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  • Sep 08 / 2018
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Asia-Pacific

UN war-crimes advisory panel on Sri Lanka meets in New York

UN war-crimes advisory panel on Sri Lanka meets in New York TamilNet, Tuesday, 20 July 2010, 05:42 GMT] The United Nations Panel on Sri Lanka met for the first time in New York Monday at the UN’s North Lawn building, Inner City Press (ICP) reported. The meeting of Panel members Marzuki Darusman, a former Attorney [...]

  • Sep 08 / 2018
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Kashmir: In paradigm of international law

Kashmir: In paradigm of international law Mahrukh A Mughal THE UN has recently passed a resolution reporting the situation in Kashmir from June 2016 to April 2018, and General Human Rights Concerns in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. This report has revealed multiple cases of abuse of the fundamental human rights of the people [...]

  • Sep 08 / 2018
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Gajendrakumar explains why TNPF boycotts NPC elections

Gajendrakumar explains why TNPF boycotts NPC elections [TamilNet, Thursday, 01 August 2013, 02:50 GMT] Tamil National People’s Front (TNPF) leader Gajendrakumar Ponnampalam addressed a press meet in Jaffna on Tuesday, explaining why the TNPF totally boycotts the Northern Provincial Council elections held under the 13th Amendment of the unitary constitution of Sri Lanka. Rejecting rumours [...]

  • Aug 29 / 2018
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British MPs call for war crimes probes at Mu’l’livaaykkaal Remembrance

British MPs call for war crimes probes at Mu’l’livaaykkaal Remembrance [TamilNet, Thursday, 20 May 2010, 09:36 GMT] Parliamentarians from all three main British political parties addressed a rally Tuesday at Westminster to commemorate the forty thousand Tamil civilians massacred last year by the Sri Lankan government forces during the closing months of the island’s civil [...]

  • Aug 29 / 2018
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Is Myanmar changing its tune?

Is Myanmar changing its tune? A Myanmar official signs a MoU on the repatriation of Rohingyas from Bangladesh with a UN representative in Myanmar, June 6, 2018. PHOTO: Office of Myanmar State Counsellor Ali Riaz Bangladesh’s decision to respond to the ICC’s request regarding the Rohingya situation, particularly about the territorial jurisdiction of ICC, is [...]

  • Aug 29 / 2018
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As New UN Envoy Visits Myanmar, Politicians Warn Against a ‘One-Sided’ Perspective on Rakhine Crisis

As New UN Envoy Visits Myanmar, Politicians Warn Against a ‘One-Sided’ Perspective on Rakhine Crisis 2018-06-12 United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres (R) greets Christine Schraner Burgener, the U.N.’s new special envoy on Myanmar, at U.N. headquarters in New York, May 22, 2018. Photo courtesy of the United Nations As the new United Nations envoy to [...]

  • Aug 29 / 2018
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Horrors on women in Sri Lanka’s internment camps – Egeland

Horrors on women in Sri Lanka’s internment camps – Egeland [TamilNet, Thursday, 25 June 2009, 10:59 GMT] Jan Egeland, the former UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Tuesday told the press that “Sri Lanka is one of the latest examples of the World community letting a government get away with denying access [...]

  • Apr 03 / 2017
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Asia-Pacific

Colombia landslide toll increases to 254 as at least 43 children die

  World Colombia landslide toll increases to 254 as at least 43 children die 703 words 4 April 2017 Shanghai Daily SHND English Copyright © 2017 Shanghai Daily Company. All Rights Reserved   JOSE Albeiro Vargas last saw his grandson the night a fierce rain unleashed havoc on Mocoa, a small city surrounded by rivers and [...]

  • Mar 29 / 2017
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‘Europe must prepare itself for difficult times ahead’

  Cover Story 1725 words 23 March 2017 India Today INTY English Copyright 2017. Living Media India Ltd   Brexit will soon become a reality, with Great Britain initiating its legal separation from the European Union. Meanwhile, an influx of West Asian refugees has given the continent its biggest humanitarian crisis since World War II. This [...]

  • Mar 15 / 2017
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Free health services for factory workers

Free health services for factory workers 472 words 14 March 2017 Informative HTIFMV English Copyright © 2017 BAM Media (Pty) Ltd.   MASERU, March 14 — Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association (LPPA), together with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) last week Wednesday celebrated World Women’s Day with factory workers by giving them free sexual reproductive health services. [...]

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