Tuesday, 01 December 2015

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The week's Human Rights news stories and videos (26 - 30 March)

Weekly HRFeatured stories, news and videos from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) - 26 - 30 March

OHCHR represents the world's commitment to universal ideals of human dignity. They have a unique mandate from the international community to promote and protect all human rights.


Right to food: the impacts of bad diets
In his new report to the UN Human Rights Council, Olivier De Schutter, the UN independent expert on the right to food, addresses the links between health and malnutrition.

People-centred development: What the Arab Spring taught us
Economic growth without decent jobs, social inclusion and fair distribution of benefits is not true development.

Children and the justice system
Addressing the Human Rights Council, UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay says imprisonment of children should be considered only as a last resort.

“My name is not XX”: searching for the truth by naming the disappeared
The right to the truth was first recognized in cases of missing and disappeared persons. Its importance in that context has not abated, but the right has evolved and its application has been extended to other gross violations of human rights.



1.3 billion people are overweight worldwide - Special rapporteur on food

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