Monthly Archives: March 2013

Secretary-General’s statement on Somalia

By | 6 March 2013

New York – The Secretary-General is gratified by the 3 March Appeals Court ruling in Mogadishu overturning the conviction of an alleged rape victim accused of maligning the reputation of the state. He regrets, however, that the sentence against a journalist charged in connection with the case, while shortened, has been upheld.

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At least the bare minimum to protect those who defend our rights – UN expert asks world Governments

By | 5 March 2013

GENEVA – “States must have -as a bare minimum- human rights-compliant legislation in place in order for human rights defenders to work effectively,” stressed the Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders, Margaret Sekaggya, during the presentation of her latest report to the UN Human Rights Council on the role of national human rights institutions in… Read More »

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