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Ruling in Phillip Harkins case could prevent all similar removals in future to US states with whole life sentences without parole
A Scottish man wanted in Florida for first degree murder is taking his appeal against extradition to the European court of human rights in a
On 27 December 2016, the United Nations and other members of the international community have voiced grave concern over recent decisions by Somalia’s National Leadership Forum (NLF) that contravenes the African country’s constitutional electoral processes.
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia — Hundreds of Mongolians braved frigid weather Monday to stage a protest in the country’s capital demanding that the government do more to address worsening air pollution that they fear is sickening their children and shortening their lives.
GENEVA — The number of people who have died trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean in 2016 is one-third higher than in any other year, the United Nations said on Friday.
A highly effective vaccine that guards against the deadly Ebola virus could be available by 2018, says the World Health Organization.
The number of children and men who fall prey to traffickers is rising, a UN study has found, with the global movement of refugees and migrants a major contributory factor.
Sporadic gunfire echoed across Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital on Wednesday, the day after security forces killed at least 26 protesters demanding President Joseph Kabila step down after his mandate as elected leader expired.
Thousands of Post Office workers have begun a five day strike today as the UK battles through a wave of Christmas industrial action.
2016 has been a record year for UNHCR’s cash-based aid programme for refugees and other displaced people, with an expected $430 million in cash going directly to people in need by year’s end — signalling an important shift in how the world’s refugee situations are increasingly being managed.
Role and powers of national human rights institutions and other national mechanisms discussed in Strasburg
On 15 December, the Council of Europe and the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI) organised a high level seminar as a follow-up activity to the SG’s report on the State of democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Europe 2015.