According to Article 2 of the ICPED, an enforced disappearance is considered to be ”the arrest, detention, abduction or any other form of deprivation of liberty by agents of the State or by persons or groups of persons acting with the authorization, support or acquiescence of the State, followed by a refusal to acknowledge the deprivation of liberty or by concealment of the fate or whereabouts of the disappeared person, which place such a person outside the protection of the law” (OHCHR, n.d.).
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, greatly increases the risk of a variety of diseases, including heart and brain diseases, and impacts 1.13 people worldwide. Therefore, it is critical that this disease is treated early on before it leads to more issues.
On 24th February, the Russian military entered the territory of Ukraine under the auspices of a special military operation, aimed at helping the Ukrainians “remove the corrupt government and denazify the country” (Al-Jazeera, 2022). The Russian government presented their case as acting in the interests of the Ukrainian people, especially those living in the Donbass region - a part of the country embroiled in separatist movements and conflict since 2014.
When the Mercy Hands for Humanitarian Aid and Mercy Hands Europe teams began implementing the first training for teacher on IT and Coding” program in 10 schools in the Shatt al-Arab district in November 2021, the 18 participating female teachers did not have the knowledge and tools to successfully conduct coding and computer science classes with their girl students.
On December 2, following the historic conviction of Taha Al-Jumailly by Germany's Higher Regional Court for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide — the first conviction of an ISIL member for genocide against the Yezidi community — the Security Council convened for a briefing on the UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Da'esh/ISIL Crimes.
In recent days, thousands of refugees — the majority of whom are Iraqis and Syrians, including women and children — who have fled the war and instability in the Middle East region for a better and more peaceful future, have found themselves trapped at the European border between Poland and Belarus. In front of them, an impassable wall of barbed wire and police.