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U.N. Human Rights Chief to Leave, Citing ‘Appalling’ Climate for Advocacy

By Colum Lynch – Foreign Policy Zeid Ra’ad Hussein worries the global retreat from human rights makes his job untenable. The United Nations’ top human rights advocate told his staff that he [...]

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Coptic Activist Mina Thabet: Speech at 10th UN Forum on Minority Issues

UN 10th session of the Forum on Minority Issues Researcher and rights activist, Mina Thabet, is the director for minorities and marginalized groups at the Egyptian Commission for Rights and [...]

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Failure to bring IS to justice shows UN genocide conventions ‘obsolete’

By Gabrielle Desarzens – World Watch Monitor – The UN must urgently put in place measures to hold to account jihadists who have committed atrocities against minorities in Iraq and [...]

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ISIS Trying to Exterminate Yazidis in Syria and Iraq, U.N. Panel Says

By Nick Cumming-Bruce – The New York Times – Islamic State forces have committed genocide and other war crimes in a continuing effort to exterminate the Yazidi religious minority in [...]