Ravina Shamdasani

Mauritanian authorities must ensure “free and credible” vote

The government of Mauritania has a responsibility to ensure that a “free, transparent and credible” voting process takes place in a constitutional referendum due to take place on Saturday.

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News in Brief 30 May 2017 (AM) – Geneva

CAR rights violations chart 13 years of “violence and impunity” as 88,000 flee violence

Details of horrific rights violations amounting to war crimes in Central African Republic are to be handed over to a special court there tasked with fighting impunity.

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News in Brief 3 March 2017 (AM) – Geneva

Sri Lanka’s slow progress on justice for past crimes “risks derailing peace”

A lack of progress in bringing to justice those responsible for gross human rights crimes in Sri Lanka risks derailing a lasting peace there.

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News in Brief 24 February 2017 (AM) – Geneva

Israeli soldier’s sentence for shooting “excessively lenient”: UN

The punishment handed down to an Israeli soldier found guilty of shooting dead a wounded Palestinian is “excessively lenient”, the UN Human Rights Office said on Friday.

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