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Experts: Torture common in East Africa, Congo

Despite progress in five East African countries and Congo in ratifying the United Nations Convention against Torture, human rights abuse is still prevalent as governments are reluctant to draft and implement local laws, human rights experts said Tuesday. Sify, 2 weeks ago

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Putrajaya urged to outlaw torture, ratify United Nations convention

Amnesty International Malaysia (AIM) today urged Putrajaya to ratify the Convention Against Torture which was adopted by the United Nations more than 30 years ago. AIM executive director Shamini Darshni said there was a need for transparent ...
 Malaysian Insider1 month ago
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Examiner.com

Treaty on racism will force Obama to answer UN on COINTELPRO and Omaha Two case

A United Nations treaty against racism, the International Convention of all forms of Racial Discrimination, requires the United States to submit to periodic review of its compliance with the treaty. On track for the review process is the issue of ...
 Examiner.com3 weeks ago The UN slams the US government over wide-spread racial discrimination against Persons of Color  Daily Kos2 weeks ago US Slammed For Failure to Fulfill Legal Obligation to Eliminate All Forms of Race Discrimination  Global Research1 week ago
Middle East Eye

Palestinian application to join 13 UN conventions succeeds

The Secretary General for the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, has confirmed that the applications made by Palestine to join 13 international conventions have been accepted. He informed all 193 members of the UN that the Palestinian applications were in ...
 Middle East Eye2 weeks ago

New UN rights chief criticises Australia's asylum policy

A senior United Nations official has criticised Australia's asylum seeker policy, saying it has lead to a "chain of human rights violations". The incoming UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Jordan's Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein, singled out human ...
 ABC Online1 week ago UN rights office 'deeply disturbed' over Australia's handling of Sri Lanka asylum seekers  Sify2 months ago
Inter Press Service

Criminalisation of Homelessness in U.S. Criticised by United Nations

Men line up to receive food distributed by Coalition for the Homeless volunteers at 35th St, FDR Drive, in New York City. Credit: Zafirah Mohamed Zein/IPS By Carey L. Biron WASHINGTON, Sep 2 2014 (IPS) A United Nations panel reviewing the U.S.
 Inter Press Service1 week ago
AINA

HRC slams IS over human rights violation

GENEVA, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted a resolution on Monday, strongly condemning Islamic State (IS) militants and associated groups for violating human rights and international humanitarian law. The ...
 Xinhua News Agency2 weeks ago HRC slams Islamic State militants over human rights violation in Iraq  Global Times1 week ago HRC slams IS militants over human rights violation in Iraq  China.org.cn2 weeks ago How Dissimulation About Islam is Fuelling Genocide in the Middle East  AINA1 month ago
United Nations

Halt to Lanka's deportations of Pakistani asylum seekers urged

UNITED NATIONS - United Nations human rights experts Thursday expressed grave concern over the detentions and forced deportations of Pakistani asylum seekers in Sri Lanka back to their homeland where violent attacks against religious minorities have ...
 The Nation Pakistan1 month ago UN rights experts urge halt to Sri Lanka's deportations of Pakistani asylum seekers  United Nations1 month ago Paradise Lost  Assist News Service1 month ago Saudi Arabia: UN concerned at harsh sentences against human rights defenders  Sify2 months ago
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San Francisco Chronicle

Feinstein winning fight with CIA, Obama over torture report

Washington -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California's senior senator and a longtime hawk on national defense, is leading an epic constitutional struggle against unlikely foes: the CIA and fellow Democrat President Obama. So far, she's winning. The ...
 San Francisco Chronicle1 month ago
ABC Radio Australia

Australian Asylum Seeker Detention Policy Likened To Torture

Former director of mental health services at centers speaks out By Lexi Metherell MELBOURNE, Australia (Radio Australia, August 6, 2014) The psychiatrist who had ultimate responsibility for mental health services in immigration ...
 Pacific Islands Report1 month ago Amnesty claims Australia breaches UN torture convention  ABC Radio Australia1 month ago Psychiatrist says detention treatment akin to torture  ABC Online1 month ago Immigration detention psychiatrist Dr Peter Young says treatment of asylum seekers akin to torture (ABC)  Yahoo! News Australia1 month ago
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