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New York, Aug 3(Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights office on Thursday expressed concern about the ongoing unrest in Mauritania, ahead of the constitutional referendum scheduled for Saturday, particularly the apparent suppression of dissenting voices and the reported use of excessive force by the authorities against protest leaders. more
Venezuela: UN rights chief 'deeply concerned' by detention of opposition leaders

New York, Aug 2(Just Earth News): The top United Nations human rights official on Tuesday expressed deep concern about the detention of two opposition leaders by Venezuelan authorities after ...

Venezuela: UN rights office urges all parties to refrain from violence amid protests over Sunday's elections

New York, Aug 1(Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights office has expressed regret that at least 10 people died in Venezuela over the weekend amid clashes between security forces ...

UN rights experts say fight against racism must be 'unremitting to be successful'

New York, Aug 1(Just Earth News): The fight against racism must be unremitting to be successful, according to the oldest of the United Nations treaty-monitoring bodies, which opened its late ...

Philippines: UN experts urge Government to address spiralling rights violations

New York, July 31(Just Earth News): A group of United Nations experts has urged the Government of the Philippines to immediately address reported human rights violations, including murder, t ...

'Act now' to help and protect trafficking victims, UN urges on World Day against the scourge

New York, July 31(Just Earth News): Criminal groups feed off the instability created by conflicts, and as links between wars, trafficking and migrant smuggling become more widely known, the ...

Human rights defenders in Viet Nam should 'never be treated as criminals,' says UN rights office

New York, July 29(Just Earth News): The United Nations rights office expressed concern on Friday over the intensifying crackdown in Viet Nam against human rights defenders who have questione ...

Venezuela: UN rights wing urges calm ahead of controversial weekend polls

New York, July 28(Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights office expressed deep concern on Friday at the risk of further violence in Venezuela, where elections for a Constituent As ...

In Honduras, senior UN official urges protection of human rights defenders

New York, July 28(Just Earth News): Visiting a newly established United Nations human rights office in Honduras, a senior official on Fridaystressed the need to protect human rights defender ...

Migrant workers in south-east Asia lack access to fair, responsive legal remedies – UN report

New York, July 27(Just Earth News): Access to justice is often out of reach for migrant workers in South-east Asia, the United Nations labour agency reported on Thursday in a study that show ...