Europe

Trials of former Spanish judge lack independence, impartiality: landmark case

The UN Human Rights Committee concluded on Thursday that the trials of a former Spanish judge in two major political cases were arbitrary and did not comply with the principles of judicial independence and impartiality.

UK plan thwarts access to truth over Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’

Two independent experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday expressed serious concern over a United Kingdom plan to end prosecutions for grave violations committed during the 30-year conflict in Northern Ireland, long known as “the Troubles”. 

Cyprus communities weaving closer ties through UN-backed project

A weaving project is helping to close the decades-long divide between the two communities in Cyprus, with assistance from the UN mission in the country, UNFICYP