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Sweden speaks out for Sombath

There are at least nine reported cases of forced disappearances in Laos. The disappearance of the civil society activist Mr Sombath Somphone is one of the most internationally renowned cases.

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Statements Of Concern

"Very high" incidence of anti-Christian discrimination in Austria, Observatory reports

It often seems that mechanisms to report and monitor so-called “discrimination” and “hate crimes” have been developed specifically with the purpose of promoting the interests of certain minority groups that have developed a strategy to hold themselves out as “victims” and claim special protections. 150 more words

Religious Freedom

The Lao PDR is a People's Democratic State

The Lao PDR is a people’s democratic state. All powers belong to the people, and are exercised by the people and for the interests of the multi-ethnic people.

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Notable Quotes

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

Death Penalty: Volunteers Assist Global Partners with UN Advocacy

While the use of death penalty is decreasing worldwide, 22 countries carried out executions and 57 imposed death sentences in 2012.

Execution methods range from lethal injection to the firing squad, but hanging remains the most common method. 736 more words

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Deputy PM Bülent Arınç's Statement on LGBT at the Universal Periodic Review

Bülent Arınç, Deputy Prime Minister responsible for Human Rights, represented Turkey at the Universal Periodic Review on 27 January 2015. The webcast archive of the session can be viewed… 549 more words

LGBTI Activism

UPR Recommendations on Civil Society

In addition to the numerous recommendations on Sombath’s disappearance made during the Universal Periodic Review for the Lao PDR on January 20th, a number of recommendations were also given regarding civil society: 405 more words

Statements Of Concern