Liberia Reforms Discriminatory Gender Nationality Law

By Lisa Schlein The U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, praised Liberia for removing gender discrimination from its nationality law, granting women the same right as men to pass their nationality to their children. With the stroke of a pen, Liberian President George Weah amended the country’s Aliens and Nationality Law on August 5, removing the primary […]

© UNICEF/Alessio Romenzi Women and children in the waiting room of a health clinic in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

‘Immensely bleak’ future for Afghanistan unless massive human rights reversal, experts warn

The international community must dramatically increase efforts to urge the de facto authorities in Afghanistan to adhere to basic human rights principles, a group of UN independent rights experts said on Friday, 12th August 2022. “The future is immensely bleak for Afghans if more is not done by the international community to ensure the Taliban […]