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UNESCO chief calls for investigation into killing of Nigerian photographer
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Monday, 27 November 2017
UNESCO chief calls for investigation into killing of Nigerian photographer
The head of the United Nations agency defending press freedom on Tuesday denounced the killing of a Nigerian photographer, calling for an investigation into the incident.Read Full Article ...
 
UN rights expert calls on Mexico to investigate killing of state-level Ombudsperson
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Thursday, 23 November 2017
UN rights expert calls on Mexico to investigate killing of state-level Ombudsperson
Strongly condemning the attack on a state-level Ombudsperson and his family in Mexico, the United Nations expert on human rights defenders has called on the au...
 
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...
 
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...
 
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