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Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein

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Daily Telegraph
LGBT 'taskforce' in Indonesian city adds to fears of gay rights crackdownThe Indonesian city of Depok has announced it will set up a “taskforce” to curb
Daily Telegraph / Posted 15 hours ago
The Indonesian city of Depok has announced it will set up a “taskforce” to curb the activities of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, raising fears of a fresh crackdown on sexual minorities in the world’s most populous Muslim... Read more
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Ekklesia
UN urges Iran to stop violating international law by executing juvenile offendersNoting a surge in the number of juvenile offenders being executed in Iran, the
Ekklesia / Posted 2 days ago
Noting a surge in the number of juvenile offenders being executed in Iran, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, has urged Iran “to abide by international law and immediately halt all executions of people sentenced to... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Zeid urges Iran to stop violating international law– Noting a surge in the number of juvenile offenders being executed in Iran, th
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 4 days ago
– Noting a surge in the number of juvenile offenders being executed in Iran, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Friday urged Iran “to abide by international law and immediately halt all executions of people... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
CSO meet UN High Commissioner on Human Rightswith the NGO Coalition on Human Rights (NGOCHR), met with the United Nations Hi
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 4 days ago
with the NGO Coalition on Human Rights (NGOCHR), met with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights- Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Saturday 10th February. The CSO delegates were given the opportunity to raise issues of concern and... Read more
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Ekklesia
Ten thousand civilian casualties in Afghanistan in 2017while those responsible for ending lives and blighting lives escape punishment,
Ekklesia / Posted 4 days ago
while those responsible for ending lives and blighting lives escape punishment,” said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. “Such attacks are prohibited under international humanitarian law and are likely, in most cases, to... Read more
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Aliran Online
RIghts situation in IndonesiaZeid Ra’ad Al Hussein - Photograph: UN/Jean-Marc Ferré There are some dark clo
Aliran Online / Posted 5 days ago
Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein - Photograph: UN/Jean-Marc Ferré There are some dark clouds on the horizon but Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein hopes the strong tradition of tolerance of the Indonesian people will prevail. I would like to begin by thanking President... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Afghanistan: 10,000 civilian casualties in 2017 – UN reportwhile those responsible for ending lives and blighting lives escape punishment,
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 5 days ago
while those responsible for ending lives and blighting lives escape punishment,” said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.“Such attacks are prohibited under international humanitarian law and are likely, in most cases, to... Read more
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EuroNews
More than 10,000 Afghan civilians killed or wounded last year, U.N. sayson a bus, praying in a mosque, simply walking past a building that was targeted
EuroNews / Posted 5 days ago
on a bus, praying in a mosque, simply walking past a building that was targeted,” U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein said in a statement. “Such attacks are prohibited under international humanitarian law and are likely,... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Yemen civilians at mercy of sniping, shelling and airstrikesat mercy of sniping, shelling and airstrikes – ZeidGENEVA (12 February 2018) –
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 8 days ago
at mercy of sniping, shelling and airstrikes – ZeidGENEVA (12 February 2018) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Monday voiced alarm at continuing civilian casualties in Yemen as hostilities increase and spread.... Read more
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Gulf News
UN rights chief calls on PNG to safeguard Australia camp refugeesnot providing them with adequate health care.In a daylong visit to PNG on Thurs
Gulf News / Posted 9 days ago
not providing them with adequate health care.In a daylong visit to PNG on Thursday, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein raised his concerns about the refugees’ plight during meetings with the government.“The government has... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Zeid urges international action as violence soars in Syriaurges international action as violence soars in SyriaGENEVA (10 February 2018)
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 10 days ago
urges international action as violence soars in SyriaGENEVA (10 February 2018) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein called Saturday for urgent international action after a week of soaring violence and bloodshed, mostly... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Seven soldiers die as Turkish helicopter crashes in northern Syriasought to consolidate their hold on remaining opposition-controlled areas. The
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 10 days ago
sought to consolidate their hold on remaining opposition-controlled areas. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has called for urgent international action, saying the past week in Syria “has been one of the... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Seven soldiers die as Turkish helicopter crashes in northern Syriasought to consolidate their hold on remaining opposition-controlled areas. The
