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Update on violations of international human rights and humanitarian law during the ongoing violence in Libya

(23/12/2014). Fighting in recent months between armed groups in western and eastern Libya, as well as in the south, has
resulted in hundreds of civilian deaths, mass displacement and acute humanitarian conditions for those trapped in conflict zones, a new UN human rights report released Tuesday warns. 12 more words


Panel Discussion on Migration in the Post-2015 United Nations Development Agenda

Dr. Siegel began by stating that all parties must assume and understand that the ability to migrate is good. Much of the anti-migrant sentiment today, said Dr. 361 more words


Two years marked at FCCT in Bangkok

To mark two years since the enforced disappearance of Sombath Somphone, a press conference was held at the Foreign Correspondents Club in Thailand on December 11th. 63 more words


Lao govt condemned for failure to investigate disappearance of prominent Lao civil society worker

Prachathai: 12 December 2014

Thaweeporn Kummetha

Two years after the abduction of the prominent, internationally acclaimed Lao development worker Sombath Somphone by Lao state agents, the Lao government has done very little to find the truth, experts say. 812 more words

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Marking international observance, UN declares ‘Every day is Human Rights Day’

The universal reach of human rights should not be restricted to one day alone but extended to every day of the year, top United Nations officials declared yesterday as they marked Human Rights Day – an annual UN-backed event commemorating the date on which the General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 498 more words