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Aspiring human rights lawyers are all winners in test case competition at UN

Law students from 39 universities have been participating this week at the 10th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition. Professor Frans Viljoen, Director of the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, spoke with UN News on how the event helps to reinforce the global fight against impunity.

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Myanmar children facing “hell on earth”

A major alert has been issued for hundreds of thousands of Myanmar youngsters who’ve been forced to seek shelter in what’s been described as a “hell on earth” of makeshift camps in southern Bangladesh.

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News in Brief 25 July 2017 (AM) – Geneva

One in two African children on the move do not want to go to Europe: UNICEF

Most youngsters on the move from Libya to Italy have fled violence and many said that initially they did not intend to travel to Europe when they left home, the UN said on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 21 July 2017 (AM) – Geneva

Cholera outbreak in Yemen now the world’s largest: WHO

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“Scales have tipped” in fight against HIV

A key milestone has been reached in the fight against HIV, according to UN health experts, who say that more than half of all sufferers now have access to treatment.

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News in Brief 18 July 2017 (AM) – Geneva

Libya “executions” should face investigation, says UN rights office

Reports indicating that suspected terrorists have been executed by forces aligned with the Libyan National Army (LNA) should face an independent investigation, the UN said on Tuesday.

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Children "increasingly targeted" in CAR violence

Horrific and deadly acts of violence against babies and children have been reported in the Central African Republic (CAR), where fighting has forced tens of thousands of people from their homes in recent months.

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States give go-ahead to end arsenic-contaminated rice

A bid to protect global consumers from naturally occurring arsenic-contaminated rice has been given the go-ahead by Member States, the UN said on Monday.

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Why fitting in is often migrants’ biggest challenge

Helping migrants integrate into host communities is crucial to everyone’s wellbeing, but it’s something that’s frequently misunderstood by authorities, the UN has said.

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News in Brief 14 July 2017 (AM) – Geneva

Venezuela security forces urged to respect demonstrators’ rights

Venezuela’s government should ensure that the country’s military avoids using excessive force against demonstrators amid reports of intimidation, the UN said on Friday.

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