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In Central African Republic, UN peacekeeping chief underscores political solution to end violence

Photo:Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, (right) visits the UN Multidimensional Stabilization Mission in the...

Philippines: UN experts urge Government to address spiralling rights violations

Photo:Agnes Callamard, UN Special Rapporteur on Extra-Judicial summary or arbitrary Executions.

31 July 2017
A group of United Nation...

UN rights experts say fight against racism must be 'unremitting to be successful'

31 July 2017
The fight against racism must be unremitting to be successful, according to the oldest of the United Nations treaty-monitoring b...

Jordan: Seize Opportunity to End Impunity for Rape

Photo:A Jordanian police officer stands guard in front of the parliament in Amman, Jordan

August 1
(Amman) – Jordanian lawmakers will...

South Sudan: Top Leaders Fail to End Abuses

Photo:Civilians fleeing Kajo Keji county, toward the southern border with Uganda, April 27, 2017.

August 1, 2017
(Nairobi) – South Sud...

Venezuela: The Constituent Assembly Sham

July 31, 2017

Late on July 30, the president of Venezuela’s Electoral Council announced that more than 8 million people – or 41 percent of...

Laos/Thailand: Investigate Abduction of Exiled Red Shirt Activist

Wuthipong Kachathamakul, exiled Thai activist, was reportedly abducted by unknown armed men from his house in Vientiane on July 29, 2017.


Nicaragua: Abortion Ban Threatens Health and Lives

Photo:Women take part in a march to mark International Women's Day in Managua, Nicaragua, March 8, 2017.

July 31, 2017
(New York,...

Kenya: Candidates Should Commit to Addressing Abuses

July 31, 2017

Kenya will be holding general elections in August and the campaign is at its peak. Considering the gravity of security force...

Spain: Migrants Held in Poor Conditions

Photo:Migrants rescued from a dinghy off the Spanish coast wait to be screened by the Spanish Red Cross at the port in Motril, Spain July 23, 2017....