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DR Congo: UN rights chief names international investigators in Kasai abuses
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Tuesday, 25 July 2017
DR Congo: UN rights chief names international investigators in Kasai abuses
The United Nations human rights chief today named three international experts to investigate reports of killings, mutilations, rapes and other abuses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) restive Kasai provinces.Read Full Article ...
 
Back from visit to Myanmar, independent UN rights expert says situation 'worsening'
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Sunday, 23 July 2017
Back from visit to Myanmar, independent UN rights expert says situation 'worsening'
While no one expects an overnight transition to democracy in Myanmar, there has to be real progress on human rights, an independent United Nations expert today...
 
Sri Lanka: UN chief congratulates government on setting up office of missing persons
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Thursday, 20 July 2017
Sri Lanka: UN chief congratulates government on setting up office of missing persons
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today congratulated the Sri Lankan Government for setting up an Office of Missing Persons (OMP), “an imp...
 
Libya: UN rights arm sounds alarm for safety of prisoners at imminent risk of torture
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Monday, 17 July 2017
Libya: UN rights arm sounds alarm for safety of prisoners at imminent risk of torture
The United Nations human rights arm today voiced deep concern for the safety of individuals taken prisoner by members of the Libyan army after recent fighting ...
 
UNESCO chief calls for probe into killing of Honduran video journalist in Mexico
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Monday, 17 July 2017
UNESCO chief calls for probe into killing of Honduran video journalist in Mexico
The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today called for an investigation into the recent murder of a Honduran journalist in ...
 
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