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Death penalty concerns highlighted in Sudan, Belarus, by UN Human Rights Committee

New York, Nov 2 (IBNS): Countries should heed the “clear pro-abolitionist spirit” towards the death penalty of one of the world’s most important treaties, a key UN independent human rights panel said on Thursday, while highlighting concerns about right-to-life violations in Belarus and Sudan.

Zeid calls for ICC probe into Myanmar Rohingya crisis

New York, July 5 (IBNS): Myanmar should “have some shame” after attempting to convince the world that it is willing to take back hundreds of thousands of refugees who fled an “ethnic cleansing campaign” last year, given that “not a single” one has returned officially, the United Nations human rights chief warned on Wednesday.

UN warns of ‘deteriorating climate’ for human rights defenders in Guatemala

New York, May 19 (IBNS): It’s becoming increasingly dangerous to defend the rights of indigenous people in Guatemala, the United Nations human rights office warned on Friday, following the murder of three activists over the past 10 days.

UN agency urges Greece to upgrade conditions at Evros reception centre amid rising number of refugee arrivals

New York, Apr 28 (IBNS): Some 2,900 mostly Syrian and Iraqi families have arrived in Evros this month, with eight others losing their lives trying to cross the Evros River from Turkey – prompting the United Nations refugee agency to call on the Greek Government to improve the conditions at its reception area.

UN rights experts voice concerns about ‘structural racism’ in United Kingdom

New York, Apr 28 (IBNS): United Nations human rights experts have expressed serious concerns about racism rooted in the fabric of the United Kingdom’s society, given the disproportionate number of people of African descent and of ethnic minorities dying due to excessive use of force by State security.

Remember Slavery: UN chief calls for continued struggle to ensure dignity and justice for all

New York, Mar 27 (JEN): Commemorating the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, the United Nations Secretary-General on Monday said that while the  abhorrent practice was abolished in the 1800s, it continues to have profound social, cultural and political impacts today.

Jesse Jackson issues call at UN for ‘global coalition of conscience’ to cement human rights

New York, Mar 27 (JEN): There needs to be a “massive global coalition of conscience” to enshrine the values of racial equality and human rights for all, declared civil rights icon Rev. Jesse Jackson, speaking at the United Nations.

At UN, universities spotlight hands-on approach to integrating refugees

New York, Jan 11 (JEN): At a special summit at United Nations Headquarters in New York, universities, led by De Montfort University (DMU), spotlighted ideas for practical ways they can use the skills, experience and voluntary power on their campuses to support those in need in their local areas.

Cambodia: Political crackdown reaching a dangerous tipping point warns UN expert

New York, Nov 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Expressing deep concern about the breakdown in the dialogue between Cambodia's main political parties, a United Nations expert on Monday warned that any intensification of the current events could bring the country to a “dangerous tipping points,” especially regrading the human rights of the Cambodian people.

Burundi: UN experts urge Security Council to take steps to stop rights abuses

New York, Nov 14 (Just Earth News/IBNS) : Welcoming the adoption by the Security Council of a new resolution on Thursday strongly condemning the ongoing killings and human rights violations in Burundi, a group of UN independent experts has expressed outrage at the situation and warned that the central African “is going towards an unacceptable path of atrocities.”