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Auckland Council correcting minor issue on rates resolution

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:55:06 +1200 | Auckland Council

Auckland Council is correcting a minor technical issue in the setting of this year’s rates. More >>

BURMA/MYANMAR: Situation of Human Rights

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:58:34 +1200 | Asian Human Rights Commission

BURMA / MYANMAR: Statement of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar Yangon International Airport, Myanmar, 26 July 2014 More >>

Daily Press Briefings : Daily Press Briefing - July 28, 2014

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:53:24 +1200 | US Department Of State

MS. PSAKI: Hi, everyone. QUESTION: Welcome back. MS. PSAKI: Thank you. I was going to make up a story, but I couldn’t come up with a good one. So I injured it over the course of the last couple of weeks. So this boot will be with me for about six ...More >>

Center for American Progress' India: 2020 Program

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:37:46 +1200 | US Department Of State

Neera, thank you very, very much. Thank you for confirming to me your mother’s fealty. (Laughter.) I’m deeply appreciative for her support through the years and I’m sorry we lost you when you were 18, but I’m glad you wound up here, as is ...More >>

Parents empowered to settle out of court

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:28:45 +1200 | New Zealand Government

More parents are resolving their disputes outside of court only months after the Government’s family justice reforms came into effect, Justice Minister Judith Collins announced today.More >>

Gaza Statement by International Lawyers/HRDs

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:28:04 +1200 | Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

The International Community Must End Israel’s Collective Punishment of the Civilian Population in the Gaza Strip July 28, 2014 More >>

ASEAN and America: Partners for the Future

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:08:53 +1200 | US Department Of State

Remarks Daniel R. Russel Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Commonwealth Club San Francisco, CA As Prepared for Delivery More >>

Drinkable Sunscreen Hard to Swallow

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:55:57 +1200 | Society for Science Based Healthcare

A complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority against Osmosis Skincare has been upheld , regarding advertisements on their website for their "UV Protection" product, made of " Harmonized Water ".More >>

Abortion Rights Freedom Ride: Ground Zero Texas

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:23:55 +1200 | Stop Patriarchy

Abortion Rights Freedom Ride: Ground Zero Texas As SCOTUS clamps down on Repro Rights - Stop Patriarchy Mobilizing Nationally to Front Lines of Battle More >>

Human Rights in Myanmar Yangon International Airport

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:01:42 +1200 | Asian Human Rights Commission

Statement of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar Yangon International Airport, Myanmar, 26 July 2014 More >>

UN: First-ever World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:52:59 +1200 | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Statement by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, on the first-ever World Day against Trafficking in Persons, 30 July 2014 More >>

Ban urged to streamline cooperation with African Union

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:33:48 +1200 | UN News

With preparations underway for the United Nations to take over from an African Union-led peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Security Council today requested Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to review what was done and how it ...More >>

Burma/Myanmar: Farmers face prison sentences for trespassing

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:24:51 +1200 | Asian Human Rights Commission

President of Myanmar, U Thein Sein, announced that the government cannot give back over 30,000 acres of paddy land that the state has been using since it was confiscated by the army two decades ago. On the one hand the President ordered state and regional ...More >>

UN chief says downing of plane may be ‘war crime’

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:18:32 +1200 | UN News

Eastern Ukraine: UN rights chief says downing of plane may be ‘war crime,’ urges probe More >>

UN: Arms race in Syria must be stopped

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:48:56 +1200 | UN News

Arms race in Syria must be stopped to reduce civilian suffering, says head of UN panel More >>

Defence Lawyer Disgust!!!

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:30:35 +1200 | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“ The Sensible Sentencing Trust is horrified by Defence Lawyer Steven Zindel's comments at the Sentencing of a Man Jailed for the Rape of his 4 year old daughter .” More >>

Myanmar: UN rights expert warns against backtracking

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:30:08 +1200 | UN News

On the heels of a ten-day visit to Myanmar, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the country has urged authorities to avoid any backtracking that could threaten the achievements of the past few years.More >>

Malaysia Secures Agreement for Access to MH17 Crash Site

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:24:15 +1200 | Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia has secured an agreement with Ukrainian separatists, who control the area around the MH17 crash site, to allow a group of international police personnel to enter the area in order to provide protection for international crash investigators. ...More >>

Forest & Bird supports Fish and Game’s freshwater advocacy

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:17:50 +1200 | Forest And Bird

The independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird is concerned over allegations the Fish & Game Council has been threatened over its advocacy for freshwater quality.More >>

Election '14 and the Internet: paper released

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:54:15 +1200 | InternetNZ

InternetNZ has today released to the public a paper setting out seven important issues facing the Internet, to help public discussion of Internet issues as the 2014 General Election approaches.More >>


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