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Hong Kong: Arrests under Security Law, a serious concern

Tue, 10/12/2021 - 19:46
The arrest of Hong Kong pro-democracy activist and woman human rights defender Chow Hang-Tung, on charges of “incitement to subversion” and being a foreign agent, is a source of “deep concern” four UN independent human rights experts said on Tuesday.

Libya: UN lauds mercenary withdrawal plan on ‘path towards peace and democracy’

Fri, 10/08/2021 - 20:39
The United Nations on Friday welcomed the signing of a long-awaited Action Plan to withdraw mercenaries, foreign fighters and foreign forces from Libya, after years of fighting between warring factions across the oil-rich nation.

Journalists who ‘speak truth to power’ recognized with Nobel Peace Prize

Fri, 10/08/2021 - 16:41
Two campaigning journalists were awarded the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, which UN Secretary-General António Guterres said was recognition that a free press is “essential for peace, justice, sustainable development and human rights – and the cornerstone for building fair and impartial institutions”. 

Libya: War crimes likely committed since 2016, UN probe finds

Mon, 10/04/2021 - 15:17
War crimes and crimes against humanity have likely been committed in Libya by all parties to conflict since 2016 including by external actors, a Human Rights Council-appointed probe said on Monday.