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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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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
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
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
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