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14.04.02 – CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

CAMBODIA / KHMER ROUGE

A United Nations-backed court has found the two most senior surviving leaders ofCambodia's brutal Khmer Rouge regime guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced them to life in prison. UNAKRT/ FILE

7 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / UGANDA ANTI-HOMOSEXUALITY ACT

A UN spokesman said that the Secretary-General welcomed the decision by the Constitutional Court of Uganda to annul the country's anti-homosexuality legislation and to pay tribute to those who contributed to this step forward, particularly the human rights activists in Uganda who spoke out at great personal risk. UNIFEED-UNTV      

1 Aug 2014 | Read More »

ICC / AL-SENUSSI

The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) unanimously confirmed the decision which declared the case against Abdullah Al-Senussi inadmissible before the ICC. A Pre-Trial Chamber had decided last year that the case against Al-Senussi was inadmissible as it was subject to ongoing domestic proceedings conducted by the competent Libyan authorities. ICC

24 Jul 2014 | Read More »

HAITI / GUSTAVO GALLON

Gustavo Gallon, the independent expert on the situation of Human Rights in Haiti, wrapped his second visit to the country with a press conference where he said that "80% of prisoners in Haiti are deprived of their liberty for years without having been heard by a judge. " MINUSTAH

22 Jul 2014 | Read More »

MOLDOVA / PRISONERS HIV

The prevalence of HIV in prison populations has been estimated to be up to 10 times higher than in the general population according to a new UNAIDS report. Prisons in Moldova have implemented an innovative programme and are helping prisoners to get a new lease on life. UNAIDS

21 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / WORLD DRUG PROBLEM

Senior United Nations officials called for a greater focus on development activities and alternative crops in countries where the tight grip of drug lords has disrupted peace, security and development, such as in Afghanistan and Myanmar. UNIFEED -UNTV

15 Jul 2014 | Read More »

MALI / LADSOUS ORGANIZED CRIME

UN head of peacekeeping Herve Ladsous and the director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Yury Fedotov are visiting Mali in a bid to step up efforts to fight organized crime in the country. MINUSMA

10 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / AL JAZEERA JOURNALISTS

The deputy-director of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said that 14 journalists are jailed inEgyptincluding three Al Jazeera journalists, making Egyptthe biggest jailor of journalists in the Arab world "more thanSyriawhere there are about 12, that's not a record that any country should be happy to have." UNIFEED-UNTV

25 Jun 2014 | Read More »

KENYA / UNEA ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME CRISIS

A new report from UNEP and INTERPOL says that global environmental crime, worth up to (USD) 213 billion each year, is helping finance criminal, militia and terrorist groups and threatening the security and sustainable development of many nations. UNEP/ RECENT / FILE

24 Jun 2014 | Read More »

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 »

 

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