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  • UN Rights Chief Criticizes Trump Tweets, Border Policy

    December 08, 2017

    CNN reports that, at a recent roundtable session in Washington, DC, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein condemned US President Donald Trump's retweeting of videos from anti-Islam group Britain First and decried the "mean-spiritedness" of strict border control and refugee admissions policies in the West.

  • Experts Warn UNSC of Continued IS Threat

    December 07, 2017

    In testimony before the UN Security Council (UNSC), security and terrorism experts warned of the "enormous challenge" posed in all countries by returning foreign fighters and "lone terrorists" inspired by the Islamic State (IS), as well as the "entrenchment" of IS's online presence in the wake of its territorial losses in Iraq and Syria.

  • OSCE Seeks Monitoring of Prison Anti-Radicalization Efforts

    December 07, 2017

    The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights recently held a workshop in Warsaw pushing for the establishment of "independent detention monitoring bodies" in OSCE countries to evaluate whether efforts to prevent radicalization leading to terrorism in prisons are compliant with international human rights standards.

  • OSCE Plans Reporting Tool on "Hate Incidents"

    December 06, 2017

    The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights has introduced to Polish and Hungarian nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) a pilot version of an online platform permitting people to report "hate incidents" that will allow local NGOs "to advocate for better prevention and response measures."

  • UN Agents Seek to Infuse Rights Agenda in Migration Compact

    December 06, 2017

    A group of UN human rights mandate holders has issued a statement seeking, in the context of the development of a UN Global Compact on migration issues, to "commit to a global compact which reflects their human rights obligations," including by combating "hate speech" against migrants, limiting detention, and recognizing migrants' due process rights.

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