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Turkey's Post-Coup Crackdown Puts Human Rights on the Chopping Block

Turkey imposes three-month state of emergency and temporarily suspends European Convention on Human Rights in latest move after failed uprising

Nadia Prupis ·



At Least 84 Dead as France Reels from Attack in Nice

At least 84 have been killed, another 50 seriously injured, and many others hurt after truck hits crowd

Nadia Prupis ·



From Paris to Istanbul, More ‘War on Terror’ Means More Terrorist Attacks

As ISIS loses territory, it returns to mass-casualty attacks against civilians. That's why military-first approaches to terrorism are doomed to failure.

Phyllis Bennis ·


Reports: Paris Attack Suspect Salah Abdeslam Captured in Brussels

Suspected allegedly played key role in coordinating and carrying out the violent attacks in Paris last year that left 130 people dead

Common Dreams staff ·


France Extends Freedom-Threatening State of Emergency

Threats to freedoms as a result of the increase in state powers have been widely rebuked by human rights and civil liberties watchdogs.

Andrea Germanos ·


Thousands Mobilize in France Against 'Headlong Rush into Authoritarianism'

'It is urgent to clearly demonstrate our refusal of this obnoxious policy'

Andrea Germanos ·


French Minister Resigns Rather Than Stamp Draconian Anti-Terror Law

Draconian constitutional changes included stripping convicted terrorists of their French nationality

Nadia Prupis ·


UN Human Rights Experts Blast France's "Excessive and Disproportionate" Cuts to Freedoms

Provisions imposed following last year's terrorist attacks must be amended 'to ensure they comply with international human rights law,' experts state.

Andrea Germanos ·

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