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UN body now able to hear individual children’s complaints

The ratification of a new legal instrument creating a key UN Committee to hear children’s individual complaints is a major boost to children’s rights.

On 14th January 2014 Costa Rica became the 10th country to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure. This will enable it to become effective in three months.   

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Don’t deport Ugandan gay asylum seeker, Dutch authorities asked

Human rights organisations are appealing to the Dutch authorities to stop deportation of Moses S., a gay asylum seeker from Uganda.

The Italian based EveryOne Group and the Ugandan based St. Pauls Voice Centre (SPAVOC) have appealed to King Willem-Alexander, Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the ministers in charge and the States-General of the Netherlands to save Moses from deportation that would put his life in danger.

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Obama: No matter where you come from, you can make it in America if you try

US President Barack Obama has said he is committed to fixing the country’s broken immigration system.

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Together we can end violence against women and girls

Violence against women and girls is a human rights violation. It is violence against families, communities, nations and humanity. It is a threat to international peace and security, as recognized by the UN Security Council. It has reached a crisis point and demands action from all of us, young and old, women and men.

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Violence against women is unacceptable – no matter what she was wearing

Violence against women remains one of the greatest scourges of our time. It is disgraceful that even today, for many women and girls everywhere, violence is lurking around street corners, in workplaces or in their very own homes. And too often, justice is elusive.

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