Commissioner for Human Rights (Council of Europe)

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Name: Commissioner for Human Rights (Council of Europe)
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Sloviansk residents still in full information isolation - Lutkovska

KYIV, July 10 /Ukrinform/. Sloviansk residents remain in information isolation and do not know what is really happening in the country, Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Valeria Lutkovska told a press briefing on Thursday."There is another ... [Published Ukrinform - 2 hours ago]
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Saudi Arabia criticized for jailing human rights activists

10 Jul 2014Listen /prisonSaudi Arabia has come under sharp criticism from the UN Human Rights office over the arrest, trial and detention of human rights defenders.This comes in the wake of the trial and conviction of Waleed Abu Al-Khair who was sentenced ... [Published United Nations Multimedia - 3 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

More ambition required to reform UN treaty bodies

The recent reform of the UN’s rights-monitoring bodies falls far short of expectations, and fails to reach out to those whoserights are most in need of protection. The new High Commissioner needs a freshapproach. Despite the many efforts that have ... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - 8 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

New York prosecutors refuse to review Russian pilot’s case

10:52 10/07/2014NEW YORK, July 10 (RAPSI) – Prosecutors in New York City have rejected a request to review the case of the jailed Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, who cited unlawful actions that allegedly took place during his detention, his attorney, ... [Published RAPSI - 10 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

Five questioned after boat turned back

Sri Lankan police are questioning five people on allegations of masterminding a major human trafficking operation to New Zealand and Australia.Those being questioned were among 41 people aboard a boat that was turned back at sea to Sri Lanka by Australian ... [Published MSN New Zealand - 20 hours ago]
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Brookings Today, 7/9/14

A roundup of some of the content published today by Brookings.Fixing credit ratings. Ann Rutledge and Robert Litan  argue that credit agencies need a cardinal credit scale to measure credit quality in the U.S. debt capital markets as opposed to the current ... [Published Brookings Institution - 20 hours ago]
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The Relay Race for Human Rights

Human rights defenders are gladiators, some are also marathon runners, working tirelessly on their long run to expose human rights violations to the international community. But this work is not just a battle or a long run; it's a relay race.The race ... [Published Huffington Post - 22 hours ago]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Human rights case against welfare reforms keeps growing

On July 5, the Daily Mail mounted yet another attack on the pesky human rights folk who have the temerity to question the coalition government’s welfare agenda. The article, headlined “The Brazil Nut strikes…AuthorsProfessor of International Human Rights ... [Published Conversation UK - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 2 reports

Three Tips for the High Commissioner for Human Rights

The independent experts (or ‘Special Procedures’) appointed by the UN to monitor human rights worldwide are the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the UN system – the new High Commissioner needs to move quickly to defend their independence and ensure they get ... [Published Brookings Latest From Brookings - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 4 reports

NZ-bound asylum seekers repatriated

A group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers aboard a boat that was turned back at sea by Australia may have been heading for New Zealand.Forty-one people - including four women and nine children - appeared in a Sri Lankan court on Tuesday (local time) on charges ... [Published MSN New Zealand - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Russia Responds to War Threat

Russia continues to move on numerous fronts against what it has recognized as global warfare being waged against it by the United States under the control of the British Empire.On July 7, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov in an interview with RIA ... [Published Lyndon LaRouche Public Action Committee - Jul 09 2014]
Entities: Russia, War, Threat, Crime
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

A do and don’t do list for the new High Commissioner

A new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has just been appointed -  Prince Zeid,  Jordan’s UN Ambassador in New York. He will need to move quickly to improve the visibility and viability of the Office’s mandate in a changing global environment.  ... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Jul 08 2014]

Quotes

"There is another problem for Sloviansk residents - they are in complete information vacuum. In fact, the square in front of the citycity council building is the only place where they can find some information" Lutkovska said
"We have already engaged the Foreign Ministry in this process, the Foreign Ministry is currently working at the diplomatic level, and we, for our part, have started to prepare an appeal to the Council of Europe, European CommissionerCommissioner for Human Rights] ... to declare her a hostage and [recognize] that she is being held in inhuman conditions... and then demand that Russia return her" Petrenko said, answering a question by Interfax-Ukraine concerning the specific steps the Justice Ministry is taking to comply with Ukrainian President...
"This is not something that can or should be done hurriedly, remotely and on high seas" spokeswoman for the UN High CommissionerCommissioner for Human RightsHuman Rights Ravina Shamdasana said
...Following the short ceremony, he also held talks with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. "I thank the Sri Lankan government and the Sri Lankan navy and all the other authorities here for the incredible work they have done to stop people smuggling. Now that work will continue and for people who think they can get to Australia this way, well I think a very clear message has been sent to them during the last few days. That venture will not prevail" he told reporters...

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Afghan Coalition Government Urged by U.S. in Vo... [Published Bloomberg - 20 hours ago]
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Three Tips for the High Commissioner for Human ... [Published Brookings Latest From Brookings - Jul 09 2014]
The independent experts (or ‘Special Procedures’) appointed by the UN to monitor human rights worldwide are the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the UN system – the new High Commissioner needs to move quickly to defend their independence and ensure they get ...
Hamas’s Nazi-Style Rocket Blitz [Published Solsticewitch13's BOS - Jul 09 2014]
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Afghanistan: Afghanistan Midyear Report 2014 Pr... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 09 2014]
Source: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN Assistance Mission in AfghanistanCountry: Afghanistan UN report: Number of Afghan civilian casualties rises by 24% in first half of 2014 9 July 2014 - Ground combat among parties to ...
Australia: UN rights office ‘deeply disturbed’ ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 09 2014]
Source: UN News ServiceCountry: Australia, Sri Lanka 8 July 2014 – The United Nations human rights office said today that is “deeply disturbed” that Australian authorities on Sunday returned to Sri Lanka 41 people seeking asylum, apparently without adequate ...
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