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The fate of hundreds of asylum seekers being held in a detention center in Papua New Guinea was in limbo on Wednesday as the country’s prime minister announced the facility would close in response to a court ruling that Australia’s detention of the men on the island nation is illegal.
On 25 April, UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kate Gilmore said that Iraq’s development plan must be based on equality, the rule of law and a vision that has earned the confidence of all the country’s diverse communities.
Saudi Arabia: Counter-terror court sentences human rights activist in relentless onslaught against civil society
The sentencing of human rights activist Issa
On 21 April, the appeal court in Nouadhibou upheld the death sentence for Mauritanian blogger and freelance journalist Mohamed Mkhaïtir.
On 20 April, the United Nations refugee agency said that as many as 500 people may have lost their lives this past week when an overcrowded boat carrying refugees and migrants sank in the Mediterranean Sea at an unknown location between Libya and Italy.
The vast majority of immigrant children who arrive alone at the U.S. borderare placed by the government with adults who are in the country illegally, federal data reviewed by The Associated Press show.
Conflict-related violence in Afghanistan has harmed health and education personnel, reduced the availability of health care and limited children’s access to essential health and education services, the United Nations said in a new report released 18 April.
Policies of "destitution by design" are eroding rights of asylum seekers in Ireland and austerity has been imposed with "little respect" for the rights of the poor and marginalised, a leading human rights advocate has said.
On 14 April, United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein appealed to Iran to halt executions for drug offences until the new Parliament debates a proposed law that would remove the mandatory death penalty for drug crimes.
On 13 April, the Council of Europe adopted a set of guidelines aimed to ensure the protection of journalism and in its 47 member states. In a Recommendation, the Committee of Ministers — the organisation’s