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UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay alarmed at the Israeli military operations resulting in the killing of Palestinian civilians in #Gaza, as well as the indiscriminate firing of rockets from Gaza into #Israel:

“I urge all sides to steadfastly respect their obligations under international #HumanRights law and international humanitarian law to protect civilians,” Pillay says.

Pillay is deeply concerned about the prospect of a ground offensive and strongly echoes the UN Secretary-General’s call for a ceasefire.

“I have been to Gaza and I have been to Sderot myself and have seen how traumatic these air strikes and rocket attacks are on civilians, especially children. They must stop,” Pillay warns.
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why cant people live in peace? its a basic human right
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On today’s World Population Day, there are 1.8 billion people aged 10-24 in the world. That is more than one quarter of the world’s population:

A safe, successful and healthy passage from adolescence into adulthood is the right of every child.

Join our call to invest in youth on World Population Day & give us your take on why it is a good idea for governments to invest in youth via #WPD2014!
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If left to play... Palestinian & Jewish children would play and grow together. It is not until they are taught hatred, that they become bitter.
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The conflict in Syria continues to exact a high human toll and war crimes and crimes against humanity continue and occur in a pervasive climate of impunity.

Grave violations of human rights, including sexual violence and torture in places of detention, rape as a weapon of war and various forms of violence and crimes; trafficking in persons and early and child marriages; access to justice for women and girls were among the issues raised when the UN committee on women’s rights #CEDAW examined the report of Syria: Summary:

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+Reham Samir Keep your oil. Yes, it will be difficult to change our reliance but that is the difference between our cultures. We are self reliant and able to change. Keep your oil, keep your Taliban, keep Hamas and keep hating & blaming everyone who is different. Keep your little world of despair gated off from humanity. Keep throwing rocks over the gate that you wish to build and all you will have is hate filled rubble streets. Sooner or later... There will be no stones left to throw.
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The recent case of Meriam Ibrahim, charged with apostasy was among the issues discussed such as asylum seekers and refugees; impunity for war crimes and crimes against humanity; gender equality and domestic violence; female genital mutilation; torture; death penalty; Sharia law when the UN #HumanRights Committee examined the report of Sudan : Summary:
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Persistent harmful traditional practices such as female genital mutilation, early and forced marriage, polygamy and forced feeding; slavery and slavery-like situation suffered by the Haratin women and women from other minority groups; definition of discrimination and rape in legislation; trafficking in persons; girls education were among the issues raised when the UN committee on women’s rights #CEDAW examined the report of Mauritania: Summary:
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Prohibition and criminalization of abortion; violence against civilians during protests, especially during students demonstrations and protests by indigenous peoples demanding restitution of their land; discrimination against indigenous peoples and indigenous communities were among the issues raised when the UN #HumanRights Committee examined the report of Chile: Summary:
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Equality between women and men; trafficking in persons; statelessness and nationality; the situation of rural women and the participation of Roma in decision-making were among the issues raised when the UN committee on women’s rights #CEDAW examined the report of Lithuania: Summary:
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Harsh legal treatment of drug users; women’s access to justice; use of special measures to close the gender gap in public and political life; gender stereotypes; and trafficking in persons were among the issues raised when the UN committee on women’s rights #CEDAW examined the report of Georgia: Summary:
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UN Special Rapporteur Rashida Manjoo urges the new Government of Honduras to address the culture of widespread impunity for crimes against women and girls, following an eight-day fact-finding mission to the country:
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+Hakan Erden it's true
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UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay concerned about the arbitrary arrest, trial and detention of #HumanRights  defenders in Saudi Arabia, including the recent conviction and harsh sentencing of human rights defender Waleed Abu Al-Khair:

Pillay calls on #SaudiArabia to abide by its commitment to the UN Human Rights Council to ensure that judicial and law enforcement systems are not abused to harass individuals for expressing their political or religious views

تعبّر المفوضة السامية لحقوق الإنسان في الأمم المتحدة نافي بيلاي عن قلقها بشأن اعتقال المدافعين عن حقوق الإنسان في المملكة العربية السعودية تعسفيًّا ومحاكمتهم واحتجازهم، بما في ذلك الإدانة الأخيرة للمدافع عن حقوق الإنسان وليد أبو الخير والحكم القاسي الصادر بحقّه:

وتدعي المفوّضة السامية المملكة العربية السعودية إلى احترام التزامها أمام مجلس حقوق الإنسان بضمان عدم إساءة استخدام النظم القضائية ونظم إنفاذ القانون لمضايقة الأفراد بسبب التعبير عن آرائهم السياسية أو الدينية.
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#Cambodia: UN Special Rapporteur Surya P. Subedi calls on KDC International Company to halt a contested land development project in Kampong Chhnang province, and urges the Government to exercise proper oversight on land concessions and provide appropriate redress for those affected:
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Representation of women in political life; violence against women in conflict situations and impunity to members of the armed forces; access to justice for victims of violence; trafficking in persons, forced labour and forced marriage, organ harvesting and commercial sexual exploitation were among the issues raised when the UN committee on women’s rights #CEDAW examined the report of India: Summary:
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