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In Venezuela, Bachelet calls on Government to release prisoners, appeals for ‘bold steps towards com
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
In Venezuela, Bachelet calls on Government to release prisoners, appeals for ‘bold steps towards com
Speaking at the end of the first-ever official mission to Venezuela by a UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet called on the Government to release all those detained for peacefully protesting and announced that a team from her office would remain in Caracas to monitor the human rights situation. Read Full Article ...
 
Moratorium call on surveillance technology to end ‘free-for-all’ abuses: UN expert
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Moratorium call on surveillance technology to end ‘free-for-all’ abuses: UN expert
Surveillance technology should be banned immediately until “effective” national or international controls are put in place to lessen its harmful impact, a UN-a...
 
Two-thirds of global drug deaths now from opioids: UN drugs report
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Two-thirds of global drug deaths now from opioids: UN drugs report
Opioids, which include both heroin and legal pain relievers, were responsible for around two-thirds of drug-related deaths in 2017, the latest World Drug Repor...
 
Peace in the Gulf ‘at a critical juncture’ says DiCarlo, urging continuation of Iran nuclear deal
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Peace in the Gulf ‘at a critical juncture’ says DiCarlo, urging continuation of Iran nuclear deal
The Iran nuclear deal must “continue to work for all”, despite moves by both the United States and Iran which have destabilized the “hard-won” 2015 agreement, ...
 
Venezuela: ‘Shocked’ by alleged torture, death of navy captain, UN human rights chief urges ‘in-dept
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Venezuela: ‘Shocked’ by alleged torture, death of navy captain, UN human rights chief urges ‘in-dept
The UN human rights chief has expressed her deep concern over the alleged torture and subsequent death of a retired navy captain who had been imprisoned in Ven...
 
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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.
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    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...
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    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
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  • 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.