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On 5 June, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced that a groundbreaking international accord aimed at stamping out illegal fishing went into effect and is now legally binding for the 29 countries and a regional organization that have adhered to it.
A Somali detainee at Guantánamo Bay has accused guards at the high-security Camp 7 of using "mental torture" against inmates. He testified as a witness in a case against inhumane treatment at the US facility in Cuba, backing up claims by another inmate.
On 1 June, a new opinion by the Council of Europe’s Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) praised a favourable legislative framework for national minorities in Croatia.
On 1 June, the International Day for Protection of Children, one of the oldest international holidays, is celebrated all over the world.
The head of Egyptian Syndicate of Journalists and two of the union’s board members are to stand trial for harboring colleagues wanted by authorities and "spreading false news", a statement by the Cairo prosecution office said on 30 May.
Dozens of detainees held in dire conditions in poorly ventilated metal shipping containers, fed only once or twice a week and given insufficient drinking water are at risk of death, warned Amnesty International on 27 May.
France is preparing to host two million visitors at the showpiece Euro 2016 football tournament in two weeks, and the
On 25 May, an overcrowded boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, killing at least five. 562 people had been pulled to safety off the coast of Libya.
25 May is now widely known as Missing Children’s Day, with the
At least three people have died in western Kenya during opposition protests calling for electoral reforms, police say.