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01.07.01 – INTERNATIONAL LAW

GENEVA / AUSTRALIA SRI LANKANS

The UN human rights office said they were  "deeply disturbed" that  Australia has returned 41 asylum seekers back to Sri Lanka without adequate screening of their claims and need for protection. UNTV CH

8 Jul 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / EGYPT EXECUTIONS HRC

The UN human rights chief has called the mass imposition of the death penalty of 683 individuals inEgypt”outrageous” saying this “clearly breached international human rights law”. CH UNTV

29 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / ARMS TREATY ANNIVERSARY

Marking the first anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), UN officials called on all States that have not yet done so to sign and/or ratify the instrument without delay to facilitate its entry into force. UNTV

2 Apr 2014 | Read More »

ICJ / WHALES

The United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled against Japan in a case involving charges by Australia that the country was using a scientific research programme to mask a commercial whaling venture in the Antarctic. ICJ

31 Mar 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / COI SYRIA

UN Commission of Inquiry (COI) on Syria presented its findings to the Human Rights Council. It said the period of January 20 to March 10 was marked by escalating hostilities between insurgent groups. Syrian government forces have dropped barrel bombs on Aleppo and other cities, causing extensive civilian casualties and severely tortured detainees. Insurgents have [...]

18 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 / CHILD SOLDIERS WRAP

The Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution setting out practical steps to combat violations against children in armed conflict, as UN officials underscored the need to do more to ensure that children are protected and perpetrators are brought to justice. UNTV / FILE

7 Mar 2014 | Read More »

ICC / KATANGA

Germain Katanga was found guilty by the International Criminal Court on one count of crimes against humanity and four counts of war crimes he committed in 2003 during the attack on thevillageofBogoro, in the Ituri district of theDemocratic Republic of the Congo. ICC

7 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UN / OIC ISLAMIC HOLY SITES

The OIC (Organization of the Islamic Cooperation) condemned the attempt of Israeli parliament to enact laws aiming at imposing Israeli sovereignty over Holy Islamic sites in Jerusalem. UNTV

5 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 »

 

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