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13 Jun 2018 description
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Peoples under Threat 2018: Government crackdowns on freedom of speech and political opposition now key factors in threat of mass killing and other violence

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The Peoples under Threat ranking highlights countries most at risk of genocide and mass killing. The ranking is created by compiling data on the known antecedents to genocide or mass political killing.

13 Jun 2018 description

The threat of mass killing, genocide and other violence is rising in countries where governments are resorting to repressive measures to suffocate dissent, according to new data analysis by Minority Rights Group International (MRG) and the Ceasefire Centre for Civilian Rights.

09 Dec 2015 description

CAR electoral process must be free, fair and inclusive in order to prevent further conflict – new Minority Rights Group report

December 9, 2015

As Central African Republic (CAR) goes to the polls in December 2015, the electoral process must be free, fair and inclusive to address deep-rooted discrimination and prevent the country from plunging further into conflict and division, says Minority Rights Group International in its new report.

02 Jul 2009 description

Despite recent changes in US policy towards the Islamic world, the latest annual global listing of Peoples Under Threat has seen the threat level rise further for communities in Muslim countries affected by international and civil conflicts.

Every year Minority Rights Group International publishes Peoples Under Threat, identifying those groups or peoples around the world most at risk of genocide, mass killing or other systematic violent repression.

02 Jul 2009 description

Despite changes in the US approach to the Muslim world, civilian populations are at greater risk than ever before in countries at the frontline of the war against terrorism, Minority Rights Group International (MRG) says as it launches its annual global 'Peoples Under Threat' ranking.

Both Muslim and non-Muslim minorities are at growing risk in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia and Yemen, and the threat is also rising in Ethiopia and Eritrea, the ranking show.

'The rhetoric of the "war …

27 Feb 2008 description

Over half of the top twenty countries in the world where people are most under threat of genocide or mass killing are in Africa, says Minority Rights Group International (MRG) as it launches the first ever online database of the world's minorities and indigenous peoples.

The spread of cross-border conflicts has emerged as a major destabilising factor in Africa and sees states such as Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Chad and the Central African Republic dominate the top twenty list of MRG's 2008 global ranking of Peoples under Threat, published to accompany the World Directory of …

23 Oct 2006 description

Minorities in Darfur and the imperative of prevention

In May 2006, the government of Sudan and one faction of the rebel Sudan Liberation Army/Movement (SLA) signed the Darfur Peace Agreement. This was two years after United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Kofi Annan, marking the tenth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide on 7 April 2004, stated that reports from Sudan filled him with foreboding that a similar tragedy could happen in Darfur.