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Human Rights

New York, Dec 9(Just Earth News): The United Nations will on Sunday kick off in Paris, France, a year-long campaign to honor the foundational human rights document, which next year marks its 70th anniversary.

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Security Council condemns reported slave trade of migrants in Libya

New York, Dec 8(Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council on Thursday condemned the slave trade of African migrants in Libya as “heinous human rights abuses which may ...

Calling for probe into crimes against Rohingya, UN rights chief says genocide ‘cannot be ruled out’

New York, Dec 5(Just Earth News):  The United Nations human rights chief on Tuesday called for an international criminal probe into the perpetrators of the widespread and ...

Libya’s slave trade scars African migrants for life

 Agadez, Niger  – Ibrahim Sorry’s dream was to live in Europe. When he survived the dangerous three-day journey from Niger through the Sahara, the 27-year-old man ...

Global human rights network condemns murder of South African rights defender Sibonelo Patrick Mpeku

New York, Dec 05 (JEN) ESCR-Net or the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the largest global network of organizations devoted to achieving economic, social ...

Remove physical and cultural barriers; build inclusive societies 'for, by and with persons with disabilities' – UN

New York, Dec 4(Just Earth News): Persons with disabilities, as both beneficiaries and agents of change, can fast track the process towards inclusive and sustainable development, and f ...

UNESCO chief calls for investigation into killing of Nigerian photographer

New York, Nov 28(Just Earth News): The head of the United Nations agency defending press freedom on Tuesday denounced the killing of a Nigerian photographer, calling for an investigati ...

Victoria becomes first Australian state to legalise euthanasia

Melbourne, Nov 29 (JEN): After a gruelling debate which lasted more than 100 hours, including two whole-night sittings, Victoria has become the first state in Australia to legalise eut ...

Forced to flee Myanmar, Rohingya girls say they were sexually exploited in Bangladesh

Cox's Bazar, Nov 28 (JEN): They fled Myanmar for dear life. But what awaited them were some of the worst nightmares. In the refugee camps of Bangladesh's Cox Bazar Rohingya wom ...

UN experts urge China to ‘immediately and unconditionally’ release human rights lawyer

New York, Nov 25(Just Earth News): Voicing concern that the trial of a human rights lawyer – leading to his imprisonment – fell short of international standards, a group of ...