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Tunisia, 27.02.2016 – Lana – The Tunisian defense minister “Farhat al-Hurshani” , on Friday , renewed his country’s refusal to any military intervention in Libya. The defense minister , in a press statement during a visit to Ras-J’deer border crossing …Read more
Tripoli, 29 February 2016 – Sources at the Central Bank of Libya have said the Bank has decided to place a freeze on bank accounts of 79 legal entities. The Central Bank has frozen a number of accounts of legal entities in addition to 102 personal acc…Read more
Gharyan, 28.02.2016(Lana) A security meeting held Sunday in Gharyan to discuss repeated security breaches in the municipality and its negative impact on security of the citizens. The meeting which included all heads of security agencies in Gharyan addr…Read more
Sabrata, 29 February 2016 – The Local Council in the city of Sabrata has announced that schools would remain closed in the Sabrata governate until the security situation becomes stable. The Local Council has urged local population to cooperate with th…Read more
Geneva, 29 February 2016(Lana) The United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday started its annual session which lasts until March 24, and which was expected to discuss human rights issues, especially in countries where there are armed conflicts like …Read more
Change to immigration restrictions for crew changesMonday, February 29, 2016, Fujairah, UAEVessels coming from and going to ports in the following country’s port are now permitted to conduct crew changes through Port of Fujairah Immigration:”Iran”Iraq”…Read more
The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights warns that international human rights laws aimed at safeguarding the rights and dignity of human life, are increasingly being violated by states for short-term gain. Speaking at the opening of the U.N. Human Rights Council’s 31st session in Geneva, Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein said the perceived threats of terrorism and extremism are undermining fundamental principles of human rights.
Al-Hussein calls the piecemeal dismantling of the international system of human rights law deeply alarming. He says this body of law, which was set up to ward off global threats, is being grossly violated by many states which pick and choose those parts that suit their political agendas.
He says an increasing number of nations are reacting to the rise of violent extremism, the growing number of armed conflicts and mass exodus of people fleeing for safety by disregarding basic human rights principles.
“Many leaders are pandering to a simplistic nationalism, which mirrors the simplified and destructive ‘us’ versus ‘them’ mind-set of the extremists, and fans a rising wind of prejudice and fear,” said Al-Hussein.
The High Commissioner says both international human rights and international humanitarian laws are being shockingly violated with complete impunity in multiple conflicts. He highlights the five-year civil war in Syria where hundreds of thousands of people have been killed, hospitals and medical personnel purposely targeted and where starvation is being used as a deliberate, and forbidden weapon of war.
He notes Syria is far from the only armed conflict where civilians are enduring frightful attacks. He names Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, South Sudan, and Yemen as a few of the many other conflicts where attacks against civilians have become the norm.
“Survivors, particularly the most vulnerable, are forced to flee, and become exposed to further violations�To keep building higher walls against the flight of these desperate people is an act of cruelty and a delusion,” he said.
Though not mentioning them by name, High Commissioner Al-Hussein criticizes the growing number of European countries that are adopting restrictive policies against Syrian and other asylum seekers.
He notes that after World War ll nations opened their doors to millions of displaced people. But today he says, instead of repeating this positive move, states are treating those fleeing conflict and persecution with hostility, disarray, and xenophobia.
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HONG KONG- A research group says China’s arms exports have almost doubled in five years as the country has moved to become a major player in the global industry.Chinese exports of major arms grew by 88 percent between 2011 and 2015, according to the St…Read more