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Washington, June 13 (Just Earth News): Otto Warmbier, a US national who was jailed in North Korea while visiting the country as a tourist, has been released but his family said he is in coma for over a year since his trail in March 2016, media reports said on Tuesday. more
'Unprecedented' conference on rights of persons with disabilities gets under way at UN

New York, June 14(Just Earth News): A major intergovernmental meeting got underway at the United Nations on Tuesday, bringing together a wide range of stakeholders to ensure the full impleme ...

Joint African action crucial to protect persons with albinism from violence, highlights UN expert

New York, June 13(Just Earth News): Highlighting the importance of cooperation among countries to overcome the violence and discrimination faced by persons with albinism, a United Nations ri ...

Protect children in conflicts and disasters from forced labour, underscores UN on World Day

New York, June 12(Just Earth News): Children in areas affected by conflict and disasters are among the most vulnerable, the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) in warning ...

International community must ensure 'endemic' impunity in DR Congo brought to an end – UN rights chief

New York, June 9 (Just Earth News): Voicing concern over lack of progress on the part of Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to undertake credible investigations into wi ...

Recent killings in western Mosul indicative of rising atrocities against civilians – UN rights arm

New York, June 8(Just Earth News): Noting “credible” reports that Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) fighters killed more than 231 civilians, including women and children ...

Indigenous and environmental rights under attack in Brazil, UN rights experts warn

New York, June 8(Just Earth News): Human rights experts from the United Nations and an inter-American organization have denounced attacks on indigenous and environmental rights in Brazil, ex ...

Addressing Human Rights Council, UN rights chief decries some States’ lack of cooperation

New York, June 7(Just Earth News): In a major address in Geneva, the United Nations human rights chief on Tuesday stressed that denying access or not cooperating with UN bodies would not dim ...

UN rights chief calls for probe into protestor deaths in Bahrain

New York, June 3(Just Earth News): Expressing concern at the violence and arrests that occurred as part of a wider crackdown on dissent in Bahrain, the top United Nations human rights offi ...

UN human rights chief urges repeal of repressive NGO law in Egypt

New York, June 2(Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights chief on Thursday urged Egyptian officials to repeal a new law on non-governmental organizations, saying that it “further ...