28 July 2015

UN Committee against Torture opens its fifty-fifth session

28 July 2015

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.

27 July 2015
France: New surveillance law a major blow to human rights

France: New surveillance law a major blow to human rights

27 July 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.

24 July 2015

Saudi Arabia detained suspected of connection with ISIS

24 July 2015

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.

23 July 2015
Campaign group accuses Liberia palm oil firm of exploiting Ebola crisis

Campaign group accuses Liberia palm oil firm of exploiting Ebola crisis

23 July 2015

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.

22 July 2015
Yemen: first UN food aid arrives in Aden as intense fighting takes ‘serious toll’ on civilians

Yemen: first UN food aid arrives in Aden as intense fighting takes ‘serious toll’ on civilians

22 July 2015

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.

21 July 2015

Over-medication of people with learning disabilities infringes human rights

21 July 2015

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.

20 July 2015
Anti-apartheid heroes urge Cameron not to repeal Human Rights Act

Anti-apartheid heroes urge Cameron not to repeal Human Rights Act

20 July 2015

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.

17 July 2015
Auschwitz accountant gets four years for working at death camp

Auschwitz accountant gets four years for working at death camp

17 July 2015

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.

16 July 2015
As Europe confronts Greek debt crisis, UN expert says new measures must not lose sight of human rights

As Europe confronts Greek debt crisis, UN expert says new measures must not lose sight of human rights

16 July 2015

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

With Libya now at a ‘critical stage,’ UN envoy says all parties must back political dialogue process

16 July 2015

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.