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UN experts urge Cyprus to address migrant detention conditions

New York, Feb 2 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Cyprus has seen many positive developments concerning the treatment of people in detention, but still faces several challenges, particularly regarding the independent monitoring of places of detention and the treatment of migrants, the UN Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture (SPT) said on Monday after visiting the country.

UN experts urge US to address legacies of the past

New York, Jan 30 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The legacy of slavery, post-Reconstruction 'Jim Crow' laws and racial subordination in the United States remains a "serious challenge" as there has been no real commitment to recognition and reparations for people of African descent, a United Nations expert panel said on Friday in Washington D.C., at the end of its second official visit to the country.

UN experts urge US to close Guantánamo detention centre and end impunity for abuses

New York, Jan 12 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Human rights experts from the United Nations and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) on Monday called on the United States Government to promptly close the Guantánamo Bay detention facility and end impunity for abuses in the so-called 'global war on terror' such as 'enhanced interrogation techniques' and extraordinary rendition.