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Ideals and values that inspired the creation of International Criminal Court still hold true – UN ad
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Monday, 06 February 2017
Ideals and values that inspired the creation of International Criminal Court still hold true – UN ad
The setting up of the International Criminal Court (ICC) was a “reckoning” for those who had long disregarded the lives and dignity of their people, the United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide has said and warned that withdrawing from the tribunal could have grave implications for victims seeking redress for serious human rights violati...
 
UN court decides to hear case between Kenya and Somalia concerning maritime delimitation
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Wednesday, 01 February 2017
UN court decides to hear case between Kenya and Somalia concerning maritime delimitation
The International Court of Justice – the principal judicial organ of the United Nations – today issued a verdict, admitting an application submitted ...
 
Syria: UN chief Guterres clarifies tasks of panel laying groundwork for possible war crimes probe
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Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Syria: UN chief Guterres clarifies tasks of panel laying groundwork for possible war crimes probe
Following the approval late last year of an independent panel to assist in the investigation and prosecution of those responsible for war crimes or crimes agai...
 
New UN manual aims to address management of violent extremists in prison settings
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Sunday, 15 January 2017
New UN manual aims to address management of violent extremists in prison settings
Highlighting the challenges brought on by and the need to address violent extremism and radicalization in prisons, the United Nations agency mandated to preven...
 
Majority of trafficking victims are women and girls; one-third children – new UN report
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Tuesday, 20 December 2016
Majority of trafficking victims are women and girls; one-third children – new UN report
According to a new report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the vast majority of all human trafficking victims – some 71 per cent – a...
 
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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.