Turkey’s "Safe Zone" Plan is Dangerous: Daily Brief

Plus: the need to protect civilians in Turkey's Syria operation; Nobel Peace Prize goes to Ethiopia's PM Abiy Ahmed; Tanzania needs a zero tolerance approach to corporal punishment; Germany's synagogue attack highlights Europe’s antisemitism threat; Venezuela is unfit for Rights Council Seat; and #DayoftheGirl. 

Turkey’s plan to create a 32-kilometer “safe zone” in Syria where it could relocate one million Syrian refugees is woefully misguided and dangerous – and bound to fail.

As Turkey's offensive advances into Northeast Syria, there’s an urgent need for all involved armed groups to protect civilians and ensure respect for human rights.

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed wins this year's Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian Nobel Committee highlights "his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation" and "his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea."

In recent years, Human Rights Watch has spoken to many children who are caned, punched, or slapped by teachers in Tanzania. It's high time for the government to implement a zero tolerance approach to corporal punishment

The attack on a synagogue in Halle, Germany on Yom Kippur, Judaism’s holiest day of the year, is a terrifying reminder that the scourge of anti-Semitism persists in Europe today.

The idea that Venezuela could get a seat on the world’s top human rights body has set off alarm bells. A coalition of 54 international and Venezuelan organizations see Venezuela as unfit to have a seat at the United Nations Human Rights Council

Today is International #DayoftheGirl, and we are standing for girls' rights around the world.