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01.07.00 – GENERAL AND NATIONAL LAW

UN / EGYPT SENTENCES

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN human rights chief  Navi Pillay expressed “shock” and  "deep concern" over recent court decisions in Egypt, including confirmation of 183 death sentences as well as heavy jail sentences for three Al Jazeera journalists and 11 other defendants who were tried in absentia.  UNIFEED-UNTV

23 Jun 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / CHILDREN JUSTICE

The Human Rights Council have held an interactive dialog with the Special Representatives on violence against children and on children in armed conflict yesterday (12 March) in Geneva. Among other things, it has been highlighted that "children have a right to access justice in a system that is sensitive to their rights". OHCHR

13 Mar 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / COI CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

A Commission of Inquiry established by the United Nations Security Council leaves Geneva for a two- week investigation mission into the violence and alleged violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in the Central African Republic. CH UNTV

10 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UN / RULE OF LAW

 The Secretary-General said that the rule of law is "at the heart of the United Nations' work", adding that strengthening the rule of law is now an integral part of the mandates of peacekeeping operations and special political missions. UNTV

19 Feb 2014 | Read More »

UN / LIBYA

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou B. Bensouda,  strongly urged the Libyan Government to surrender Saif Al-Islam Qadhafi,  to the Court "without further delay." UNTV

14 Nov 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / MEDIA LAW

Since 2007, many Somali journalists have been targeted and killed because of their profession. Last year alone, there were 18 reported targeted murders and assassinations of media workers across the country. The Somali government is now drafting a bill that will provide industry standards and journalistic ethics as well as a level of legal protection [...]

15 Oct 2013 | Read More »

UN / HAITI

Commenting on the law suit brought against the United Nations for its alleged responsibility for the introduction of cholera into Haiti, French Ambassador Gérard Araud expressed trust in the US court system and said he was sure “the UN will accept the decision of the court.” UNTV

10 Oct 2013 | Read More »

GA / MIGRATION WRAP

As the General Assembly High-level Dialogue on Migration and Development opened today in New York, the Special Rapporteur on the protection of migrants, Francois Crepeau, told reporters that "treating irregular migration only by repressive measures" will produce tragedies such as the sinking yesterday of a boat carrying hundreds of migrants off the coast of Lampedusa. [...]

3 Oct 2013 | Read More »

ILO / BANGLADESH

The United Nations labour agency (ILO) today welcomed an agreement signed by international fashion brands and retailers, and trade unions to prevent workplace disasters and insisted action had to happen immediately on improving conditions in factories in Bangladesh. CH-UNTV

16 May 2013 | Read More »

UN / ICC LIBYA WRAP

ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo told the Security Council Wednesday that the admissibility challenge presented by the Libyan authorities to prosecute Said Al Islam Qadhafi in their own courts "goes to the heart" of the spirit of the Rome Statute, adding that "national states have the primary obligation to conduct proceedings and the International Criminal Court [...]

16 May 2012 | Read More »

 

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