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UN special rapporteur urges India to repeal AFSPA

Amid clamour for withdrawal of Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act from Kashmir, a UN Special Rapporteur on Friday urged India to repeal the controversial law that gives its military special powers......

UN rapporteur arrives on fact-finding mission in Kashmir

The United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns arrived on a two-day visit toJammu and Kashmiron Monday afternoon. This is for the first......

UN top official on human rights visits Srinagar

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Margaret Sekaggya met members of the local civil society and various human rights activists in Srinagar on Wednesday evening. Margaret arrived......

UN says racism entrenched in Australia

The United Nations special rapporteur on indigenous rights has said there is "entrenched" racism in Australia. James Anaya didn't pull any punches after his two-week visit of the country, saying......

UN flays India for slum demolition

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on adequate housing has criticised India for demolishing slums in Mumbai and New Delhi in his report submitted at the ongoing 61st session of the UN Commission......

UN issues warning on agri production

An independent United Nations expert has warned that ramping up food production on its own would not alleviate the suffering of the hundreds of millions going hungry around the world.Increased......

Add human rights to FTA talks: EU

A draft report prepared by Members of the European Parliament could potentially derail negotiations between India and the European Union, the country's largest trade partner, on a Comprehensive......

Have a crisis? Export it

Nothing focuses the mind so well on multilateral trade talks as a major financial crisis. Developed countries, almost by instinct, remember unfinished agendas at the World Trade Organisation......

'India has the highest number of hungry people'

As chances of a petrol price hike had people rushing to fill up their car fuel tanks over the weekend, there was further bad news on another front. Food prices, according to a latest report, will......

'India is relatively protected from food crisis'

One hundred million people around the world are being deprived of the right to food. "It is a human rights crisis," says Olivier De Schutter, the United Nations's Special Rapporteur on the right to......
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UN welcomes EU measures on migrants

The United Nations refugee agency welcomed the European Union's (EU) mobilization of resources in response to the ongoing migrant crisis in the... ...

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For World Day for Safety and Health at Work on Tuesday

Every minute, a person dies from exposure to toxic substances - UN rights expert calls for urgent action GENEVA (24 April 2015) Ahead of World... ...

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Are emergency days back?

The paranoia of foreign hands that began with the offloading of Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai and blocking funds to the NGO has now reached an... ...

http://m.firstpost.com/india/ford-foundation-and-modi-sarkars-paranoia-are-emergency-days-back-2211538.html
U.N. expert says secret trade deals threaten human rights

Reuters 7 minutes ago GENEVA (Reuters) - Secret negotiations on international trade deals threaten human rights, and the inclusion of provisions... ...

https://in.news.yahoo.com/u-n-expert-says-secret-trade-deals-threaten-172857512.html
Myanmar population control law threatens minorities - rights group

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Myanmar's religious and ethnic minorities may be targeted, abused and suppressed by a proposed population... ...

http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/04/22/myanmar-law-minorities-idINKBN0ND1X020150422?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

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