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Thu, Jul 30, 2020

The coronavirus crisis and statelessness in Ukraine

For the estimated 35,000 stateless people living in Ukraine, access to even the most basic resources like food, medicine, and hygienic products, has been all but cut off due to the coronavirus pandemic.

UkraineAlert by Andrew D’Anieri

Coronavirus Human Rights

Thu, Jul 23, 2020

Reimagining data weaponized against oppressed communities

Data has been weaponized against marginalized communities. Now, it must be transformed to be a force for good.

GeoTech Cues by Nikhil Raghuveera and Tom Koch (Guest Author)

Digital Policy Human Rights

Tue, Jul 21, 2020

Event recap: “The role of victims in Afghanistan’s peace process”

On July 20, 2020 the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center hosted a panel discussion on the role of victims in Afghanistan’s peace process. Marika Theros, a nonresident senior fellow at the South Asia Center, moderated the discussion which was paneled by Shaharzad Akbar, Chairperson of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission; Sergio Jamarillo Caro, Former High Commissioner for Peace for Colombia; and Hadi Marifat, Executive Director of the Afghanistan Human Rights and Democracy Organization.

Event Recap by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Democratic Transitions

Mon, Jul 20, 2020

Statelessness in Ukraine: New law offers fresh hope

Almost thirty years since the collapse of the USSR, statelessness remains a significant issue in independent Ukraine, but new legislation aims to make it easier for residents to gain legal status.

UkraineAlert by Eric Fritz and Kseniia Karahiaur

Human Rights International Norms

Sat, Jul 18, 2020

Qaddour quoted in Haaretz on UN humanitarian aid in Syria

In the News

Human Rights Middle East

Fri, Jul 17, 2020

Dagres quoted in The Washington Post on Iranians rallying online to stop the execution of three protesters

In the News

Human Rights Iran

Fri, Jul 17, 2020

India’s hijras find themselves further marginalized amid the pandemic

While India’s hijras have made considerable strides in civil and political rights in recent years, the pandemic has underscored the fact that their communities remain woefully neglected. Only with equitable legal recognition and government support will the hijra community cease to be disenfranchised.

New Atlanticist by Phillip Baumgart and Shariq Farooqi

Coronavirus Human Rights

Thu, Jul 16, 2020

COVID-19 highlights how we need better internet access everywhere

Ray Wang, CEO and founder of a Silicon Valley-based advisory firm Constellation Research, and Vala Afshar of ZDNet invited GeoTech Center Commissioner Vint Cerf, GeoTech Center Director Dr. David Bray, and other distinguished guests to join their weekly show DisrupTV.

GeoTech Cues by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Coronavirus

Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Qaddour in Syria Untold: Millions of Syrians now rely on just one border crossing for UN aid. How did we get here?

In the News

Human Rights Middle East

Sun, Jul 5, 2020

Dagres joins BBC News to discuss ‘Honour killing’ in Iran

In the News

Human Rights Iran