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Approaching the ‘International Day in Support of Victims of Torture,’ a Request to OHCHR and IBA to Address the Torture of Chinese Human Rights Lawyers in the 709 Crackdown

China Human Rights Lawyers Group, June 23, 2017

This year, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is partnering with the International Bar Association (IBA) to mark the annual “International Day in Support of Victims of Torture” on June 26. 1,063 more words

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When Routinely Human Rights Violating States Begin to Recognize The Responsibility to Protect

Does recognition of the Responsibility to Protect [“R2P”] by states, routinely violating human rights change the meaning of the customary obligation being created? Can virtually uniform state practice leading to the formation of custom be based on more violations of a norm than compliance with it by a state? 1,572 more words

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Girls as young as young as six are being held in sexual slavery by Islamic State

Petition from Global Citizen

Call On The UN Human Rights Commissioner To Establish A Commission Of Inquiry That Collects Evidence

Nadia Murad was taken as a sex slave by Islamic State (ISIS) militants, when they invaded the Sinjar district of northern Iraq in mid-2014, killing more than 3,000 Yazidi civilians and capturing up to 7,000. 206 more words

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Report on the trial of 37 former members of the Qadhafi Regime (Case 630/2012)

This report is published by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) in cooperation with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). 121 more words

United Nations Human Rights Appeal 2017

The UN Human Rights Office today launched its most ambitious funding appeal yet, urging States and private donors to bolster the Office’s ability to work and stand up for human rights for all people, everywhere. 9 more words

World

Spain's Summary Returns to Morocco: A Case Pending Before the European Court of Human Rights

Rocío Naranjo Sandalio

The term “Hot Returns” refers to the “push-back” operations against migrants authorized by the Spanish government in Ceuta and Melilla. After many years denouncing the situation faced by migrants attempting to irregularly cross into Spain through Ceuta and Melilla, attention is now focused on the… 2,775 more words

Human Rights

More than 1,000 Rohingya feared killed in Myanmar crackdown -- Aung San Suu Kyi criticised for failure to condemn army

Reuters
February 8, 2017

Aung San Suu Kyi criticised for failure to condemn army despite mounting evidence of atrocities on a huge scale 1,356 more words