Commissioner for Human Rights (Council of Europe)

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Name: Commissioner for Human Rights (Council of Europe)
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

UN DEPUTY HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS TO VISIT CAMBODIA

24 April 2014The United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Flavia Pansieri, will visit Cambodia from 28 April to 2 May 2014. Ms. Pansieri is the most senior United Nations human rights official to visit the country since 2010.In Phnom ... [Published United Nations Office at Geneva - 13 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

ROUNDTABLE ON LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE QUESTION OF PALESTINE OPENS IN GENEVA

Meeting organized by the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People 24 April 2014A two-day United Nations Roundtable on Legal Aspects of the Question of Palestine, organized by the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable ... [Published United Nations Office at Geneva - 13 hours ago]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Brunei Postpones Death by Stoning Law

The government of Brunei will postpone the implementation of a law that would allow a sentence of death by stoning for people found guilty of having gay sex, among other offenses including adultery, robbery, and defamation of the Prophet Muhammad.Sharia ... [Published Gay.com - Apr 23 2014]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 2 reports

To Execute a Victim of Attempted Rape

To Execute a Victim of Attempted Rape http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/majid-rafizadeh/iran-executing-a-victim-of-attempted-rape/ April 24, 2014 by Majid Rafizadeh 1 Comment 9   Print This Post  A few days ago, the United Nations ... [Published Solsticewitch13's BOS - 15 hours ago]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 2 reports

Europe rights body criticizes Azerbaijan for abuses

[JURIST] The Council of Europe [official website] released [press release, PDF] Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks's observations on the human rights situation in Azerbaijan on Wednesday revealing human rights issues including: freedom of expression, ... [Published JURIST's Paper Chase - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

AI: Qatar failing to protect migrant domestic workers from exploitation

[JURIST] Migrant workers in Qatar face human rights abuse including forced labor, excessively long working hours, verbal harassment, and physical and sexual violence, according to an Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] report [report, PDF] released ... [Published JURIST's Paper Chase - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Council Of Europe Commissioner Slams Baku For Human Rights

The Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks has harshly criticized Azerbaijani authorities over deteriorating human rights and basic freedoms in the country.Talking to RFE/RL by phone from Strasbourg on April 22, Muiznieks said ... [Published Radio Free Europe - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

NEPAL - UNITED NATIONS Human rights activists oppose amnesty for crimes committed during the country's civil war

Kathmandu (AsiaNews) - An amnesty would be a serious violation of international law and an insult to the victims of the civil war, this according to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, a view shared by Amnesty International, Human Rights ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 2 reports

Mining may cause extinction of most Colombian indigenous peoples UN

News-Mining Wednesday 23rd April, 2014The representative of the?UN?High Commissioner for Human Rights in Colombia, Todd Howland, has warned that about 40 indigenous groups are at risk of disappearing as a consequence of increased mining activity in the ... [Published Canada Standard - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

First delegates receive training on international human rights standards

:22 Hits: 29HAMMAMET, (TAP) - A training session on international human rights standards started Tuesday in Hammamet.The training, dedicated to first delegates, is organised the Centre of Training and Support to Decentralisation at the Interior Ministry, ... [Published Tunis Afrique Presse News Agency - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Human Rights Commissioner Strässer visits South Sudan, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo

BERLIN, Germany, April 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, Christoph...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full ... [Published SocioLingo Africa - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Issue of Arab Human Rights Court probed

CAIRO, April 22 (KUNA) -- Secretary General of the League of Arab States, Dr. Nabil Al-Araby discussed here on Tuesday with the head of the Arab Commission for Human Rights and Chairman of the Qatari National Committee for Human Rights, Ali Al-Marri a ... [Published Kuwait News Agency - Apr 22 2014]

