News headlines for “Human Rights Issues”, page 2

  1. The Straw that Broke Kazakhstan's Back

    - Inter Press Service

    ALMATY, Kazakhstan, Jan 12 (IPS) - The most violent protests of the past 30 years have erupted across Kazakhstan — exposing decades of inequality, injustice, and corruption. The protests of an unprecedented scale have rocked cities across Kazakhstan for days, as the population grew increasingly dissatisfied with the country’s leadership.

  2. UN Plea to Save Afghanistan from Full-Blown Humanitarian Crisis

    - Inter Press Service

    Geneva, Jan 11 (IPS) - UN agencies have asked for a record USD 4.4 billion in aid for Afghanistan to avert a full-blown humanitarian crisis that could see hunger, distress, and death and a mass exodus of people from the country.

  3. ‘Prompt, independent, impartial investigations’ needed in Kazakhstan: UN rights office

    - UN News

    As the death toll from the recent unrest in Kazakhstan mounts to 164, the UN Office for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday requested “prompt, independent, impartial investigations” into the killings, and whether “unnecessary and disproportionate use of force was made by security forces”.

  4. Afro-descendants in Costa Rica: A Movement for Justice & Equity

    - Inter Press Service

    SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica, Jan 11 (IPS) - Jan André is a cheerful and outgoing young man, a superb dancer, and aspiring schoolteacher. Indeed, he wants to become the best schoolteacher in Costa Rica. Fortified by his own will and the encouragement of his family, he overcame violence and adversity to become an outstanding university student.

  5. Tunisia: UN rights office calls for release of former justice minister

    - UN News

    A story from UN News

    Authorities in Tunisia are being urged to immediately release - or properly charge - former justice minister Noureddine Bhiri, and another man, who have been detained under suspected terrorism offences, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday.

  6. Eight Afghan students die in explosion outside school

    - UN News

    The use of explosives that lie dormant, particularly in populated areas, is “a persistent and growing threat to children and their families”, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday, expressing deep sadness over the death of eight students in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.

  7. Preserve right of asylum, UN refugee agency urges EU Council presidencies

    - UN News

    Amid record global displacement, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, on Monday urged European countries to prioritize the better protection of people fleeing war, conflict and persecution. 

  8. Rights experts condemn ‘unrelenting human rights violations’ at Guantánamo Bay

    - UN News

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    A group of independent human rights experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council has condemned the continued operation of the Guantánamo Bay detention facility in Cuba as a site of “unparalleled notoriety” and “a stain on the US Government’s commitment to the rule of law”.

  9. Bangladesh: Second fire in a week tears through vast Rohingya refugee camp

    - UN News

    Teams from UN migration agency IOM were mobilized on Sunday after fire swept through a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, home to thousands of Rohingya who have fled violence in neighbouring Myanmar. 

  10. Underfunded and Deadly Tuberculosis Needs its Own Bill Gates

    - Inter Press Service

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jan 07 (IPS) - Global efforts to end tuberculosis (TB) are futile without dedicated investment in research into the debilitating disease that is killing 4000 people a day, Stop TB Partnership warns.

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