“We don’t need more task forces or studies to determine what's wrong with policing in the US. We need to reduce the scope of policing & shift those resources to investments in communities that will create sustainable paths to public safety” - @Laurapitter
Replying to @Laurapitter: Our statement on the Justice in Policing Act, which the House will vote on this week. There are some positive provisions b…
The evidence is overwhelming that Saudi Crown Prince #MBS approved #Khashoggi's heinous murder, & it was a mistake for @POTUS to not sanction MBS. But pressure is not going away & US has a lot more to do to support human rights in Saudi Arabia
Breaking: @IntlCrimCourt has opened formal investigation into the situation in Palestine. @hrw on why the decision moves "Israeli & Palestinian victims of serious crimes one step closer to maintaining a measure of justice that has for too long eluded them"
"Time for a Female UN Secretary-General?"
My @hrw colleague @heatherbarr1 weighs in on this year's election of the UN chief. She argues for competition, transparency & states to nominate female candidates to run alongside incumbent @antonioguterres.
There have been nine UNSGs over the past 75 years, from all corners of the earth. But w/one thing in common—they’ve all been men. We are facing a crisis in women’s rights. UN ability to lead is undermined while gender equity is missing–from bottom to top.
The United Nations should have gender diversity in it’s candidate pool for the next UN Secretary General;
Hungary’s Fidesz leaves EU parliamentary group;
Gambia should look into criminal investigations for past abuses;
More in today's Daily Brief:
The Myanmar junta has "charged Associated Press journalist Thein Zaw and five other members of the media with violating a public order law that could see them imprisoned for up to three years." Their "crime"? Covering the anti-coup protests.
I’m so excited to announce a new podcast I’ve been working on! #PoweroftheStreets launches today. It features young Africans leading human rights activism. In the first season, I spoke to some of the people leading the #metoo movement in Africa. More here:
So excited that HRW has launched this brilliant new podcast profiling voices from the ground. In the first season hear from the brilliant activists leading the #metoo movement in Africa
The #Mediterranean cemetery and EU policies de facto condemning #migrants and asylum seekers to horrendous abuses in #Libya remain, arguably, the biggest stain in the EU's human rights record.
This cycle of suffering and death can, and should, be averted:
Our statement on the Justice in Policing Act, which the House will vote on this week. There are some positive provisions but overall it provides too much funding to law enforcement that could be better spent on investments in community. We continue to urge changes before passing.
#PowerOfTheStreets podcast is out now! @akawire speaks to some of the people driving Africa’s #MeToo movement.
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