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...following the two-hour briefing to the Council on the spate of "terrible violence" that erupted in South Sudan over the last ten days, Ladsous said "we are not and cannot be in a business as usual format. The cycle of violence...must stop immediately."
General Assembly resolution 60/251 of 15 March 2006, which created the Human Rights Council, mandated the Council to "undertake a universal periodic review, based on objective and reliable information, of the fulfilment by each State of its human rights obligations and commitments in a manner which ensures universality of coverage and equal treatment with respect to all States; the review shall be a cooperative mechanism, based on an interactive dialogue, with the full involvement of the country concerned and with consideration given to its capacity-building needs; such a mechanism shall complement and not duplicate the work of treaty bodies."
...High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda published in May last year laid out a path to end extreme poverty. Titled "A New Global Partnership: eradicate poverty and transform economies through sustainable development" the report suggested 12 new goals, the tenth of which is the promotion of "good governance and effective institutions."
- he publicly endorsed Gilad Atzmon's " The Wandering Who? ", a book widely criticized as anti-Semitic."

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South Sudan: Security Council Press Statement o... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 13 hours ago]
UN DEPUTY HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS TO... [Published United Nations Office at Geneva - 13 hours ago]
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HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW ... [Published United Nations Office at Geneva - 13 hours ago]
Africa: CPJ Urges Free Expression Be Part of Po... [Published AllAfrica.com - 14 hours ago]
Richard Falk at SDSU [Published Campus Watch - 15 hours ago]
To Execute a Victim of Attempted Rape [Published Solsticewitch13's BOS - 15 hours ago]
Thai Navy Takes Aim at Phuketwan, Reuters Over ... [Published Phuket Wan - 16 hours ago]
Libereco urges to release Belarusian political ... [Published Charter 97 - 17 hours ago]
Iran Executing a Victim of Attempted Rape? [Published Frontpagemag.com - 22 hours ago]
San Francisco ralliesfor LGBTs globally [Published Bay Area Reporter - 22 hours ago]
Thai navy takes aim at Reuters over Rohingya sm... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - Apr 24 2014]
U.N. Agenda a Reflection of Political Power Plays [Published Inter Press Service - Apr 24 2014]
Torture, Starvation & Deaths Captured Digitally... [Published Inter Press Service - Apr 24 2014]
Europe rights body criticizes Azerbaijan for ab... [Published JURIST's Paper Chase - Apr 23 2014]
AI: Qatar failing to protect migrant domestic w... [Published JURIST's Paper Chase - Apr 23 2014]
Azerbaijan human rights situation ‘urgent’ [Published PBS - Apr 23 2014]
Tunisian prison conditions still require improv... [Published The Tunis Times - Apr 23 2014]
Burundi: Burundi: ignoring the problem won't ma... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 23 2014]
Brunei Lawmakers Postpone Violent Anti-Gay Measure [Published EdgeBoston.com - Apr 23 2014]
Victims of Nepal’s conflict still fighting for ... [Published Gulf Times - Apr 23 2014]
Brunei Postpones Death by Stoning Law [Published Gay.com - Apr 23 2014]
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World: Human Rights Council Universal Periodic ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 9 hours ago]
Source: UN Human Rights CouncilCountry: Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, World BACKGROUND RELEASE 24 April 2014 The nineteenth session of the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic ...
South Sudan: Security Council Press Statement o... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 13 hours ago]
Source: UN Security CouncilCountry: South Sudan Security Council SC/11363 AFR/2870 The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President U. Joy Ogwu ( Nigeria): On 23 April, the members of the Security Council were briefed ...
To Execute a Victim of Attempted Rape [Published Solsticewitch13's BOS - 15 hours ago]
To Execute a Victim of Attempted Rape http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/majid-rafizadeh/iran-executing-a-victim-of-attempted-rape/ April 24, 2014 by Majid Rafizadeh 1 Comment 9   Print This Post  A few days ago, the United Nations ...
Thai navy takes aim at Reuters over Rohingya sm... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - Apr 24 2014]
The two Phuketwan journalists facing a Royal Thai Navy defamation lawsuit over mistreatment of Rohingya suggested the suit be dropped to celebrate World Press Freedom Day on May 3, but the navy rejected that and said it was preparing a second lawsuit ...
Burundi: Burundi: ignoring the problem won't ma... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 23 2014]
Source: Institute for Security StudiesCountry: Burundi In what looks like a classic case for the African Union’s (AU’s) early-warning mechanisms, alarm bells are growing louder over the political tensions in Burundi. Detentions, human rights violations ...
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