forces are believed to have launched hundreds of cluster munition attacks in contravention of various principles of international humanitarian law, according to a scathing report released Thursday by the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC), an international advocacy group. Cluster munitions are weapons that contain dozens to hundreds of explosive submunitions. They are [...]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday signed a decree ordering the expansion of his country’s armed forces to upwards of two million. In accordance with the decree, the military will expand by some 137,000 soldiers, bringing the total number of service members to just over 1.15 million, and swelling the ranks of the military personnel to [...]

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Yevgeny Roizman, a high-profile Russian dissident and former mayor of the city of Yekaterinburg, was detained Wednesday morning, purportedly over his public refusal to refer to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as a “special military operation.” “This case revolves around one phrase — ‘the invasion of Ukraine,’” Roizman told reporters as police escorted him from his [...]

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The UN General Assembly on Thursday adopted a resolution declaring that access to a clean, healthy environment is a universal human right. The move was lauded by UN Secretary-General António Guterres as a historic decision that evidenced the commitment of UN member states to fighting climate change and fostering a more sustainable environmental future. “The [...]

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As war rages in Ukraine, and Moscow faces increasingly grim economic prospects following a raft of powerful Western sanctions, Washington and Moscow have exchanged mutual accusations this week of humanitarian law violations. The main part that doesn’t match up is the timeline; while the White House believes Putin is a “war criminal” as civilian casualties [...]

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The European Union voted unanimously on Friday to introduce a broad range of legal protections for refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine — an announcement that came on the heels of accusations by UN officials and human rights activists of racial discrimination against refugees of color. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees [...]

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The White House on Thursday announced damaging sanctions against some of Russia’s most prominent oligarchs, broadening its crackdown on the billionaires the White House accuses of enabling Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “War of Choice,” according to a statement released Thursday. Among those subjected to full-blocking sanctions under the latest wave of sanctions is Alisher Usmanov, [...]

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As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine spilled into its second day, bringing violent attacks to Kyiv and throughout Ukraine, civilian casualty figures surged, prompting expressions of concern from a variety of human rights groups. As of Friday, the UN Human Rights Office said it had been informed of at least 127 civilian casualties, but warned the [...]

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As Russian troops closed in on Ukraine by land, sea and air on Thursday, US, Canadian and EU leaders imposed new waves of sanctions against Moscow, citing grave concerns that left unchecked, Russian aggression threatens to upend global order. Earlier Thursday, Russia’s Vladimir Putin ordered a so-called “special military operation” into Ukraine — essentially a [...]

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