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Director-General Denounces Killing Of War Reporter Christopher Allen In South Sudan

29 August 2017 The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, today condemned the killing of journalist Christopher Allen who died in South Sudan on 26 August. “I condemn the killing of Christopher Allen,” said the Director-General. “In keep...Read More

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT HEARS STATES STRONGLY CONDEMN LATEST BALLISTIC MISSILE LAUNCHES BY DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA

Conference Adopts Report of the Working Group on the Way Ahead 29 August 2017 A public plenary of the Conference on Disarmament this morning heard many States strongly condemn the latest ballistic missile launches conducted by the Democrati...Read More

BATTLE TO REGAIN RAQQA MUST NOT BE ABOUT DEFEATING ISIL AT ALL COSTS – ZEID

31 August 2017 (Issued as received) GENEVA (31 August 2017) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Thursday stressed that the battle to regain Al-Raqqa and Deir-ez-Zor from ISIL must not be waged at the expense of ...Read More

Child Refugees and International Law: Legal Imagination in the Service of Others

What is seen and experienced often determines outcomes, in law as elsewhere. Background assumptions about the world (including legal texts) can distort the interpretation and application of norms. Partial perspectives render invisible what ...Read More

UNODC Cements Close Ties With Japan Through Strategic Dialogue On Drugs, Crime And Terrorism

PRESS RELEASE Vienna, 28 August (UN Information Service)-Japan and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) are bound together by a profound desire to make the world safer from drugs, crime, corruption and terrorism, the head of UNODC Yury ...Read More

NIGERIA: UN EXPERTS DENOUNCE ULTIMATUM AND DEATH THREATS TARGETING IGBO MINORITY

25 August 2017 (Issued as received) GENEVA (25 August 2017) – An ultimatum telling Nigeria’s Igbo minority in the north of the country to flee their homes is of “grave concern”, a group of United Nations human rights experts* has warned. Th...Read More

Who is the victim of cultural heritage destruction? The Reparations Order in the case of the Prosecutor v Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi

On 17 August 2017, Trial Chamber VIII of the ICC issued its Reparations Order in the Al Mahdi case. The Chamber found that Al Mahdi was liable for 2.7 million euros for (a) the damage caused by the attack of nine mosques and the Sidi Yahia ...Read More

New Vision And Strengthened Partnership For WHO And China

21 August 2017 | GENEVA –WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus concluded a 3-day official visit to the People’s Republic of China paving the way for stronger and more strategic WHO-China collaborations. Outcomes of Dr Tedros’ meet...Read More

Director-General Welcomes Investigation Into Death Of Journalist Kim Wall In Denmark

24 August 2017 The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, has welcomed the investigation into the death of Swedish journalist Kim Wall who went missing on 10 August in Denmark while working on a story about a Danish inventor and entrepre...Read More

EL SALVADOR: UN EXPERT URGES SWIFT ACTION ON “HIDDEN TRAGEDY” OF PEOPLE FLEEING GANG VIOLENCE

21 August 2017 (Issued as received) SAN SALVADOR / GENEVA (21 August 2017) – El Salvador must do more to help families forced to flee their homes by gang violence, a United Nations expert has said at the end of an official mission to the co...Read More

COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION DISCUSSES ANTI-DISCRIMINATION EFFORTS IN NEW ZEALAND AND CANADA WITH CIVIL SOCIETY

14 August 2017 The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination this morning held an informal meeting with civil society representatives from New Zealand and Canada, whose reports will be considered this week.  In her opening remar...Read More

The ICC’s immunity debate – the need for finality

In a judgment given last month, on 6 July, the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) confronted the vexed legal question of immunities for heads of state who are alleged to have committed international crimes. It did s...Read More