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Calling for Justice in the Murder of Human Rights Lawyer Thulani Maseko

January 24, 2023

What we long feared for human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko has happened. On Saturday night, he was murdered — shot dead in front of his…

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Ukrainian Activists Urge Reform on Prisoner Swaps and Military Ombudsman

January 12, 2023

By Brian Dooley

No one knows exactly how many Ukrainian civilians are detained by Russian forces, either in occupied zones in Ukraine or in…

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Ukraine’s Gwara Media Fights For Truth in Kharkiv

January 11, 2023

By Brian Dooley

Despite what United States Senator Hiram Johnson declared in 1918, truth wasn’t the first casualty of the Russian war on…

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DIVOCHE.MEDIA: Amplifying Voices of Women in Ukraine

January 10, 2023

By Brian Dooley 

Kyiv — For over a decade, the independent media outlet DIVOCHE.MEDIA has provided a feminist perspective on Ukrainian society, health…

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Coping in the Kharkiv cold

January 9, 2023

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By Brian Dooley

For months, the city of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine has been bracing for a bitter winter. Back in August…

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Special Envoy Kennedy Faces Crucial Year in Northern Ireland

December 21, 2022

By Brian Dooley

Appointing former Congressman Joe Kennedy III as the new United States Special Envoy to Northern Ireland is a serious move by…

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Recording of Human Rights First on the Ground

December 20, 2022

Updates on our Refugee Advocacy & Protection Efforts

The first two years of the Trump Administration have seen an onslaught of attacks against asylum seekers.…

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Undoing Some Damage, U.S. Commits to More Support for ICC

December 16, 2022

By Adam Keith

In the fog on the outskirts of The Hague, governments and civil society representatives came together last week for the annual…

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