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New York, Nov 25 (JEN): Four people have been arrested for alleged witness tampering in the war crimes trial of former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba, the International Criminal Court (ICC) Sunday announced. more
UN works on to end impunity for human rights violations

New York, Nov 23 (JEN): A group of independent United Nations rights experts Friday called on the Organization to adopt a more central role in the fight against impunity, and urged Member S ...

UNAIDS urges end to gender-based violence

New York, Nov 23 (JEN): The United Nations agency leading the response to the AIDS epidemic is calling for an end to gender-based violence, which is not only a serious human rights violation ...

UN calls for dialogue over ‘Black Pete’ holiday tradition

New York, Nov 22 (JEN): Saying they themselves had received threats, United Nations human rights experts Thursday called on the Government of the Netherlands to facilitate the growing natio ...

UN: Violence against young hobbles development

New York, Nov 21 (JEN): Drawing a direct link between violence against children and poverty, United Nations officials marked Universal Children’s Day with a call to make child protection a ...

Somalia: Ban condemns attack against police station

New York, Nov 21 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the deadly attacks on Tuesday against a police station in Beledweyne, Somalia, which follow a numb ...

Ban urges ratification in Rome Statute of ICC

New York, Nov 21 (JEN): Despite collective efforts, much remains to be done towards universal ratification of the Rome Statute, the treaty that established the International Criminal Court ( ...

CAR: UN concerned over new spate of killings and robbery

New York, Nov 19 (JEN): A spate of armed robberies and extrajudicial killings, including those of army soldiers and a senior magistrate, has shaken Bangui, capital of the conflict-torn Centr ...

Ban urges dignity of human life at Nazi death camp

New York, Nov 19 (JEN): Visiting the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland, where millions of Jews and members of other minorities perished during the Second World War, Uni ...

DPRK: UN seeks justice based on human rights approach

New York, Nov 16 (JEN): Tackling human rights issues in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is crucial to pave the way for justice and reconciliation in the wider Korean Peni ...