Worldwide, women’s rights are facing an alarming backlash and it is critically important to press on with further setting of standards on gender equality, a group of UN independent experts* has warned. “We feel it is time to reiterate the backlash against the progress which has been made in promoting and protecting women’s human rights. The polarization in the battle for rights is being...
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Worldwide womens rights are facing an alarming backlash and it is critically
Migrant survivors of torture: A ‘silent epidemic’ of trauma. Outside a mobile clinic for migrants in Rome, 20-year-old Ibrahim from Mali is among 20 others waiting to see the doctor. He has suffered from insomnia since he arrived in Italy in 2016. For the few hours a night that he manages to sleep, he is plagued with nightmares – of his journey crossing the Mediterranean Sea on an overloaded...
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OHCHR | Migrant survivors of torture: A silent epidemic of trauma

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Victoria Mary Stong
Do you believe that the central threat to human rights today is indifference? See UN Human Rights Chief Zeid's statement: [ Ow.ly Link ]

"Our world is dangerously close to unmooring itself from a sense of compassion, slowly becoming not only a post-truth but also a post-empathetic world. It is so hard for us now in the UN to generate the sums needed for humanitarian action worldwide. Our...
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Earlier this month, Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May called for human rights laws to be overturned if they were to "get in the way" in the fight against terrorism. Whatever the intention behind her remarks, they were highly regrettable - a gift from a major Western leader to every authoritarian figure around the world who shamelessly violates human rights under the pretext of fighting...
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Earlier this month Britains Prime Minister Theresa May called for human rights
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At a time when the absolute prohibition of torture is often challenged in the name of national security across the globe, UN experts strongly affirm that the practice of torture is a severe violation of human rights and call on States to eradicate the conditions and circumstances conducive to its practice. Each State has a responsibility to act, using international conventions and protocols...
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At a time when the absolute prohibition of torture is often challenged
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If torture is considered OK, what's next? Justifying the use of torture opens the door to a full-frontal assault on all other human rights. In many places around the world, we are witnessing a growing and shocking narrative that condones and, even, incites the use of torture. We must never forget - though too many Governments do – that torture is 100% illegal, 100% immoral, and astoundingly...
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If torture is considered OK whats next Justifying the use of torture
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Robert Modrall
June 26 is the Intl Day in Support of #Torture Victims. 2/3 of the nearly 50,000 victims supported by the UN Torture Fund every year are migrants and refugees. Our Fund assists victims & their family members to rebuild their lives, providing immediate and accessible remedies. Apply & Donate to the Fund: [ Ow.ly Link ] #StandUp4HumanRights #UnitedAgainstTorture
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Robert Modrall
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What can be done to stop torture? Join our debate tomorrow - the Intl Day in Support of Torture Victims: [ Ow.ly Link ] - v International Bar Association
What can be done to stop torture Join our debate tomorrow the

Debate: Intl Day in Support of Torture Victims

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Yacob Shabudin
Business & Human Rights: States should control corporations across national borders to protect communities from the negative impacts of their activities, UN human rights experts have said in a new General Comment on the Obligations of States parties to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) in the context of business activities. The new authoritative...
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Business Human Rights States should control corporations across national borders
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#Mosul: We condemn the destruction of the al-Nuri Mosque and the Hadba Minaret in the Iraqi city of Mosul on Wednesday 21st June. Reports indicate that it was blown up deliberately by ISIL as Iraqi security forces were approaching. This destruction is the latest in a long line of such horrendous acts by ISIL, which has targeted landmark religious sites, including churches, mosques, shrines,...
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Mosul We condemn the destruction of the alNuri Mosque and the Hadba
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#DRC: Today, the UN Human Rights Council responded to High Commissioner Zeid's call for an international investigation into allegations of terrible violations and abuses in the Kasai regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The High Commissioner has been asked to dispatch a team of international experts to establish the facts and circumstances with a view to bringing to justice the...
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DRC Today the UN Human Rights Council responded to High Commissioner Zeids
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#Yemen: Continued loss of civilian life. Marketplaces have been struck a number of times during the conflict. We recall that indiscriminate or disproportionate attacks or attacks targeting civilian objects such as markets are prohibited under international humanitarian law. Our UN Office in Yemen continues to document reports of civilian casualties as a result of the conflict. Over the past...
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Yemen Continued loss of civilian life Marketplaces have been struck a number
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The absolute prohibition against torture is being routinely challenged today across the world. What can be done? Sign up to join our debate next Monday [ Ow.ly Link ] - International Bar Association
The absolute prohibition against torture is being routinely challenged today across the
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Rajanbabu Pillai
Benn Sa Chukwukasi
Al Szajman
Zee Sha
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See our latest findings on human rights situation in Ukraine. Basic human rights – including the rights to life, physical integrity, freedom of movement, access to medical care and education – continue to be violated. [ Ow.ly Link ]
See our latest findings on human rights situation in Ukraine Basic human
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Shafaat Hussain
How do you say "midwife" in your language? In English, the term means "with women". In French, it's "sage femme" - meaning "wise woman". Midwives are wise women indeed, who have always accompanied women to support their choices & rights. Throughout history, midwives have have been attacked, devalued, and discriminated against because of their work. Yet they have always persisted in upholding...
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As more women and girls are freed from the violence of terror group Boko Haram, those returning to their communities do not always receive a survivor’s welcome. How can local authorities improve their reintegration into their communities and ensure their rehabilitation? Find out in our latest story on Medium.
As more women and girls are freed from the violence of terror

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#Qatar: A detention facility is not a place for a child! There is a practice of detention or imprisonment of migrant women with children in immigration detention facilities to await deportation. There is an issue of the impact of the situation of migrant workers, especially the situation of female domestic workers, on the right of their children living abroad to a family environment,...
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Qatar A detention facility is not a place for a child There
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Amie Suis
Gholam Hassanpour was 16 years old when he embarked on a journey with four friends across Iran and Turkey, travelling on foot or hiding in smugglers' trucks, before paddling across the Aegean Sea to Greece. Join us in urging States to protect the rights of unaccompanied minors and all child migrants and refugees. Stand #WithRefugees & sign this petition [ Ow.ly Link ]

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Gholam Hassanpour was 16 years old when he embarked on a journey

OHCHR | Crossing borders: A child’s journey

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Onye-oma Chidi
Victoria Mary Stong
“The only way to end civilian suffering is to end this war,” the Commission of Inquiry on Syria told UN Human Rights Council as the conflict rages into its 7th year.
The only way to end civilian suffering is to end this war

OHCHR | UN human rights investigators decry targeting of civilians in Syria

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Pichak Akbarzadeh
Ali Al-Sharif