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New York, Apr 27(Just Earth News): On World Intellectual Property Day, the United Nations is spotlighting innovation – “future-shapers and risk-takers” – exploring how it is making our lives healthier, safer, and more comfortable, turning problems into progress. more
Conflict-related detainees in Afghanistan tortured, ill-treated in government facilities – UN

New York, Apr 24(Just Earth News): A record number of people detained by Afghan police say that have been tortured or ill-treated in the past year, according to a new United Nations report ...

Accountability for rights abuses in South Sudan 'more important than ever,' says senior UN official

New York, Apr 24 (Just Earth News): A lack of accountability for crimes perpetrated during the ongoing conflict in South Sudan remains one of the country's “biggest challenges,” the Huma ...

Cuba needs new laws and stronger action targeting human trafficking – UN rights expert

New York, Apr 22(Just Earth News): A United Nations human rights expert has urged Cuba to consider introducing new legislation to ensure that everyone who falls victim to trafficking in pers ...

UN human rights arm urges Nepal to carry out conviction of soldiers in teen’s murder

New York, Apr 19(Just Earth News): Welcoming the conviction of three army officials accused of the murder of a 15-year-old girl during the armed conflict in Nepal more than 13 years ago, the ...

J & K police file FIR against Army for tying man to jeep as human shield

Srinagar, Apr 17 (JEN) : The police in Jammu and Kashmir have filed an FIR against the Army for tying a man to a jeep last week allegedly as a "human shield" against protesters during Srina ...

State of emergency should not overshadow rights protection, UN experts stress ahead of Turkey referendum

New York, Apr 14(Just Earth News): Ahead of this Sunday’s plebiscite on proposed constitutional amendments in Turkey that would, among other things, empower the President alone to declare ...

INTERVIEW: In new UN role, Malala Yousafzai seeks to inspire girls to stand up, speak out for rights

New York, Apr 12(Just Earth News): In 2012, Malala Yousafzai made headlines all over the world when she was shot by the Taliban for speaking out on the right of education for girls. But inst ...

Rights of refugees and migrants with disabilities must be priority in new global action plan – UN experts

New York, Apr 13(Just Earth News): Accessible social and health services, with dedicated human and financial resources must be addressed and made available for persons with disabilities in t ...

'Learn the lessons of Rwanda,' says UN chief, calling for a future of tolerance, human rights for all

New York, Apr 7(Just Earth News): Marking the twenty-third anniversary of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, during which Hutu and others who opposed the genocide were also kil ...