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New York, Oct 19 (JEN): A United Nations independent expert, along with two other key human rights mechanisms Friday stressed the importance of partnerships as the “backbone” of global efforts to tackle the scourge of human trafficking. more
UN urges Togo to ensure protection for human rights defenders

New York, Oct 17 (JEN): An independent United Nations expert on Wednesday called on the Togolese Government to ensure a favourable environment in which human rights defenders can carry out t ...

UN alarmed by reprisals against Chinese rights activists

New York, Oct 17 (JEN): United Nations independent experts on Wednesday voiced serious concern over reports that Chinese activists have been intimidated and prevented from taking part in a m ...

UN-backed report warns against human trafficking

New York, Oct 15 (JEN): Although human trafficking is recognized as modern-day slavery, many victims of the scourge in the Greater Mekong Sub-region of South-East Asia are not given adequate ...

UN welcomes Tunisian law on national anti-torture body

New York, Oct 12 (JEN): Welcoming the adoption by the National Constituent Assembly of Tunisia of a law on setting up a national body to prevent torture, the United Nations human rights Offi ...

Iraq: UN urges death penalty moratorium following executions

New York, Oct 12 (JEW): The United Nations human rights Office Friday called on the Iraqi Government to immediately halt all executions immediately following reports that authorities put 42 ...

Rights violations: UN call to halt Posco mega-steel project

Geneva, Oct 2 (JEN) Construction of the mega-steel plant by South Korean firm POSCO in Odisha in Eastern India should be halted immediately, United Nations independent human rights experts ...

Indian Supreme Court empowers voters on right to reject

New Delhi, Sept 27 (JEN) Voters in India now joins the league of 13 other nations in the world to be able to reject all candidates in an election by exercising their right to a negative vote ...