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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 »

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 »

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 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 »

GENEVA / HRC DPRK

UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of the human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea told delegates in Geneva that "well over 200,000" people including children had been abducted by DPRK since 1950. UNTV CH

16 Mar 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / HRC ERITREA

UN human rights expert Mike Smith said most people in Eritrea have no hope for their future, in a society that is militarised, and where national service is universal and of an indefinite duration. UNTV CH

16 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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