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Human rights essential to reconciliation in wake of Thailand political crisis – UN experts

13 June 2014 – Stability and reconciliation can hardly be achieved in Thailand if human rights guarantees are neglected, a group of United Nations independent experts declared today, while urging the current authorities to reverse all measures affecting basic rights and to restore democratic rule in the country.


Modern slavery: UN rights experts welcome new international agreement on forced labour

13 June 2014 – A group of United Nations independent experts on slavery, migrants, trafficking, sale and sexual exploitation of children, and internally displaced persons today welcomed this week’s adoption of a legally binding international Protocol to tackle forced labour worldwide and end what they call ‘modern slavery.’