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New York, Sept 26(Just Earth News): The top United Nations envoy to Somalia today welcomed the recent introduction of legislation that would amend the 2016 media law, and urged lawmakers to give due consideration to the concerns raised by prominent members of Somalia’s news media about the existing law and the proposed amendments. more
New UN report details grave human rights violations in Crimea

New York, Sept 26(Just Earth News): The human rights situation in Crimea has significantly deteriorated under Russian occupation, a United Nations report says, detailing how residents there ...

Torture during interrogations not just wrong but also counterproductive – UN rights chief

New York, Sept 23(Just Earth News): The torture and ill-treatment of persons suspected of crimes is not only “deeply wrong” but, from an interrogator's perspective, also counterproductiv ...

European Union and UN launch new initiative to eliminate gender violence

New York, Sept 21(Just Earth News): The European Union and the United Nations on Thursday launched a joint initiative to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, one of the m ...

Bolivia’s Morales, at UN, says natural resources, basic necessities must be viewed as human rights

New York, Sept 20(Just Earth News): While some pledges made in the United Nations Charter have been met, “others have come to noting,” the President of Bolivia told the General Assembly ...

Pellet guns blinded, killed and traumatized Kashmiris: Amnesty

Pellet guns have no place in law enforcement which have been responsible for blinding, killing and traumatizing hundreds of people in Kashmir and should be banned immediately, human rights g ...

World's poor bearing the brunt of global crises, stresses UN rights expert

New York, Sept 14(Just Earth News): Impacts of climate change and the global economic crisis are compounding the threats faced by people living in poverty around the world, a United Nations ...

Following Lankesh's murder, UN rights experts urge Indian Government to protect free speech

New York, Sept 13(Just Earth News): A group of independent human rights experts on Wednesday called on the Government of India to create a safer environment for independent voices, after Ind ...

UN human rights chief points to ‘textbook example of ethnic cleansing’ in Myanmar

New York, Sept 12(Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights chief on Monday lashed out at the treatment of the Rohingya in Myanmar which has led to more than 300,000 people fleeing t ...

Yemen: UN report urges probe into rights violations amid 'entirely man-made catastrophe'

New York, Sept 5(Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights chief has called for an independent, international investigation into the allegations of serious violations of human rights ...