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  1. The UN Human Rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, cites the civil wars sparked by a warming planet and the plight of indigenous people in an Amazon ravaged by wildfires and rampant deforestation in order to establish that climate change is not only having a devastating impact on the environments we live in, but also on respect for Human Rights globally.

Click to Read – The Guardian

  1. Thousands of Kenyans who say they were driven from their homes and abused under British colonial rule and subsequently faced hardship and poverty have called on the UN to launch an investigation into their treatment.

Click to Read – The Guardian

  1. Per a UN report, prisoners who have attempted to escape from North Korean jails have been publicly executed while other inmates are subjected to sexual violence and are beaten with clubs.

Click to Read – Independent UK

  1. The National Human Rights Commissioner sends notice to the Gurgaon Police Commissioner over reports that a domestic help was allegedly detained for several hours, stripped and thrashed by police personnel after her employers accused her of theft.

Click to Read – News 18

  1. Per the reports of Human Rights Watch, Algeria’s authorities have jailed dozens of people for peaceful protests in the past six months since the beginning of a wave of street demonstrations that forced the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Click to Read – Human Rights Watch

  1. China toughens its ban on Tibet’s religious activities as a Chinese Communist Party issues notice banning retired Tibetan government employees from taking part in religious activities.

Click to Read – Human Rights Watch

  1. UN High Commissioner on Human Rights calls on India to ease current lockdown in Kashmir, ensure access to basic services; respect due process rights for those detained, and consult ‘Kashmiris’ on any decision that impacts their future.

Click to Read – OHCHR News

  1. On the International Day of Democracy, the United Nations chief urges each Government to respect its citizens’ right to “meaningful participation” in the political process.

Click to Read – UN News

  1. Amidst a global call by Secretary-General António Guterres to “reaffirm the sanctity” of religious sites and keep worshippers safe, the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) launches a new plan of action to “counter hate and violence around the globe”.

Click to Read – UN News

  1. Per the statement issued by the UN independent Human Rights expert, Israel’s intention to annex the Jordan Valley is illegal and threatens chances for a meaningful two-State solution with the

Click to Read – UN News

 

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