Archive for February 5th, 2017

05/02/2017

Pakistan Moves to End Impunity for Rapists

 Human Wrongs Watch

By Irfan Ahmed*

LAHORE, Feb 3 2017 (IPS) – Amid a wave of reforms to tighten the country’s laws on honour killings and sexual assault, on Feb. 2, the Sindh Assembly passed a law making DNA testing in rape cases mandatory in the province

Protesters gather outside the Lahore Press Club in the capital of Pakistan's Punjab province on July 12, 2016 to demand justice for victims of sexual violence. Credit: Irfan Ahmed/IPS

Protesters gather outside the Lahore Press Club in the capital of Pakistan’s Punjab province on July 12, 2016 to demand justice for victims of sexual violence. Credit: Irfan Ahmed/IPS

 

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05/02/2017

New, Aggressive Rust Imperils Wheat Crops in Europe, Africa, Asia

 Human Wrongs Watch

ROME, Feb 5 2017 (IPS) – Wheat rust, a family of fungal diseases that can cause crop losses of up to 100 per cent in untreated susceptible wheat, is making further advances in Europe, Africa and Asia, according to two new studies produced by scientists in collaboration with the United Nations.

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Photo: FAO/Fazil Dusunceli

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05/02/2017

‘Adhere to Safeguards, Avoid Pushing Back Refugees’ – UNICEF, UN rights Experts Urge Europe

Human Wrongs Watch

As Europe Union leaders gathered on 3 February 2017 in Malta to discuss new measures on migration, including increased cooperation with Libya, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and UN rights experts underlined the need to ensure that children are protected and that migrants should not be pushed back to places where their safety is at risk.

A boy, who is an unaccompanied minor, looks across the beach in Trabia, Italy. Photo: UNICEF/Ashley Gilbertson VII

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