October 7, 2016Sub-Saharan Africa
On September 21, 2016, Amnesty International (UK) issued a report profiling human rights abuses by Nigeria’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The elite police unit was established to respond to a s…
October 4, 2013Sub-Saharan Africa
The horror of student and teacher killings in Nigeria is amplified by Amnesty International’s almost clinical recounting and enumerating of their deaths at the hands of radical jihadists. Its report,…
June 4, 2015Sub-Saharan Africa
In a long expected report, Amnesty International has claimed that the Nigerian security services have detained 20,000 men and boys since 2009 and that 7,000 of those detainees died in detention under…
May 28, 2015Israel
Amnesty International has just issued a report on human rights violations by Hamas in Gaza during last year’s conflict between Hamas and Israel. It has garnered a great deal of attention, in part be…
October 27, 2018Human Rights
Twenty years ago today, October 27, 1998, the International Religious Freedom Act was signed into law. The Act established both an ambassador at large for international religious freedom in the De…
June 26, 2006Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Henri Barkey, a Middle East expert at Lehigh University, says Iraqi plans for an amnesty can seriously undercut the Iraqi insurgency.
November 16, 2018Democratic Republic of Congo
Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.
November 16, 2018Nigeria
Nigerians will go to the polls for their general election in February 2019. In line with its mandate, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reminded candidates that they are prohibited by law from campaigning before November 18, which marks ninety days before election day for federal offices, which is scheduled for February 16.
November 16, 2018Conflict Prevention
Researchers and practitioners should pay greater attention to the human beings at the center of conflict politics.