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16 April 2015 — With over 10 million people in prisons worldwide, prison overcrowding has reached epidemic proportions in many countries, a senior official from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said today at the 13th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.
(Reuters) — Protesters in several U.S. cities blocked highways and swarmed police precincts, leading to at least two dozen arrests in demonstrations touched off by fresh cases of police violence against unarmed black men.
15 April 2015 — The latest maritime catastrophe to claim the lives of refugees crossing the Mediterranean Sea is yet another indication of the need for a «robust» rescue-at-sea mechanism aimed at preventing future tragedies, the head of the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) declared today.
On 12 April, opening the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Doha, Qatar, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon along with several other top UN officials today spotlighted the critical connection between rule of law and sustainable development.
Turkey has reacted with anger to the comment made by the Pope Francis at a service in Rome at a Mass in the Armenian Catholic rite at Peter’s Basilica, attended by the Armenian president and church leaders earlier on Sunday, and recalled its envoy to the Vatican. The row has continued to sour relations between Armenia and Turkey.
Kenya has given the United Nations three months to remove a camp housing more than half a million Somali refugees, as part of a get-tough response to the killing of 148 people by Somali gunmen at a Kenyan university.
The independent inquiry led by former integrity commissioner Philip Moss, which found credible allegations of sexual assault and child abuse in Australia’s Nauru detention centre, was the third time in recent weeks that Australia faced a damning review of its system of mandatory immigration detention. Since that time, we’ve learned that immigration authorities may have known about these abuse allegations for months before taking action.
An Italian police attack on a protester at the 2001 G8 summit in Genoa amounted to "torture", the European Court of Human Rights has ruled.
An arson attack on a future refugee home in the German town of Tröglitz is only the latest indicator that anti-foreigner sentiment has spread too far in the country. The number of crimes directed at asylum-seekers has risen dramatically.