News by topic: Law, Crime Prevention


Torching of house in occupied West Bank draws UN official’s concern

20 July – The United Nations official coordinating the peace process toward resolving the longstanding conflict between Israel and Palestine today expressed concern about reports of yet another arson attack last night targeting a Palestinian family in Duma in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.


UN agency urges implementation of accord to tackle illegal fishing

12 July – An international agreement aimed at tackling illegal fishing “marks the dawn of a new era,” but rapid action is needed to ensure that its implementation is effective, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said.


In wake of UK vote to leave EU, Ban says UN to continue to work with both 'important partners'

24 June – Following the vote in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that the UN looks forward to continuing to work with both “important partners.”


ICC sentences former Congolese vice-president Bemba to 18 years in prison for war crimes

21 June – The International Criminal Court (ICC) today sentenced the former Congolese Vice-President, Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, to 18 years of imprisonment for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the Central African Republic between October 2002 and March 2003.


In wake of deadly Orlando attack, UN officials urge stand against spread of hatred and violent extremism

13 June – Condemning the shooting that occurred early yesterday morning in Orlando, Florida, in which 50 people were reportedly killed and dozens more were injured, United Nations officials have offered deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those who were murdered while simply enjoying a night out with their friends at a nightclub.