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.

15 July 2015
World has delivered on halting and reversing AIDS epidemic, UN announces

World has delivered on halting and reversing AIDS epidemic, UN announces

15 July 2015

The world has exceeded the targets contained in the Millennium Development Goals to halt and reverse the spread of HIV and is on track to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, according to a report released 14 July in Addis Ababa by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

14 July 2015

Prisons in England and Wales 'at their worst level for 10 years'

14 July 2015

Prisons in England and Wales deteriorated across all areas last year to their worst level for at least 10 years, the chief inspector of prisons has reported.

Stampede at religious festival in Andhra kills 27 pilgrims

Stampede at religious festival in Andhra kills 27 pilgrims

14 July 2015

Twenty-seven  people were killed and 40 injured on Tuesday in a stampede in Andhra Pradesh, police said, as crowds surged to bathe in the Godavari River on the first day of a religious festival held once every 144 years, the Reuters reported.