Under the Spotlight: NZ’s Human Rights Record Presented In Geneva
Justice Minister Judith Collins appeared before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva last night to discuss New Zealand’s progress in promoting and protecting human rights.
“New Zealand is internationally recognised for its long-standing commitment to improving human rights and has much to be proud of and to celebrate,” Ms Collins says.
“The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process gives New Zealand the opportunity to discuss our human rights achievements and reflect on the challenges we must address to continue to be a world leader in this area.” More>>
Gaza: Israeli Fires on Gaza - Warns Foreigners To Leave
Israeli military are shooting at Gaza land and farms from watchtowers in northern Gaza.
Israeli tanks are firing in the direction of homes in eastern Gaza. More>>
World Report 2014: War On Syria’s Civilians Unchecked
The Syrian government’s policy of waging war by killing civilians, and increasing abuses by rebel groups, elicited horror in 2013 but not enough pressure from world leaders to end atrocities and hold perpetrators to account, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2014.The initial international response was more effective when several African countries faced mass atrocities.More>>
Yemen: UN Experts Condemn Lethal Drone Airstrikes In Yemen
United Nations human rights experts today expressed serious concern about recent lethal drone airstrikes, allegedly conducted by US forces in the Republic of Yemen, that resulted in civilian casualties. More>>
South Sudan: Health Care For Hundreds Of Wounded Civilians
Since the first armed clashes broke out in Juba on 15 December, tens of thousands of civilians have fled in search of safety. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the South Sudan Red Cross are helping those caught up in the fighting. More>>
Iran: British MPs And Peers Condemn Unprovoked Attack on Camp Liberty
At 21:15 Baghdad local time on 26 December 2013, Camp Liberty was the target of dozens of missiles. This attack has taken place a matter of months after Iraqi forces massacred 52 residents at their previous home in Camp Ashraf. The shamefully weak response ... More>>
Egypt: Morsy Aides Moved From Secret Detention
Egypt’s transfer of five members of former President Mohamed Morsy’s administration to Tora prison since December 17, 2013, fails to remedy over five months of secret military detention. Tora prison authorities have denied access to ... More>>
South Sudan: Attacks Against Civilians Must End
Juba/Geneva (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is alarmed by the violence against civilians that have been reported in recent days in South Sudan. It calls on all parties to the conflict to comply with the rules of international ... More>>
Africa: Rape, Atrocities Mark Central African Republic Conflict - UN
Urgent national and international action is crucial to prevent the Central African Republic (CAR) from plunging into full-scale sectarian conflict and protect civilians, particularly women and children, from atrocities that have already killed thousands ... More>>