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Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Coronavirus is exacerbating the precarious situation of Syrian refugees and IDPs

As the countries across the world attempt to grapple with the unfolding pandemic, there is a real risk of overlooking the situation of refugees, who due to their living conditions are among the most vulnerable to a serious outbreak. The pandemic comes at a particularly precarious time as the future of Idlib and the EU-Turkey migration deal are in doubt.

MENASource by Pınar Dost

Coronavirus Human Rights

Mon, Mar 23, 2020

Social Justice and Activism in Pakistan with Jibran Nasir

With an exceedingly shrinking space for civil society and an emboldened right-wing, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Naya Pakistan is turning out to be the same-old Pakistan. Pakistani lawyer and civil rights activist Jibran Nasir helps us detangle some of Pakistan’s toughest contexts surrounding the country’s citizen empowerment, legal reforms, and social justice.

Timely Commentary & Analysis by South Asia Center

Civil Society Elections

Thu, Mar 19, 2020

Understanding India’s citizenship controversy

Understanding the full importance of India’s citizenship controversy requires deeper attention to the uncertainty regarding citizenship rights across the country, the potential risk of statelessness unfolding in the north-eastern border state of Assam, how state and federal levels of government are grappling with citizenship issues, and the global and regional implications of recent political developments in India.

New Atlanticist by Rudabeh Shahid and Champa Patel

Democratic Transitions Human Rights

Thu, Mar 19, 2020

Azerbaijan’s strongman senses opportunity in coronavirus pandemic

While many countries are scrambling to protect the public from COVID-19, authorities in Azerbaijan are using the virus as a pretext to continue their harassment of opposition groups.

New Atlanticist by Doug Klain

Civil Society Coronavirus

Tue, Mar 10, 2020

Bello in WATHI: Femmes du Sahel, femmes d’Afrique, femmes Atlas

In the News

Africa Economy & Business

Sun, Mar 8, 2020

Nia quoted in Elle (Italian) on women’s rights in Iran

In the News by Atlantic Council

Human Rights Iran

Sun, Mar 8, 2020

Younus in his podcast “Pakistonomy,” episode 8: Women, Feminism, and the Aurat March

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Human Rights

Fri, Mar 6, 2020

Nooruddin joins The Hindu to discuss empirical arguments regarding the importance of social peace for economic development

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Human Rights

Thu, Mar 5, 2020

Nooruddin joins CGTN America’s “The Heat” to discuss Violence in New Delhi

In the News by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Human Rights

Wed, Mar 4, 2020

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom Hearing: Citizenship Laws and Religious Freedom

On March 4th, 2020, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) held a hearing to discuss how citizenship laws can be used to deny religious minorities rights guaranteed by their citizenship, making them disproportionately vulnerable to exploitation and mass atrocities.

Event Recap by Atlantic Council

Human Rights India