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"No longer a forgotten right" – UN expert hails a decade of right to food progress

Oct 25, 2013

NEW YORK / GENEVA October 25, 2013 – In his final report to the UN General Assembly, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter, today welcomed "the rights resurgence" he has seen across the world over the past decade...

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Indigenous Women of the World Unite in Lima, Peru

Oct 24, 2013

LIMA, PERU, Oct. 23, 2013 - Two hundred women from Africa, the Arctic, Asia, Latin America, North America, the Pacific, and Russia will have a space in Lima, Peru from October 28th to 30th during the World Conference of Indigenous Women. They will dema...

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African countries agree to curb illegal timber trade in the Congo Basin

Oct 24, 2013
African countries agree to curb illegal timber trade in the Congo Basin

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Call to halt political detentions in Myanmar

Oct 24, 2013
Call to halt political detentions in Myanmar

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UK government opposes Soco’s oil exploration in Virunga

Oct 24, 2013
UK government opposes Soco’s oil exploration in Virunga

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Unpaid care work blocks women’s rights if not shared by men and States – UN expert

Oct 24, 2013

NEW YORK / GENEVA, October 24, 2013 - Unpaid care work such as cooking, cleaning and caring for children and the elderly entrenches women's poverty and social exclusion when it is not socially recognized and shared, warned the United Nations Special R...

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New court documents detail abuse of pregnant woman in UK-US Libya renditions

Oct 23, 2013

Oct. 23, 2013 - As a High Court hearing on UK involvement in torture and rendition enters its third day, documents released detail the ordeal faced by the pregnant wife of a Gaddafi opponent during her 2004 ‘rendition.' Fatima Boudchar and her husb...

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Refugees International: Israel Must Stop Unfair Detention of Asylum Seekers

Oct 23, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. Oct. 23, 2013 – Asylum seekers in Israel should not be detained for longer than is necessary to verify their identity, and all persons held should have their cases reviewed independently and in a timely fashion. These are two major r...

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UN women’s rights committee adopts landmark document on women and conflict

Oct 23, 2013

GENEVA October 23, 2013 – States that have ratified the UN Women's Rights Convention are obliged to uphold women's rights before, during and after conflict when they are directly involved in fighting, are providing peacekeeping troops or donor assist...

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Treatment of prisoners: "Revise the Rules, but don’t lower existing standards," says UN expert on torture

Oct 22, 2013

NEW YORK October 22, 2013 – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture, Juan E. Méndez, today urged governments to update the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners adopted more than five decades ago, but stressed that "any r...

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