Kashmir’s Shutdown Takes Toll: Daily Brief

Plus: migrant family detained in Lebanon; Rohingya Muslims unable to return home two years on; cluster munitions ban treaty is working; Kenya's census to include intersex and indigenous population; and UN experts call on states to act on ‘disappearances’ of migrants. 

The Indian government’s lengthy shutdown of the internet and telephones in Jammu and Kashmir inflicts disproportionate harm on the population. It should be immediately lifted.

Lebanon has detained a migrant family of seven, including four children under age 18, threatening to deport the parents to different countries for lacking residency papers. 

Time stands still for more than 740,000 Rohingya Muslims, who are still unable to return home two years after being driven out of Myanmar's northern Rakhine state into neighboring Bangladesh. 

The fight to ban cluster munitions is working. No state party to the 2008 treaty prohibiting cluster munitions has violated the prohibition on using these weapons, while very few outside the treaty engage in this banned activity either. 

Kenya is carrying out its national census this week. For the first time, it is including intersex as a gender option and creating new categories for indigenous people.

Ahead of tomorrow's International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, United Nations experts call on states to act on migrant ‘disappearances’.