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Human Rights Issues Regarding Angola Submitted by Human Rights Watch to the UN Human Rights Committee February 2013   This memorandum provides an overview of Human Rights Watch’s main concerns with respect to the human rights situation in Angola. We…
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What is this report about? The UN mapping report has been prepared by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and describes the most serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in the Democratic…
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States Avoid Serious Discussion of Rights in Algeria, Tunisia

(Geneva) – The first session of the new country review mechanism of the UN Human Rights Council was undermined by inconsistencies and the timidity of some governments in reviewing others, Human Rights Watch said today. On April 18, 2008 the council…
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Will Assess India, the Philippines, South Africa, the United Kingdom and 12 Others

(Geneva) – The UN Human Rights Council will begin a new review process on April 7, 2008. The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is the most innovative and ambitious instrument of the council and was set up to assess the human rights performance of all 192 UN…
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The Angolan government and the United Nations are failing to ensure the safe and voluntary return of millions of Angolans to their homes, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. The 29-page report, “Struggling Through Peace: Return and…
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U.N. Effort Criticized

The United Nations and the Angolan government are not providing sufficient protection for hundreds of thousands of people displaced during Angola’s civil war, Human Rights Watch said in a briefing paper released today. Today, the U.N. Under-Secretary-…
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Government Should Provide Data on Oil and Diamond Revenue

The United Nations and the government of Angola are failing to protect the rights of millions of people displaced by the country’s civil war, Human Rights Watch charged today. In a rare oral briefing to the members of the U.N. Security Council by a non-…
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Call for U.N. Security Council to End Bloodshed

(New York) - Human Rights Watch urged the United Nations Security Council today to take action against the looting of resources by foreign troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo and address the devastating human rights abuses being committed by the…
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Human Rights Watch Backgrounder

The Security Council will hold an open briefing on Angola on March 15 at 10 am. Ambassador Robert Fowler of Canada, chair of the Council's Sanctions Committee on Angola, will present a report on the sanctions regime against the National Union for the…
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Civilians Suffering Massive Rights Abuse, Starvation

The United Nations made fatal errors in its mission to Angola, where civilians now face starvation and massive human rights abuse as a result of the resurgent war, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 205-page report, "Angola Unravels:…