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Palestinian life in West Bank constrained by Israeli policies – UN expert

19 June 2015 – The international community must ensure the promise of universal human rights no longer rings hollow to Palestinian “living under the 48-year-long Israeli occupation,” today said a UN independent expert.


Maldives court decision undermines human rights protections in country, warns senior UN official

19 June 2015 – The United Nations human rights chief has voiced concern over a judgement issued by the Maldives Supreme Court in which the country’s human rights processes appear to be severely challenged.


UN experts deplore South Carolina killings, urge measures against racially motivated crimes in US

19 June 2015 – In the wake of the 'appalling' attack that left nine African Americans dead at church in South Carolina, a group of UN human rights experts today called for prompt action by authorities in the United States to investigate the hate crimes and urged measures to prevent gun violence affecting the security of African-Americans, their communities and wider society as well.


Thailand confirms first MERS case as outbreak spreads – UN health agency

19 June 2015 – Thailand has confirmed its first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, in a male traveller from Oman, and the World Health Organization (WHO) today is urging countries in Southeast Asia to step up vigilance and review preparedness to respond to the disease.