UNPO News

Feb 23, 2018

Haratin: Human Rights Watch Publishes Report on Mauritanian Government’s Repressive Handling of Organizations Campaigning against Historical Abuses, Discrimination and Slavery

Human Rights Watch (HRW) published in February 2018 a detailed report on the very difficult conditions Mauritanian civil society organizations operate in. Mauritanian ethnic minorities such as the Haratins, or the Negro-Mauritanians, have lived historical injustices such as the infamous Passif Humanitaire period from 1989-1991, de facto slavery, discrimination and rights violations. Yet, victims  and...

Feb 23, 2018

Haratin: Human Rights Watch Publishes Report on...

Human Rights Watch (HRW) published in February 2018 a detailed report on the very difficult conditions Mauritanian civil society organizations operate in. Mauritanian ethnic minorities such as the Haratins,...

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Feb 20, 2018

UNPO Publishes New Report on Human Rights Situation...

UNPO announces the release of a new report ‘Breaking the Silence: Gilgit Baltistan and the Human Rights Cost of CPEC’, which focuses on the plight of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan under the...

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Feb 16, 2018

Aboriginals of Australia: Ten Years from the Apology...

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, marked 10 years since former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd apologised to the Stolen Generations of Australia and launched the Closing the Gap initiative. Both marked a ‘new...

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Feb 15, 2018

UNPO’s 2018 Mission to the Republic of Rwan...

From 7 to 14 February 2018, a representative of the UNPO travelled to the Republic of Rwanda on an observation mission, thanks to the support of the Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation. The objective of...

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Feb 12, 2018

UNPO Expresses Deep Sadness at the Passing of...

Photo Courtesy of UN Geneva @ Flickr On Sunday 11 February 2018, Asma Jahangir, a leading figure in human rights and a defender of democracy and the rule of law in Pakistan, passed away in Lahore aged...

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Feb 10, 2018

UNPO Celebrates its 27th Year as Champion for...

27 years ago, a group of representatives from 15 nations and peoples gathered in the Peace Palace in The Hague, with a single aim: to create a platform for the unrepresented. The group was formed of delegates...

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Jan 30, 2018

2017 Protests in Iran: Economic or Ideological...

This UNPO Op-ed on the political, economic and social situation in Iran looks at the various causes for the most recent wave of protests throughout the country.

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