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On 27 July 2015 the UN Committee against Torture opened its fifty-fifth session. In an opening statement, Carla Edelenbos, a representative of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, said that the appalling situation of migrants had been highlighted by the High Commissioner at the interactive dialogue on the human rights of migrants at the twenty-ninth session of the Human Rights Council in June 2015.
Extensive powers allowing French authorities to monitor people online and offline will come into force in a matter of days after the country’s highest constitutional authority endorsed all but three sections of a new surveillance law, Amnesty International said.
According to Star (Turkey), Saudi Arabia held a large-scale operation against extremists. The operation was conducted after an ISIS terrorist attack occurred in Iraq on Eid al-Fitr , a sacred day for the Muslims. Over 120 died, including women and children, about 150 were injured as a result of the attack.
DAKAR, July 23 (Reuters) — Anti-corruption campaign group Global Witness on Thursday accused palm oil company Golden Veroleum of taking advantage of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia to double the size of its plantation.
21 July 2015 — In "a major breakthrough," the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced that its first ship since conflict erupted in Yemen in March berthed today in the port of Aden after repeated attempts to reach huge numbers of increasingly desperate people and as intense fighting continues to take a serious toll on civilians.
The national clinical director for learning disabilities, NHS England, Dominic Slowie and the chief pharmacist, Keith Ridge, have written to professionals and patients highlighting grave concerns about the inappropriate and prolonged prescribing of psychotropic drugs to people with learning disabilities.
Some of South Africa’s most influential intellectuals and activists have urged David Cameron to reconsider his plans to repeal the Human Rights Act, warning that the move is reminiscent of the mindset that created apartheid.
A 94-year-old former bookkeeper at Auschwitz has been sentenced to four years in prison in what could be one of the last big Holocaust trials.
As Europe confronts Greek debt crisis, UN expert says new measures must not lose sight of human rights
The implementation of new austerity measures in Greece amid the country’s deteriorating economic crisis must not come at a cost to human rights, a United Nations expert warned 15 July as he urged international institutions and the Greek Government to make "fully informed decisions" before adopting additional reforms.
With Libya now at a ‘critical stage,’ UN envoy says all parties must back political dialogue process
A peaceful transition in Libya will only succeed through a significant and coordinated effort in support of a future Government of National Accord and by ensuring that sufficient security is achieved throughout the country so that public administration can resume its key functions, the top UN official in Libya told the Security Council 15 July.