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Haiti: UN mission and local police arrest four men at heart of kidnapping gang
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Saturday, 31 May 2008
Haiti: UN mission and local police arrest four men at heart of kidnapping gang
The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti and the country's police force say they have dismantled an important criminal gang wanted for several recent kidnappings and murders after arresting four men yesterday morning.Read Full Article ...
 
Sierra Leone: UN-backed court increases sentences for two former militia leaders
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Saturday, 31 May 2008
Sierra Leone: UN-backed court increases sentences for two former militia leaders
The United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) today increased the sentences of two former leaders of a pro-Government militia who were convic...
 
Stability in Balkans leads to fall in crime rates - UN agency
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Saturday, 31 May 2008
Stability in Balkans leads to fall in crime rates - UN agency
Increasing stability across the Balkans after years of turmoil following the break-up of Yugoslavia has led to a sharp drop in crime across the region, the Uni...
 
UN tribunal denies request to refer former militia leader's case to Rwanda
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Thursday, 29 May 2008
UN tribunal denies request to refer former militia leader's case to Rwanda
The United Nations war crimes tribunal set up to deal with the 1994 Rwandan genocide has announced that it has turned down an application to refer the case of ...
 
UN expert backs reforms to legal system in Russia
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Thursday, 29 May 2008
UN expert backs reforms to legal system in Russia
Russia should build on recent initiatives to remove deficiencies within its judicial system, a United Nations human rights expert said today after wrapping up ...
 
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