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Fundamentally linked to human development, gender justice requires ending inequality and redressing existing disparities between women and men, according to...
Gender equality, justice in law and practice: Essential for sustainable development
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At every stage of the criminal justice system, people of African descent around the world are discriminated against, including death...
Drug laws must be amended to ‘combat racial discrimination’, UN experts say
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The UN human rights office (OHCHR) has welcomed the signing of an executive order by the Governor of California, in...
United States: UN human rights office welcomes California moratorium on death penalty
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After months of preparation by hundreds of national and international officials, including the United Nations, around 760,000 registered voters from...
Voters head to polls with expectation of ‘peaceful, free and fair' elections: UN News special report from Guinea-Bissau
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Discriminatory laws and practices that bar access to health and other services must be changed, the United Nations agency leading the fight...
Laws must protect, ‘not reject’ says UNAIDS chief on Zero Discrimination Day
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As Nigerians get ready to head to the polls on Saturday, the Head of the UN Office for West Africa...
‘Maintain calm’ and ‘exercise patience’ UN envoy urges, as Nigeria heads to polls
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A surge in sexual violence in South Sudan’s Unity state targeting victims as young as eight years old, has prompted...
‘Endemic’ sexual violence surging in South Sudan: UN human rights office
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French protesters’ rights have been “disproportionately curtailed” during the wave of recent “gilet jaunes”, or yellow jacket demonstrations across the...
Rights of ‘gilets jaunes’ protesters in France, ‘disproportionately curtailed’, say UN independent experts
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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled on Wednesday that is has the jurisdiction to hear part of a case...
Top UN court rules it has jurisdiction to hear Iranian claim against US over frozen assets
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