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12/15/2017 10:49 PM
UN rights wing ‘appalled’ at mass execution in Iraq
Expressing deep shock at a mass execution of 38 men at a prison in the Iraqi city of Nassiriya, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has called on the country to establish an immediate moratorium and carry out an urgent and comprehensive review of its criminal justice system.
12/15/2017 08:34 PM
UN rights office urges El Salvador to reform 'draconian' abortion laws
The United Nations human rights wing has called on the Latin American nation, El Salvador, to immediately halt the application of a law that unduly penalizes women for abortion-related offenses and to review all cases to ensure their compliance with international human rights standards.