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The Envoy Shorts: Roundup of 2017

Focus Area – South America; Focus Country – Peru

The pardon granted to former President President Alberto Fujimori was widely criticized by the international community. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) reported that according to some UN human rights experts, this presidential pardon was a “slap in the face” to victims of human rights abuses who had fought very hard for justice. 165 more words

Human Rights

Making money from Israel's settlements: UN report deals a blow to the occupation business

Last week, the United Nations human rights office published an update on its work to produce a database of businesses involved in Israel’s illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, as mandated by a UN Human Rights Council resolution adopted in March 2016. 928 more words


Rassegna settimanale 23-29 ottobre: Giappone e Corea del Sud

23 ottobre, Corea del Sud: La vittoria di Abe getta un’ombra sulle relazioni tra Seul e Tokyo.

La grande vittoria della coalizione guidata Partito Libera Democratico di Shinzo Abe alle elezioni giapponesi sta oscurando le relazioni tra la Corea del Sud e il suo vicino. 3,160 more words

Rassegna Settimanale

Spain's Summary Returns to Morocco Violate the European Convention on Human Rights

Rocío Naranjo Sandalio

On 3 October 2017, the European Court of Human Rights ruled unanimously against Spain in N.D. and N.T. v. Spain, stating that the country had violated the prohibition of collective expulsion (Article 4 of Protocol No.4) and the right to an effective remedy (Article 13) of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). 1,687 more words

Refugee Admissions

Yemeni girl bed-ridden in Sanaa hospital after losing family in Saudi-led air strike (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Published time: 29 Aug, 2017 15:43Edited time: 29 Aug, 2017 17:40

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A young girl is in hospital after being pulled from the rubble of her apartment block, destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa. 1,019 more words

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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


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

by Amrita Shivaprasad*

Does recognition of the Responsibility to Protect [“R2P”] by states, routinely violating human rights change the meaning of the customary obligation being created? 1,595 more words

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