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Still haunted by its failure to forestall genocide in Rwanda and Srebrenica nearly 20 years ago and confronted by ongoing bloodshed in Syria and the Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations is revamping its preventive strategies under a new
China's much-vaunted abolition of its widely loathed "re-education through labour" camps risks being no more than a cosmetic change because of other rights abuses, Amnesty International said Tuesday. Arbitrary detention will persist in unofficial "
State of Human Rights in Asia 2013 , covering Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Hunger in Asia...The global theme for this year is 20 Years: Working for your rights . The theme marks the 20th year of the
Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Human Rights Day, the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has released a comprehensive report, State of Human Rights in Asia 2013, covering Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan,
Displaced communities in Kachin State are facing growing human rights abuses as skirmishes continue between the government and Kachin Independence Army (KIA). There are currently more than 100,000 internally displaced peoples (IDP's) in Kachin State,
Headlines News It was late at night in 1968 when a group of men barged into my boarding house and pointed their guns at me. They shouted that I was a member of the PKI [Indonesian Communist Party], Yogyakarta native Christina Sumarmiyati, 68, said.
Few if any of the UN human rights mechanisms -- including those experts concerned with racism -- have addressed antisemitism in any meaningful way. The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch issued the following statement welcoming Ban Ki-moon's
I have discovered evidence implicating Barbados’ Minister of Industry Donville Inniss in the long-running campaign of character assassination and related intellectual property abuses that have led me to file a human rights abuse petition
Myanmar's government has signed individual ceasefire agreements with 14 main non-state armed groups since 2011, and is pressing ahead with plans for a national ceasefire agreement, originally scheduled for the end of October, but now delayed. The
It says the decision to hold the meet in Colombo was wrong because of continuing "rights abuses in Sri Lanka". Sri Lanka, and has called upon Prime Minister David Cameron to boycott the meeting. We conclude that continuing evidence of serious human