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U.S. torture programmes made the matter of terrorism worse and provided “a breeding ground for more terrorism” — UN Expert

Dec 11, 2014

Dec. 11, 2014 - The United States' use of torture when interrogating prisoners captured in its “War on Terror” has damaged the country's moral high ground and created a set-back in the global fight against the condemnable practice, a United Nations human rights expert has declared.

“The example set by the United States on the...

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Zeid: Landmark U.S. and Brazil reports highlight need to eradicate torture on 30th anniversary of Convention

Dec 10, 2014

GENEVA, Dec. 10, 2014 - On the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention against Torture, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Wednesday urged States to act unequivocally in their effort to stamp out torture.

“Today is not only Human Rights Day, it is also the 30th anniversary...

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Palestinian Center for Human Rights praises Swiss government’s bid to convene a summit on Palestine

Dec 8, 2014

Dec. 8, 2014 - PCHR warmly welcomes the efforts made by the Swiss Government to convene a conference of the High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention at this critical time for the Palestinian people.

This Conference provides an opportunity for the High Contracting Parties to fulfill their obligation to ‘ensure respect’ for the...

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Sexual and Reproductive Health Services Fall Far Short of Needs in Developing Regions

Dec 5, 2014

LONDON, December 4, 2014 - A new report finds a staggering lack of basic sexual and reproductive health services in developing countries. The report, Adding It Up: The Costs and Benefits of Investing in Sexual and Reproductive Health 2014, finds that currently, 225 million women in developing countries want to avoid pregnancy, but are...

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Italy / Migrants: “A humanitarian crisis must have a global humanitarian response”

Dec 5, 2014

ROME December 5, 2014 - The increasing number of migrants and asylum seekers crossing the Mediterranean Sea in the last few months has resulted in a global humanitarian crisis which must have a global humanitarian response, United Nations human rights expert François Crépeau has warned today in Italy.

“This requires a new and concerted strategic...

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South Sudan War Threatens Existence of Elephants, Giraffes, and Other Wildlife

Dec 5, 2014
South Sudan War Threatens Existence of Elephants, Giraffes, and Other Wildlife

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Scientists Urge Protection of World’s Deltas

Dec 4, 2014
Scientists Urge Protection of World’s Deltas

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UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator calls for end to punitive demolitions in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem

Dec 4, 2014

JERUSALEM, Dec. 3, 2014 - The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. James W. Rawley, today expressed serious concern over the Israeli authorities’ resumption of punitive demolitions in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem.

This practice targets the family homes of perpetrators, or alleged perpetrators, of attacks against Israeli civilians and security forces,...

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Human Rights Climate in Russia Unrecognizable from a Decade Ago

Dec 4, 2014

MOSCOW, Dec. 4, 2014 - Dramatic deterioration in the past decade has made Russia’s human rights landscape virtually unrecognizable, Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, said at a news conference in Moscow today. Roth is on his first visit to the country since May 2005.

“Starting in the early 2000s, many in...

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Scientists hammer out warning on climate change risks

Dec 4, 2014
Scientists hammer out warning on climate change risks

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