News in Brief 09 September 2015 (PM)

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Source: OHCHR

A call to implement findings of report on student executions in Mexico

The Mexican government is being encouraged to implement the recommendations of a regional human rights commission's report on the disappearance, execution and torture of 43 students last year.

UN human rights experts say the move will promote the proper investigation and punishment of those behind the incident, which occurred in the state of Guerrero in September 2014.

The recommendations made by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights are also relevant to the "great challenges" Mexico is facing with enforced disappearances, torture and executions, according to the UN experts.

Nuclear energy agency submits questions to Iran

The UN nuclear energy agency has written to Iran about what it calls "ambiguities" related to the country's nuclear programme.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) this week submitted questions to the Iranian authorities following information provided in line with an agreement reached in July.

The accord, known as the "Road-map," aims to clarify outstanding issues regarding Iran's nuclear activities, both past and present.

The IAEA said activities under the Road-map will be completed by mid-October, with the final assessment due to its governing board by mid-December.

Hungary urged to improve reception for refugees and migrants

Hungary is being urged to improve reception standards for the rising tide of refugees and migrants arriving in the country.

Vincent Cochetel, lead coordinator on the European refugee crisis for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), reported "women and children sleeping in the open" near the border with Serbia.

He called on the Hungarian authorities to streamline registration procedures and to allow aid groups to assist people at collection points near the border.

UNHCR estimates that as many as 2,000 people a day have been arriving in Hungary since August.

Dianne Penn, United Nations.

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