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In the News this week 
Rights chief: In her first address to the Human Rights Council, incoming High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet pledged to push back on discrimination. UN News Centre
Equal rights: In a landmark decision, India’s Supreme Court ruled that any “discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation violates fundamental rights.” Al Jazeera
Women in politics: Following elections in May 2018, women now make up 47 per cent of the seats in government in Tunisia. UN Women
Migrants’ rights: The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants urged for the protection of Venezuelan migrants as flows from the country increase. OHCHR
An Expert look
Women’s land rights: Examples from Brazil illustrate that legal frameworks and policies are only a first step in securing women’s land rights and access to justice. World Bank Blog
Climate and indigenous rights: In light of intensifying climate conditions, experts argue that giving indigenous communities rights to forests can mediate adverse effects. Ford Foundation
Food insecurity: A look at the Sahel region and its food crisis shows that women farmers can be empowered through policy and non-discriminatory frameworks. Diplomatic Courier
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