Frustrated by the dire plight of civilians in Syria, the United Nations humanitarian chief reiterated her call for an end to the fighting, access for aid workers, and respect for international human rights and humanitarian law.
United Nations News Centre – Syria at risk of sliding further into chaos, senior UN officials tell Security Council. Summary: With war-ravaged Syria at risk of sliding deeper into fragmentation and chaos as serious human rights violations and war crimes have become routine, senior United Nations officials today urged the Security Council and the wider international […]
At least 100,191 people died in Syria as a result of the violence since the beginning of the conflict, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The organization, based in the UK, has a net of volunteers on the ground collecting data and published the results in a statement saying that: has documented 100,191 casualties since […]
Summary: Vatican City, 24 May 2013 (VIS) – “The trafficking of persons is an ignoble activity, a disgrace to our society that calls itself ‘civilized’! Exploiters and clients at all levels should make a serious examination of conscience, within themselves and before God!” These were the Pope’s words to the participants in the plenary assembly […]
Chen Guangcheng pressures EU to go more public human in China. Summary: On 19 May 2013 Bruno Waterfield, reports for the Daily Telegraph from Brussels that the blind human rights lawyer, Chen Guangcheng, the exiled Chinese dissident has demanded that the European Union (EU) must go public with the results of human rights talks with China’s leaders, and publish its own list of […]
According to the president of the UN General Assembly, Vuk Jeremic, at least 80,000 people already have died in Syria since the beginning of the hostilities, most of them believed to be civilians, and the number is growing rapidly. He said so ahead to the vote to a resolution adopted reiterating the call of the Assembly […]