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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, will undertake an official visit the Commonwealth of the Bahamas from 9 to 11 December 2013. Her visit will be the first ever to the Caribbean country by an
The United Nations Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights, Cephas Lumina, today urged Argentina to audit its external debt in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Foreign Debt and Human Rights, which call for every State to conduct
The European states had agreed to welcome Israel into their midst in exchange for the Jewish state's return to the council and its participation in its Universal Periodic Human Rights Review process. Israel had left the council a year and a half ago
In reaction to news reports that Israel was admitted into the UN Human Rights Council's Western Group, UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer emphasized that the decision is not yet final, and issued the following comment: Though it's not yet final,
For decades, countries rich in oil, gas, or minerals have been cursed by conflict surrounding these resources. Companies in the extractive industries are often accused of complicity in violating human rights. In the 1990s, a flurry of allegations of
Joseph Khalil, said in press conference on Thursday that most of the complaints involve cases of security and freedoms abuses while some complaints are related to land disputes, pointing that few cases relate to violations committed by the police...
UN rights expert to assess the situation of violence against women Geneva, 21 November 2013 United Nations Special Rapporteur Rashida Manjoo will visit Azerbaijan from 25 November to 5 December 2013 to examine the issue of violence against women in
In its resolution, the African Commission urges State Parties to take all measures necessary to ensure the effective protection of persons with albinism, to eliminate all forms of discrimination against persons them, and to increase awareness through
Chinese activists are gradually strengthening the framing of domestic grievances with the vocabulary of international human rights, marking a departure from locality-specific episodes of contention. On the morning of 22 October, special envoy Wu
The United Nations Human Rights Council in New York refers herein as the Council has periodical elections to its Human Rights Council every quarterly...The Council is comprised of 47 seats contested openly by all member states of the United Nations.