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Human rights violations continue in Burundi under new Government: UN report

UN-appointed investigators have issued fresh warnings about ongoing rights violations and impunity in Burundi, since the death of former President Pierre Nkurunziza, who ran for a third term in 2015, in a move deemed by opposition to be unconstitutional.

News In Brief 26 July 2018

  • People with HIV at higher risk of losing jobs –UN report
  • DR Congo: UN Mission faces growing expectations as resources continue to shrink
  • Forced eviction in Kenya’s Kibera settlement ‘a gross violation’ of human rights
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News In Brief 01 February 2018

  • “Human cost” of conflict in South Sudan has reached “epic proportions”: UNHCR chief
  • Repatriating Rohingyas “premature” says UN independent expert on Myanmar
  • Syrian refugee brothers in Lebanon hear for first time after life-changing operation
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UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan and gender disparities in agriculture

South Sudan “scorched earth” policy revealed in UN probe

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UN and Africa: focus on Libya and South Sudan

People of South Sudan have been “betrayed”, says UN Chief

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Security Council takes stock of Burundi visit

The Security Council has heard conflicting views on the situation in Burundi, including fears by the radical opposition that a genocide is in the making.

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War crimes court urged for Sri Lanka

Tens of thousands of people suffered human rights violations including torture and sexual abuse in Sri Lanka during a almost a decade of civil conflict, according to a long-awaited UN report.

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Widespread impunity in Darfur must stop: UN rights chief

The Sudanese government and armed opposition groups in the country are being urged by the UN to end widespread impunity of serious human rights violations in Darfur.

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