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The British government unveiled plans to provide "stronger legal protections" for military personnel and veterans who could face war crimes allegations.

Rights advocates have raised concerns over freedom of the press, the independence of the judiciary and access to the internet.

As annexation looms, no one will hold Israel accountable

Nour Odeh

As annexation looms, no one will hold Israel accountable

Analysis: A lack of political will in the international community will allow Israeli annexation to proceed with impunity.

The right to boycott: BDS, Israel and the <em>ECHR</em>

Yara Hawari

The right to boycott: BDS, Israel and the ECHR

In a major victory for the BDS movement, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that boycotts are a protected form of protest.

<em>ECHR</em> fines Turkey over Kurdish rights-related detentions

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ECHR fines Turkey over Kurdish rights-related detentions

Ankara has been ordered to pay out compensation over the detentions of a man celebrating the Kurdish new year and a university student ...

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Turkey deploys police to prevent Greece pushing back refugees

Turkey has deployed 1,000 police on its border with Greece to prevent Greek forces pushing back refugees.

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Court rules Turkey violated freedoms by banning Wikipedia

Turkey's Constitutional Court has ruled that the country's decision to ban Wikipedia violated freedom of expression.

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France challenged over refusal to allow IS-members' children home

France faces a legal challenge over their refusal to allow children of IS members to return home.

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French grandparents fight for children's return home from Syria

The four-year-old girl and three-year-old boy are among the estimated 500 children of French citizens awaiting their fate in Kurdish-run camps.

France and Tunisia's war or terror: An introduction

Warda Mohamed

France and Tunisia's war or terror: An introduction

Comment: 'How do we define terrorism?' and who should be classed as a 'terrorist'? Warda Mohammed introduces this special series on responses to ...

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Turkey state of emergency 'chilling' for society: Rights chief

The head of a European rights watchdog said Turkey's prolonged state of emergency following the July 2016 failed coup was concerning in its ...

UK paid over $28 million in Iraq compensation

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UK paid over $28 million in Iraq compensation

A freedom of information request has revealed that 1,471 claims brought against the UK army over alleged abuses committed in Iraq have cost ...

The price of love: Migration rules punishing British-Yemeni families The price of love: Migration rules punishing British-Yemeni families

Paola Tamma

The price of love: Migration rules punishing British-Yemeni families

Investigation: Britons are being separated from foreign spouses and children, leaving hundreds stranded in war-torn Yemen, and creating perverse ...

Turkey opposition appeals referendum result at top court

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Turkey opposition appeals referendum result at top court

The Republican People's Party's lawyer Atilla Kart formally lodged the petition with the Council of State on Friday afternoon.

Turkey opposition threatens legal challenge to referendum result

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Turkey opposition threatens legal challenge to referendum result

Secularist opposition moots possibility of ECHR involvement in Turkey's referendum after claims of irregularities and improper practice ...

James Brownsell

Britain's far-right in disarray as Tories eye Blackshirt vote

Comment: A fist-fight in the European Parliament leaves a leading anti-immigration politician in hospital, while the UK government steers course towards a profoundly illiberal future for Britain, writes James Brownsell.

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Turkey to suspend European rights convention following failed coup

Turkey said it will not implement its obligations to the European Convention on Human Rights after parliament approved a nationwide state of ...

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Italy condemned over imam's CIA abduction

Abu Omar was the focus of an infamous 'rendition' operation at the hands of Washington's spy agency in 2003.

AAAJ and agencies

Italy denies any involvement in CIA rendition of Egyptian

Italy has argued that it had nothing to do with the 2003 rendition of an Egyptian wanted on terrorism-related charges in a hearing in the ...

Keeping power in check: this week in human rights

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Keeping power in check: this week in human rights

Blog: A weekly digest of the main human rights issues across the Arab world for the week 27 April-1 May 2015.

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