Special Rapporteur

Type: Organization
Name: Special Rapporteur
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 2 reports

Even judges had utmost respect for him

Politics & Government 2014Written by Sangeetha Amarthalingam, fz.com (contributor to theedgemalaysia.com)Friday, 18 April 2014 18:23A + A - ResetGEORGETOWN (April 18): The legal profession had always been Karpal Singh's first choice followed by politics, ... [Published Malaysia Edge - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

UN: Argentina jail violating rights of prisoner with disabilities

[JURIST] The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) [official website] found [press release] on Wednesday that Argentine authorities had failed to ensure equal access and use of prison services and facilities for a prisoner with ... [Published JURIST's Paper Chase - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

FIRST OFFICIAL VISIT TO MEXICO BY THE UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON TORTURE, JUAN E. MAeNDEZ

GENEVA, Switzerland -- The following information was released by the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG):United Nations human rights expert Juan E. Mendez will visit Mexico, at the invitation of the Government, from 21 April to 2 May 2014 to assess ... [Published HighBeam Research - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 4 reports

Is Rashida Manjoo right that Britain is the most sexist country in the world?

A UN Special Rapporteur has said Britain is the most sexist country in the world, we ask some worldly celebrities their views It’s the little things that rile a woman. When, for example, we’re labelled ‘bossy’ for speaking our minds, or ‘shrill’ when ... [Published Telegraph - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Sexism in Britain most 'pervasive'

leaseYvette Cooper, Shadow Home Secretary, responds to press statementfrom Rahida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur for violence against women:“Rahida Manjoo’s statement exposes the Government’s blindspotwhen it comes to... Continue to article ... [Published PoliticsHome - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 4 reports

UN Special Rapporteur finds UK more sexist than India

Sexism is "more visible" in the UK than in countries like India, a United Nations investigator looking at violence against women in the country today said.Rashida Manjoo is on a fact-finding mission to the UK to study the country's approach to the is ... [Published Business Standard India - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Djibouti: UN human rights expert welcomes release of Eritrean refugees in Djibouti

Source: UN Human Rights CouncilCountry: Djibouti, Eritrea GENEVA (15 April 2014) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, Sheila B. Keetharuth, today hailed the release of all Eritrean refugees and asylum seekers, ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 3 reports

Iran (Islamic Republic of): UN rapporteur waits to hear about execution of Iranian woman

Source: UN RadioCountry: Iran (Islamic Republic of) The execution of an Iranian woman has reportedly been postponed following the intervention of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran. Reyhaneh Jabbari was due to be executed ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

UN Special Rapporteur unimpressed with UK's sexist culture

World Bulletin / News DeskUN Special Rapporteur Rashida Manjo has criticized the UK for having a sexist culture while on a 16-day visit to the country to investigate violence against women.The UN Special Rapporteur said that the UK was worse than other ... [Published World Bulletin - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 2 reports

occupied Palestinian territory: Hebron: Israeli settlers must be stopped from taking over Al-Rajabi House – UN Special Rapporteur

Source: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human RightsCountry: occupied Palestinian territory GENEVA (15 April 2014) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territories occupied since 1967, Richard ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Iran urged to halt execution of woman

Ahmed Shaheed UN Photo/Amanda VoisardIran has been urged by the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the country, to halt immediately the execution of a woman that is due to take place on Tuesday.Reyhaneh Jabbari, an interior designer ... [Published United Nations Multimedia - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 2 reports

Industrial Agriculture And Threats To Global Food Security

Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi[Sustainable Agriculture]Transitioning from an industrial model of agriculture to a system benefiting small-scale producers - a step governments must support - will not only alleviate worldwide hunger and poverty, but will reduce ... [Published BlackStar News - Apr 15 2014]

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...The UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions has stated that "international law prohibits the capitalcapital punishment of mentally retarded or insane persons"
...Government responses are always very defensive; Lebanon has rejected all recommendations, on the grounds that "they [the international community] don't understand what it's like in Lebanon with millions of refugees" , explained Azzam
"He had set a high standard in the profession. I remember one encounter in his office which comes first - politics or law. He chose law and politics was secondary."
"We started up quite small and tried to expand the amount of local produce restaurants were buying through us. But unless you are supplying a substantial portion of chefs' needs and making their life easier, you won't get much traction" he says

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Source: European UnionCountry: Democratic People's Republic of Korea Summary: 17 April 2014, New York - Statement on behalf of the European Union by H.E. Mr. Ioannis Vrailas, Deputy Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations, ...
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Rwanda: Rwandan genocide: Security Council told... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 16 2014]
Source: UN News ServiceCountry: Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda 16 April 2014 – The Security Council today marked the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide by calling on all countries to recommit to prevent and fight ...
Ukraine: Statement of the Special Rapporteur on... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 16 2014]
Source: UN Human Rights CouncilCountry: Ukraine 16 April 2014 In my capacity as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on minority issues, I conducted an official visit to Ukraine between 7 and 14 April, 2014, at the invitation of the Government. I visited ...
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