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[Resources] Web resource gathers human rights education commitments of States in one place -OHCHR

Web resource gathers human rights education commitments of States in one place

The UN Human Rights Office launches a new resource, making available all the human rights education provisions of treaties and other instruments in one place. 285 more words

Human Rights

Bahrain rights activist to stand trial from October 1

A prominent Bahraini human rights activist will stand trial from October 1 on charges of assaulting a police officer, her lawyer says.

Maryam al-Khawaja, who is the daughter of a jailed top Shia opposition figure, would remain in the Al Khalifa regime’s custody until her trial date, Mohammed al-Jishi told AFP on Tuesday. 195 more words

Law

ZEID RA'AD AL HUSSEIN, NEW UN HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, ADDRESSES OPENING OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL’S 27TH SESSION

ZEID RA’AD AL HUSSEIN, NEW UN HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, ADDRESSES OPENING OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL’S 27TH SESSION
8 September 2014
“Twenty years ago, I was exposed to a cruel, pointless, war. 4,819 more words

UN

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, Pablo de Greiff*

UN Special Rapporteur on transitional justice Pablo de Greiff Friday warned that “despite clear international obligations, only a fraction of perpetrators of massive violations are ever investigated and prosecuted”. 275 more words

Report

Possible crimes against humanity in Sudan

The United Nations calls for a thorough investigation into violations of international law committed in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan state in June which it said could, “if substantiated, amount to crimes against humanity or war crimes.” 622 more words

International Criminal Justice

[From the web] OHCHR welcomes arrest of Palparan

OHCHR welcomes arrest of Palparan

BANGKOK (13 August 2014) – We welcome the arrest by the Filipino Army of former maj. general Jovito Palparan, which represents an important step towards addressing impunity for serious human rights abuses in the Philippines. 284 more words

Human Rights