17 April 2015

Top UN officials condemn murders of politician, journalist in Ukraine

17 April 2015

17 April 2015 — United Nations Secretary-General  Ban  Ki-moon  has voiced serious concern over recent reports regarding the killing of prominent political and media figures in Ukraine. 

DOHA: At Crime Congress, UN spotlights ‘epidemic’ of prison overcrowding

17 April 2015

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.

15 April 2015
Protests in U.S. cities against police violence prompt arrests

Protests in U.S. cities against police violence prompt arrests

15 April 2015

(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.

After migrant catastrophe in Mediterranean, UN urges ‘robust’ rescue operations

15 April 2015

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.

13 April 2015

Human rights, rule of law vital for sustainable development, Ban tells UN Crime Congress

13 April 2015

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 anger at Pope Francis Armenian 'genocide' claim

13 April 2015

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.

12 April 2015

Kenya demands U.N. removes massive Somali refugee camp

12 April 2015

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.

09 April 2015
Australia’s detaining of migrant children denounced again

Australia’s detaining of migrant children denounced again

09 April 2015

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.

08 April 2015
Italian police 'tortured' Genoa G8 protester, says ECHR

Italian police 'tortured' Genoa G8 protester, says ECHR

08 April 2015

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.

07 April 2015

Anti-foreigner sentiment has spread too far in Germany

07 April 2015

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.