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From Colombia to Syria justice is possible for survivors of sexual violence in war – but we need the right ‘ecosystem’ | Clara Sandoval

For the first time Ukraine had the right conditions to make reparations to those subjected to crimes such as rape and sexual slavery. What would it take to replicate this globally?Across the world, women and girls continue to be plagued by gross human …

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UK accused by Amnesty of ‘deliberately destabilising’ human rights globally

Rights chief also warns Britain will be ‘judged harshly by history for its failure to help prevent civilian slaughter in Gaza’The UK has been accused by Amnesty International of “deliberately destabilising” human rights on the global stage for its own …

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‘I’ll never know where I’m from’: plight of the adopted children of Bangladesh’s Birangona women

Thousands of children born to victims of rape during Bangladesh’s war of independence in 1971 were adopted by foreign families. Now, many want to discover their rootsThe Bangladeshi children who say they were wrongly taken for adoptionJane Radika was s…

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Ukraine and Myanmar make 2022 most violent year in a decade for medical staff

Report demands accountability for war crimes and singles out Russia for ‘mind-boggling’ targeting of hospitals in Ukraine Russian attacks on medical facilities in Ukraine made 2022 the most violent year in a decade for hospitals and health workers oper…

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‘We lay like corpses. Then the raping began’: 52 years on, Bangladesh’s rape camp survivors speak out

In 1971, the Pakistan army began a brutal crackdown against Bengalis in which hundreds of thousands of women were detained and repeatedly brutalised. Only now are their stories beginning to be told• Warning: graphic information in this report may upse…

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ICC asked to relaunch inquiry into Taliban and IS ‘war crimes’

Move shows court’s determination to investigate contemporary as well as past crimes against humanityThe international criminal court’s new prosecutor has asked the court to relaunch an inquiry into alleged crimes against humanity committed by the Tali…

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Drinks giant Kirin urged to cut ties with Myanmar joint venture linked to military

Japanese beer company effectively ‘empowers’ junta through its joint ventures, rights group saysMyanmar coup: health workers at 70 hospitals join civil disobedience campaignHuman rights groups have urged Japanese brewing giant Kirin, the multinational …

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Australian army to investigate soldiers’ use of dead Taliban fighter’s prosthetic leg

Investigation follows revelation of pictures which show soldiers drinking from leg and carrying it on the battlefield Australia’s defence department says an investigation has been launched into photos showing senior special forces soldiers drinking out…

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Photo reveals Australian soldier drinking beer out of dead Taliban fighter’s prosthetic leg

Exclusive: Image obtained by Guardian Australia shows limb being used to down drinks in a special forces bar in AfghanistanSenior Australian special forces soldiers drank beer out of the prosthetic leg of a dead Taliban soldier at an unauthorised bar i…

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