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Human Security Lab Launches Major Report on Civilian Protection in Ukraine

The Human Security Lab has released a new report detailing far-reaching implications of a travel ban on men imposed by the Ukrainian government shortly after Russia invaded the country in 2022. The ban, which applies to nearly 9.5 million civilian men aged 18 to 60 in Ukraine, has separated families, trapped college students and other nonresidents inside the country, and limited the freedom of movement of transgender women. “Ukraine is rightly fighting for its life against an invader, but this report shows that it’s high time to rethink this particular law on humanitarian and strategic grounds,” says Charli Carpenter, professor of political science and director of the Lab. (Middle East Consumer Product News, CBS 17 [N.C.], 7/10/23; News Office release)

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