Despite Reports of Withdrawal of Syria’s Property Law, Concerns Remain On October 18, a high-level UN official reported that Syria’s notorious Law 10 – which allows authorities to seize property without due process or adequate compensation – has been withdrawn by the Syrian government.
Government Demolishes Homes, Denies Property Rights
“Russia and Syria are calling on people to return to attract reconstruction funding, but as always with the Syrian government, reality is much different,” said Lama Fakih, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “Apparently under the guise of a notorious property rights law, the Syrian government is actually blocking residents from returning.”
Es preocupante la situación de solicitantes de asilo en Curazao
La devastadora crisis en Venezuela ha generado el mayor flujo migratorio de este tipo en la historia reciente de América Latina. Pero no todos los que huyen buscando un destino seguro en América tendrán la posibilidad de que se considere debidamente su situación.
Peacekeepers Should Protect Displaced People’s Camp
Seleka rebels in the Central African Republic captured and executed at least nine civilians, including seven women, on September 6, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. The executions around the town of Bria in the Haute-Kotto province came almost two weeks after the same group killed 11 civilians after a clash with a rival militia.
Les Casques bleus de l’ONU devraient protéger le camp de personnes déplacées à Bria
Le 6 septembre 2018, des rebelles de la Seleka en République centrafricaine ont capturé et exécuté au moins neuf civils, dont sept femmes, a déclaré aujourd’hui Human Rights Watch. Ces exécutions ont été perpétrées aux abords de la ville de Bria, dans la province de Haute-Kotto, près de deux semaines après les meurtres de 11 civils par le même groupe armé à l’issue d’un affrontement avec une milice rivale.
An eerie calm has descended on Syria’s Idlib governorate, the largest remaining part of the country where numerous armed groups face the Syrian government and its Russian ally. Gone are the Syrian and Russian fighter jets that were relentlessly bombing the area, threatening to trigger a massive new refugee flow towards the sealed Turkish border manned by soldiers who have shot people trying to cross without permission.
On April 29, 2017, the Sri Lankan navy high command announced it would release 100 acres of land that security forces had been occupying in the Mullikulam area since 2007 to the original owners. For the displaced residents of this coastal village in Mannar on Sri Lanka’s northwest coast, the news came as a huge relief. More than one year later, however, as of August 2018, no land has been released and the people remain displaced, undergoing severe hardship living in semi-permanent shelters with limited livelihood options. Lamented Francis Croos, a village elder, “Now there is no war.
Des procédures défectueuses les privent de services essentiels
À Paris, les autorités de protection de l’enfance ont recours à des procédures défectueuses qui aboutissent à des refus arbitraires de reconnaissance du statut de mineur à des enfants migrants non accompagnés, privant nombre d’entre eux d’une assistance dont ils ont désespérément besoin.
Forced Returns Threaten Life, Liberty; Violate International Law
Flawed Procedures Block Access to Services
Paris child protection authorities employ inadequate procedures that arbitrarily deny formal recognition as a child to unaccompanied migrant children, denying many the services they desperately need.
(Goma) – Unidentified fighters have killed more than 1,000 civilians in Beni territory in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in a series of massacres beginning four years ago, Human Rights Watch said today. On September 22, 2018, fighters killed 17 people in Beni town, bringing the number of civilians killed this year to at least 235. On September 24, fighters attacked the town of Oicha and abducted 16 people, mostly children, who remain missing.
La Cour pénale internationale devrait enquêter sur les massacres commis dans cette zone où sévit le virus Ebola
(New York) – A satellite image taken on September 13, 2018 shows substantial growth in the tent city the US government is using to detain migrant children located in the desert in Tornillo, Texas.
Five years to the day after the Lampedusa tragedy in which at least 368 people died, rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea are more vital than ever. It is alarming that the last rescue ship in the Central Mediterranean may be forced to stop operating. We call on European leaders to ensure the Aquarius can continue to save lives at sea.
US Security Contractors, Afghan Forces Have Long Eluded Accountability
By Mariam Amini Coordinator, Communications
Government Should Take Steps to End Abuses
Researcher, Africa Division
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has ordered the release of all “prisoners of war and detainees” as part of the new peace agreement. This is a welcome move, but Kiir should go a step further and release those held without charge in violation of international law and investigate all allegations of abuse and torture of detainees.
Condena abusos, pide acceso para asistencia humanitaria y dispone que se informe de manera continua sobre la crisis
Condemns Abuse; Calls for Aid; Sets Continued Reporting on Crisis