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  • Sep 19 / 2016
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North America

Trade agreements should mainstream human rights – UN expert urges

MIL OSI United Nations - Source: United Nations 2 Headline: Trade agreements should mainstream human rights - UN expert urges 13 September 2016 – A United Nations independent expert today called on States and Parliaments to ensure that all future trade agreements stipulate the primacy of human rights and to align existing treaties with the duty of States [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Uncategorized

UN expert pushes for HR in trade regime

Bangladesh, Sept. 13 — The United Nations Independent Expert on promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, Alfred de Zayas, on Tuesday called on States and Parliaments to make sure that all future trade agreements stipulate the primacy of human rights. Existing treaties should be revised to ensure they do not conflict with the [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Balochs want India’s direct intervention in Balochistan: BRP

Geneva [Switzerland], Sept. 14 — The Baloch Republican Party (BRP) has said their leaders are seeking asylum in India as they want New Delhi’s direct intervention on the Balochistan issue just like it assisted East Pakistan in 1971 to gain freedom against West Pakistan (now Pakistan). “We think it is an absolutely right decision (to [...]

  • Sep 13 / 2016
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South America

Obama condena prueba nuclear de Corea del Norte y anuncia nuevas sanciones

Obama condena prueba nuclear de Corea del Norte y anuncia nuevas sanciones 294 words 9 September 2016 La Tercera LATERCE Spanish Copesa S.A. 2016. Derechos Reservados   El Presidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, se refirió hoy a la prueba nuclear realizada ayer por Corea del Norte, que provocó un terremoto de 5,3 en la escala [...]

  • Sep 06 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

“Se requiere más voluntad política para ejercer la responsabilidad de proteger”

“Se requiere más voluntad política para ejercer la responsabilidad de proteger” 338 words 6 September 2016 ForeignAffairs.co.nz FRAFES Spanish Copyright 2016. Multimedia Investments Ltd. All rights reserved. 06 de septiembre, 2016 — La voluntad política es muy escasa y eso es un impedimento para proteger a las personas vulnerables ante crímenes atroces, especialmente cuando se trata [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Africa

South Sudan, a year after peace agreement

By Beny Gideon Mabor Our detractors have already written us off, even before the proclamation of our independence. They say we will slip into civil war as soon as our flag is hoisted. They justify that by arguing that we are incapable of resolving our problems through dialogue. They charge that we are quick to [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Honour killing is human rights violation, says Nallakannu

MADURAI,TAMIL NADU Honour killing is human rights violation, said Communist Party of India leader R. Nallakannu here on Saturday. Speaking at a public hearing organised by Evidence, an NGO fighting against honour killing, he said that every human being had the right to live. The government has the responsibility to protect its civilians. Whenever there [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Africa

Refugee thought he was safe in SA

Yesterday morning James Biamungu* – the Democratic Republic of Congo refugee in search of human security – woke up in a bed. It is the first time in months he has not slept on a wooden plank in Pretoria Central Prison cells, or on the pavement outside the offices of the city’s UN building. On Friday at [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Middle East

Refugees’ return

UNTIL recently, Pakistan was home to the largest refugee population. For decades, the country won much praise for giving sanctuary to vulnerable people who had to flee their homes. When far wealthier countries showed a callous indifference towards those people seeking safety – tightening border controls while pleading lack of capacity – the example of [...]