human rights

News in Brief 24 September 2018

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News in Brief 18 September 2018

  • Myanmar crimes were worse than we expected, says UN investigator
  • 900,000 people affected by typhoon Mangkhut, say UN aid agencies
  • More countries should take in refugees after US decision to cut quota: UNHCR
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News in Brief 17 September 2018

  • Women seen as ‘spoils’ of conflict in South Sudan
  • FAO report links agricultural trade, climate change and food security
  • UN experts ask Rights Council for response to ‘appalling’ verdicts against protesters in Egypt
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News in Brief 13 September 2018

  • Hailed as an ‘exceptional global leader’, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan laid to rest in Ghana
  • UN human rights chief calls on countries to do more to prevent genocide
  • Yemen: Humanitarian situation in Hudaydah continues to deteriorate ‘dramatically’ – UN official
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All States should sign genocide convention to end age-old scourge, says ICC judge

Genocide will not be prevented from happening again until the entire international community commits to punishing “rampant impunity”, an International Criminal Court (ICC) judge said on Thursday. In Geneva to speak at a Human Rights Council event commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Genocide Convention, Kimberly Prost sat for an interview with UN News.

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Alarming level of reprisals against activists, human rights defenders, and victims – new UN report

An alarming and “shameful” level of harsh reprisals and intimidation against those who cooperate with the United Nations in an effort to uphold human rights, has been revealed by a new UN report launched on Wednesday.

News In Brief 11 September 2018

  • Syria’s Idlib risks becoming worst humanitarian tragedy of 21st century: OCHA
  • OHCHR on Myanmar freedom of expression violations
  • Venezuela ready for “new cooperation” with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
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People of Burundi are living in fear, says rights investigator

One third of Burundi’s population is in need of humanitarian assistance amid ongoing and dire human rights violations there including summary executions according to Francoise Hampson, member of the UN Commission of Inquiry. Ms. Hampson spoke to UN News's Daniel Johnson after the publication of the panel’s latest report into the Great Lakes country.

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News in Brief 17 August 2018

  • Afghanistan’s Ghazni ‘too dangerous to access’: UN aid agency
  • Zeid calls on Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Republika Srpska to review Srebrenica massacre reversal
  • Cambodia urged to release political opponents amid election harassment allegations
  • UN Special Envoy invites Government and opposition in Yemen to Geneva consultations
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News in Brief 15 August 2018

  • ‘Defend the people, not the States’, says outgoing UN human rights chief
  • Afghanistan: top UN official denounces ‘extreme’ suffering of civilians in Ghazni
  • UN Human Rights experts commend court decision against Monsanto
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