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CAR: UN investigations into fresh allegations of sex abuse underlines need for peacekeeper   - 1/6/2016
LONDON, United Kingdom -- The UN's welcome decision to investigate new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic again highlights the need for further
  
    



UN deplores "deeply troubling" hydrogen bomb test announced by DPR Korea   - 1/6/2016
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today deplored the underground nuclear test announced by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), calling it "deeply troubling" and a violation of
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Nigerian Sharia Court Sentences Preacher to Death for Blasphemy   - 1/6/2016
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Ban names former UN humanitarian official as Special Adviser on 2016 refugee and   - 1/6/2016
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Karen AbuZayd of the United States as Special Adviser for an upcoming UN summit on managing large-scale movements of migrants
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US Can't Confirm North Korea Nuclear Test, but Says Such a Test Would Violate UN   - 1/6/2016
US can't confirm North Korea nuclear test, but says such a test would violate UN resolutions
  
    



8th African Union gender pre-summit on 2016 African year of human rights, with particular   - 1/5/2016
Invitation to representatives of the media ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- When: 17 -21 January 2016 The 2016 Gender Pre-Summit will hold as follows: Day 1: GIMAC Civil Society Meeting Date: 17
  
    


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‘Affluenza’ Teen’s Mexican Lawyer Hints at Human Rights Issues   - 1/5/2016
Fugitive American teen Ethan “affluenza” Couch’s newly appointed Mexican lawyer said he took the case to make sure authorities aren’t gaming the system by trying to force him back to Texas without proper
  
    



Ellen Degeneres Named Peoples Choice Favorite Humanitarian   - 1/5/2016
© Provided by IBT Media (UK) 1-4-16 Ellen Degeneres Ellen Degeneres will be presented Wednesday with the prize for favorite humanitarian at the Peoples Choice Awards 2016. The comedian, actress, writer,
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UN Human Rights Commissioner criticizes Saudis   - 1/5/2016
World Jan. 4, 2016 - Updated 20:03 UTC The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, has criticized Saudi Arabia's execution of 47 individuals, including Shia cleric
  
    


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Golden West Humanitarian Foundation Named As CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree   - 1/4/2016
PR Newswire LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2016 LAS VEGAS , Jan. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Golden West Humanitarian Foundation today announced that it has been named a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree
  
    



Ellen DeGeneres to Receive Fourth Annual People’s Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian   - 1/4/2016
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The People’s Choice Awards and CBS announced today that Ellen DeGeneres will receive the fourth annual People’s Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian, presented by Walgreens,
  
    



UN tribunal on Rwandan genocide formally closes - major role in fight against impunity   - 1/4/2016
The United Nations tribunal set up 21 years ago to judge those guilty for the genocide in Rwanda of more than 800,000 people - overwhelmingly Tutsi, and also moderate Hutu, Twa and others - formally closed
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Australia grants P17.5M humanitarian assistance for ‘Nona’ victims   - 1/3/2016
Australia gives humanitarian assistance to Typhoon Nona victims Worth of assistance is P17.5 million The grant is in response to the Philippine government’s call for help Australian Foreign Minister
  
    



Human rights group calls killing of outspoken Shiite cleric 'appalling'   - 1/2/2016
Nimr had been convicted of inciting sectarian strife, sedition and other charges following his 2012 arrest. Human rights group Amnesty International had called the charges against Nimr vague and pronounced
  
    



Tax and human rights—a growing trend   - 1/6/2016
Tax analysis: Why has there been a recent growth in public law and human rights arguments before the tax tribunals? Nick Chapman, barrister at 9–12 Bell Yard and counsel on the Attorney General’s B-panel,
  
    



Lawyer and diplomat named to head Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission   - 1/6/2016
HALIFAX — Lawyer and diplomat Christine Hanson has been named the new head of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. Hanson, a Halifax native and Dalhousie University law graduate, is the current
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Bangladesh upholds death sentence for Islamist leader   - 1/6/2016
By Sam Jahan, AFP DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Bangladesh's highest court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence for the leader of the country's largest Islamist party for crimes during its 1971 independence
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Death toll rises to 58 in southern China landslide   - 1/6/2016
SPA -- Chinese authorities say rescuers have dug out 58 bodies from a massive landslide at a construction waste dump in southern China more than two weeks ago. The Shenzhen city government said Wednesday
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Ellen DeGeneres to receive People's Choice Humanitarian Award   - 1/6/2016
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Talk-show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres is to receive the fourth annual Award for Favorite Humanitarian at Wednesday's People's Choice Awards ceremony in Los Angeles,
  
    



Bangladesh court upholds death sentence for Jamaat leader over war crimes   - 1/6/2016
Asia Times News & Features, South Asia Bangladesh Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death penalty given to fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami for war crimes during the 1971
  
    



Friends of Lawry choose social activist Vidya Dinker for Lawrence Pinto Human Rights   - 1/6/2016
MANGALURU: Social activist Vidya Dinker, who reinvented herself taking on Hindu chauvinists opposing the screening of SRK starrer Dilwale in this coastal city, will receive the Lawrence Pinto Human Rights
  
    



FLASH: EU SAYS DPRK NUKE TEST "GRAVE VIOLATION" OF UN RESOLUTIONS   - 1/6/2016
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The Latest: IAEA says if confirmed, North Korea's H-bomb test in violation of UN   - 1/6/2016
SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — The latest on North Korea's announcement that is has conducted a hydrogen bomb test (all times local): The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency says if confirmed,
  
    



AEC ‘ignoring human rights’   - 1/6/2016
Rights or wrong: Coalition of Human Rights members hold their weekly Kamisan rally on World Human Rights Day in front of the State Palace in December. (Antara) Upholding human rights and democratic
  
    



Qatar to host regional human rights meeting   - 1/6/2016
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) By Mohammed Osman Doha: The Regional Conference on the Role of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Promoting and Protecting Human Rights in the
  
    
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