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OHCHR Refuses to Confirm Deeming Assange Detention Illegal

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) refused to confirm or deny media reports that it had found WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s detention illegal before an official statement on the issue had been released. 45 more words

UN: Lack of accountability drives sex abuse in CAR

The lack of accountability and corrective action by member states on UN troops who commit sexual violence in conflict zones has created a culture of impunity, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has said. 190 more words

#OHCHR UN experts have called for an end to the #harassment of #humanright 's defenders in the Occupied #Pal estinian Territory, calling the #attacks which include #physical #violence & #death threats “unaccep table”.

#AceNewsReport – The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) says human rights defenders in the region are being subjected to abuse, arrest, detention and harassment by the Israeli authorities and settler elements, in what is thought to be a bid to stop their work. 200 more words


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IPU-ILO-OHCHR Parliamentarians Handbook on Migration, Human Rights and Governance

GENEVA, December 19, 2015 (Arbanon) – Last week, Dr. Patrick Taran, the President of the Global Migration Policy Associates,  announced that the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) launched the new  148 more words


[From the web] Human Rights Day 2015 -OHCHR

Human Rights Day 2015
10 December

Fifty years ago, the United Nations General Assembly adopted two international treaties that would forever shape international human rights: The International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). 129 more words

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[From the web] COP21: “States’ human rights obligations encompass climate change” – UN expert -OHCHR

COP21: “States’ human rights obligations encompass climate change” – UN expert

PARIS (3 December 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, John Knox, today reminded all parties attending the Paris Climate Conference* that “States’ human rights obligations also encompass climate change,” and urged them to adopt a rights perspective in tackling environmental issues. 611 more words

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Planned UN ‘hub’ in Washington aims to influence US counterterrorism strategy

Fox News, by George Russell, Nov. 19, 2015:

EXCLUSIVE:  The chief United Nations human rights agency, with the Obama administration’s apparent blessing, is creating a new “regional hub” for itself in Washington, to use as a center for organizing against the death penalty, among other things, and for affecting the legal frameworks, policies, and strategies of American counterterrorism. 557 more words

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