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Human Rights
New York, Aug 18(Just Earth News): The European Union's new policy on Mediterranean Sea rescues threatens life and breaches international standards, two United Nations independent human experts on Thursday cautioned. more
UN rights chief urges Kenyan leaders to act responsibly, avoid further violence

New York, Aug 16(Just Earth News): Calling on the Kenyan authorities to avoid violence, the United Nations human rights chief on Tuesday urged the Government to make an immediate announcemen ...

Charlottesville: HRW says Trump should reverse decision to eviscerate US civil rights institutions

Washington, Aug 15 (JEN) Human Rights Watch (HRW), an American-founded international NGO that conducts research and advocacy on human rights worldwide said in the wake of Charlottesville vi ...

Rape, kidnapping, conversion: Pakistan is no country for Hindu girls now?

Mushrooming of madrasas, kidnapping and rape of young Hindu girls and their forced conversions to Islam and nikah (marriage) to Muslim men are rising in pockets of Pakistan. A recent Dawn in ...

UN rights expert urges restraint in security operation in Myanmar's Rakhine state

New York, Aug 12(Just Earth News): A United Nations human rights expert has expressed alarm over reports that an army battalion has flown into Rakhine state in western Myanmar to help local ...

UN rights office 'deeply concerned' about deteriorating humanitarian conditions in Gaza

New York, Aug 12(Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights office on Friday expressed deep concern about the steadily deteriorating humanitarian and human rights conditions in Gaza, ...

No exposing legs or arms: Saudi Airlines lists new dress code for passengers

Riyadh, Aug 11 (JEN): One of the richest nation in the Gulf and perhaps in the world too, Saudi Arabia, which also ranks higher in terms of curtailing women rights, just laid out new rules ( ...

Protecting rights and dignity of indigenous peoples 'is protecting everyone's rights' – UN

New York, Aug 9(Just Earth News): Ten years after the adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, progress in several countries has been made in formally recognizing ind ...

On eve of elections, UN experts call on Kenyan authorities to ensure peaceful polls

New York, Aug 8(Just Earth News): The Government of Kenya should urge all parties to maintain the highest standards of behaviour before, during and after Tuesday's general elections to avoid ...

PNG: Man found dead in Australian-run detention centre

Lorengau, Aug 7 (JEN): An asylum seeker was found dead inside an Australian-run detention centre in Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, on Monday morning, reports said.