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Trapped: How northwestern Syria became a cage for hundreds of thousands of civilians

The Syrian war seems to be moving toward a new phase in which President Bashar al-Assad’s rule is no longer seriously threatened, but violence continues unabated. In northwestern Syria, renewed fighting on the edges of …

News in Brief 3 March 2017 (AM) – Geneva

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UN Human Rights Office spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani told journalists in Geneva that the office’s report noted that Sri Lanka’s transitional justice commitments had been “worryingly slow”. Photo: UN Photo/Daniel Johnson

General Assembly Marks Tenth Anniversary of Convention on Enforced Disappearance amid Calls for Universal Ratification, Greater Prevention Efforts

Despite gains to end enforced disappearance and redress its harrowing legacy on families worldwide, the number of cases of one of the most egregious human rights violations was on the rise, parties to the Convention …

UNODC provides Nelson Mandela Rules guidance to States to improve prison management

UNODC provides Nelson Mandela Rules guidance to States to improve prison management. Photo: UNODC10 February 2017 – Following the development of guidance material on the management of violent extremist prisoners and on prison-based rehabilitation programmes, UNODC’s Justice Section hosted today more than 30 senior level prison officials …

Davos, peace in Iraq and Libya, and demographic dynamism: IRIN Top Picks

Every week, IRIN’s team of editors curates a selection of humanitarian reports and opinion you may have missed, from in-depth analyses and features to academic studies and podcasts

Davos develops a humanitarian bent

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