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 10 days ago
sought to consolidate their hold on remaining opposition-controlled areas. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has called for urgent international action, saying the past week in Syria “has been one of the... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
Seven soldiers die as Turkish helicopter crashes in northern Syriasought to consolidate their hold on remaining opposition-controlled areas. The
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 10 days ago
sought to consolidate their hold on remaining opposition-controlled areas. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has called for urgent international action, saying the past week in Syria “has been one of the... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Seven soldiers die as Turkish helicopter crashes in northern Syriasought to consolidate their hold on remaining opposition-controlled areas. The
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 10 days ago
sought to consolidate their hold on remaining opposition-controlled areas. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has called for urgent international action, saying the past week in Syria “has been one of the... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Seven soldiers die as Turkish helicopter crashes in northern Syriasought to consolidate their hold on remaining opposition-controlled areas. The
EveningTimes Online / Posted 10 days ago
sought to consolidate their hold on remaining opposition-controlled areas. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has called for urgent international action, saying the past week in Syria “has been one of the... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
Seven soldiers die as Turkish helicopter crashes in northern Syriasought to consolidate their hold on remaining opposition-controlled areas. The
Croydon Guardian / Posted 10 days ago
sought to consolidate their hold on remaining opposition-controlled areas. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has called for urgent international action, saying the past week in Syria “has been one of the... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Turkish president says helicopter shot down in northern SyriaErdogan said those responsible would pay (Murat Cetinmuhurdar/AP) The UN High
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 10 days ago
Erdogan said those responsible would pay (Murat Cetinmuhurdar/AP) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has urged urgent international action, saying the past week in Syria “has been one of the bloodiest... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
Turkish president says helicopter shot down in northern SyriaErdogan said those responsible would pay (Murat Cetinmuhurdar/AP) The UN High
Croydon Guardian / Posted 10 days ago
Erdogan said those responsible would pay (Murat Cetinmuhurdar/AP) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has urged urgent international action, saying the past week in Syria “has been one of the bloodiest... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
Turkish president says helicopter shot down in northern SyriaErdogan said those responsible would pay (Murat Cetinmuhurdar/AP) The UN High
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 10 days ago
Erdogan said those responsible would pay (Murat Cetinmuhurdar/AP) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has urged urgent international action, saying the past week in Syria “has been one of the bloodiest... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Turkish president says helicopter shot down in northern SyriaErdogan said those responsible would pay (Murat Cetinmuhurdar/AP) The UN High
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 10 days ago
Erdogan said those responsible would pay (Murat Cetinmuhurdar/AP) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has urged urgent international action, saying the past week in Syria “has been one of the bloodiest... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Turkish president says helicopter shot down in northern SyriaErdogan said those responsible would pay (Murat Cetinmuhurdar/AP) The UN High
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 10 days ago
Erdogan said those responsible would pay (Murat Cetinmuhurdar/AP) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has urged urgent international action, saying the past week in Syria “has been one of the bloodiest... Read more
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North Wales Pioneer
Turkish president says helicopter shot down in northern SyriaErdogan said those responsible would pay (Murat Cetinmuhurdar/AP) The UN High
North Wales Pioneer / Posted 10 days ago
Erdogan said those responsible would pay (Murat Cetinmuhurdar/AP) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has urged urgent international action, saying the past week in Syria “has been one of the bloodiest... Read more
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Herald Sun
PNG ‘has duty to care for Australia refugees’PAPUA New Guinea has been told by the United Nations’ top human rights official
Herald Sun / Posted 11 days ago
PAPUA New Guinea has been told by the United Nations’ top human rights official that it needs to take care of refugees sent there by Australia. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, raised the issue with PNG Prime Minister... Read more
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Adelaide Now
PNG ‘has duty to care for Australia refugees’PAPUA New Guinea has been told by the United Nations’ top human rights official
Adelaide Now / Posted 11 days ago
PAPUA New Guinea has been told by the United Nations’ top human rights official that it needs to take care of refugees sent there by Australia. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, raised the issue with PNG Prime Minister... Read more
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News.com.au
PNG ‘has duty to care for Australia refugees’The United Nations says PNG is responsible for the refugees sent to Manus Islan
News.com.au / Posted 11 days ago
