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UN Rapporteur: France guilty of human rights abuses

France is guilty of human rights abuses of homeless people and laws guaranteeing a home for all, and also failed to protect the most vulnerable, a UN Special Rapporteur said on Friday.
People gather in Gaza City to show their support to Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails [File- Anadolu]

Palestinian prisoners in Israel’s jails launch hunger strike

Palestinian prisoners in c jails have launched an open-ended mass hunger strike over deteriorating conditions in Israeli jails on Sunday.

Justice Onnoghen: UN rights expert alleges threat to independence of Nigeria’s judiciary

The UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Diego Garcia-Sayán, has warned of an imminent threat to the nation’s judiciary, owing to moves by the executive arm of government to remove the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, from office through alleged illegal means.

SERAP gives NJC five days to take over Justice Onnoghen’s case

The organization asked the NJC to: “consider the issue of appointment of Justice Muhammed with a view to ensuring strict compliance with constitutional provisions. The NJC should take the recommended action within 5 days of the receipt and/or publication of this letter, failing which SERAP will take appropriate legal action to compel the NJC to take action on the case.”
(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. - US President Donald Trump said October 11, 2018 he was not yet prepared to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, but he faced mounting pressure from concerned American lawmakers. Saudi Arabia is one of the world's largest arms purchasers, with most of them coming from the United States.Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post, vanished more than a week ago during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish government sources say he was murdered there, a claim Riyadh denies. (Photo by MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFP)

UN expert to lead inquiry into Jamal Khashoggi murder

The UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions said on Thursday she will travel to Turkey next week to head an “independent international inquiry’’ into the murder of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.
U.N. Special Rapporteur Maria Grazia Giammarinaro speaks during a news conference in Havana, Cuba, April 14, 2017. REUTERS-Alexandre Meneghini

UN human rights expert to assess trafficking in persons in Nigeria

UN Special Rapporteur Maria Giammarinaro will assess the issue of trafficking in persons in Nigeria, during an official visit to the country from Monday to Sept. 10.
President Donald Trump previously threatened Iranian President Hassan Rouhani with an all-caps tweet. - Saul Loeb-AFP-Getty Images

Donald Trump pushes back against coordinated US media attacks

U.S. President Donald Trump is pushing back against the coordinated editorial attacks by the U.S. media on him on Thursday over what the media called Trump’s consistent attacks on them.
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SERAP seeks UN rights council special session over Plateau killings

The organization urged the Human Rights Council to adopt a resolution to “condemn in the strongest possible terms the ongoing killings and revenge attacks on innocent Nigerians and residents by suspected herdsmen and/or unknown persons as well as the ongoing impunity enjoyed by suspected perpetrators and groups that have suggested these atrocities may be retaliatory killings.”

SERAP drags federal government to UN over ‘flagrant disregard of court orders’

The organization said, “Selective enforcement of court orders if not urgently addressed would ultimately put the rule of law in Nigeria under siege.”

Afenifere urges United Nations to investigate alleged ethnic cleansing

Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has urged the United Nations, UN, Special Rapporteur on genocide to investigate what it called the alleged ethnic cleansing by herdsmen in Nigeria.

More than 100 killed since Philippine police returned to Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war

More than 100 drug suspects have been killed since Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the police to rejoin his "war on drugs", an official said Saturday.

Eritreans still fleeing brutal regime – UN Rapporteur

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Eritrea, has reiterated a call on the U.N. not to turn its back on Eritrean nationals who continue to flee the repressive regime back home.

SERAP urges CJN Onnoghen to review membership of Justice Salami committee

The organisation proposes “that for the Salami Committee to perform its tasks effectively and with propriety, it should preferably be composed entirely of members of the judiciary, particularly drawn from available pool of brilliant andincorruptible retired judges.”

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