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UN agency urges Congo to protect refugees following shooting incident
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Tuesday called on the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to protect all refugees and asylum seekers in the wake of a deadly shooting incident last week.In Kamanyola, Congolese soldiers violently (More)
Investigating the Third Term Related Crimes in Burundi
JURIST Guest Columnist Professor Pacifique Manirakiza of the University of Ottawa discusses the complexities behind investigations into the atrocities in Burundi and the need for a special tribunal to prosecute the crimes ... In April 2016, the Inte (More)
Togo court confirms president's third term
Togo's constitutional court declared Faure Gnassingbe president for a third five-year term after tallying votes on Sunday. Head of the Constitutional Court Aboudou Assouma said on state television that the final results show that Gnassingbe receive (More)
UN report: environmental crime financing criminal activity, threatening global development
Gllobal environment crime is financing criminal activity and threatening global development, according to a report released Tuesday by the UN Environment Program (UNEP) and INTERPOL . The 108-page report, entitled "The Environmental Crime Crisis," (More)
UN rights expert calls for improved transparency in development projects
Independent UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders Margaret Sekaggya on Tuesday emphasized the need for transparency and equality in large-scale construction projects that alter the environment of citizens in developing n (More)
UN expert calls on Togo to improve environment for human rights defenders
Independent UN rights expert Margaret Sekaggya on Thursday called on the government of Togo to work towards providing an environment that allows human rights defenders to carry out their work. Sekaggya explained that this could be done by enforcing (More)
International Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking
Human trafficking occurs across the globe, but the UN International Labor Organization (ILO) reports that it is more prevalent in regions of conflict. Women and children are more likely to become victims, and on August 30, 2005, the UN High Commissio (More)
Drone Operations in Current US Counterterrorism Strategy in Africa
JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of the Ave Maria School of Law says says the US must pursue a full spectrum of "smart power" capabilities in Africa, to include but not be limited to the use of drones for surveillance or targeted killing strikes.. (More)
Invisible Prisoners: The Fight for Human Rights
JURIST Guest Columnist Katherine Todrys of the Health and Human Rights Division of Human Rights Watch recounts her experiences researching disease transmission and living standards in African prisons. She calls for sweeping criminal justice reforms t (More)
West Africa Organized Crime and the Libya Conflict
JURIST Guest Columnist Stephen Ellis, a historian at the African Studies Centre, says that the recent influx of refugees from Libya has exacerbated the problem of organized crime in West Africa and has caused emerging complications that are generatin (More)
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