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Letter From Africa: Why Does Nigeria Often Duel With Amnesty?

In our series of letters from African journalists, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani explores the constant war of words between the Nigerian military and the rights group Amnesty International. If the Nigerian military were to draw up a list of its enemies, Amnesty International might feature near the top, perhaps a name or two […]

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Nigeria: Shell Complicit in the Arbitrary Executions of Ogoni Nine as Writ Served in Dutch Court

New case could put an end to decades of impunity for Shell Esther Kiobel has fought for justice for her husband for more than twenty years Oil giant Shell stands accused of complicity in the unlawful arrest, detention and execution of nine men who were hanged by Nigeria’s military government in the 1990s, Amnesty International […]

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US Slams Sudan Over Failure To Beef Up Human Rights Record

The U.S. said on Friday it was “very concerned” about Sudan’s human rights record, which was supposed to have improved by early July in order for Washington to lift sanctions against the country. In January, the outgoing Obama administration gave Sudan 180 days to improve its record and resolve its political and military conflicts before […]

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World Day Against Child Labour

Monday, 12 June 2017 – Event to mark the World Day Against Child Labour Every year on June 12 the World Day Against Child Labor is observed to raise awareness of the plight of child laborers world-wide. Hundreds of millions of girls and boys around the world are affected. What Do People Do? Every year, […]

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International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 2017

June 26, 2017 in the World The International Day in Support of Victims of Torture is a commemorative day which takes place on June 26, 2017. It had been launched by the United Nations (UN) in 1997 and is a result of the UN-convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. […]

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Africa: Commission Adopts Standards For Support To Torture Victims

In Nigeria, Kevin was tortured for hours with heated knives and other metallic objects by a community vigilante group working with the police. In the Central African Republic, Carène was raped by rebel leaders and forced to witness the torture of her husband, while in Kenya, Sillah was beaten and had his kneecaps crushed by […]

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Sub-Saharan Africa: Engaging and Collaborating On DFI Database

Across the globe hundreds of rehabilitation centres are providing services to thousands of survivors of torture on a daily basis. To support these centres in their rehabilitative work as well as their ability to evidence their work and fight impunity, robust clinical data is vital. The EU-funded DFI Project was set up to meet this […]

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Global Prison Trends 2017

PRI has launched its annual flagship publication, Global Prison Trends 2017, at the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. Global Prison Trends 2017 is the third edition in our annualGlobal Prison Trends series, which identifies the topical developments and challenges in criminal justice and prison policy and practice. It is published in collaboration with the Thailand […]

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President of Human Rights Foundation of Turkey Receives Prestigious Human Rights Award

The IRCT congratulates Şebnem Korur Fincanci, president of IRCT member centre Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT), on receiving the 2017 Human Rights Award from Physicians for Human Rights. Dr Fincanci is a world renown forensic expert, one of the authors of the Istanbul Protocol and a leading human rights defender from Turkey. She has […]

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UPCOMING FOURTH ACSA BIENNIAL CONFERENCE: TO BE HELD IN KIGALI RWANDA 2017.

THE 4TH AFRICAN CORRECTIONAL SERVICES ASSOCIATION (ACSA): BIENNIAL CONFERENCE IN KIGALI, RWANDA – 15TH – 19TH MAY 2017 The fourth coming ACSA conference is scheduled to take place in Kigali, Rwanda from the 15-19 May 2017, under the theme: Building A Professional Correctional System in Africa: A Strategic Objective The registration for the conference is going […]

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