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UN expert calls on Greek Government to ‘urgently implement’ anti-racism measures

12 May 2015 – The Government of Greece must implement stronger measures in order to effectively address hate speech and verbal abuse against vulnerable groups including irregular migrants and minorities such as the Roma people, according to a United Nations human rights expert.


UN rights experts welcome US review of lethal drone attacks, urge transparency and accountability

29 April 2015 – A group of United Nations independent experts today welcomed the announcement by the United States Government of a review of two counter-terrorism operations involving the use of drones, while stressing the need for transparency and accountability.


‘Callous’ EU politics on migrants costing lives, UN rights chief warns

20 April 2015 – Following the loss of some 700 lives after a boat carrying migrants capsized and sank over the weekend, the UN human rights chief has urged European Union (EU) governments to take a “more sophisticated, more courageous and less callous approach” to coping with the flows of migrants towards Europe.