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‪#‎Belarus‬: The release of 6 political prisoners on Aug 22 is a positive gesture for ‪#‎HumanRights‬. But it also highlights the steps that urgently need to be taken for the upcoming presidential elections to be free & fair, and to strengthen the rule of law. See the analysis by UN expert Miklós Haraszti: http://sm.ohchr.org/1NBm5PK
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The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, François Crépeau, today called on the European Union to establish a human rights-based, coherent and comprehensive migration policy which makes mobility its central asset. “It is the only way in which the EU can reclaim its border, effectively combat smuggling and empower migrants,” he said. http://sm.ohchr.org/1fDc8Cz

“Let’s not pretend that what the EU and its member states are doing is working. Migration is here to stay,” Mr. Crépeau stressed. “Building fences, using tear gas and other forms of violence against migrants and asylum seekers, detention, withholding access to basics such as shelter, food or water and using threatening language or hateful speech will not stop migrants from coming or trying to come to Europe.”

“Territorial sovereignty is about controlling the border, knowing who comes in and who leaves. It has never been about sealing the border to migration,” the expert said. “Democratic borders are porous by nature. Providing migrants and asylum seekers with legal and safe mobility solutions will ensure such a control.”
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+Evans owiti Thanks for your good wishes. We are all in the same boat.
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The UN Committee on the rights of persons with disabilities reviewed Kenya. Among the issues discussed were: 
The inequalities between men, and women and children with disabilities;
Access to justice and effective legal remedies;
Accessibility both in public transport and in public and private facilities;
Including persons with disabilities in policy-making processes.

Read more: http://sm.ohchr.org/1LnkjhN 
#CRPD  
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God save all of the good people and god save the bad people who ask for forgiveness of what they did but for the people that kill the Good guys and that don't give a shit about the USA we'll fuck them and let them go to fuckin hell
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The UN anti-racism committee ‪CERD‬ reviewed the Netherlands. Among the issues raised were: 
The integration of immigrants;
Hate and racist speech;
Tackling indirect and structural discrimination (alongside direct forms of discrimination) by adopting preventative measures instead of relying on reactive ones;
Certain customs and practice that could be understood as discriminatory.

Read more: http://sm.ohchr.org/1WGI9vb   #CERD  
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i don't care about their stupidity cz i will never depend my life for their..i will never enter in their side..that why i can't be afraid of telling their the truth...i have knew their well, they hate the truth.. their know one thing than others...to kill , to destroy , to create conflict, jealous, they love slaves, they are danger, they are evil, they are all fake....so my friend don't worry about them.. WE ARE FOR ONE THING ONLY: THE TRUTH WILL BE TRUTH ALL THE TIME..and they have seen it..look what  they had done in my country of RWANDA? i will never forget how they are fake.
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The UN anti-racism committee #CERD reviewed Norway. Among the issues raised were: 
Hate speech;
Right-wing extremism and violence;
Policies relating to the Sami people;
Employment for second-generation immigrants;
Minority women and gender equality.

Read more: http://sm.ohchr.org/1USnrqq
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Palestinien in palestine is goal to racism by juif
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Today at the press briefing: Libya, Syria, Yemen

Libya – We are extremely concerned by recent events involving militants claiming allegiance to ISIL in Sirte, Libya. Fighting in the city’s 3rd district may have erupted after a local imam known for his vocal opposition to ISIL was shot dead on 10 August. Witnesses have reported seeing four bodies hung from poles in three separate locations in Sirte. UNSMIL’s human rights division is seeking more information about this incident. We are also calling for submissions to the OHCHR Investigation on Libya.

Syria – The outrageous bombing of a busy marketplace in the centre of Douma, in Eastern Ghouta, Damascus has deepened the intense suffering of the civilian population in the area, which has been under siege by Government forces since 2013. At least 111 civilians have reportedly been killed and at least 200 others were injured -- many are in a serious condition. The death toll is likely to rise, since the injured are being treated in field hospitals which are sorely inadequate, given that the two-year siege of Douma has led to a serious shortage of medical supplies.

