Nepal: UN Concerned Over Pace And Extent Of Justice Efforts

With the release of a landmark report on breaches of international law committed in the ten years before the 2006 peace deal between the Nepali Government and the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), the United Nations human rights chief today highlighted her concern over the failure to create promised transitional justice mechanisms to address past … Continue reading Nepal: UN Concerned Over Pace And Extent Of Justice Efforts

Syria: Plight Of 500,000 Palestinian Refugees Draws UN Concerns

The United Nations expressed grave concern over the implications of the violence in Syria for the 500,000 Palestinian refugees across the country. “The current situation in the Damascus neighbourhood of Yarmouk and in rural Damascus, home to both Syrian and Palestinian communities, is especially worrying,” said the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees … Continue reading Syria: Plight Of 500,000 Palestinian Refugees Draws UN Concerns

Mali: UNICEF Warns Of Increased Violence Against Children

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) last week voiced “grave concern” over the situation in northern Mali, warning of increasing evidence showing children being killed, injured or recruited into armed groups. The agency reported that since the end of March at least 175 boys have been recruited into armed groups, at least eight girls have … Continue reading Mali: UNICEF Warns Of Increased Violence Against Children

UN’s Ban Congratulates Timor-Leste On Peaceful Parliamentary Elections

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulated the people, Government and political parties of Timor-Leste for the peaceful and orderly manner in which the country held parliamentary elections on Saturday. “The Secretary-General commends the national authorities, particularly the Technical Secretariat for Electoral Administration and the National Electoral Commission, for organizing and supervising the polling, and the … Continue reading UN’s Ban Congratulates Timor-Leste On Peaceful Parliamentary Elections

UN Human Rights Experts Critical Of Trial Of Prominent Spanish Judge Garzon

A series of independent United Nations human rights experts today voiced concern about the impact of the trial of a prominent Spanish judge on his independence, particularly his efforts to investigate more than 100,000 allegations of enforced disappearances during the country’s civil war and then under the regime of Francisco Franco. Judge Baltasar Garzón is … Continue reading UN Human Rights Experts Critical Of Trial Of Prominent Spanish Judge Garzon