Yevgeny Prigozhin, the late founder of the Russian private security company Wagner.
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Russia is not interested in helping Africa to prosper or achieve stability, but as a theatre for advancing the Kremlin’s geostrategic interests.
Forced and child labor has been reported in mines in the Congo, which produces over 70% of the world’s cobalt.
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A new EU law would require thousands of multinational companies, including many based in the US, to look for signs of human rights abuses in their supply chains.
Kagame prefers partnership with successful European football clubs to market Rwanda.
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With Africa’s solid support and his pro-west military and policy adventures, Kagame is able to take on critics.
Every year, hundreds are held arbitrarily in provincial jails. The Canadian government must take action to end the jailing of migrants.
Migrants and refugee claimants in immigration detention continue to face serious trauma and abuse. The federal government must take action to stop migrant detentions.
Fans watch the World Cup opening match between Qatar and Ecuador on Nov. 20, 2022, in Doha.
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Migrant workers’ rights are indeed an ongoing issue in Qatar – but the country has passed reforms to improve workers’ rights, and it isn’t the only issue to define Qatar.
Maxime Mokom during his first appearance at the ICC.
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Maxime Mokom is an ordinary man who came to reflect a specific vision of the Central African society, one that exclude other fellow citizens in the name of being a ‘true central African’.
Chadian soldiers benefited from foreign aids and training.
International support for Déby and the dependence on Chad’s peacekeeping troops had a downside: it came at the expense of democracy and respect for human rights.
Pro-democracy protesters are arrested by police in Hong Kong on May 24, 2020.
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All of the 39 countries human rights experts tracked in 2020 experienced a decline in human rights. It’s not yet clear whether countries will quickly bounce back as the pandemic eases.
Bodies lie on the ground after a strike in Bucha, a suburb on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, April 4, 2022.
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President Biden said that Vladimir Putin had committed war crimes, after news emerged of mass civilian murders in Bucha, Ukraine. Three stories from our archive explain what this means.
Skiers practice at the Olympic cross country venue in Zhangjiakou, China on February 1, 2022.
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A strong turnout by Chinese teams during the 2022 Winter Olympics could help build national pride in China — and, in turn, help Xi Jinping’s bid for a third term this year.
A protest against the 2022 Beijing Olympics is held in Berlin, Germany on Jan. 4, 2022.
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The International Olympic Committee’s position is clear. Human rights be damned. Refugees be damned. The Games must go on. The rest is window dressing.
Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah speaks after submitting his candidacy papers for the presidential election last November. The poll was postponed.
The biggest challenge is that the government does not have a monopoly over the legitimate use of force.
A woman poses for a photo with a statue of the Winter Olympic mascot Bing Dwen Dwen near the Olympic Green in Beijing on Jan. 12, 2022.
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The Olympics, and all “mega sports,” are inevitably embedded in the political contexts of their times. To dismiss or bypass the political issues that arise seems naïve at best.
There is no mechanism under international or Chinese law for the Uyghur claims to be heard without consent of the accused Chinese state.
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Governments declined to take part in the Uyghur Tribunal’s investigation. But the body of scholarly evidence for its claims, and its ruling, is thorough and extensive.
Activists wearing masks of IOC President Thomas Bach and Chinese President Xi Jinping pose in front of the Olympic Rings during a street protest in India against the holding of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
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Olympic broadcasters can help Canadians support the Uyghurs, Tibetans, pro-democracy advocates and others fighting for their human rights in China by cancelling their Olympic coverage.
Videos taken by ordinary people can help prosecute those who commit atrocities – but this evidence must be stored reliably.
A demonstration in Red Square (since renamed Freedom Square) in the Johannesburg suburb of Fordsburg, South Africa, 6th April 1952.
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When the Truth and Reconciliation was mandated to investigate human rights violations from March 1960, that left twelve years of apartheid rule unexplored.
The former Nazi concentration (and extermination) camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland.
The study of the Holocaust, as the ultimate example of genocide, allows teachers to raise the universal message of human rights abuses and mass violence.
One in six fishers in the Gulf of Thailand have been coerced or deceived into working against their will.
A group of protesters demanding better governance in Nigeria just as the country marked its 60th Independence Day anniversary on October 1, 2020.
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Although it’s failed to deliver democracy to citizens, Nigeria is not the collapsed and disintegrated entity which a 2005 US National Intelligence Council analysis predicted it would become by 2020.