Human Rights

FILM - Needed but Unwanted: Haitians in the Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO, 10 February 2016 (IRIN Global) - Hundreds of thousands of people of Haitian descent living in the Dominican Republic are at risk of arbitrary deportation or of becoming stateless. Even though many were born in the Dominican Republican or have lived there for decades, tens of thousands have either been forcibly deported or have fled the crackdown and legal uncertainty. full report

Sri Lanka war crimes in the spotlight as UN rights chief visits

YANGON, 9 February 2016 (IRIN Asia) - Sri Lanka's president is unlikely to cave in any time soon to pressure for international participation in a war crimes tribunal, as the United Nations rights chief urged today. But he could turn the situation to his advantage by offering up less controversial reforms to win back domestic political support and satisfy the international community. full report

IRIN's Top Picks: Integrating refugees, auditing Afghanistan, and Zika

GENEVA, 29 January 2016 (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

Burundi - nobody to the rescue?

NAIROBI, 29 January 2016 (IRIN Africa) - It’s almost a given that African leaders meeting this weekend in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, will not override Burundi’s objections and endorse the deployment of a 5,000-strong intervention force to help end the violence in the troubled country. full report

The refugee camp that became a city

DADAAB, 20 January 2016 (IRIN Africa) - When Halima Abdi fled the civil war in Somalia with her young daughter, she hoped her stay across the border in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp would be short-lived. full report

IRIN's Top Picks: Syrian sieges, social media, and space oddity

GENEVA, 15 January 2016 (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

IRIN's Top Picks: Starvation, combustible IKEA shelters, and the end of the world as we know it

GENEVA, 8 January 2016 (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

Boko Haram arrests worsen Cameroon prison conditions

YAOUNDE, 6 January 2016 (IRIN Africa) - Detention conditions in Cameroon's prisons are worsening as thousands of people suspected of having links with Boko Haram are thrown into jail. An ill-equipped court system fails to process the cases, while suspects languish indefinitely, and more and more arrive from the Far North Region each week. full report

Sri Lanka’s torture machine continues in peacetime

PHNOM PENH, 6 January 2016 (IRIN Asia) - Sri Lanka’s new government has been lauded for efforts at reconciliation after a devastating civil war. Yet, civilians are still being abducted, tortured and sexually abused by security forces, according to a report published today. full report

IRIN's Top Picks: President Kagame, land in Burundi, and dead journalists

GENEVA, 1 January 2016 (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

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