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Asia

UN Highlights Sri Lanka Challenges

Sri Lankan Refugees
On May 27, 2009, the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva held a Special Session to analyse the human rights situation in Sri Lanka after the military defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). A Special Session is the prime method that the Human Rights Council has to attract attention to a country situation and to give its resolutions added weight as only one country is considered.

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Environment

Coal Mine Laws Written in Blood: An Interview with Judy Bonds

July Bonds speaks at a rally
Judy Bonds is the co-director for Coal River Mountain Watch in West Virginia. Bonds is a coal miner's daughter and granddaughter, has been fighting for justice in the Appalachian coalfields since 1998, and in 2003 won the Goldman Environmental Prize. In this interview she talks about coal mining devastation in her community and what you can do to help.