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Serbia with Yemen and Honduras in UN HC for Human Rights press briefing notes

We are concerned by the continued and increasing pressure by Serbian authorities, including members of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party, on Ombudsperson Sasa Jankovic. Such pressures first emerged following his investigation of alleged wrongdoing by the country’s Military Security Agency (VBA), in January this year, and have intensified since the publication of his latest Annual Report on Serbia, on 14 April 2015. 431 more words

Serbia

[From the web] New OHCHR publication: "Moving Away from the Death Penalty. Lessons in South-East Asia" -OHCHR

New OHCHR publication: “Moving Away from the Death Penalty. Lessons in South-East Asia”

(BANGKOK, 27 March 2015) – The United Nations Human Rights Office for South East Asia (OHCHR) is pleased to release its new publication on death penalty in South East Asia. 517 more words

Human Rights

[From the web] Expert says key housing rights responsibility lie with local authorities -OHCHR

Expert says key housing rights responsibility lie with local authorities

There are over a billion people around the world living in inadequate housing, said Leilani Farha, Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing. 148 more words

Human Rights

ISIL Accused Of War Crimes, Genocide In Iraq

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 23 2015 (IPS) – At least 11,600 Iraqi civilians were killed in war and ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq in the Levant) terrorist attacks in 2014, and ISIL forces may be guilty of war crimes and genocide, according to an alarming United Nations report released Monday. 459 more words

Inter Press Service

Commissions of Inquiry and Fact-finding Missions on International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law: Guidance and Practice

This publication captures the experience of United Nations international commissions of inquiry and fact-finding missions, and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in supporting them, over the past two decades. 23 more words

World

What can Ireland do to promote business respect for human rights?

Ireland is one of only a handful of states that are developing national plans to promote better human rights practice by business. What should that plan contain? 1,631 more words

Civil Society

Afghanistan: UN report on torture in detention shows some progress, calls for more effective measures

A UN report released today on the torture and ill-treatment of conflict-related detainees in Government detention facilities shows some progress and welcomes the new administration’s commitment to accelerate its efforts to fully eliminate the practice of torture and ill-treatment in detention facilities. 13 more words

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