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Human Rights Watch Criticizes ICC

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch is urging the International Criminal Court to do more to live up to its standards of independence and impartiality. In the 50-page report released Thursday, the human rights watchdog reviews the first five investigations undertaken by the ICC since its inception in 2002. The report says the international tribunal has often “bypassed […]

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Nobel Laureates Push Clinton on Burma Inquiry Panel

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 12:31 am (UTC-5)
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A group of female Nobel Peace Prize winners is urging U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to support a special commission to investigate human rights abuses in Burma. The five laureates, co-founders of the Nobel Women’s Initiative, sent a letter to Clinton earlier this week asking her to “publicly and unequivocally” back the creation of […]

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Burmese Government Establishes Human Rights Commission

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Burma’s state media say the government has established a national human rights commission. In a brief announcement Tuesday, the official New Light of Myanmar newspaper said the 15-member commission will be charged with promoting and safeguarding fundamental rights of citizens under the country’s 2008 constitution. The panel consists of diplomats, academics and former government officials, […]

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Burmese Government Establishes Rights Commission

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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Burma’s state media say the government has established a national human rights commission. In a brief announcement Tuesday, the official New Light of Myanmar newspaper said the 15-member commission will be charged with promoting and safeguarding fundamental rights of citizens under the country’s 2008 constitution. The panel is made up of diplomats, academics and former […]

Burmese Government Establishes Human Rights Commission

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Burma’s state media say the government has established its first national human rights commission. In a brief announcement Tuesday, the official New Light of Myanmar newspaper said the 15-member commission will be charged with promoting and safeguarding fundamental rights of citizens under the country’s 2008 constitution. The panel is made up of diplomats, academics and […]

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Burmese Government Establishes First Human Rights Commission

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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Burma’s state media say the government has established its first national human rights commission. In a brief announcement Tuesday, the official New Light of Myanmar newspaper said the 15-member commission will be charged with promoting and safeguarding fundamental rights of citizens under the country’s 2008 constitution. The panel is made up of diplomats, academics and […]

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Rights Groups Urge Nepal to Drop Plans for Civil War Amnesty

Posted September 2nd, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Local and international rights groups are urging Nepal’s new prime minister to ensure that those who committed crimes during the country’s civil war be held accountable. In an open letter Friday to Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai, the rights groups expressed concern about a recent political agreement to grant amnesty to those accused of human rights […]

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Rights Group: Pakistan Must End “Enforced Disappearances”

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A top human rights group has urged Pakistan’s government to end what it calls the practice of “enforced disappearances.” Amnesty International said the disappearances have increased “dramatically” since Pakistan joined the U.S.-led war on terror following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. The London-based group said Pakistani government forces have detained […]

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Rights Group Urges Bangladesh to Stop Unlawful Killings

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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An international human rights group is urging Bangladesh to stop its authorities from committing extrajudicial killings and other abuses that allegedly have continued despite government pledges to stop them. In a statement released Wednesday, Amnesty International said Bangladesh’s government must act now and take what it called “concrete steps” to protect people from the alleged […]

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UN Burma Envoy Expected to Meet Aung San Suu Kyi

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese government officials have confirmed that U.N. human rights investigator Tomas Quintana will meet senior officials in the capital next week after having been denied a visa for more than a year. Reports Wednesday say Quintana will also be allowed to meet in Rangoon with pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, something he was not […]

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