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 A civilian search and rescue team on the scene minutes after a government air strike in Aleppo, Syria, February 2014
A civilian search and rescue team on the scene minutes after a government air strike in the neighbourhood of Kalase, Aleppo, Syria, in February 2014; At least four people were killed in the attack
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Syria’s brutal war threatens international peace and security

The Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, in its latest report, released in August, says the continuous influx of foreign fighters and the advances of extremist groups,   such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham, are among the factors which have contributed to a spill-over of violence affecting international peace and stability.
 
Documenting mass atrocities – including war crimes and crimes against humanity – the Commission’s latest report chronicles the unimaginable brutality and human cost of the Syrian conflict.  “Hundreds of civilians are dying each day as the fighting goes on with no regard to law or to conscience,” says Paulo Pinheiro, Chair of the Commission.


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 Portraits of victims of femicide carried through the streets of Guatemala City, 2010. © EPA Ulises Rodriguez

Ending impunity for femicide across Latin America

Investigators and prosecutors in Latin America now have a guide to assist in investigation and prosecution of femicide – the killing of women because they are women.



 A woman holds a 'Stop Racism Now' sign at a rally, New York City, September 2004 © EPA/PETER FOLEY

NGOs urge US to implement recommendations of UN anti-discrimination body

United States NGOs discuss with UN Human Rights senior official discrimination in the criminal justice system, gun violence, indigenous issues and voting rights for racial and ethnic minorities.



Human Rights in the news

Special Session on Iraq
Deputy High Commissioner Flavia Pansieri reports to the Human Rights Council with the litany of recent and ongoing violations and abuses in Iraq. She urged the international community to ensure accountability, humanitarian assistance and protection for civilians in Iraq.

UN report on human rights in Ukraine
Intense fighting, including the use of heavy weaponry by both sides, in densely populated areas of eastern Ukraine, has increased the loss of civilian life, with an average of around 36 people being killed every day, says a new UN human rights report on Ukraine.

Do more to protect journalists
Attacks on reporters covering conflicts harm us all, freedom of expression experts say, as they call for greater protection for journalists.

Widespread persecution in Iraq - Pillay
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay condemns the appalling, severe, systematic deprivation of human rights in Iraq by ISIL (the self-proclaimed “Islamic State”) and associated forces, which are ruthlessly carrying out widespread ethnic and religious cleansing.

Victims of Enforced Disappearances
Two UN expert groups call on States “to remove all obstacles” to aid search for the disappeared, including through the opening of all archives -especially military files.

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