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14.04.02 – CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

UN / FERGUSON

Regarding the Grand Jury's decision not to charge a police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said the High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein urged all protestors to avoid violence and destruction in the wake of that decision. UNIFEED-UNTV

25 Nov 2014 | Read More »

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN WRAP

As United Nations marked Tuesday the International Day to End Violence against Women, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said "let us commit ourselves together starting from today and all the year around, to put an end to this global disgrace. Let us make this world better for all and harmonious and peaceful for all." UNIFEED-UNTV

25 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / INTERPOL SANCTIONS

The Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeff Feltman, told the Security Council that sanctions not only work but are also "fairly economical." UNIFEED – UNTV

25 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / TRAFFICKING PERSONS REPORT

A new UN report says the illegal trafficking in children is on the increase worldwide, adding that girls make up two out of every three child victims, and together with women, account for 70 per cent of overall victims worldwide. UNIFEED-UNTV / FILE

24 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / ICJ FIFTH JUDGE

The United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council elected Patrick Lipton Robinson of Jamaica to serve a nine year term as a judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Four other judges had been elected earlier in the month. UNIFEED – UNTV

17 Nov 2014 | Read More »

AFGHANISTAN / OPIUM SURVEY

A new United Nations-backed study said Afghanistan registered record levels of opium poppy cultivation this year, with the illicit crop being cultivated in an estimated 224,000 hectares of land. The "Afghanistan Opium Survey 2014" indicated a seven percent increase in the total land area used by poppy growers, as compared to last year. UNAMA

13 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / ICC LIBYA

ICC Prosecutor  Fatou Bensouda noted "with regret" that the security situation in Libya is "worsening" and "political instability is growing" creating an environment "that clearly cannot be conducive to closing the impunity gap in Libya." She called on Libya "to immediately surrender Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi to the custody of the International Criminal Court." UNIFEED – [...]

11 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / ICJ ELECTION

After two days and numerous rounds of voting, the General Assembly and the Security Council have so far failed to elect a fifth judge to a seat on the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Four judges had been selected by both chambers yesterday. Susana Ruiz Cerutti of Argentina and Patrick Lipton Robinson of Jamaica are [...]

7 Nov 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / SEXUAL EXPLOITATION INVESTIGATION

The investigation team set up by the African Union to look into allegations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse against AMISOM personnel arrived in Mogadishu. The allegations were contained in a report by Human Rights Watch titled, "The Power these Men Have Over Us – Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by African Union Forces in Somalia", released in [...]

3 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / HUMAN RIGHTS SURVEILLANCE

The UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism Ben Emmerson  said "we have reached a point at which it is now essential for states to squarely confront the reality, which is that massive surveillance programmes do away with to the right to internet privacy altogether." [...]

23 Oct 2014 | Read More »

 

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