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Trial of Gaddafi regime a 'missed opportunity for justice' – UN human rights chief
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Monday, 20 February 2017
Trial of Gaddafi regime a 'missed opportunity for justice' –	 UN human rights chief
Pointing out that the recent trial in Libya of members of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's regime fell short of international fair-trial standards, the United Nations human rights wing and the UN mission in the North African country called on authorities to address flaws identified in a new report.Read Full Article ...
 
DR Congo: UN rights chief calls on Government to halt violence by security forces
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Sunday, 19 February 2017
DR Congo: UN rights chief calls on Government to halt violence by security forces
The United Nations human rights chief today called on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to take immediate steps to halt widespread human rights violat...
 
Atrocities will end in South Sudan only when perpetrators 'face consequences' – UN rights
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Thursday, 16 February 2017
Atrocities will end in South Sudan only when perpetrators 'face consequences' – UN rights
A senior United Nations human rights official today called for holding accountable those committing atrocity crimes in conflict-torn South Sudan.Read Full Arti...
 
A decade on, UN urges all Governments to endorse convention on enforced disappearance
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Thursday, 16 February 2017
A decade on, UN urges all Governments to endorse convention on enforced disappearance
Marking the tenth anniversary of an historic treaty to keep people from suffering enforced disappearance or secret detentions, the United Nations today urged a...
 
New UN report reveals obstacles to combat impunity for conflict-related sexual violence in Ukraine
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Wednesday, 15 February 2017
New UN report reveals obstacles to combat impunity for conflict-related sexual violence in Ukraine
Lack of laws, capacity and professional experience to effectively investigate and prosecute conflict-related sexual violence in Ukraine is not only resulting i...
 
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