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20 Sep

An Uphill Journey: Abolishing Singapore’s Death Penalty

Singapore's death penalty rate has risen to 11, primarily for drug-related offenses, causing anxiety among 63 prisoners, overrepresentation of minorities, and a growing movement towards less punitive measures.

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20 Sep

Papua New Guinea: UN Welcomes Parliament’s Decision to Repeal Capital Punishment

Papua New Guinea abolished the death penalty in 2022, ending capital punishment in the Oceania region. Despite reintroduction, no executions were carried out, making it an "abolitionist de facto" state.

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20 Sep

Kanjuruhan Tragedy and the Culture of Police Violence and Impunity in Indonesia

In October 2022, a football match in Malang, Indonesia, resulted in a riot and stampede, causing 125 deaths, 33 of which were children, highlighting police violence and impunity.

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15 Sep

Between Law and Reality: Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict

Sexual violence, often committed by women and girls, is a prevalent issue in conflict, often used as a weapon of war. Despite international law, enforcement mechanisms remain weak, and prosecutions are rare.

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4 Sep

UN Probes Saudi Oil Firm Aramco and It’s Bank over Climate Related Human Rights Abuses

UN Experts have expressed concern over Saudi oil giant Aramco's failure to reduce carbon emissions and breach of human rights, highlighting the company's legal responsibility.

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1 Sep

The Liberation and Rebuilding of Kupyansk: A Tale of Resilience and Hope

Kupyansk, Ukraine, liberated from Russian occupation in September 2022, marking a significant conflict milestone. Despite evacuation orders in March 2023, the city's resilience and rebuilding continue to inspire hope.

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29 Aug

The Indonesian “Omnibus” Law and its repercussions on Labour and Indigenous Rights

The Indonesian Omnibus Bill, aimed at simplifying business license applications, has been deemed unconstitutional, reducing labor rights, weakening legal protections, and affecting workers, with concerns over Indigenous rights and environmental impact.

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29 Aug

Cambodia’s ruling party cracks down on opposition amid July Elections

The Cambodian People's Party (CPP) is cracking down on opposition, with the Candlelight Party banned for failing to submit registration. Human rights watchdogs condemn this, threatening the 2023 elections.

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29 Aug

Papua New Guinea: UN Welcomes Parliament’s Decision to Repeal Capital Punishment

Papua New Guinea abolished the death penalty in 2022, citing its ineffectiveness and Christian values. The decision marks the end of capital punishment in the Oceania region, with Togo remaining a de facto abolitionist state.

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29 Aug

Kanjuruhan Tragedy and the Culture of Police Violence and Impunity in Indonesia

In October 2022, a football match in Malang, Indonesia, led to a riot and stampede resulting in 125 deaths, highlighting police violence and impunity in the country, and urging for reform.

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