Yemen – Between 31 July and 14 August, at least 34 civilians were killed and 85 wounded. This brings the total numbers of civilians killed and injured, since 26 March, to 1,950 and 4,271, respectively.

Read more: http://sm.ohchr.org/1JeSxjV
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I just shake my head. I abhore war, 💖💖💖
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Here's an update on our concerns today on ‪#‎HumanRights‬ in ‪#‎Maldives‬ ‪#‎Nepal‬ & ‪#‎Iraq‬ – http://sm.ohchr.org/1Ub3t84

* Maldives: The sudden return of former President Nasheed to prison is a serious setback for human rights. We urge the government to consider Mr Nasheed’s early release. There has been widespread national and international criticism of his clearly flawed trial.

* Nepal: The continuing political violence, linked to the proposed redrawing of internal state borders, claimed at least ten lives yesterday. We call upon political leaders and protestors to find a peaceful solution now. The rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly are essential elements in the promotion of democracy and human rights.

* Iraq: We’re dismayed to learn of the recent executions of three people in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. These are the first executions to have taken place since 2008, when the Kurdistan Regional Govt established a moratorium on the use of the death penalty. We oppose the use of the death penalty, even for the most serious crimes.
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+ثائر حسن الزهاوي Even if through the Google translation of your comment, I still don't get what you are saying. But thanks for comment.
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The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, will assess the human rights situation of the Sami people in Finland, Sweden and Norway at a three day conference organized by the Sami Parliamentary Council and hosted in Hemavan, Sweden from August 25-27, 2015. -http://sm.ohchr.org/1MOrfYz

Ms. Tauli-Corpuz’s participation at the conference is considered an official visit to the traditional region of the Sami people, who continue to live within their territories spanning the formal boundaries of several States.

“This visit offers a unique opportunity to assess key issues affecting Sami people across the Sápmi region, including their rights to self-determination and to land, water and natural resources, as well as matters involving children and youth, such as education and language,” she said.
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United Nations, my question to you is why isn't the rights of the true indigenous people of America are not being address. Not the people the United States of America are stating to be indigenous people, but the true indigenous people who own the land.

United States of America for years have people lying concerning being indigenous, but they are not the true indigenous people.

When those in authority under the United States of America Government continue to have those on Reservations repeatedly tell lies, and has theaten them if they tell the truth they will kill them. These issues need to be addressed by the United Nations for the truth to be revealed and to stop the lies. When those under the United States of America ignore the birthrights of the true indigenous people, and seek every means to stop us.

Under the true indigenous people, when the real one in authority notify those under the United States of America as to who we are, they choose to ignore us and attempt all means to try and stop us.

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UN Special Rapporteur Urmila Bhoola welcomed the adoption of a new anti-slavery law in Mauritania that creates special tribunals for prosecution of slavery and slavery-like practices, and doubles the maximum prison sentence for slavery from 10 to 20 years. However, she cautioned, “this welcome development needs to be followed by its full implementation.” -http://sm.ohchr.org/1LmQqhC

“Slavery and slavery-like practices can be eradicated only if the existing laws, policies and programmes are implemented fully and effectively,” said the independent expert designated by the UN Human Rights Council to monitor and report on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences.

