Human Rights

Will Thailand deport Uighurs who fled China?

BANGKOK, 27 August 2015 (IRIN Asia) - Despite Thailand's recent deportation of 109 ethnic Uighurs to China where they could face torture, about 60 members of the persecuted minority who remain in detention are refusing to register with the United Nations as asylum seekers. full report

Eyes Wide Shut: The challenge of humanitarian biometrics

BELGRADE, 26 August 2015 (IRIN Global) - The use of biometrics clearly has a role to play in humanitarianism. The challenge, says IRIN columnist Paul Currion, is to protect the vulnerable, whose identities may be vital for accessing government services, while preventing powerful states and private companies who may seek to experiment or exploit. full report

The lost childhoods behind our chocolate

ABIDJAN, 25 August 2015 (IRIN Africa) - An estimated 1.62 million children are forced to work in Cote d'Ivoire each year. The majority spend their days in cocoa fields, cultivating the beans that will eventually become chocolate. full report

Rape, stigma, poverty: The lot of urban refugees in Cameroon

YAOUNDE, 24 August 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Despite efforts to help refugees who settle in urban areas, many still face stigma, poverty and sexual assault. full report

Nigerians who fled Boko Haram forced home

YAOUNDE, 21 August 2015 (IRIN Africa) - As many as 15,000 people who took refuge in northern Cameroon after fleeing violence in Nigeria are now being sent back home, over fears they could have ties to Boko Haram. full report

What peace deal? No end to Mali conflict

BAMAKO, 19 August 2015 (IRIN Africa) - The Malian government and Northern rebel groups signed a peace deal on 20 June that was supposed to end years of conflict. Two months later, the violence continues. full report

IRIN's Top Picks: Syria’s status, the migrant crisis and talking to ISIS

LONDON, 14 August 2015 (IRIN Global) - Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. We also highlight key upcoming conferences, book releases and policy debates. full report

Bearing witness to the crimes of the Islamic State

ERBIL, IRAQ, 12 August 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - Brave civilians in Iraq’s second city of Mosul and other areas under the control of so-called Islamic State are defying the Islamist militants by reporting information to aid agencies. But with access still impossible, what good does it do? full report

IRIN's Top Picks: Lessons for aid workers, Instagram migrants, and quitting when ahead

LONDON, 7 August 2015 (IRIN Global) - Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, interviews, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. We also highlight key upcoming conferences, book releases and policy debates. full report

IRIN’s Top Picks: Sea slaves, worm wars and risk-taking

DUBAI, 31 July 2015 (IRIN Global) - Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, interviews, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. We also highlight key upcoming conferences, book releases and policy debates. full report

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