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75 years after Auschwitz liberation, antisemitism still threatens ‘foundations of democratic societi
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Wednesday, 22 January 2020
75 years after Auschwitz liberation, antisemitism still threatens ‘foundations of democratic societi
Commemorating 75 years since the liberation of the notorious Nazi death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, independent UN rights experts said on Thursday that “urgent action” is needed to combat mounting antisemitism.Read Full Article ...
 
Myanmar: Departing UN rights expert still hopeful for democratic transition
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Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Myanmar: Departing UN rights expert still hopeful for democratic transition
An independent human rights expert said she has not given up hope for a democratic transition in Myanmar even though the country has yet to address “grave alle...
 
UN human rights ruling could boost climate change asylum claims
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Tuesday, 21 January 2020
UN human rights ruling could boost climate change asylum claims
The UN Human Rights Committee has determined that countries cannot deport people who have sought asylum due to climate-related threats. Read Full Article ...
 
Lebanon: UN rights office calls for de-escalation of protest violence
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Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Lebanon: UN rights office calls for de-escalation of protest violence
What had been largely peaceful demonstrations against Lebanon’s Government in the capital Beirut grew increasingly violent over the weekend, sparking the conce...
 
Portraits show ‘dignity and humanity’ of Holocaust survivors, 75 years after Auschwitz liberation
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Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Portraits show ‘dignity and humanity’ of Holocaust survivors, 75 years after Auschwitz liberation
Seventy-five years ago, when soldiers of the Soviet army entered the Auschwitz concentration camp in occupied Poland, they were “stunned into silence” by what ...
 
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