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Scourge of slavery still claims 40 million victims worldwide, ‘must serve as a wakeup call’
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Monday, 09 September 2019
Scourge of slavery still claims 40 million victims worldwide, ‘must serve as a wakeup call’
Incidents of modern-day slavery are “only likely to increase” as a result of some of biggest challenges facing the world today, a UN expert outlined in a report for the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday.Read Full Article ...
 
Nicaragua ‘crisis’ still cause for concern amid murder, torture allegations: Bachelet
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Monday, 09 September 2019
Nicaragua ‘crisis’ still cause for concern amid murder, torture allegations: Bachelet
Nicaragua’s on-going human rights crisis can be resolved peacefully through dialogue, the UN’s top rights official said on Tuesday, before expressing concern a...
 
Human rights are everyone’s business, amid relentless crises around world: UN’s Bachelet
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Tuesday, 03 September 2019
Human rights are everyone’s business, amid relentless crises around world: UN’s Bachelet
The relentless outbreak of crises around the world – from the fires in the Amazon to “carnage” in Syria and demonstrations in Hong Kong, Russia, Indonesian Pap...
 
UN experts decry torture of Rakhine men and boys held incommunicado by Myanmar’s military
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Monday, 02 September 2019
UN experts decry torture of Rakhine men and boys held incommunicado by Myanmar’s military
Allegations of torture and ill-treatment leading to the death of ethnic Rakhine men and boys being held in incommunicado detention by Myanmar’s military, has p...
 
Insecurity and violence turn Nigeria into a ‘pressure cooker’ that must be addressed, says UN rights
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Monday, 02 September 2019
Insecurity and violence turn Nigeria into a ‘pressure cooker’ that must be addressed, says UN rights
Nigeria is a pressure cooker of internal conflicts and generalized violence that must be addressed urgently, an independent United Nations expert said on Tuesd...
 
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  • Dura aterragem na Venezuela
    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
  • South China Sea Ruling Sweeps Away Diplomatic Ambiguities
    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
  • China Hardens Position on South China Sea
    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
  • Erdo?an?s Pyrrhic victory
    Paradoxes have always abounded in the relationship between the Turkish military and the country?s politicians. Turkey?s armed forces ? or factions within them ? have justified their repeated interventions in politics with claims that they...
  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.