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2009-05-04 11:15:00

A human rights watchdog warned on Monday that climate change would force Australia's Aborigines off their traditional lands, resulting in "cultural genocide" and environmental degradation, the AFP reported. The government-funded Human Rights Commission said Australia's original inhabitants, whose cultures stretch back many thousands of years, would be deeply affected by the impact of global warming. The commission's annual Native Title Report said that rising sea levels and soaring...

2008-09-06 09:00:17

Text of report by privately-owned Afghan Ariana TV on 5 September [Presenter] Human Rights Commission in northern Badakhshan Province has issued a report expressing concern over health situation in northern Badakhshan Province. According to the report, over 40 people, including women and children, have died of various epidemic diseases in remote areas of the province. However, the provincial health officials have rejected the report by the Human Rights Commission. They confirmed the...

2008-08-04 15:00:46

By NICHOLS, Lane STATE schools are discriminating against thousands of disabled pupils, an unprecedented complaint against the Government alleges. IHC will today lodge a formal complaint with the Human Rights Commission -- backed by affidavits from principals, teachers, parents and school boards outlining discrimination and serious resourcing shortfalls in schools. Children's Commissioner Cindy Kiro said New Zealand was clearly not meeting the rights of some disabled children to a...

2006-06-21 10:11:07

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States pledged on Wednesday to work hard to ensure the success of the new United Nations Human Rights Council, although Washington has decided for now to remain outside the body. The promise was issued in a speech by Washington's new ambassador in Geneva, Warren W. Tichenor, to the 45-member Council which started work on Monday, replacing the widely-discredited Human Rights Commission. "The United States wants this Council to succeed in the promotion...

2006-06-19 08:40:00

By Richard Waddington GENEVA -- The U.N. Human Rights Council, heralded as a new start in the world body's attempt to uphold fundamental freedoms, opened on Monday under pressure to show it can do better than its discredited predecessor. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan was among government ministers and dignitaries to address the inaugural session with calls to avoid the finger-pointing and political point-scoring that hampered the work of the disbanded Human Rights Commission. "This...

2006-06-18 06:38:01

By Richard Waddington GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations' new human rights body, the Human Rights Council, begins its inaugural session on Monday under close scrutiny to see if it does more to protect fundamental freedoms than its discredited predecessor. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, a prime mover behind the replacing of the old Human Rights Commission, will attend the launch and a host of ministers will be in Geneva to address it in the opening days. Much of the initial...

2006-05-10 10:32:23

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. human rights chief Louise Arbour on Wednesday said the election of members to the organization's new rights watchdog marked a new beginning in the fight for fundamental freedoms. The 47-member state Human Rights Council, whose members were chosen on Tuesday for the first time by a ballot of the U.N. General Assembly, replaces the Commission on Human Rights which had become largely discredited by political infighting. "The signs from the election of the 47...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.