Ms. Bhoola noted that under the 2007 anti-slavery law, which is now being replaced, there was only one successful prosecution. The new law would grant the right to civil society organisations to lodge complaints in courts on behalf of the victims as civil party. It also foresees free legal assistance for victims and refers to their right to reparation without elaborating on its modalities.
#AntiSlavery   #EndSlavery  
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((((http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/Bathani-Tola-Cry-for-justice/articleshow/13651878.cms))))))))))
There were three police pickets within a range of one kilometre, including one in the village itself, but no action was taken to prevent the crime. An 18-year-old woman was gang-raped. The breasts of a 25-year-old woman were chopped off before she was killed. A nine-month-old child was tossed in the air and chopped into two as she fell to the ground. A pregnant woman's womb was slashed open and the foetus impaled on a sword[1]...”http://www.countercurrents.org/deo200815.htm
http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/justice-for-bathani-tola-massacre-victims-demanded/article3644998.ece
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Lakshmanpur Bathe or simply Bathe, has become a synonym for brutal massacre. After the killing of 58 persons particularly women and children, while they were asleep, in the early hours of 1 December 1997 by the Ranbir Sena, the Jehanabad village attained tragic notoriety. As with other instances of mass killings of poor, low caste labourers this notoriety too is shortlived. Less than a year later, Bathe appears to have already been forgotten even as the painful process of restoration of 'normalcy' exacts its own toll on the survivors of the massacre. This was the largest ever massacre in the ongoing war between the newest private army of landlords in Central Bihar, the Ranbir Sena, and the rural poor. In the course of this violence over hundred and fifty persons have been murdered since the formation of the Sena in 1994 in Belaur village, Bhojpur district. There have been instances of retaliatory violence by Marxist Leninist led peasant organisations under whose leadership demands for higher wages and land distribution are being raised. The majority of the killings however have been perpetrated by the Ranbirs (as the Sena men are called).
http://www.revolutionarydemocracy.org/rdv4n2/lakshman.htm
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A group of UN human rights experts today condemned the recent prison sentencing of prominent Azerbaijani human rights activists Leyla and Arif Yunus as “manifestly politically motivated and representative of the continuing repression of independent civil society in Azerbaijan.” -http://sm.ohchr.org/1NonQje

“The authorities of Azerbaijan must put an end immediately to all forms of persecution against human rights activists in the country,” the experts said. “Leyla and Arif Yunus are two of many activists in Azerbaijan, which include Anar Mammadli, Rasul Jafarov and Intigam Aliyev, who have been targeted because of their legitimate human rights work.”

“Criminalization of those working for the promotion and protection of human rights in the country is deeply disconcerting,” the experts said, reiterating a call on the authorities they made one year ago “to reverse the trend of repression, criminalization and prosecution of human rights work in the country.” The experts warned that the silencing of these prominent voices has a devastating impact on the Azerbaijani civil society as a whole.
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The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and hazardous substances and wastes, Baskut Tuncak, today called on the Government of China and relevant businesses to ensure complete transparency in the investigation of the chemical disaster in Tianjin, including both causes and effects of the explosion. http://sm.ohchr.org/1JqB3Hr

“The Chinese authorities should also assess whether China’s laws for hazardous substances and wastes are consistent with international human rights standards, including the right to information,” said Mr. Tuncak, who will present a special report on the right to information in the context of hazardous substances to the UN Human Rights Council on 16 September.

The Special Rapporteur noted that, under international human rights standards, the State has an obligation to generate, assess, update and disseminate information about hazardous substances, and businesses have a responsibility to respect human rights, including effectively communicating information. He further observed that the reported restrictions on public access to health and safety information and freedom of the press in the aftermath are “deeply disturbing”, particularly to the extent they risk increasing the number of victims of this disaster.
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+Nkosi Matseni I pray everyday and sometimes many times a day.
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UN human rights experts today urged the Iranian Government to immediately release the Washington Post’s correspondent in Tehran, Jason Rezaian, who now awaits verdict after his fourth and possible final hearing . http://sm.ohchr.org/1EsplVr

“The arrest, detention and secret trial of Mr. Rezaian violate his rights and intimidate all those working in the media in Iran,” said the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye. “His continued detention violates basic rules that not only aim to protect journalists, bloggers, human rights activists and others but to guarantee everyone’s right to information.”

“Mr. Rezaian seems to have been detained for the simple fact of having exercised his rights to freedom of expression, association and political participation,” said human rights expert Seong-Phil Hong, who currently heads the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. “His rights to legal counsel of his choice and to due process of law seem to have been forgotten.”
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+Wanxia Liao IF what you say is true, there are several lawyers in Toronto who would take your case on pro-bono and I am sure the Toronto Star and Sun would be happy to report your story. This is most definitely not a case to judge an entire country on as it is not representative of the views of the government or the people. 
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