International Human Rights News: Weekly Roundup

By Sweekruthi Keshavamurthy, Ayushi Kalyan,  Manon Clayette,  Nina Giraudel

Each week students at the University of Essex Human Rights Centre prepare an overview of the past week’s human rights related news stories from around the world.

International

Statement by the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots to the Convention on Conventional Weapons, Geneva – Human Rights Watch

Joint Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – 25 November – UNICEF

Revealed: faulty medical implants harm patients around world – The Guardian

Refugees Have Missed 1.5 Billion Days of School Since 2016, UN Says – Global Citizen

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International Human Rights News: Weekly Roundup

Each week students at the University of Essex Human Rights Centre prepare an overview of the past week’s human rights related news stories from around the world.

International

World Diabetes Day: ‘What I wish people knew about my condition’– BBC News

Coral reefs can’t wait for world to take action, urges UN, as Biodiversity Conference gets underway– UN News

When nations work together, hope prevails and collective solutions can be found – UN chief tells Peace Forum, marking World War centenary in Paris- UN News

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International Human Rights News: Weekly Roundup

By  Ayushi Kalyan, Sweekruthi Keshavamurthy, Manon Clayette,  Nina Giraudel

Each week students at the University of Essex Human Rights Centre prepare an overview of the past week’s human rights related news stories from around the world.

International

Multilateralism more vital than ever, as World War centenary looms: Security Council – UN News

UN chief sees ‘parallels’ with 1930s amid nationalism warnings – AlJazeera

Pope Francis Says Selling Water Is ‘Incompatible’ With Human Rights – Global Citizen

Waste not, want not: Improving diets by reducing food loss and waste (Full Policy Brief) Preventing nutrient loss and waste across the food system: Policy actions for high-quality diets) – Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition

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Internationational Human Rights News: Weekly Roundup

By Besir Ozbek

Each week students at the University of Essex Human Rights Centre prepare an overview of the past week’s human rights related news stories from around the world.

International

 International court rejects Saif Gaddafi call to drop arrest warrant – UN News

UN experts: Time to end global crisis of impunity for crimes against journalists – OHCHR

Google walkout: global protests after sexual misconduct allegations – The Guardian

Girls Are More Likely to Die in Countries Where Gender Inequality Persists – Global Citizen

More countries partner to target ‘zero hunger’ in global south – UN News

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International Human Rights News: Weekly Roundup

By Sweekruthi Keshavamurthy, Manon Clayette,  Nina Giraudel,  Ayushi Kalyan

Each week students at the University of Essex Human Rights Centre prepare an overview of the past week’s human rights related news stories from around the world.

International

‘Essential step’ towards universal health care made at pivotal UN conference – UN News

Global Food Security Is at Risk If We Don’t Eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases – Global Citizen

Those who produce food are among world’s hungriest – UN rights expert – UN News

‘Crippling to our credibility’ that number of women peacekeepers is so low: UN chief – UN News

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Internationational Human Rights News: Weekly Roundup

By Besir Ozbek

Each week students at the University of Essex Human Rights Centre prepare an overview of the past week’s human rights related news stories from around the world.

International

UN experts deeply concerned by ‘new practice’ of State-sponsored abductions– OHCHR

UN Calls to End ‘Virginity Tests’ Around the World – Global Citizen

Nobel laureate urges end to impunity on rape as weapon of war – Reuters

Inhumane conditions in informal settlements a “global scandal”, says UN rights expert – OHCHR

Human Rights Committee adopts two additional paragraphs of a draft General Comment on the right to life – OHCHR

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International Human Rights News: Weekly Roundup

By Manon Clayette,  Nina Giraudel, Sweekruthi Keshavamurthy, Ayushi Kalyan

International

Taliban confirms talks with US peace envoy – AlJazeera

UN chided over new rights council members – BBC

Improve collection of data on disasters, Secretary-General Guterres urges on International Day for Disaster Reduction – UN News

Jordan and Syria say border to reopen on Monday – Reuters

Failure to act swiftly on climate change risks human rights violation on massive scale – Amnesty International

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International Human Rights News: Weekly Roundup

By Besir Ozbek

Each week students at the University of Essex Human Rights Centre prepare an overview of the past week’s human rights related news stories from around the world.

International

2018 Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Nadia Murad and Dr. Denis Mukwege for Fighting Sexual Violence – Global Citizen

‘Endless volley of assaults’ aimed at refugees: protection chief calls for ‘humane dialogue’ – UN News

Child sexual abuse and exploitation: UN event sheds light on the unthinkable – UN News

World Habitat Day: Governments must end the brutal practice of forced evictions – Amnesty International

Marking World Space Week, UN stresses power of space to ‘unite the world’ – UN News

Global Citizen Launches Campaign to Achieve Health for All – Global Citizen

UN Experts Slam Athletics Gender Regulations– Human Rights Watch

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International Human Rights News: Weekly Roundup

By Manon Clayette,  Nina Giraudel, Sweekruthi Keshavamurthy, Ayushi Kalyan

International

Chronic illnesses: UN stands up to stop 41 million avoidable deaths per year – UN News

UNGA meeting spotlights the ‘press behind bars’, as experts denounce record number of jailed journalists – UN News (To watch the whole meeting, click here)

World ‘Nowhere Near’ Reaching Climate Change Target: UN Report – Global Citizen

World Bank Group Commits $1 Billion for Battery Storage to Ramp Up Renewable Energy Globally – The World Bank

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International Human Rights News: Weekly Roundup

By Besir Ozbek

International

6 things to know about the General Assembly as UN heads into high level week – UN News

Bi Visibility Day: Making the existence of bisexual persons visible is a key building block in the eradication of violence and discrimination against them – OHCHR

Gender Equality Index Highlights Big Data Gaps Ahead of 2030 Deadline – Global Citizen

Indigenous peoples ‘lag behind on all social and economic indicators’: UN deputy human rights chief – UN News

Human Rights Council holds general debate on human rights bodies and mechanisms – OHCHR

Report Traces Goods Made with Child Labor to 76 Countries – Human Rights Watch

A Call for Inclusion on International Day of Sign Languages– Human Rights Watch

UN anti-torture body issues landmark decision on rehabilitation for torture victims– IRCT

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