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Use of religious beliefs to justify rights violations must be outlawed says UN expert
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Thursday, 26 March 2020
Use of religious beliefs to justify rights violations must be outlawed says UN expert
Laws underpinned by religious conviction that discriminate against women and the  LGBT+ community should be repealed, and gender-based violence carried out in the name of religion by non-State groups must be addressed, an independent UN expert said on Monday in a report presented to the Human Rights Council.Read Full Article ...
 
Radioactive material ‘a magnet for groups with malicious intent’, warns UN nuclear watchdog chief
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Sunday, 09 February 2020
Radioactive material ‘a magnet for groups with malicious intent’, warns UN nuclear watchdog chief
Government ministers and other high-level representatives from more than 140 countries, on Monday adopted a new declaration to enhance global nuclear security ...
 
28 militiamen sentenced in Central African Republic for murder of civilians, UN peacekeepers
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Thursday, 06 February 2020
28 militiamen sentenced in Central African Republic for murder of civilians, UN peacekeepers
The sentencing of 28 militia members on Friday in the Central African Republic (CAR) for an array of violent crimes, including the murder of civilians as well ...
 
Independent UN rights experts call for ‘immediate investigation’ into alleged Saudi hacking 
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Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Independent UN rights experts call for ‘immediate investigation’ into alleged Saudi hacking 
Independent UN rights experts said on Wednesday they were “gravely concerned” over allegations that in 2018, a messaging app account belonging to the Crown Pri...
 
UN aviation experts to join Ukraine Airlines Iran crash investigation
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Monday, 13 January 2020
UN aviation experts to join Ukraine Airlines Iran crash investigation
Experts from the UN aviation watchdog, ICAO, will support the investigation into the crash of a Ukrainian Passenger plane in Iran on January 8, following an in...
 
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