Friday February 10, 2017

The Constitutional challenge taking place in the United States over the immigration ban has taken over the news. You can read the Appeals Court decision that overruled reinstating the controversial executive order.

In other news, Kenya decided to close the world's largest refugee camp, Dadaab.

Last week, the Kenyan High Court determined that this order is unconstitutional. The decision to close the camp violated a refugee's right and and International conventions.

(Source: Humanosphere)

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Tuesday February 07, 2017

Human rights situation of refugee and migrant families and unaccompanied children in the United States is a 2015 report, by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

This report addresses the situation of migrant and refugee families and unaccompanied children arriving to the southern border of the United States.

It analyzes the context of humanitarian crises that have been having place over the past several years in the countries of the Northern Triangle in Central America - El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras - as well as Mexico.

(Source: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights)

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Tuesday January 31, 2017

Child, early and forced marriage legislation in 37 Asia-Pacific countries is a 2016 report by Inter-Parliamentary Union and the World Health Organization.

From the foreword:

Practices like child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) remain an obstacle to the full achievement of better health for children and adolescents. CEFM is also a human rights violation that endangers health and growth, disrupts education, limits opportunities for empowerment and social development, and increases the risk of exposure to violence and abuse.

This study aims to assist parliamentarians in their efforts to assist parliamentarians in their efforts to end CEFM through legislation, and to improve the health of children and young girls' in their countries.

(Source: Inter-Parliamentary Union)

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