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Washington’s Human Rights Award for Azimjan Askarov Sparks Kyrgyzstan’s Anger

An angry response from the government of Kyrgyzstan to a U.S. human rights award highlights its refusal to address the legacy of interethnic violence that erupted in the south of the country in 2010.

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Can the Poor Survive in Oil-Rich Uganda?

The discovery of massive oil reserves in Uganda has touched off a battle for land and resources, with the rights of the poor hanging in the balance.

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Case Digests: Recent Remedies Decisions from the European Court of Human Rights

This digest sets out summaries of decisions of the European Court of Human Rights with regard to awards of individual and general measures under Article 46 from January 2013 to December 2014.

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Case Watch: Judicial Activism at the European Court of Human Rights

Over the last decade the Strasbourg court has become increasingly comfortable recommending and ordering the measures that governments need to take to address breaches of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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Israeli Soldiers Break Their Silence on the Gaza Conflict  

A group of veterans who fought in the Palestinian Territories are testifying about what they did with the goal of making Israeli society face up to its military’s actions.

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Two Years After the Voting Rights Act Was Gutted, We Need It More Than Ever

Restoring this crucial piece of legislation is at least as important as taking down the Confederate flag.