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UN experts back call to halt pipeline construction in North Dakota, citing rights abuses of protestors

The United States is using excessive force against protestors in North Dakota who are trying to stop an oil pipeline project that runs through land sacred to indigenous peoples, according to a United Nations human rights expert.

UN experts suggest ways to avoid human rights violations during public protests

A new report presented today to the United Nations Human Rights Council offers recommendations on proper preparations and precautions to protect the rights of the demonstrators, bystanders and police during public gatherings.