28 November 2016
Participants endorse 'Ashgabat Statement' as first-ever UN conference on sustainable transport ends

Participants endorse 'Ashgabat Statement' as first-ever UN conference on sustainable transport ends

28 November 2016

Оn 27 November, the first-ever United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference concluded today in the Turkmen capital, with more than 50 countries endorsing the 'Ashgabat Statement on Commitments and Policy Recommendations,' with a view to supporting cleaner, greener transportation — from local transit systems to worldwide multimodal networks.

25 November 2016
Riot in Bulgaria's largest refugee centre

Riot in Bulgaria's largest refugee centre

25 November 2016

Some 1,500 migrants have clashed with police in Bulgaria's largest refugee centre, two days after the facility was sealed off following reports of an alleged infection outbreak, BBC reported on 24 November.

24 November 2016
Nigeria: At least 150 peaceful pro-Biafra activists killed in chilling crackdown

Nigeria: At least 150 peaceful pro-Biafra activists killed in chilling crackdown

24 November 2016

The Nigerian security forces, led by the military, embarked on a chilling campaign of extrajudicial executions and violence resulting in the deaths of at least 150 peaceful  pro-Biafra  protesters in the south east of the country, according to an investigation by Amnesty International published today.

23 November 2016
Human Rights Watch called on Philippines to bid to jail kids

Human Rights Watch called on Philippines to bid to jail kids

23 November 2016

On 22 November, Human Rights Watch called on the Philippines authorities to withdraw a bill that would lower the age of criminal responsibility from 15 years to 9.

22 November 2016
Turkey withdrawn controversial child rape bill after street protests

Turkey withdrawn controversial child rape bill after street protests

22 November 2016

On 22 November, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has withdrawn a bill that pardons men convicted of sex with underage girls if they have married them, BBC reported.

21 November 2016

Council of Europe’s anti-torture committee: Intolerable detention conditions during Belgian prison strike

21 November 2016

In its report published on 18 November, the Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment ( CPT) has described the disturbing situation it found during its visit in May 2016 to Huy, Ittre and Jamioulx prisons, as well as in the social defence establishment (EDS) in Paifve, in the context of industrial action by prison staff.

18 November 2016
Australia asylum: UN criticises 'cruel' conditions on Nauru

Australia asylum: UN criticises 'cruel' conditions on Nauru

18 November 2016

Francois Crepeau, the UN special rapporteur on migrant human rights, has just finished an 18-day stint examining Australia's immigration laws. He said in Canberra on 18 November that conditions on Nauru were "cruel, inhuman and degrading".

17 November 2016
2016 Octopus conference on cybercrime in Strasburg

2016 Octopus conference on cybercrime in Strasburg

17 November 2016

On 15–18 November, 2016 Octopus conference timed to the 15th anniversary of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime is being held in Strasburg, France. Problems arising with the development of “cloud computing” are the main topic concerned.

16 November 2016
UNUNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize awarded to Russian scientific centre

UNUNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize awarded to Russian scientific centre

16 November 2016

The 2016 winner of the UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-violence is the Federal Research and Methodological Center for Tolerance Psychology and Education (Tolerance Center) of Russia.

15 November 2016
US: Man found not guilty after 28 years spent in prison

US: Man found not guilty after 28 years spent in prison

15 November 2016

On 14 November, a Denver man who spent 28 years in prison for a rape he long denied committing was acquitted of the crime, the Albany Times Union reported.