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Kenya: Is the new constitution a 'magic bullet' for challenges facing minorities?  

How the National Constitution treats minorities is a good test of a nation’s maturity. How government applies their rules is a good test of the state’s maturity. New constitution-making has surged in agrarian economies since 1990, correspondent to significant political change (multi-partyism in particular) and a surge in globalisation, and of which, among other trends, the noted surge in large-scale land acquisition...

Ukraine: A year without Ervin 

The 24th May 2016 was a crucial date for Crimean Tatar and Ukrainian human rights. Activist and member of the Bakhchysaray regional mejlis, Ervin Ibragimov (aged 30) went missing on that day near his house in Bakhchysarai, central Crimea. The abduction occurred around 11:00 PM as shown by footage from a CCTV camera of a building nearby. Ibragimov was forced into a van (Ford...

Mauritania: Authorities stop US anti-slavery group from entering the country 

On Friday, September 8, 2017, a delegation from SOS-Esclaves was prevented by the police - following orders - from reaching Nouakchott Oum Tounsi International Airport where they were planning to welcome a visiting delegation of American civil rights militants led by Jonathan Jackson and Sean Terner. After a few moments on site, SOS-Esclaves President was notified by the Mauritanian Regional Director for Security that the...

Libye: La vente aux enchères de migrants noirs a suscité une profonde indignation internationale 

La vente aux enchères de migrants noirs originaires d’Afrique sub-saharienne a fait l’objet d’une large couverture médiatique et suscité une profonde indignation de l’ensemble de l’opinion internationale attachée aux droits et à la dignité des êtres humains. Cette indignation a été particulièrement ressentie par les peuples noirs du continent africain et de la diaspora et leur a rappelé les douloureux souvenirs de la traite...

Zimbabwe: Matabeleland Youths Demand International Tribunal for Gukurahundi Genocide Crimes 

The Gukurahundi genocide was committed by the Mugabe government against the people of Matabeleland and Midlands during the period of 1983 - 1987, using a North Korean trained sectarian and Shona speaking 5th Brigade armies that unleashed the reign of terror in Matabeleland, i.e. killing, raping, torturing and maiming those that spoke Ndebele and that were perceived to be sympathetic to the ZAPU party....

Mauritanie: Communiqué - audience RABIAA ET SOEURS 

Dans sa première audience tenue le 28 mars 2018, la cour spéciale pour la répression de l’esclavage s’est prononcé sur les dossiers RP 252/2011 et RP072/2015 relatifs aux affaires de Rabi ‘a et ses sœurs et Boujoum’a Ould Bilal sur lesquels Riv’a Mint Mohamed et Salek Ould Amar et son fils Hamoud Ould Salek pratiquaient l’esclavage. C’est l’organisation SOS ESCLAVES constituée en partie civile...

Pakistan: Attack on the Interior Minister for blasphemy allegation 

Pakistan’s interior minister Ahsan Iqbal, a Sunni Muslim, was shot after a public meeting in the village of Kanjroor, about 150 miles southeast of Islamabad, on 6 May. Abid Hussain, a member of a hard-line Islamist group, was immediately overpowered by the police force. According to his statement, a ‘Muslim Saint’ ordered him in his dreams to kill the interior minister for blasphemy against...


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