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Haiti: UN mission says situation still tense after violent protests in port town
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
Haiti: UN mission says situation still tense after violent protests in port town
The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti said today that the situation remains tense in the south-western town of Les Cayes after yesterday's demonstrations over the rising cost of living in the impoverished Caribbean nation led to an attack against the local UN office.Read Full Article ...
 
In move welcomed by UN, Senegal can now try former Chadian leader
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
In move welcomed by UN, Senegal can now try former Chadian leader
The top United Nations human rights official has welcomed changes to Senegal's constitution to make it possible for national courts to try crimes against human...
 
New registrar of International Criminal Court vows to strive to protect witnesses
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
New registrar of International Criminal Court vows to strive to protect witnesses
Protecting witnesses will be a major challenge for the International Criminal Court as the tribunal prepares to conduct its first trial this year, the incoming...
 
Rule of law key in attaining global development goals, says UN anti-crime chief
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
Rule of law key in attaining global development goals, says UN anti-crime chief
The head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has called on countries to give priority to the rule of law which he says is one of the keys t...
 
Serbian security figure fit to stand trial, UN war crimes tribunal rules
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
Serbian security figure fit to stand trial, UN war crimes tribunal rules
The delayed war crimes trial of two former high-level officials with the Serbian secret service will start on Monday after the United Nations tribunal set up t...
 
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