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UN Security Council hails truce initiative for Syria

UN Security Council hails truce initiative for Syria | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
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Pentagon prisons revealed: WikiLeaks publishes terror detainee manuals — RT

Pentagon prisons revealed: WikiLeaks publishes terror detainee manuals — RT | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks is releasing over 100 classified documents detailing US Department of Defense procedures for running Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib, Camp Bucca and other infamous prisons where terror suspects are detained.
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UN rights probe into Syria abuses seeks unconditional talks with Assad

UN rights probe into Syria abuses seeks unconditional talks with Assad | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
U.N. war crimes investigators said Thursday they have asked for an urgent meeting with President Bashar Assad to press for a firsthand look at his war-torn nation.
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Thailand's secessionist Muslim insurgency escalates

Thailand's secessionist Muslim insurgency escalates | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Deadly violence in southern Thailand between mostly Buddhist government troops and Muslim insurgents has generally gone unnoticed outside the region.
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Once-ostracized Myanmar may become observer at next annual US-Thai joint military exercise

BANGKOK — Myanmar’s military, long criticized for human rights abuses, may be invited as an observer at annual U.S-Thai joint military exercise next year, officials in Washington and Bangkok said Friday.
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UN Envoy: No Improvement In Iran’s Human Rights Situation

A United Nations human rights envoy says the Iranian government is responsible for egregious rights violations and remains a leading user of capital punishment. Ahmed Shaheed, U.N.
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Copenhagen ‘Principles’ on military detainees undermine human rights | Amnesty International

Copenhagen ‘Principles’ on military detainees undermine human rights | Amnesty International | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
You may be forgiven for not having heard of the Copenhagen ‘Principles’ - they have, after all, been reached behind closed doors.
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U.N. Partner to Monitor U.S. Elections for Conservative Voter Suppression

U.N. Partner to Monitor U.S. Elections for Conservative Voter Suppression | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
The Hill is reporting that The Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE), a United Nations partner on democracy and human rights projects, will be deploying several dozen observers across the United States amid concerns of voter...
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Tribunal to investigate 1980s massacre of political prisoners in Iran

Tribunal to investigate 1980s massacre of political prisoners in Iran | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Hearing in The Hague aims to uncover truth about death of 20,000 people, including many teenagers...
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U.S. sees "open channel" with Myanmar on human rights

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has concluded its first set of human rights talks with Myanmar and is confident it now has an "open channel" to discuss political prisoners and other...
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Australia wins seat on UN Security Council

Australia wins seat on UN Security Council | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
AUSTRALIA has scored a surprising and emphatic win in its bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council, coming well ahead of its opponents Luxembourg and Finland with 140 of a possible 193 votes.
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U.N.´s Ambiguous Role in Plight of Myanmar Rohingya.

U.N.´s Ambiguous Role in Plight of Myanmar Rohingya. | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
U.N.´s Ambiguous Role in Plight of Myanmar´s Rohingya. Four month after the eruption of the inter-communal violence in Myanmar´s Rakhine State, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UN...
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Eritrea calls for lifting of sanctions, rejects U.N. accusations

Eritrea calls for lifting of sanctions, rejects U.N. accusations | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Eritrea has asked the U.N. Security Council to lift sanctions against it after a recent U.N.
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Tajikistan: Rights Group Forced to Close

Tajikistan: Rights Group Forced to Close | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
(Berlin) – A court’s decision on October 24, 2012 to close a leading human rights organization in Tajikistan is a serious blow to the country’s civil society and should be reconsidered in line with Tajikistan’s international obligations to uphold ...
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UN Report: The Internet Is Dangerous Because It’s Just So Darn Open! | TechCrunch

UN Report: The Internet Is Dangerous Because It’s Just So Darn Open!  | TechCrunch | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
A recent UN report from the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force reads like a primer on Internet control and censorship.
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Africa: Protecting Human Rights

Africa: Protecting Human Rights | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience...
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INDIA: Victims protest, while the government threatens to drown them — Asian Human Rights Commission

INDIA: Victims protest, while the government threatens to drown them — Asian Human Rights Commission | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received a report from the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) that a large group of villagers who have been evicted from their land without compensation for the construction of the Omkareshwar Dam are...
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Aquino told: Stop the killings in Philippines

Aquino told: Stop the killings in Philippines | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
PHILIPPINE solidarity groups in New Zealand expressed their concern over the reported increase in the number of activists and journalists killed under Philippine President Benigno Aquino III’s admin...
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Russia’s Human Rights Problem: North Caucasus

Russia’s Human Rights Problem: North Caucasus | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
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Russian Foreign Ministry Slams U.S. on Human Rights

Russian Foreign Ministry Slams U.S. on Human Rights | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
A senior Foreign Ministry official harshly criticized United States authorities Monday for alleged human rights abuses while presenting a report on human rights in foreign countries.
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Human Rights Watch says Libya militias 'executed' Gadhafi loyalists

Human Rights Watch says Libya militias 'executed' Gadhafi loyalists | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Cairo — Libyan rebels appear to have 'summarily executed' scores of fighters loyal to Moammar Gadhafi, and probably the dictator himself, when they overran his hometown a year ago, a human rights group said Wednesday.
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UK ‘interference’ in Gulf human rights angers Saudi, Bahrain - The National

UK ‘interference’ in Gulf human rights angers Saudi, Bahrain - The National | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have objected strongly to criticism from British Members of Parliament who accuse the David Cameron government of failing to promote human rights in key Gulf allies.
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UN human rights chief: Syria must not become new Bosnia

UN human rights chief: Syria must not become new Bosnia | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights calls on world powers to unite in trying to halt bloodshed in Syria; at least 20 killed in airstrikes in northern Syria.
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Exclusive: Rwanda, Uganda arming Congo rebels, providing troops - U.N. panel

Exclusive: Rwanda, Uganda arming Congo rebels, providing troops - U.N. panel | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Rwanda's defense minister is commanding a rebellion in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo that is being armed by Rwanda and Uganda , who also sent troops to aid the insurgency in a deadly attack on U.N.
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Revealed: Canberra shared intel on Assange with Washington

Revealed: Canberra shared intel on Assange with Washington | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Revealed: Canberra shared intel on Assange with Washington...
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