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    Greta wins Amnesty’s highest human rights award

    Agence- France-Presse  . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on September 18, 2019

    Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future youth movement received Amnesty International’s ‘Ambassadors of Conscience’ award on Monday for their work...

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    Government urged to carry out fair probe into Rohingya camp deaths

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:13am on September 17, 2019

    UN human rights experts on Monday urged the Bangladesh government to carry out an ‘independent, impartial and effective investigation’ into all the deaths that have...

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    UN sounds alarm over climate change impact on human rights

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 05:06pm on September 09, 2019

    Climate change is not only having a devastating impact on the environments we live in, but also on respect for human rights globally, the UN...

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    Human rights from the ground up

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    IF WE look at some of the earliest critiques of the global capitalist system, they call for a return to more small-scale, locally grounded economies...

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    Government must implement UN advice to stop torture

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    RIGHTS group platform Human Rights Forum Bangladesh on Thursday rightly asked the government to chalk up a time-bound plan of action to implement the recent...

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    NHRC has no chairman, member

    Muktadir Rashid | Updated at 12:43am on August 11, 2019

    The National Human Rights Commission has stopped inquiry into rights violations as it has no chairman or member. Commission chairman Kazi Reazul Hoque retired on...

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    Australian cancer patient first to use Euthanasia

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 03:07pm on August 05, 2019

    A 61-year-old cancer patient has become the first person in over two decades to die under controversial assisted dying laws in Australia, a charity said....

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    Thousands protest in Colombia

    Agence France-Presse . Bogota | Updated at 12:00am on July 28, 2019

    Thousands rallied across Colombia Friday to protest the killing of hundreds of human rights activists since the signing of a historic peace deal with FARC...

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    DR Congo carries out 700 summary executions in six months: UN

    Agence France-Presse. Kinshasa, DR Congo | Updated at 10:12pm on July 25, 2019

    Nearly 700 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo were victims of summary and extrajudicial executions this year, with a third carried out by security...

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    The UN’s free speech problem

    Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on July 16, 2019

    ANYONE willing to consult the international law book on the subject of free speech will find it heavy with protections for free speech. The UN...

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