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14.02.02 – HUMAN RIGHTS

UN / MIDDLE EAST MINORITIES

The UN Security Council held a ministerial meeting in an effort to highlight the situation of persecuted minorities in the Middle East and mobilize the international community to find ways to protect the diversity of Middle Eastern societies. UNIFEED-UNTV

27 Mar 2015 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA AMOS

United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator Valarie Amos told the Security Council that the war in Syria is characterized by breath-taking levels of savagery as civilians continue to bear the brunt of the conflict. UNIFEED-UNTV

26 Mar 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / LIBYA HUMAN RIGHTS PRESSER

United Nations said today that civilians and human rights defenders in Libya continue to bear the brunt of violence and in some cases harassment continues even after they are forced to leave the country. UNTV CH

25 Mar 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / RACISM

A challenge in the fight against racism is to forge new ideals for the younger generation, a French minister said Friday at a United Nations Human Rights event to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. OHCHR

20 Mar 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / ISIL

The so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) may have committed all three of the most serious international crimes – namely war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide – according to a report issued by the UN Human Rights Office. UNTV CH

19 Mar 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / CLIMATE CHANGE OLDER PERSONS

A UN Human Rights independent expert said older persons have a role to play in addressing the adverse affects on climate change; adding in “climate change has a disproportionate effect on certain groups, such as older persons, due to their age, their mobility, dependence, physical, emotional or mental condition." OHCHR

19 Mar 2015 | Read More »

UN / SAFE SCHOOLS

UN Special Envoy on Education, Gordon Brown, said that it is time to "end the shameful breeches of international law that are violating the rights of millions of children" and insist that, even in conflict zones, there are properly resourced safe schools which enable children to receive an education in peace. UNIFEED-UNTV

18 Mar 2015 | Read More »

OHCHR / MALDIVES

The United Nations Human Rights Office has raised concern about the trial of the former President of the Maldives, Mohammed Nasheed, describing it as unfair. The former President of the Small Island State received a 13-year jail sentence for the unlawful detention of a criminal court judge in 2012.  OHCHR

18 Mar 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / HRC SYRIA WRAP

A UN panel investigating into human rights abuses in Syria said they were ready to share names and details from their secret lists of suspects with any prosecution authorities preparing cases.  The move could pave the way for perpetrators of killings, torture and other atrocities on all sides to be brought to justice. UNTV CH

17 Mar 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / IRAN SHAHEED PRESSER

The UN's special investigator on Iran said human rights in that country appear to have worsened under President Hassan Rouhani despite his reformist agenda. UNTV CH

16 Mar 2015 | Read More »

 

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