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UN: Turkish Authorities Urged To Tackle Anti-LGBT Violence And Discrimination

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) expressed deep concern over attacks and incitement to violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Turkey and has called on the authorities to take active measures to combat homophobic and transphobic violence and discrimination, a UN spokesperson said on Tuesday last (14th July). 278 more words

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[From the web] New technologies –if used right– are vital tools in the fight against human rights violations -OHCHR

New technologies –if used right– are vital tools in the fight against human rights violations

GENEVA (19 June 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on summary executions, Christof Heyns, has called on the UN system and other international human rights bodies to “catch up” with rapidly developing innovations in human rights fact-finding and investigations. 838 more words

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Minding the minders

The UN makes a very big deal out of its role in protecting human rights around the world. Don’t take my word for it; take… 1,019 more words

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"Enforced disappearances in the Lao PDR alarming"

Laos is a signatory to the main international human rights instruments1 including the Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ICPED); yet, the practice of enforced disappearances in the Lao PDR is alarming.

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New UN report presents recommendations on protecting LGBT rights

While some progress has been made since the first study four years ago spotlighting discrimination and violence against people based on their sexual orientation and gender identity, the overall picture remains one of pervasive, violent abuse, harassment and discrimination affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBT/I) persons in all regions, according to a new United Nations report. 459 more words

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