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UN experts urge China to ‘immediately and unconditionally’ release human rights lawyer
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Thursday, 23 November 2017
UN experts urge China to ‘immediately and unconditionally’ release human rights lawyer
Voicing concern that the trial of a human rights lawyer – leading to his imprisonment – fell short of international standards, a group of United Nations rights experts has appealed to the Government for the lawyer’s immediate and unconditional release.Read Full Article ...
 
UN forum explores ongoing discrimination faced by people of African descent
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Thursday, 23 November 2017
UN forum explores ongoing discrimination faced by people of African descent
Participants from Europe, Central Asia and North America gathered this week at a United Nations forum in Geneva to explore ways to combat racial discrimination...
 
Conviction of Mladic, the 'epitome of evil,' a momentous victory for justice – UN rights
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Tuesday, 21 November 2017
Conviction of Mladic, the 'epitome of evil,' a momentous victory for justice – UN rights
Welcoming today’s conviction of former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic on multiple counts of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes by an in...
 
UN chief 'horrified' at buying and selling of African migrants in Libya
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Monday, 20 November 2017
UN chief 'horrified' at buying and selling of African migrants in Libya
Expressing horror at news reports and videos showing African migrants in Libya allegedly being sold as slaves, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterre...
 
UN report urges Sudan to address plight of millions of displaced people in Darfur
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Monday, 20 November 2017
UN report urges Sudan to address plight of millions of displaced people in Darfur
The United Nations human rights office has called on the Government of Sudan to pursue effective, transparent and durable policies to enable the 2.6 million pe...
 
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