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07 Dec 2018 description

BY: Pearl Karuhanga Atuhaire; Nicole Gerring; Laura Huber; Mirgul Kuhns; Grace Ndirangu

07 Dec 2018 description

Digital trails could endanger people receiving humanitarian aid, ICRC and Privacy International find

Geneva (ICRC) – The humanitarian sector’s growing use of digital and mobile technologies creates records that can be accessed and misused by third parties, potentially putting people receiving humanitarian aid at risk, a joint report from Privacy International and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has found.

07 Dec 2018 description

Thousands of women and girls are being trafficked from Myanmar to China and forced to marry and bear children, according to new research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Kachin Women's Association Thailand (KWAT).

06 Dec 2018 description
report WaterAid

Every day, an additional 110,000 people are forced into water scarcity: WaterAid

A new ranking by WaterAid of developing countries shows where millions of people are already losing their right to water, increasing their vulnerability to the impact of climate change.

Sudan, Niger and Pakistan are the top 3 countries with the most threatened water supply, based on new analysis of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative measures of access to water, climate patterns and water usage rates.

06 Dec 2018 description

“To Dublin or not to Dublin?” ECRE publishes policy note on policy choices and the Dublin system

The latest Policy Note published by ECRE assesses the policy choices undermining the implementation of the Dublin Regulation and makes recommendations for rights-based compliance with the current system on responsibility for asylum applications.

05 Dec 2018 description
report Plan International

Climate change is an intergenerational equity issue. Those who have contributed least to climate change are bearing the brunt of its impacts and will face the huge task of finding future solutions to adapting to and mitigating climate change impacts. Climate-related disasters often have disproportionate impacts on children and serious implications for their rights. Future generations, not even born yet, will have fewer rights to education, a healthy life, nutrition, water, protection, because of our actions.

05 Dec 2018 description
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Impartiality in discussion

Martin Quack

Why is impartiality important?

03 Dec 2018 description

Los Angeles – All Survivors Project (ASP), hosted by the Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law launches a new report detailing the underreported problem of rape and other sexual violence against men and boys carried out by armed groups in the recent conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR).

New research by ASP finds a discernible pattern of sexual violence against men and boys from 2013 to the present, which warrants urgent attention.

02 Dec 2018 description
report ALNAP


This report outlines humanitarian needs over the past three years; provides an overview of the resources made available to address these needs; describes the current size and structure of the humanitarian system; and presents an assessment of the system’s performance in addressing humanitarian needs.

01 Dec 2018 description
report Carter Center

This report provides the findings of consultative forums conducted from May through August 2018 with youth and women in eight counties of Kenya on the factors that hinder and promote their political participation. The report offers recommendations to support their increased participation in the political sphere.

29 Nov 2018 description

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, an international framework that authoritatively restates the rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs) as enshrined in international human rights and humanitarian law. Twenty years later, this framework remains crucially relevant given the huge (and growing) scale of internal displacement globally.

29 Nov 2018 description

How can we resolve the tensions between current drug control policies and states’ human rights obligations? The international human rights framework clearly establishes that, in the event of conflicts between obligations under the UN Charter and other international agreements, human rights obligations take precedence. As legally regulated cannabis markets start to grow, now is the time to secure a legitimate place for small farmers using alternative development, human rights and fair trade principles.

29 Nov 2018 description

AIDMI's publication of SouthasiadisaAIDMI's publication of is titled "Understanding Recovery in Andaman and Nicobar Islands" and highlights the various aspects of the post–tsumani recovery process there.