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Iran faces water bankruptcy; climate change or mismanagement?

Extreme water shortages in Iran have led to protests that started in the southwest Khuzestan province and spread to Aligoodarz in the western Lorestan province. For over a week, Iranian protesters have been demonstrating in some of the country’s hottest regions to call attention to the drought that has been affecting agriculture, livestock, households and… … Read more →

Spyware leak reveals Pegasus was used to hack human rights activists, journalists, and lawyers globally

Preventing terrorism is often used as the valid reason for states to engage in surveillance of some individuals or organisations. However when that surveillance invades the privacy of journalists or civil society actors then not only does it break security laws designed to protect, it also undermines trust in the wider institutions of governments. It… … Read more →

European Union launches legal action against Hungary and Poland over LGBTQ rights abuses

The European Union has announced that it will be taking legal action against the governments of Hungary and Poland over measures which discriminate against their respective LGBTQ communities. The European Commission, considered the “guardian of the treaties”, has the power to thoroughly investigate any alleged infringements by member states. The cases could eventually end up… … Read more →

Runnymede trust report reaffirms existence of systemic racism in England

Systemic racism persists in England according to a newly published report due to be submitted to the United Nations. The report, produced by the Runnymede Trust, the UK’s leading independent race equality think tank, states that the UK government “stands in clear breach” of numerous articles in the UN International Convention on the Elimination of… … Read more →

No end in sight for Tigray conflict as rebel forces capture key government strongholds

Since reassuming control of Tigray’s capital, Mekele, last month, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) has continued to make substantial territorial gains, capturing the strategically important towns of Mai Tsebri, Alamata and Korem. The offensive comes mere days after Ethiopia’s ruling Prosperity party was declared the victor of last month’s elections, securing a second term… … Read more →

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