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Event: Apartheid against the Palestinian People
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16 March 2022
As co-sponsor of this important event, HIC-HLRN cordially invite you to join a high-level side event organized by human rights organizations* and the permanent missions of Malaysia, Namibia, Pakistan, Palestine and South Africa, in parallel to the 49th session of the Human Rights Council entitled Examining the applicability and implications
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South Africa: Land Activist Assassinated
By: Chris Makhaye, dailymaverick
08 March 2022
Prominent land activist Ayanda Ngila gunned down in KZN — Abahlali points finger at ANC. Witnesses said four armed men entered eKhenana Commune in the Cato Crest informal settlement near Durban at about 3.20pm on Tuesday and opened fire on Ayanda Ngila as he was working on the irrigation system in
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Ukraine Refugees: How Many and Where to?
By: BBC News
05 March 2022
More than one million civilians have fled Ukraine because of the Russian invasion, according to the United Nations (UN).The European Union (EU) says up to four million people may try to leave and that it will welcome refugees with "open arms".Which countries are Ukraine`s refugees fleeing to?Refugees are crossing to
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10 Million Could Flee Ukraine
By: Bart M. J. Szewczyk, Foreign Policy
04 March 2022
There Could Be 10 Million Ukrainians Fleeing Putin’s Bombs Europe has opened its borders to the continent’s biggest exodus of refugees since 1945.   As Ukrainians flee in massive numbers, Europeans have opened their countries and homes with unprecedented speed and generosity. The scale and pace of the Ukrainian refugee exodus—more than 1
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Ukraine Crisis: Denying Shelter by `Race`
By: Middle East Monitor
03 March 2022
UN slams double standards by West towards refugees   The spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Shabia Mantoo, has criticised the double standards applied by some Western countries against refugees.   In a press statement on Tuesday, Mantoo explained that open racist statements by some Western politicians and journalists have caused
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ICC Opens Investigation on Ukraine Invasion
By: ICC Public Affairs Unit
03 March 2022
Statement of ICC Prosecutor, Karim A.A. Khan QC, on the Situation in Ukraine: Receipt of Referrals from 39 States Parties and the Opening of an Investigation   On 28 February, I announced my decision to seek authorisation to open an investigation into the Situation in Ukraine, on the basis of my Office’s
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HIC-HLRN & Partners in CCPR Israel Review
By: HIC-HLRN
28 February 2022
On 28 February 2022, HIC-HLRN joined a statement to the United Nations Human Rights Committee (CCPR) during its NGO formal briefing on Israel’s fifth periodic review of its performance of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).   The statement, on behalf of Palestinian HIC Member organizations and allies, accompanied
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BADIL: Report on Denial of Land Access
By: BADIL
28 February 2022
BADIL publishes a summary of Israeli Land Law and Policies aimed at Denying Palestinian Use and Access to Land   HIC Member BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Refugee and Residency Rights has produced a new publication on Israel’s denial of Palestinians’ access to, use and control of land. The updated report draws
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Jerusalem: Plan to ‘Nationalize’ Church Lands
By: Jacob Magid, Times of Israel
20 February 2022
In 1st,  Israel advancing plan to expand national park onto E. Jerusalem church lands Visiting US lawmakers raise concern with PM about move slated to clear preliminary hurdle next month; church leaders blast plan to ‘nationalize one of Christianity’s holiest sites’     Israeli officials are preparing to advance an unprecedented project to expand
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Brazil: Forest Construction Brings Floods, Destruction
By: Carolina Torres and Leonardo Coelho, NBC News
18 February 2022
PETRÓPOLIS, Brazil — With a gardening tool in hand, Gisela Arcaminate searched through the mud and rubble Wednesday hoping to find her daughter.   Arcaminate along with other volunteers are still searching for people missing after torrential rain caused flooding and mudslides, destroying houses, streets and much of the infrastructure of the
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Petition for UN to Divest from Bolloré Group
By: Oakland Institute
14 February 2022
While the United Nations works to fight poverty and hunger, UN organizations such as the UNDP, WFP and UNICEF show a striking lack of due diligence when choosing contractors such as the French Bolloré Group. Bolloré`s subsidiary Socfin is accused of corruption and land grabbing. Tell the UN to drop
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Ecuador Court: FPIC for Indigenous Groups
By: Catrin Einhorn, The New York Times
04 February 2022
Consistent with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, Ecuador’s Supreme Court recognizes indigenous peoples’ right to free, prior and informed consent—Ed.     Ecuador Court Gives Indigenous Groups a Boost in Mining and Drilling Disputes The ruling, which requires the government to seek consent for new projects, could put the
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Myanmar: Army Torches 400 Houses
By: Grant Peck, AP
03 February 2022
Myanmar villagers say army troops burned 400 houses   BANGKOK—Residents of two villages in northwestern Myanmar said government soldiers burned down hundreds of houses this week, apparently while searching for members of an armed militia opposed to military rule.   The attack on Monday in northwestern Sagaing region, also reported by independent Myanmar media,
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India: Homeless Die amid Extra-cold Winter
By: Stuti Mishra, The Independent
02 February 2022
Homeless people die in large numbers as northern India suffers coldest January in a decade Rough sleepers in Delhi suffer toxic air, a raging pandemic and scarce access to night shelters during a freezing winter     Last week, when Delhi recorded the coldest day in almost a decade, a homeless man on the streets of the national
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New Report on Apartheid over Palestine
By: Amnesty International
01 February 2022
Israel’s apartheid against Palestinians: a cruel system of domination and a crime against humanity   Israeli authorities must be held accountable for committing the crime of apartheid against Palestinians, Amnesty International said today in a damning new report. The investigation details how Israel enforces a system of oppression and domination against the
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Tanzania: Evicting 70K Maasai for UAE Tourism
By: Oakland Institute
30 January 2022
Over 70,000 Maasai in Loliondo, Tanzania Face Renewed Eviction Threat to Make Way for Safari Tourism and Trophy Hunting   On 11 January 2022 the Tanzanian government renewed efforts to seize 1,500 km2 of legally registered village land in the Loliondo Division of Ngorongoro District from Maasai pastoralists, who have sustainably stewarded
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Maasai Tribe Facing Another Eviction
By: IWGIA & IPRI
26 January 2022
According to reliable information received by Indigenous Peoples Rights International (IPRI) and the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA), the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania is currently planning the eviction of the Maasai Indigenous people from a 1,500 km2  area in their ancestral land located in the
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Pakistan: Slum Dwellers Get Leases
By: The Express Tribune
25 January 2022
HYDERABAD:Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Tuesday the Katchi Abadi dwellers across Sindh would get ownership rights and assured that a drive to protect the slum areas in the province will be launched from next month. Addressing a lease distribution ceremony in Larkana, the PPP chairman said
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India: 40 Houses Demolished in Ukkadam
By: The Hindu
24 January 2022
Coimbatore Corporation on Monday demolished 40 houses in CMC Colony, Ukkadam, to facilitate the construction of the Ukkadam-Athupalayam flyover. Sources said a team led by Assistant Town Planning Officer A. Babu demolished the houses that were mostly tile or asbestos sheet roofed and were several decades old. The Monday’s demolition comes
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Starving Displaced Afghans Make Desperate Choices
By: M Mursal and Zahra Nader, The Guardian
23 January 2022
‘I’ve already sold my daughters; now, my kidney’: winter in Afghanistan’s slums Crushing poverty is forcing starving displaced people to make desperate choices     The temperature is dropping to below zero in western Afghanistan and Delaram Rahmati is struggling to find food for her eight children.   Since leaving the family home in the country’s Badghis province
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