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UN rights adviser urges Bahrain to respect freedom of assembly
A UN human rights adviser called on Bahrain Wednesday to ensure human rights are respected following protests triggered by the decision to strip Sheikh Issa Qassem, a prominent Shia religious leader, of his nationality. The protesters were also urge (More)
Former Khmer Rouge 'first lady' dies
Ieng Thirith , the sister-in-law of Pol Pot considered the "first lady" of the Khmer Rouge, died Saturday at the age of 83. Ieng Thirith was Minister of Social Action during Democratic Kampuchea between 1975 and 1979. From late 2011 to 2012 Ieng T (More)
Impediments to Justice and Recognition in the Khmer Rouge Tribunals
JURIST Guest Columnist Yvonne Y. Kwan, doctoral candidate of sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, discusses the politics surrounding the Khmer Rouge genocide tribunals ...Political narratives of pain and suffering are most often con (More)
UN Security Council votes to create peacekeeping force in CAR
The UN Security Council on Thursday unanimously voted to approve a peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic (CAR). UN troops, which will be known as MINUSCA, will be made up of up to 10,000 troops, 1,800 police and 20 corrections officer (More)
UN SG condemns violence against civilians and international forces in CAR
A spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official profile; JURIST news archive] on Monday strongly condemned the violence against civilians and international forces working to aid the Central African Republic (CAR) [BBC backgrounder; JU (More)
UN rights chief expresses concern about Central African Republic
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Thursday urged the international community to step up its human rights efforts in the Central African Republic (CAR) during opening remarks at a press conference during a visit to the country. (More)
Human rights lawyer urges ICC to investigate Cambodia officials
Human rights lawyer Morton Sklar urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website; JURIST backgrounder] on Thursday to investigate attacks in Cambodia on political opponents of Prime Minister Hun Sen . Sklar accused the Cambodian aut (More)
UN establishes inquiry into CAR rights abuses
The UN Security Council has established an International Commission of Inquiry on the Central African Republic (CAR), tasked with examining reports of human rights violations, compiling information, and helping identify perpetrators. Bernard Acho (More)
Rights group urges Security Council to address crisis in CAR
Amnesty International (AI) on Friday urged members of the UN Security Council, including France, the US and UK, to throw their full weight behind proposals to address the crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR). UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-mo (More)
UN: CAR leaders personally accountable for human rights violations
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Wednesday prompted Central African Republic (CAR) leaders to remember their legal obligations and stressed that they are personally accountable for human rights violations or crimes against hum (More)
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