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AFGHANISTAN / JUSTICE FOR WOMEN

Access to justice for women victims of violence in Afghanistan needs to be strengthened, a new UN report has urged. The report states that while there is a legal framework in place for such cases, there remain many factors hindering access to justice and redress for such women, in particular the lack of available civil [...]

20 Apr 2015 | Read More »

BURUNDI / ZEID HUMAN RIGHTS

The United Nations human rights chief said Wednesday that inside and outside Burundi, stakeholders are extremely concerned about tensions rising sharply as a series of pivotal elections set to take place between May and August this year get under way, and, with the country at "a crossroads," Burundian parties must choose the path to democracy [...]

16 Apr 2015 | Read More »

DOHA / RULE OF LAW

UN Office on Drugs and Crime held a high-level event on Rule of Law, Human Rights and the Post-2015 Development Agenda with focus on the advancement of the rule of law at the national and international level through crime prevention and criminal justice mechanisms. UNIFEED – UNTV

13 Apr 2015 | Read More »

BURUNDI / ZEID VISIT

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, said the upcoming general elections in Burundi make this is a critical time for the country. OHCHR

13 Apr 2015 | Read More »

IRAQ / BAN

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today he was "concerned" by allegations of summary killings and other abuses by militias fighting alongside the Iraqi armed forces. UNAMI

30 Mar 2015 | Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 TORTURE 2

A top UN human rights investigator said "torture and ill treatment during detention are generalized in Mexico, and occur with impunity," adding in “there are literally hundreds of thousands of concerns or UN complaints and very few cases that are even investigated let alone reaching convictions." UNTV CH

11 Mar 2015 | Read More »

 

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