Democratic Republic of the Congo: North Kivu, Rutshuru Territory. Seeds multiplication field (peanuts). The ICRC supports local farmer associations. News

Peasants’ Right to Seeds and Intellectual Property Rights

9 March 2017

Our new Research Brief The Right to Seeds and Intellectual Property Rights summarizes key findings linked to the recognition of peasants’ right to seeds in the context of the current negotiation of a UN Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas at the UN Human Rights Council.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equateur province, Monzaya. Women from the village of Monzaya crossing cassava fields on their way to fish in ponds that have been the source of armed violence in 2009 between the villages of Enyele and Monzaya. News

How to Ensure Gender Equality and the Right to Food in Contexts of Agricultural Commercialization?

27 February 2017

Our new Research Brief Gender Equality and the Right to Food in Contexts of Agricultural Commercialization highlights the role international human rights law and policies on the right to food and gender equality may play in mitigating the negative impacts of agricultural development.

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How the UN Human Rights Council Addresses Armed Non-State Actors: Key Challenges and Way Forward

9 February 2017

Ten years after the establishment of the UN Human Rights Council, our new publication highlights the current challenges related to the Council’s approach to armed non-state actors and proposes recommendations to better address this phenomenon.

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Peru, Ayacucho. 78 victims received the mortal remains of their beloved who went missing before taking them to their village for a decent burial. Men and women are carrying the coffins of their beloved ones.

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Al Mahdi case: accused makes an admission of guilt at trial opening, August 2016

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Colombia, Nariño, Municipio Roberto Payán, Negrito. Children are playing with fake guns.

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Yemen, Pictures of the situation in the North Yemen where MSF has been assist population who is living under the bombardment of the Saudi coalition.

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