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International human rights group decry Philippine government

Published: Sun 26 Jan 2020 11:48 AM
International human rights group decry Philippine government closure of Lumad sanctuary Duterte’s gross violation of indigenous people’s rights amounts to crimes against humanity The International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) ... Read more...

In Davos, DG Azevêdo hears support for WTO reform

Published: Sat 25 Jan 2020 01:23 PM
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo welcomed the strong support expressed at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week by ministers, heads of state, private sector and labour leaders for ongoing efforts to reform and reinforce the WTO to keep up with ... Read more...

International Court of Justice: Myanma

Published: Sat 25 Jan 2020 01:19 PM
We welcome the Order by the International Court of Justice that Myanmar must take “all measures within its power” to protect the members of the Rohingya group from all future acts that may amount to genocide under the provisions of Article ... Read more...

World Leprosy Day

Published: Sat 25 Jan 2020 01:18 PM
World Leprosy Day: UN expert calls on States to end discrimination against affected women and children Read more...

PHILIPPINES: Rappler challenges president’s ‘media powers’

Published: Sat 25 Jan 2020 01:17 PM
By David Robie MANILA (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Rappler , the innovative online publisher that has been at the media freedom frontline in the Philippines for the past three years, has challenged President Rodrigo Duterte by taking the ... Read more...

China Virus Kills 25 and Spreads Internationally

Published: Fri 24 Jan 2020 04:08 PM
BANGKOK, Thailand -- In China, officials have cancelled air flights and trains out of Wuhan, a city of 11 million people which is the epicenter of a deadly coronavirus that has killed at least 25 people and sickened 830. Read more...

Fashion Hong Kong arrives at New York Fashion Week

Published: Fri 24 Jan 2020 04:01 PM
HONG KONG, Jan 24, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Three leading Hong Kong fashion designer brands will take part in the Fashion Hong Kong runway show at New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020 in February. The runway parade, organised by the Hong Kong Trade ... Read more...

Myanmar: World court orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya

Published: Fri 24 Jan 2020 10:02 AM
In response to today’s ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordering Myanmar to take "provisional measures" to prevent genocidal acts against the Rohingya community, Amnesty International’s Regional Director, Nicholas Bequelin, ... Read more...

Coronavirus: ‘An emergency in China, but not yet global

Published: Fri 24 Jan 2020 09:59 AM
The head of the UN health agency, WHO (World Health Organization), declared on Thursday that the respiratory disease Novel Coronavirus, is not yet an official Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), but warned that is an emergency in China. Read more...

Myanmar: UN expert says ‘lost optimism but still hopes'

Published: Fri 24 Jan 2020 09:05 AM
DHAKA (23 January 2020) – As grave allegations of international crimes remain to be effectively addressed by the authorities in Myanmar, a UN human rights expert today said she had not given up hope as she concluded her final official visit to ... Read more...
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