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    Myanmar arrests dozens of returning Rohingya: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:36pm on July 04, 2018

    Myanmar has detained dozens of Rohingya refugees who have tried to return home, the UN human rights chief said Wednesday, questioning the sincerity of the...

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    Women most at risk from traffickers in India, Libya, Myanmar

    Reuters | Updated at 04:25pm on June 26, 2018

    India, Libya and Myanmar are the world's most dangerous countries for women exploited by human traffickers and forced to wed, work and sell sex, a...

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    Critical time to welcome refugees: UN rights expert

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:45am on June 21, 2018

    The world must act now to help those forced to leave their homes by overwhelming circumstances, according to a UN rights expert....

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    #MeToo makes waves in Australia with workplace sex harassment probe

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:36am on June 20, 2018

    Australia launched a national inquiry into workplace sexual harassment Wednesday, in a sign governments are beginning to respond to a global issue highlighted by the...

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    US quits UN human rights body

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:05am on June 21, 2018

    The United States withdrew from a ‘hypocritical and self-serving’ United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday over what it called chronic bias against Israel and...

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    IMF has large brain and ‘tiny conscience’, says UN rapporteur

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 05:36pm on June 19, 2018

    The International Monetary Fund has a 'tiny conscience' and must do more to protect low-income and vulnerable individuals from bearing the brunt of austerity policies,...

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    UN for sustained HR monitoring on ground before Rohingya repatriation

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 06:31pm on June 18, 2018

    UN high commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has reiterated that no Rohingya repatriation should take place in the absence of sustained human...

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    Qatar takes UAE to UN human rights court over boycott

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:29am on June 12, 2018

    The government of Qatar said on Monday it was taking the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations’ International Court of Justice over what it...

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    HRW urges Bangladesh to suspend ‘war on drugs’

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 01:14pm on June 07, 2018

    Human Rights Watch has urged Bangladesh to suspend its ‘war on drugs’ campaign until proper training and procedures are put in place to ensure that...

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    UN rights chief slams drug war

    Agence Fance-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:05am on June 07, 2018

    The UN rights chief on Wednesday condemned the recent killing of more than 100 alleged drug dealers in Bangladesh, insisting that extra-judicial killings cannot be...