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UN report: Russia state agents committing abuses in Crimea
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights reported on Monday that human rights violations have significantly increased in Crimea since Russia began occupation over the territory in March 2014, with many violations committed by Russian (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 2 September 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: Kenya's Supreme Court ruled 4-2 Friday to invalidate the recent presidential election. UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee on Thursday expressed grave concern for Rohingya Muslims in Myanma (More)
HRW: Civilians face detainment, disappearance, and torture in Ukraine
According to a 56-page report by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International , Ukrainian government officials and Russia-backed separatists in the Ukraine have subjected citizen to "prolonged, arbitrary detention," torture, or other forms of inhu (More)
UN: Ukraine rights violations persist
The human rights situation in Ukraine remains troublesome following two years of conflict with Russia, according to a report released Friday by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights . Among the various human rights violations that (More)
UN rights office condemns Syria airstrikes on hospitals and schools
The UN rights office on Tuesday condemned Monday's airstrikes in Syria, which hit hospitals and schools in the region, saying they may constitute war crimes. The airstrikes resulted in 45 deaths and dozens of more injuries as missiles hit four hosp (More)
UN rights chief express 'utmost alarm' at worsening situation in Syria
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein , expressed "utmost alarm" Thursday at the worsening situation in Syria. Zeid said that warring parties were "constantly sinking to new depths," attacking women, children, the sick and the (More)
HRW: Syria armed groups committing war crimes
Syrian armed groups may be committing war crimes, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Monday, stating that the practice of caging captured soldiers and civilians constitutes hostage-taking and an outrage against their personal dignity. A video that surfa (More)
Decoding the Politics Underlying the Resolution on Protection of the Family
JURIST Guest Columnist Arvind Narrain of ARC discusses the intricacies of the definition of family in the international human rights arena and what this means for LGBTI people, women and children...A significant development in the 29th Session of th (More)
Human Rights 365 in Crimea
JURIST Guest Columnist Anastasiia Shtanieva, a practicing lawyer and trained mediator, discusses the current situation in Crimea and focuses on legal mechanisms to fight human rights violations on the peninsula...The Human Rights Day is observed annu (More)
Amnesty urges Ireland to reopen UK torture case
Amnesty International (AI) on Monday urged the Irish government to petition the European Court of Human Rights to reopen the 1978 UK v. Ireland case following claims that the UK sanctioned torture. These allegations follow the airing of the RTE (More)
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