The United Nations says PNG is responsible for the refugees sent to Manus Island by Australia. Picture: Supplied Source:News Corp Australia PAPUA New Guinea has been told by the United Nations’ top human rights official that it needs to take care... Read more
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The Courier Mail
PNG ‘has duty to care for Australia refugees’PAPUA New Guinea has been told by the United Nations’ top human rights official
The Courier Mail / Posted 11 days ago
PAPUA New Guinea has been told by the United Nations’ top human rights official that it needs to take care of refugees sent there by Australia. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, raised the issue with PNG Prime Minister... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
UN human rights chief urges PNG to combat corruptioncombat corruption and strengthen rule of lawPORT MORESBY/GENEVA (9 February 201
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 11 days ago
combat corruption and strengthen rule of lawPORT MORESBY/GENEVA (9 February 2018) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Friday called on the Government of Papua New Guinea to take firm measures to combat corruption,... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
INDONESIA: The Visit of UNHCHR Should Bring ChangesBring ChangesThe Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) deeply appreciates the vi
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 11 days ago
Bring ChangesThe Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) deeply appreciates the visit to the Republic of Indonesia of Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. It took place between 4 to 7 February 2018. As a regional... Read more
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The Hindu
A disquieting silencebear the “hallmarks of genocide”, said a UN Special Envoy on Human Rights. The
The Hindu / Posted 12 days ago
bear the “hallmarks of genocide”, said a UN Special Envoy on Human Rights. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, called it a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Yet India, which has a proud, if patchy, history... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
UN rights chief bemoans ‘extremist’ anti-LGBT views in IndonesiaINDONESIA should not introduce reforms to its penal code which would outlaw ext
Asian Correspondent / Posted 13 days ago
INDONESIA should not introduce reforms to its penal code which would outlaw extramarital sex including homosexuality, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein has said, during a visit to the nation’s capital Jakarta. Zeid said... Read more
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New Now Next
U.N. Human Rights Chief Warns Indonesia Against Criminalizing Homosexualityinsiders say a law banning same-sex relations could be coming as soon as next w
New Now Next / Posted 13 days ago
insiders say a law banning same-sex relations could be coming as soon as next week. On Wednesday, U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein warned the Indonesian government that such measures are “deeply wrong.” “The hateful rhetoric against... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Maldives state of emergency ‘all-out assault on democracy’leading to a greater number of violations of the rights of people in the Maldiv
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 13 days ago
leading to a greater number of violations of the rights of people in the Maldives, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said on Wednesday.“The suspension of several functions of the judiciary and Parliament, and the... Read more
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Powys County Times
UN rights chief condemns ‘all-out assault on democracy’ in MaldivesThe UN human rights chief has said the declaration of a state of emergency in t
Powys County Times / Posted 13 days ago
The UN human rights chief has said the declaration of a state of emergency in the Maldives and the resulting suspension of constitutional guarantees amounts to an “all-out assault on democracy”. Political turmoil has swept the Maldives since a... Read more
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Bury Times
UN rights chief condemns ‘all-out assault on democracy’ in MaldivesThe UN human rights chief has said the declaration of a state of emergency in t
Bury Times / Posted 13 days ago
The UN human rights chief has said the declaration of a state of emergency in the Maldives and the resulting suspension of constitutional guarantees amounts to an “all-out assault on democracy”. Political turmoil has swept the Maldives since a... Read more
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Gazette
UN rights chief condemns ‘all-out assault on democracy’ in MaldivesThe UN human rights chief has said the declaration of a state of emergency in t
Gazette / Posted 13 days ago
The UN human rights chief has said the declaration of a state of emergency in the Maldives and the resulting suspension of constitutional guarantees amounts to an “all-out assault on democracy”. Political turmoil has swept the Maldives since a... Read more
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guardian-series
UN rights chief condemns ‘all-out assault on democracy’ in MaldivesThe UN human rights chief has said the declaration of a state of emergency in t
guardian-series / Posted 13 days ago
The UN human rights chief has said the declaration of a state of emergency in the Maldives and the resulting suspension of constitutional guarantees amounts to an “all-out assault on democracy”. Political turmoil has swept the Maldives since a... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
UN rights chief condemns ‘all-out assault on democracy’ in MaldivesThe UN human rights chief has said the declaration of a state of emergency in t
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
The UN human rights chief has said the declaration of a state of emergency in the Maldives and the resulting suspension of constitutional guarantees amounts to an “all-out assault on democracy”. Political turmoil has swept the Maldives since a... Read more
