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New York, Oct 20(Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights chief on Thursday called for spreading greater knowledge about human rights to its skeptics, rebuking perspectives that see global organizations and their international legal frameworks as part of a problem and not the solution. more
Strong civil society can push back against 'major attack' on human rights, says senior UN rights official

New York, Oct 20(Just Earth News): A senior United Nations human rights official has praised civil society for its role in standing up to the “backlash” against human rights.

#MeToo movement stems from impunity and culture of silence, senior UN official writes

New York, Oct 20(Just Earth News): Casual indifference to sexual harassment is unacceptable, the head of the United Nations entity mandated to promote gender equality on Thursday said, urgin ...

Denver: Sex racket busted, baby and child among scores of minors rescued

Denver, Oct 19 (JEN): A three-month old infant and a five-year-old child were among the scores of under-aged children rescued following a nation wide crackdown on sex racket in the United St ...

UN rights experts urge Iran to halt imminent execution of juvenile Amirhossein Pourjafar

New York, Oct 19(Just Earth News): United Nations human rights experts on Wednesday urgently appealed to Iran to halt tomorrow’s execution of Amirhossein Pourjafar, who was sentenced to de ...

UN rights experts urge France to provide safe water, sanitation for migrants in ‘Calais Jungle’

New York, Oct 16(Just Earth News): United Nations human rights experts are urging the Government of France to devise long-term measures to provide access to safe drinking water and sanitatio ...

Lift protest ban, protect judiciary and preserve civil society role, UN rights experts urge Kenya

New York, Oct 16(Just Earth News): Voicing concern over restrictions on protests as well as attacks on judiciary and civil society in the run-up to presidential elections in Kenya, a group o ...

UN rights office 'deeply concerned' over arrests of LGBT people in Azerbaijan, Egypt and Indonesia

New York, Oct 14(Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights office on Friday expressed deep concern about a wave of arrests in Azerbaijan, Egypt and Indonesia of more than 180 people ...

Human rights challenges in Libya ‘massive, but not insurmountable,’ UN rights chief says after visit

New York, Oct 13(Just Earth News): After a brief mission to Libya, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Thursday said the Government “can and should ...

Silencing opposition voices threatens Cambodian democracy – UN rights expert

New York, Oct 13(Just Earth News): Civil and political rights in Cambodia are “under threat” as the main opposition party is being dissolved in the parliament, a United Nations human rig ...