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[Resources] Web resource gathers human rights education commitments of States in one place -OHCHR

Web resource gathers human rights education commitments of States in one place The UN Human Rights Office launches a new resource, making available all the human rights education provisions of treaties and other instruments in one place. The web resource “The Right to Human Rights Education”, launched during a side event at the 27th session…

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[International] Australia/Cambodia: Deal Puts Refugees at Risk -HRW

Australia/Cambodia: Deal Puts Refugees at Risk Phnom Penh Has Poor Record on Refugee Protection, Basic Rights A new refugee agreement between Australia and Cambodia does not meet Australia’s commitment to send refugees to a “safe third country,” and will undermine refugee protection in the region, Human Rights Watch said today. A Cambodian government press release…

Breastfeeding Counselling in Yolanda-hit areas – A nurse from Save the Children's nutrition team visits Lolita and her two months old daugther in Palo, Leyte during a breastfeeding counselling session, a few months after Yolanda. Photo by SAVE THE CHILDREN

[From the web] Disasters and inequality could stop the Philippines hitting child mortality MDG target, Save the Children says.

Disasters and inequality could stop the Philippines hitting child mortality MDG target, Save the Children says. MANILA, Philippines – August 18 marks 500 days until the Millennium Development Goals reach their conclusion and the Philippines looks set to miss the target for reducing preventable child deaths. The 2015 MDG 4 target for Philippines is 20 deaths…

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[From the web] OHCHR welcomes arrest of Palparan

OHCHR welcomes arrest of Palparan BANGKOK (13 August 2014) – We welcome the arrest by the Filipino Army of former maj. general Jovito Palparan, which represents an important step towards addressing impunity for serious human rights abuses in the Philippines. Palparan was arrested this Tuesday after three years in-hiding. He was indicted in 2011 for…

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[From the web] Palparan Arrest End of Aquino Apathy on Philippines Impunity? By Carlos H. Conde

Dispatches: Palparan Arrest End of Aquino Apathy on Philippines Impunity? By Carlos H. Conde Philippine authorities did something extraordinary on Tuesday: in the early morning hours they arrested a former senior security forces official implicated in serious human rights violations. The arrest of Jovito Palparan, a retired army major general, marks a rare challenge to…