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Harrow Times
UN rights chief condemns ‘all-out assault on democracy’ in MaldivesThe UN human rights chief has said the declaration of a state of emergency in t
Harrow Times / Posted 13 days ago
The UN human rights chief has said the declaration of a state of emergency in the Maldives and the resulting suspension of constitutional guarantees amounts to an “all-out assault on democracy”. Political turmoil has swept the Maldives since a... Read more
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Gazette News
UN rights chief condemns ‘all-out assault on democracy’ in MaldivesThe UN human rights chief has said the declaration of a state of emergency in t
Gazette News / Posted 13 days ago
The UN human rights chief has said the declaration of a state of emergency in the Maldives and the resulting suspension of constitutional guarantees amounts to an “all-out assault on democracy”. Political turmoil has swept the Maldives since a... Read more
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EuroNews
U.N. rights chief slams Indonesia proposal to outlaw gay, extramarital sexgay sex and extramarital sex, saying such laws could hurt the country’s beleagu
EuroNews / Posted 13 days ago
gay sex and extramarital sex, saying such laws could hurt the country’s beleaguered LGBT community and other minorities. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said he had raised the issue with President Joko Widodo during a three-day visit to the world’s largest... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
UN Human Rights Chief ends visit to IndonesiaChief ends visit to Indonesia – Full statementJAKARTA / GENEVA (7 February 2018
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 13 days ago
Chief ends visit to Indonesia – Full statementJAKARTA / GENEVA (7 February 2018) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein today closed his official visits to Indonesia from 5 to 7 February.“There are some dark clouds on the... Read more
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The Manila Times
‘Rohingya abuses could spark regional conflict’very serious crisis—with a potentially severe impact on the security of the reg
The Manila Times / Posted 15 days ago
very serious crisis—with a potentially severe impact on the security of the region,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said during a speech in Jakarta. His remarks follow the publication of a report last week about mass... Read more
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Aliran Online
Rise of nationalist strong-men a clear threat to human rightsZeid Ra’ad Al Hussein - Photograph: UN/Jean-Marc Ferré These strong-men benefi
Aliran Online / Posted 15 days ago
Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein - Photograph: UN/Jean-Marc Ferré These strong-men benefit from scapegoating or stigmatising vulnerable people on the basis of ethnicity and religion, or any other characteristic, says Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. I am very glad to... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
UN Human Rights Chief to visit Indonesia, PNG and Fiji(5-7 Feb), Papua New Guinea (8 Feb) and Fiji (9-12 Feb)GENEVA (2 February 2018)
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 18 days ago
(5-7 Feb), Papua New Guinea (8 Feb) and Fiji (9-12 Feb)GENEVA (2 February 2018) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Monday begins official visits to Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Fiji, at the invitation of the... Read more
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FOX News
UN roundly condemned for blacklist of companies doing business in Israeli settlementsbusiness in Israeli settlements, was roundly condemned. In a statement from Un
FOX News / Posted 19 days ago
business in Israeli settlements, was roundly condemned. In a statement from United States Ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley said the report is “the latest anti-Israel actions taken by the Human Rights Council.” Haley said, “This whole issue is... Read more
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FOX News
UN roundly condemned for blacklist of companies doing business in Israeli settlementsU.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley described the human-rights report as “t
FOX News / Posted 19 days ago
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley described the human-rights report as “the latest anti-Israel actions taken by the Human Rights Council.” (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File) A report released by the U.N.’s Office of the High Commissioner for... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Report on business and rights in occupied Palestinian landany consequences – reputational, financial or legal – of the continuing connect
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 20 days ago
any consequences – reputational, financial or legal – of the continuing connection.”UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein urged all businesses contacted by the UN Human Rights Office in relation to its mandate under Human... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
UN reviews 206 companies over links to Israeli settlementsand American — are facing a review of their business practices involving Israel
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 20 days ago
and American — are facing a review of their business practices involving Israeli settlements, which are considered illegal under international law. In a long-awaited report, the UN’s human rights office said more resources are needed to handle... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
UN reviews 206 companies over links to Israeli settlementsand American — are facing a review of their business practices involving Israel
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 20 days ago
and American — are facing a review of their business practices involving Israeli settlements, which are considered illegal under international law. In a long-awaited report, the UN’s human rights office said more resources are needed to handle... Read more
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