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World loses a 'human rights giant,' says UN chief on death of rights expert Asma Jahangir
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Sunday, 11 February 2018
World loses a 'human rights giant,' says UN chief on death of rights expert Asma Jahangir
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Sunday expressed his sorrow at the demise of prominent human rights defender and UN Special Rapporteur Asma Jahangir, who passed away at the age of 66.Read Full Article ...
 
Civilians in war-torn Yemen ‘under fire on all sides’ – UN rights chief
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Sunday, 11 February 2018
Civilians in war-torn Yemen ‘under fire on all sides’ – UN rights chief
Raising alarm over continuing civilian casualties in the midst of increased hostilities in war-ravaged Yemen, the United Nations human rights chief underscored...
 
Maldives: UN rights experts denounce detention of judges as ‘direct attack’ on Supreme Court
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Sunday, 11 February 2018
Maldives: UN rights experts denounce detention of judges as ‘direct attack’ on Supreme Court
Denouncing the detention of two Supreme Court judges in the Maldives, United Nations human rights experts warned that the independence of the judiciary is unde...
 
Focus on future, prioritize reconciliation for the region, UN envoy urges Western Balkans
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Sunday, 11 February 2018
Focus on future, prioritize reconciliation for the region, UN envoy urges Western Balkans
Wrapping up a twelve-day visit to Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, the United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide has ...
 
Urgent international action needed to stop soaring violence in war-torn Syria, stresses UN rights ch
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Friday, 09 February 2018
Urgent international action needed to stop soaring violence in war-torn Syria, stresses UN rights ch
The United Nations human rights chief on Saturday called for urgent international action to protect civilians caught up in the Syrian conflict, which, he said,...
 
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