Human rights

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Beijing accuses G7 ministers of interfering in China’s affairs
Foreign ministry responds to west’s human rights claims, saying countries should ‘face up to their own problems’

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

06, May, 2021 @2:38 PM

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Revealed: 2,000 refugee deaths linked to illegal EU pushbacks
A Guardian analysis finds EU countries used brutal tactics to stop nearly 40,000 asylum seekers crossing borders

Lorenzo Tondo

05, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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UN raises serious human rights concerns over Australia’s India travel ban
‘Nobody’s going to be jailed … at this time,’ deputy PM Michael McCormack says

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

05, May, 2021 @12:35 AM

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Child marriage ‘thriving in UK’ due to legal loophole, warn rights groups
In a letter to the PM campaigners say forced marriage law fails to protect young people

Hannah Summers

04, May, 2021 @2:34 PM

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New Zealand draws back from calling Chinese abuses of Uyghurs genocide
Parliament will not debate motion and will instead discuss rights abuses in more general terms

Tess McClure in Christchurch, New Zealand

04, May, 2021 @10:13 AM

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Australian government urged to press Saudis to reveal whereabouts of extradited citizen
Fresh doubts have been raised over an alleged criminal case in Saudi Arabia against Osama al-Hasani

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

04, May, 2021 @9:33 AM

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Ugandan president’s son named in ICC complaint over abductions and abuse
Muhoozi Kainerugaba leads Special Forces Command, an elite military unit blamed for widespread abuses

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

03, May, 2021 @4:00 AM

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The refugees torn from loved ones by Australia’s ‘cruel’ family separations
Many lost years in detention; others have given up hope of ever holding their wife or children again. A new report argues Australia is engaging in a ‘strategic, deliberate and coercive campaign’ to separate refugee families

Ben Doherty

01, May, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Female political prisoners in Iran facing ‘psychological torture’, say campaigners
Reports of deteriorating treatment of human rights activists, with an increase in moves to ‘dangerous’ jails often far from families

Sarah Johnson

30, Apr, 2021 @11:01 AM

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UK students sue government over human rights impact of climate crisis
Three claimants in their 20s say their rights to life have been breached because of inadequate roadmap to solve emergency

Isabella Kaminski

30, Apr, 2021 @9:54 AM

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‘Cruel’ trafficker accused of torturing refugees found guilty in Ethiopia
Tewelde Goitom reportedly ran a brutal and lucrative trade extorting migrants desperate to reach Europe from Libya

By Kaleab Girma and Sally Hayden in Ethiopia

30, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Anti-protest curbs in UK policing bill ‘violate international rights standards’
MPs and peers are told proposed law would have ‘chilling effect’ on right to demonstrate

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs editor

28, Apr, 2021 @5:50 PM

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