From hate to violence: Preventing & countering online hate speech against minorities in South Asia

South Asia has experienced heightened incidence of hate speech and incitement to hatred, with grave consequences for its minorities – religious, ethnic, linguistic or gender-related. Majority groups across the region have historically attempted to perpetuate and...

How does border externalization relate to the climate emergency?

The spectre of the ‘climate refugee’ has routinely been leveraged by a range of actors promoting policies ranging from reducing greenhouse gas emissions to investing in military capabilities to protect external borders. Often advanced by voices from within the...

Institutional obstacles to professional recognition in Portugal for Eastern European migrants undermine professional equal opportunities

Discrimination harms its victims in so many ways. Crucially, discrimination stops people from achieving their true potential. It also harms societies that are unwilling or unable to tap into the skills and knowledge that people with diverse backgrounds can contribute....

Himalayan Dam Disaster: A Symptom of What?

On 7 February 2021, a glacier of the Himalayan peak Nanda Devi in northern India, burst and killed at least 32 people, with a further 170 people left trapped in a tunnel. The glacier caused a torrent of water to descend on the Rishiganga hydroelectric project,...

Why budgeting processes are crucial for minorities and indigenous peoples in Kenya

By Geoffrey Kerosi, East Africa Health Education Projects Coordinator at Minority Rights Group International Public budgets are known around the globe to be one of the most important policy instruments for any government. They are tools used by policy makers to...

Joint statement: Civil society supports historic Genocide Amendment to UK Trade Bill

Genocides and other mass atrocity crimes have claimed the lives of over 80 million victims globally since 1945. Today the very existence of the Rohingya in Myanmar and the Uyghur in China is threatened by ongoing violations including torture, rape and sexual violence,...

Why Iraq must support new bill which redresses the suffering of Yezidi women

Today, Yezidis will finally be able to give their loved ones a proper burial in Kocho, a small village in Sinjar, Iraq, after its inhabitants were subjected to a genocidal campaign by ISIS in 2014. One hundred and four Yezidis, including two brothers of Yezidi Nobel...

Amendment to UK Trade Bill could be an immense step toward genocide prevention

The UK is poised to set an outstanding precedent for genocide prevention through a recently proposed ‘Genocide Amendment’ to the Trade Bill, although not all are in favour. The amendment, drafted in response to alleged genocide by China against Uyghur Muslims in the...

International solidarity makes Auschwitz a living memorial

‘Over 200,000 children were murdered in Auschwitz. Completely innocent, good, curious about life, loving their closest ones, trusting children. The adult world – after all, so often unjust and cruel – has never demonstrated so much of its...

Aires protégées en République Démocratique du Congo : un système défaillant

Click here to read this statement in English. Les populations et les écosystèmes de la République Démocratique du Congo sont laissés pour compte par la manière dont la protection de l’environnement est mise en œuvre. Les populations autochtones et les communautés...

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