Special Rapporteur

Type: Organization
Name: Special Rapporteur
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Thailand: UN Special Rapporteur’s visit is urgently needed to investigate allegations of torture in military custody

“ A clear pattern of serious allegations of torture is beginning to emerge, ” said FIDH President Karim Lahidji. “ If Prime Minister Prayuth has nothing to hide, he must allow the UN Special Rapporteur to visit Thailand to conduct an independent investigation ... [Published Fidh - 1 hour ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 2 reports

The problem of cyberbullying should have its own school subject – Principals

A DEDICATED CLASS on cyberbullying should be introduced at both junior and senior cycle according to a group representing school principals.The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD) made the proposal at today’s National Cyberbullying ... [Published TheJournal.ie - 13 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

COMMITTEE ON THE PROTECTION OF MIGRANT WORKERS OPENS TWENTY-FIRST SESSION

COMMITTEE ON THE PROTECTION OF MIGRANT WORKERS OPENS TWENTY-FIRST SESSION 1 September 2014The Committee on the Protection of all Migrant Workers and Members of their Families opened its twenty-first session this morning, hearing an address by June Ray, ... [Published United Nations Office at Geneva - 18 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

Why we really should care about boosting farm yields

Crystal-ball gazers looking for the future of food often start with this question: How the heck are humans going to grow enough food to feed our teaming masses without wrecking the planet? There are two assumptions embedded in that question: first, ... [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - 19 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 2 reports

INTERNATIONAL FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION RAPPORTEURS URGE STRONGER PROTECTION OF JOURNALISTS COVERING CONFLICTS

INTERNATIONAL FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION RAPPORTEURS URGE STRONGER PROTECTION OF JOURNALISTS COVERING CONFLICTS 1 September 2014GENEVA / WASHINGTON / VIENNA / PRETORIA, (Issued as received) – Recent attacks, ongoing kidnappings, and arbitrary and unjustified ... [Published United Nations Office at Geneva - 21 hours ago]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

11 allegedly tortured, ill-treated by border security in West Bengal

Eleven people, some of them accused of cross-border smuggling, were allegedly tortured and ill-treated by Border Security Forces (BSF) in the West Bengal Region.Golam Mostafa being taken by a private ambulance to a district hospital – Photograph: mas ... [Published Aliran - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

NHRC summons State over leprosy patients’ plight

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued conditional summons to the State Government after its failure to submit action-taken report (ATR) on the plight of 40 leprosy patients in Dipal Nagar, Kukudakhandi in Ganjam district.The Commission passed ... [Published New Delhi Pioneer - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

International Human Rights: Dispelling the Myths By Radhika Coomaraswamy

Photo courtesy JDS A Talk given at the Colombo Club, August 2014 Thank you for inviting me to speak to you today. I do so with trepidation since speaking to captains of industry is quite outside my zone of comfort. My brother Indrajit Coomaraswamy, ... [Published groundviews - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Bahrain human rights activist is back on hunger strike

.” In a statement made to members of his immediate family during a visit today, AlKhawaja declared that he would refuse all food and liquids with the exception of water. He also informed his family that due to the drugging, force feeding and the forced ... [Published Islam Times - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Israeli Attacks in Gaza Take out High Rise Buildings

Israeli Air Raids on Gaza Ramp UpJERUSALEM – Highrise buildings, including apartment buildings in the Gaza are coming under attack from Israeli Fighter jets. The attacks came just before dawn. One of Gaza’s tallest structures, a 13-storey apartment and ... [Published NetNewsledger.com - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

occupied Palestinian territory: New UN Special Rapporteur requests access to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Source: UN Human Rights CouncilCountry: occupied Palestinian territory GENEVA (26 August 2014) – The new United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Makarim Wibisono, has formally requested the Israeli Government ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

UN names third panellist to join Israel war crimes committee

The UN Human Rights Council has named the third member to join the Independent International Commission of Inquiry to investigate purported violations of international humanitarian and human rights laws in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including ... [Published Middle East Monitor - Aug 26 2014]

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...In particular, the CAT recommended that Thailand take effective measures to ensure that "all detainees are afforded all fundamental legal safeguards from the very outset of their detention.” These safeguard include the right of detainees to have prompt access to an independent lawyer and an independent medical doctor as well as the right to contact their family members."
"While violations against children have sadly been a consequence of the instability in Iraq over the years, the impact of the armed violence on children has reached unprecedented levels during the current crisis." Of grave concern, she noted, are the continued reports on child recruitment and use...
..." He went on to offer, "This propaganda is ethically unacceptable. It is sad to see a prestigious organization paying illiterate, ignorant people to tweet."
Peter Curtis (Letters, August 29) says, "If the Territory government was serious about addressing obesity and diet among our most vulnerable people, children, then it would need to initiate a campaign against all advertising of high sugar and salt 'food' in much the same way that tobacco has been dealt with."

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Crystal-ball gazers looking for the future of food often start with this question: How the heck are humans going to grow enough food to feed our teaming masses without wrecking the planet? There are two assumptions embedded in that question: first, ...
Another Left Wing UN Quango Tries to Interfere ... [Published Breitbart Feed - 22 hours ago]
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) has launched an investigation into possible human rights abuses of Britain’s disabled people. Hungarian Physicist Professor Gabor Gombos a former member of CRPD and now ...
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Source: Organization for Security and Co-operation in EuropeCountry: Syrian Arab Republic, World GENEVA / WASHINGTON / VIENNA / PRETORIA,1 September 2014 – Recent attacks, ongoing kidnappings, and arbitrary and unjustified incarcerations of journalists ...
International Human Rights: Dispelling the Myth... [Published groundviews - Aug 28 2014]
Photo courtesy JDS A Talk given at the Colombo Club, August 2014 Thank you for inviting me to speak to you today. I do so with trepidation since speaking to captains of industry is quite outside my zone of comfort. My brother Indrajit Coomaraswamy, ...
occupied Palestinian territory: New UN Special ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 26 2014]
Source: UN Human Rights CouncilCountry: occupied Palestinian territory GENEVA (26 August 2014) – The new United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Makarim Wibisono, has formally requested the Israeli Government ...
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