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The US name plate one day after the United States announced its withdrawal at the 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council at the UN headquarters in Geneva. Photograph: Martial Trezzini/EPA

The United Nations Human Rights Council is far from perfect. It has inbuilt flaws and needs to be reformed. But it has also been growing more effectiv(...)

Ethiopia’s newly elected prime minister Abiy Ahmed: widely seen as a reformer.  Photograph: Tiksa Negeri

A recent declaration by US lawmakers could signal a significant shift in Washington’s approach to addressing Ethiopia’s human rights record. Ethiopia(...)

Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed (centre) on April 11th: Tuesday’s moves are part of a radical reform agenda. Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

Ethiopia announced on Tuesday that it would implement a peace agreement ending a 1998-2000 war with Eritrea that requires it to cede disputed land it (...)

Priority will be given to people who are able to provide accommodation for their family members given the high demand on limited housing supplies across Ireland.  Photographer: Michaela Rehle/Bloomberg

A family reunification programme that will allow up to 530 refugees join family members in Ireland will open for applications on Monday. The Humani(...)

 A boy takes part in a protest against the Israeli government’s plan to deport African migrants, in Tel Aviv on March 24th. Photograph:  Corinna Kern/Reuters

In a dramatic turnaround, the Israeli government has scrapped its controversial plan to deport tens of thousands of African asylum seekers, after no (...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and interior minister Arye Deri:   deal with UN refugee agency cancelled shortly after it was announced. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images

Facing a right-wing backlash, Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has cancelled a deal with the United Nations refugee agency to resettle tens o(...)

Israeli prime minister Binjamin Netanyahu. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images

In a dramatic last-minute U-turn, Israel has cancelled the deportation of some 35,000 African asylum seekers that was due to begin in the coming days.(...)

Rwandan refugees in Israel demonstrate after Israeli authorities decided to deport refugees.Photograph: Kobi Wolf/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Earlier this month Israel began implementing a new policy to deport African asylum seekers. Immigration officials handed out letters to Eritrean and S(...)

Ugandan teacher Akwii Mary Goretti, speaking to students in Trinity Comprehensive School, Ballymun, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One teacher for every 100 students. That’s the reality for Mary Goretti, a secondary school teacher from Uganda who works in a refugee camp. But tha(...)

The Immigration Act 2004 sets out 11 grounds on which an individual can be refused permission to enter the State. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Most people refused entry at Irish air and sea ports in 2016 were Brazilian, Albanian, US and South African citizens, according to statistics released(...)

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