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Prisoner executions in Belarus ‘simply unacceptable’, says UN rights body

The continued use of the death penalty in Belarus has been condemned by an authoritative UN rights body after three men were reportedly executed there, despite its requests for clemency.

Death penalty concerns highlighted in Sudan, Belarus, by UN Human Rights Committee

Countries should heed the “clear pro-abolitionist spirit” towards the death penalty of one of the world’s most important treaties, a key UN independent human rights panel said on Thursday, while highlighting concerns about right-to-life violations in Belarus and Sudan.

Mass deportation from Algeria of migrants highlighted by UN human rights panel

Algeria’s reluctance to address its violent past has meant that it has “stepped back” on basic human rights, the UN Human Rights Committee said on Thursday, in Geneva.   José Manuel Santos Pais, member of the Human Rights Committee, spoke to UN News on the committee's report on Algeria.

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Human Rights Committee warns over shrinking checks and balances on Hungarian Government

The UN Human Rights Committee has expressed concern over “major legislative reforms” by the Hungarian Government that have impacted migrants, non-governmental organizations and others, including one law passed last year that

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Human Rights Council is sum of parts, says UN deputy rights chief

It’s been a little over a decade since the UN Human Rights Council started work to address abuse wherever it is reported and push for accountability against perpetrators of such violations.

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UK, Sweden “should respect UN’s Assange ruling”

A leading human rights expert has added his voice to calls for the United Kingdom and Sweden to respect the findings of a UN committee on whistleblower Julian Assange.

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