19 August 2015

Frontex: Number of migrants in one month above 100,000 for first time

19 August 2015

In the month of July, the number of migrants detected at EU’s borders more than tripled to 107,500 compared to the same month of last year, surpassing the 100,000 mark in a single month for the first time since Frontex began keeping records in 2008.

18 August 2015

China explosions: Doubts raised over chemical licences

18 August 2015

The Chinese firm whose warehouse in Tianjin exploded last week killing at least 114 people did not have a licence to handle hazardous chemicals until two months ago, Xinhua news agency says.

17 August 2015
UN mission condemns ISIL attacks in Sirte

UN mission condemns ISIL attacks in Sirte

17 August 2015

Strongly condemning attacks in Sirte by the  so-called  Islamic State (Daesh), the United Nations Support Mission in Libya stressed today it is "high time" that Libyans agree a unity government to address the country’s challenges and "join together to confront the scourge" of the group, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.

14 August 2015

State of emergency in Ferguson, Missouri, extended at least 24 hours

14 August 2015

The government of St. Louis County extended for at least 24 hours a state of emergency in Ferguson, Missouri, which has been the scene of protests a year after an unarmed black teenager was killed by a white police officer.

13 August 2015
UN: Violence against Yezidis amounts to genocide

UN: Violence against Yezidis amounts to genocide

13 August 2015

In the report presented during the 29th Human Rights Council Session in Geneva, Switzerland, the widespread and systematic human rights violations of the most serious kinds committed by the ISIL were amounted to genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.

12 August 2015

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland condemns attack on Azerbaijani journalist Rasim Aliyev

12 August 2015

On 10 August, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe issued the following statement: 
"I am shocked by the murder of Rasim Aliyev, Chairman of the Institute for Reporters Safety and Freedom. It is a very worrying sign that the safety of journalists in the country is deteriorating further. I call on the Azerbaijani authorities to fully and promptly investigate this murder and to bring the perpetrators to justice.

11 August 2015

Fear, hunger and dirt: Lithuanian migrants on life as chicken catchers

11 August 2015
Laurynas Kelpsa was just 19 when he saw an advertisement for jobs in England on the internet in 2011. Opportunities in his home town in Lithuania were limited and the advert promised good wages of £250-£350 a week with accommodation, so he called the mobile phone number given and spoke to a bus company owner called Saulius. A couple of days later he was on his way…
10 August 2015

Human Rights Watch urges Azerbaijani authorities to release human rights defenders

10 August 2015
Azerbaijani authorities should immediately release and stop the prosecution of Leyla and Arif Yunus, elderly human rights defenders who are both in grave health, Human Rights Watch urged on 7 August. "The decision to lock up and prosecute Leyla and Arif Yunus was already a travesty of justice, but to pursue the trial given their poor health is despicable,"…
07 August 2015
‘No more Hiroshimas. No more Nagasakis,’ Ban declares on anniversary of atomic bombing

‘No more Hiroshimas. No more Nagasakis,’ Ban declares on anniversary of atomic bombing

07 August 2015

6 August 2015 — United Nations  Secretary-General  Ban  Ki-moon  renewed his resolve to advance the goal of achieving a world "free of the nuclear shadow," in a message to mark the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

06 August 2015

Burundi: UN condemns assassination attempt on leading human rights defender

06 August 2015

4 August 2015 —  Secretary-General  Ban  Ki-moon  and the United Nations human rights office have strongly condemned the assassination attempt on Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, a leading Burundian human rights defender who was shot and wounded by unknown assailants in the capital on Monday.