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Africa

The regional overview summarizes the human rights situation and developments in the region throughout 2019. As the deadline closed in for regional political commitments to “Silencing the Guns” by 2020, intractable armed conflicts continued, and new forms of violence by non-state actors led...

Americas

The regional overview summarizes the human rights situation and developments in the region throughout 2019. Inequality, corruption, violence, environmental degradation, impunity and the weakening of institutions continued to be a common reality across the Americas, resulting in daily human...

Asia and the Pacific

The regional overview summarizes the human rights situation and developments in the region throughout 2020. The onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the human rights situation in the Asia-Pacific region. It was the first region affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as the first cases were...

Europe and Central Asia

Government responses to COVID-19 threatened a wide range of rights in Europe and Central Asia and exposed the human cost of social exclusion, inequality and state overreach. Under-resourcing of health systems and failure to provide adequate PPE exacerbated the death rates, workers faced barriers in...

Middle East and North Africa

Governments across the region responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by declaring states of emergency or passing legislation with excessive restrictions on freedom of expression. People were prosecuted for their legitimate criticism of their governments’ handed response to the pandemic. Health workers...
Afghanistan Asylum

like an obstacle course

Six weeks after the end of the Kabul airlift, what options are left open to those Afghans trying to flee the country, including thousands who are at risk of reprisals? This briefing provides information on the situation and challenges Afghans may find in 27 countries around the world. The picture...