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New York, Dec 25 (JEN): Two United Nations human rights experts Tuesday criticized the British Government’s decision to replace an independent judge-led inquiry into the United Kingdom’s involvement in torture and abuses of people detained overseas in counter-terrorism operations with a parliamentary inquiry. more
Russia orders NGO to register as foreign agent

New York, Dec 24 (JEN): A United Nations human rights body voiced grave concern Monday after a court in Russia ordered a non-governmental organization (NGO) that had provided the panel with ...

UN seeks solidarity in bridging gaps to combat poverty

New York, Dec 21 (JEN): United Nations officials are marking Human Solidarity Day Friday by calling for joint action to reach the globally agreed goals of reducing extreme poverty, hunger, ...

UN voices concern at treatment of Saudi activist

New York, Dec 21 (JEN): The United Nations voiced deep concern Friday about the intimidation and prosecution of individuals in Saudi Arabia for exercising certain fundamental freedoms, noti ...

UN urges Belize to protect trafficking victims

New York, Dec 21 (JEN): An independent United Nations human rights expert Friday called on the Government of Belize to adopt a comprehensive programme to protect and assist victims of traff ...

2013 witnessed highest levels of forced displacement: UN

New York, Dec 21 (JEN): The United Nations refugee agency warned Friday that 2013 is on track for some of the highest levels of forced displacement ever seen, owing to unusually large numbe ...

UN reports positive response to rights protection plan

New York, Dec 20 (JEN): Two days after presenting a new United Nations strategy to prevent genocide and human rights abuses to Member States, Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said the ...

DPR Korea: UN calls for death penalty moratorium

New York, Dec 19 (JEN): The recent execution of a senior official in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) “is just one among multiple executions” reported in the country s ...

UN concerned over continued killing of journalists

New York, Dec 19 (JEN): The head of the United Nations agency entrusted with upholding press freedom pushed on with her campaign to secure the safety of journalists Wednesday, condemning th ...

UN strategy to prevent human rights abuses in CAR

New York, Dec 19 (JEN): Still haunted by its failure to forestall genocide in Rwanda and Srebrenica nearly 20 years ago and confronted by ongoing bloodshed in Syria and the Central African ...