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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia Elected to UN Human Rights Council, Vows to Punish Countries With ‘Appalling’ Human Rights Records

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia Elected to UN Human Rights Council, Vows to Punish Countries With ‘Appalling’ Human Rights Records

Australia’s election will attract criticism from human rights groups who point to the country’s poor record on Indigenous deaths in custody and on the detention of asylum seekers.

Last month, the UN’s refugee agency slammed Australia for removing services and visas for 400 refugees and asylum seekers transferred to Australia for medical purposes.

It was “a blatant attempt to coerce the most vulnerable to return to Papua New Guinea, Nauru, or their countries of origin” and would leave “people at serious risk of destitution in Australia,” the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ regional representation in Canberra said in a statement.

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LIBERIA POLITICS: 2018 New United Nations Human Rights Office to Open in Liberia

LIBERIA POLITICS: 2018 New United Nations Human Rights Office to Open in Liberia

“True peace is never possible if people feel that their desire for justice has not been met. Abominable war crimes were committed in this country, and the perpetrators of the worst crimes should now understand that justice will catch up with them,” stressed the Assistant Secretary-General.

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IRAN POLITICS: Rouhani Pressured to Improve Human Rights in Iran

IRAN POLITICS: Rouhani Pressured to Improve Human Rights in Iran

Now, in the eyes of his supporters, it is time to deliver. Millions of Rouhani’s followers expect him to keep pushing on human rights issues.

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UK POLITICS: Boris Johnson, Liam Fox, Accept Luxury Food Hampers Gifts From Human Rights Abuser Saudi

UK POLITICS: Boris Johnson, Liam Fox, Accept Luxury Food Hampers Gifts From Human Rights Abuser Saudi

The campaigners assert that the irony of food hampers is that they were given at the time when millions starved due to Saudi continuous bombing on Yemen.

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SYRIA POLITICS: 11 Civilians Killed By US Airstrike in Daesh-Held Raqqah

SYRIA POLITICS: 11 Civilians Killed By US Airstrike in Daesh-Held Raqqah

US-led coalition has been conducting airstrikes against what are said to be Daesh targets inside Syria since September 2014 without any authorization from the Damascus government or a UN mandate.

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TURKEY POLITICS: May 16-17 Erdogan to Meet President Trump

TURKEY POLITICS: May 16-17 Erdogan to Meet President Trump

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday he will meet his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump in Washington.

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TURKEY POLITICS: ‘Referendum Should Be Repeated’: CHP Says

TURKEY POLITICS: ‘Referendum Should Be Repeated’: CHP Says

Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has underlined its resolve to use all the existing democratic channels to ensure a rerun of the controversial referendum on the country’s constitutional reform.

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ETHIOPIA POLITICS: 669 People Killed in Unrest

ETHIOPIA POLITICS: 669 People Killed in Unrest

The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission presented its findings and acknowledged that security forces had taken disproportionate measures in some areas.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: 1,500 Palestinian Prisoners in Israel Start Hunger Strike

ISRAEL POLITICS: 1,500 Palestinian Prisoners in Israel Start Hunger Strike

The open-ended hunger strike, one of the largest in recent years, coincides with Palestinian Prisoners Day, annually commemorated on April 17.

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IVORY COAST POLITICS: Simone Gbagbo Acquitted of War Crimes

IVORY COAST POLITICS: Simone Gbagbo Acquitted of War Crimes

Simone Gbagbo had already been tried and convicted in March 2015 of offences against the state and sentenced to 20 years in prison, a jail term that was upheld on appeal this month.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Rebels Resume Withdrawal From Last Homs Bastion

SYRIA POLITICS: Rebels Resume Withdrawal From Last Homs Bastion

Syria Rebels News: Between 10,000-15,000 rebels and civilians were expected to leave in weekly batches, the Observatory and opposition activists have said.

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WORLD POLITICS: Universal Declaration of Human Rights Preamble: UDHR

WORLD POLITICS: Universal Declaration of Human Rights Preamble: UDHR

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Army, Allies Cut Off Islamic State Supply Route Near al-Bab: Monitor

SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Army, Allies Cut Off Islamic State Supply Route Near al-Bab: Monitor

Syrian army’s advance towards al-Bab risks triggering a confrontation with the Turkish military and its allies, groups fighting under the Free Syria Army banner, which have been waging their own campaign to take the city.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Army Advances Towards Damaged Damascus Water Source

SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Army Advances Towards Damaged Damascus Water Source

The army and the Lebanese Shi’ite Muslim militia Hezbollah gained complete control of the town of Baseimah, taking them close to Ain al-Fija where the water springs are located.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Aleppo Evacuations Face Delays, Government And Opposition Blame Each Other

SYRIA POLITICS: Aleppo Evacuations Face Delays, Government And Opposition Blame Each Other

Syrian activists say the last evacuations of rebels and civilians from the northern city of Aleppo are being held up, while the government and opposition blame each other for the delay.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Army Takes Aleppo District, Rebels Fight On

SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Army Takes Aleppo District, Rebels Fight On

A Syrian military source said the army and allied forces were in complete control of the area and surrounding hills.

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SYRIA: Rebels Launch Aleppo Counter-Attack To Break Siege

SYRIA: Rebels Launch Aleppo Counter-Attack To Break Siege

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said more than 15 civilians had been killed and 100 wounded by rebel shelling of government-held western Aleppo.

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AUSTRALIA: Christopher Pyne Slams Gillian Triggs

AUSTRALIA: Christopher Pyne Slams Gillian Triggs

“The human rights commissioner and her position, or his position, should be above politics,” said Pyne, who is also minister for defence.

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AUSTRALIA: Terrorists To Be Jailed Indefinitely

AUSTRALIA: Terrorists To Be Jailed Indefinitely

The changes are almost certain to be enacted. Both major political parties at the state and federal level have already agreed.

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ETHIOPIA: Feyisa Lelisa Ethiopian Runner Urges US Lawmakers To Tackle Human Rights Issues In Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA: Feyisa Lelisa Ethiopian Runner Urges US Lawmakers To Tackle Human Rights Issues In Ethiopia

Ethiopian runner Feyisa Lelisa says: Ethiopian people are “peace-loving, but they have been denied peace for a very long time.”

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