Croatia/EU: Strengthen Border Monitoring System – Effective Mechanism Needed: Independent, Broad Mandate, Adequate Resources

Croatia’s recently announced border monitoring mechanism, meant to provide for independent human rights monitoring of border operations, appears to fall short of the standards needed to ensure its effectiveness and…

The Cryptocurrency Surveillance Provision Buried in the Infrastructure Bill is a Disaster for Digital Privacy

The forthcoming Senate draft of Biden’s infrastructure bill—a 2,000+ page bill designed to update the United States’ roads, highways, and digital infrastructure—contains a poorly crafted provision that could create new…

Are women climate scientists judged for speaking out? Not so much, research suggests

Are women climate scientists judged for speaking out? Not so much, research suggests Rightclickstudios/Shutterstock Many scientists are likely to be invited for media appearances in the run up to COP26,…

Lebanon: One year on from devastating Beirut explosion, authorities shamelessly obstruct justice

Lebanese authorities have spent the past year shamelessly obstructing victims’ quest for truth and justice following the catastrophic port explosion in Beirut, said Amnesty International ahead of the one-year anniversary…

Egyptian researchers must choose between forced exile and arrest

The Sisi regime’s authoritarian clamp-down on Egyptian academic freedom has left researchers with some stark choices Source: OpenDemocracy: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/north-africa-west-asia/egyptian-researchers-must-choose-between-forced-exile-and-arrest/

Afghanistan’s future path to be determined by a corridor of power

The expanding Taliban’s new bond with China across a narrow border is set to greatly impact the region, and further diminish human rights Source: OpenDemocracy: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/afghanistans-future-path-to-be-determined-by-a-corridor-of-power/

Six pregnant women bare their bumps at Piccadilly Circus, demanding an end to fossil fuels

Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone: +44(0)7804743058Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#StopTheHarm #EndFossilFuels #ExtinctionRebellionPhoto credit: Gareth Morris, Extinction Rebellion UK On the morning of July 31 at Piccadilly Circus, six…

‘The only Black person in the room’: the truth about racism in Italy

This is a translated excerpt from Nadeesha Uyangoda’s memoir about what life is like for a person of colour in Italy today This extract includes highly offensive language. Source: OpenDemocracy:…

Egypt: Crackdown on human rights defenders continues amid ongoing “foreign funding” investigation

Responding to the news that the investigative judge in Case 173 of 2011, also known as the “foreign funding” case, in recent weeks has questioned at least five directors of…

The pandemic could leave us with congestion chaos – here’s how to avoid it

The pandemic could leave us with congestion chaos – here’s how to avoid it When the pandemic hit in early 2020, a rapid decrease in urban private car use was…

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