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Secretary General Jagland has said that children’s rights remain high on the Council of Europe’s agenda. "We still cannot say that children are treated as full-fledged holders of rights-meaning all their rights, by all governments, by all adults, at all times, and in all settings," he said, "But that is what we must continue to work towards."
7 July 2015 — The top United Nations human rights official today expressed deep concern about the human rights implications regarding the scope of a new law on national security adopted by China on 1 July.
A Canadian human rights group has told the UN that the troubles faced by the country’s indigenous population are one of Canada’s most pressing social issues. The organization also criticized the government approach to anti-terrorism legislation.
Chicago was yet again riddled with a flurry of shootings this Fourth of July weekend, with at least 47 wounded and nine killed, according to multiple media reports.
Serbia has come a long way in creating a regulatory and institutional framework for fighting corruption, concludes a report published 2 July by the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO).
Doctors in Belgium are granting a 24-year-old woman who is suffering from depression but is otherwise healthy the right to die as she qualifies for euthanasia under the Belgian law, even though she does not have a terminal or life-threatening illness.
The staff members of the World Health Organization (WHO) dispatched five tonnes of medicines and medical supplies to the eastern regions of Ukraine, the UN news centre said.
The international community should be ashamed that three years since the adoption of the Geneva Communiqué on Syria, the Middle Eastern country’s "cataclysmic conflict" continues unabated, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today launched the Global Coalition Unite for Heritage campaign, which aims to strengthen the mobilization of governments and all heritage stakeholders in the face of deliberate damage to cultural heritage, particularly in the Middle East.