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Jubilee Campaign seeks improved ICC operations

July 25th, The Hague, The Netherlands – International Human Rights Non-governmental organization, Jubilee Campaign, is seeking the improvement of the International Criminal Court’s processes to expedite the handling of investigations and review of reported crimes against humanity. After meetings with the ICC in an attempt to find out the status of preliminary examinations the ICC …

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Mob Boss on the Police Force: The D.P.R.K and the UN Conference on Disarmament

To the Member States of the United Nations and the Human Rights Community: Permitting the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (D.P.R.K.) to chair the United Nations Conference on Disarmament makes a mockery of this once noble institution. The Conference on Disarmament was established in 1978 to create a single negotiating forum for the purpose of …

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UN Defamation Resolution Threatens Freedom of Religion

Over the past decade several actors on the UN scene have been passing resolutions against “Defamation of Religion.” These resolutions condemn anything which offends “religious sensibilities” as racism and hate-speech. Unfortunately the resolutions provide support for blasphemy and similar laws, like the ones which have been used to brutally suppress dissent and religious minorities in …

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Sudan: The Debate

  “Already there are worrying signs that Khartoum will seek to deny Sudanese people a chance to take part in fair and free elections. Only yesterday the political secretary of the National Congress, Professor Ibrahim Ghandour, said that the United Nations have “no right”—no right— to observe the coming elections.” ~Lord David Alton, Liverpool A …

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FULL REPORT: North Korean Rights Under the UDHR

UNDHRandNKFINAL: Download in .doc form The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and North Korea Report prepared by the North Korea Freedom Coalition On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaiming that “recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of …

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Civil Society Responds to UN Proposal for Binding Treaty on “Defamation of Religions”

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Erin Weston Phone: 703.503.0791 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2009 Civil Society Responds to UN Proposal for Binding Treaty on “Defamation of Religions”The United Nations has continuously passed non-binding resolutions on “defamation of religions” since 1999. However, for the first time ever this year, a UN body proposed a binding treaty to …

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