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HANAHR Eyes Intl. Human Rights Strategic Partnerships

HANAHR EYES INTERNATIONAL STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS WITH INTERNATIONAL AND PAN AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS.         In June 2020, HANAHR has achieved alot in the field of human rights promotion, defense, and advocacy by signing a MOU with eyewitness global in order to seek to bring to justice those who commit international atrocity crimes by documenting atrocities by using ...

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Facebook: Friend or foe to Somalia’s press freedom?- AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL – OPED

By Haben Fecadu Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg likes to sing the praises of his platform as a champion for freedom of expression, but this rings hollow for many journalists in Somalia. Somali journalists already have one of the toughest jobs in the world. They often risk their lives to cover the country’s conflict, where government forces are pitted against the armed ...

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Covid-19 v. Press Freedom – RSF launches Tracker 19 to track Covid-19’s impact on press freedom

RSF launches Tracker 19 to track Covid-19’s impact on press freedom Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is launching Tracker-19 to monitor and evaluate the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on journalism and to offer recommendations on how to defend the right to information. Tracker 19 The press freedom NGO Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is launching a tool for monitoring an unprecedented ...

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U.S. AIRSTRIKE IN SOMALIA KILLED TWO CIVILIANS, RELATIVES SAY

A U.S. AIRSTRIKE targeting al-Shabab militants in Somalia last week killed a child and an elderly man, relatives of the dead and a Somali lawmaker told The Intercept. A U.S. Africa Command press release issued the day of the strike near Janaale, a town about 60 miles south of the Somali capital Mogadishu, said that five “terrorists” were killed and ...

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Somalia: Transitional Justice is Inevitable

Somalia has witnessed mass atrocities through three decades of armed conflict. Warlords who perpetrated the war atrocities enjoy impunity and victims need access to justice. Horn News Agency for Human Rights (HANAHR) spares no effort to unleash a transitional justice road in Somalia in collaboration with all stakeholders in order to perpetuate peace and stability in Somalia and beyond. Our ...

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HANAHR Appoints Acclaimed Lawyer Aref Mohamed Aref as its International Ambassador

HANAHR Appoints Acclaimed International Lawyer Aref Mohamhe Aref to be its International Ambassador to work together for the promotion and defense of human rights in the horn of africa region, as well pushing transitional justice in Somalia in an attempt to consolidate peace and protect human dignity. The importance of the lawyer representing HANAHR and the human rights in the ...

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Red Sea: Saudi Arabia Air Raid on Refugee Boat left Survivors

The Saudi air raid that targeted refugee boat in the red sea, carrying mainly Somali refugees, was strongly criticised by Human Rights Watch as an act of war crime. Read https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/03/26/yemen-attack-refugee-boat-likely-war-crime In mid March 2017, Saudi Arabia reportedly carried out an air raid on a refugee boat carrying 145 Somali refugees, crossing from Yemen to Sudan. The air raid left ...

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Somalia: Human Rights Watch Report 2020

https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2020/country-chapters/somalia Ongoing armed conflict, insecurity, lack of state protection, and recurring humanitarian crises exposed Somali civilians to serious abuse. There are an estimated 2.6 million internally displaced people (IDPs), many living unassisted and vulnerable to abuse. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) recorded a total of 1,154 civilian casualties by mid-November. Sixty-seven percent of this figure is due to indiscriminate and ...

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