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GENEVA / AUSTRALIA SRI LANKANS

The UN human rights office said they were  "deeply disturbed" that  Australia has returned 41 asylum seekers back to Sri Lanka without adequate screening of their claims and need for protection. UNTV CH

8 Jul 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 »

UN / LIBYA

The United Nations envoy to Libya, Tarek Mitri,  welcomed today’s decision by the country's  Supreme Court which ruled that the election of disputed Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteg, was unconstitutional.  In his briefing to the Security Council, he said the decision opens  "a way out of the institutional crisis" in Libya. UNIFEED – UNTV

9 Jun 2014 | Read More »

ICJ / WHALES

The United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled against Japan in a case involving charges by Australia that the country was using a scientific research programme to mask a commercial whaling venture in the Antarctic. ICJ

31 Mar 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / COI SYRIA

UN Commission of Inquiry (COI) on Syria presented its findings to the Human Rights Council. It said the period of January 20 to March 10 was marked by escalating hostilities between insurgent groups. Syrian government forces have dropped barrel bombs on Aleppo and other cities, causing extensive civilian casualties and severely tortured detainees. Insurgents have [...]

18 Mar 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / CHILDREN JUSTICE

The Human Rights Council have held an interactive dialog with the Special Representatives on violence against children and on children in armed conflict yesterday (12 March) in Geneva. Among other things, it has been highlighted that "children have a right to access justice in a system that is sensitive to their rights". OHCHR

13 Mar 2014 | Read More »

ICC / KATANGA

Germain Katanga was found guilty by the International Criminal Court on one count of crimes against humanity and four counts of war crimes he committed in 2003 during the attack on thevillageofBogoro, in the Ituri district of theDemocratic Republic of the Congo. ICC

7 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UN / JA'AFARI

During a Security Council meeting on the rule of law, Syrian ambassador Bashar Ja' afari said that the rule of law must not be used, "as an excuse to interfere in the internal affairs of states." UNTV

19 Feb 2014 | Read More »

UN / LIBYA

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou B. Bensouda,  strongly urged the Libyan Government to surrender Saif Al-Islam Qadhafi,  to the Court "without further delay." UNTV

14 Nov 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / CAR CONFLICT

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay warned that a deteriorating cycle of violent attacks and reprisals in the Central African Republic risks plunging the country into a new conflict.  UNTV CH

8 Nov 2013 | Read More »

 

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