Mistreatment of prisoners in Afghanistan decreased according to UN report

A UN report released on Wednesday said that tortures and mistreatment of detainees in the Afghan conflict fell in 2013-2014 compared to the previous two years, although it persists, according to one third of prisoners. 790 detainees interviewed by the UN, 278 (35%), said they had...

Ceasefire is respected in eastern Ukraine with some incidents

The presidents of France, Russia and Ukraine, François Hollande, Petro Poroshenko and Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a teleconference in which they greeted the fact that the ceasefire is being respected mostly in eastern Ukraine. The ceasefire took effect...

UN urges Mexico to create specialized unit to investigate disappearances

The UN recommended to Mexico, through the Committee on Enforced Disappearances, the creation of a “fiscal unit specialized in investigating enforced disappearances,” said a ruling released this Friday in Geneva. The opinion was prepared by ten independent experts who...

Mexico will work to create Law on enforced disappearance for June

The Undersecretary for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights of Mexico, Juan Manuel Gómez Robledo, announced at the UN he expects that by June the country has a general law of enforced disappearance. “The General Law on Enforced Disappearance is an immediate challenge. The...

Mexico is questioned by the UN for the disappearance of emigrant minors

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances of the United Nations criticized this Tuesday to Mexico on cases of migrants and specifically, emigrant minors who disappear and are victims of sexual, labor exploitation or human trafficking. The rapporteurs of Mexico, Luciano Hazan and...

Committee against Enforced Disappearances receives Mexico for the case of 43 missing students

Mexico appears for the first time at a hearing before the Committee on Enforced Disappearances today and tomorrow, by the disappearance of the 43 students in Iguala. In Geneva, the UN Committee will assess the situation of Mexico in this area, being the first time that the...

UN: Security Council approves statement to achieve a “sustainable peace”

The Security Council of the UN yesterday approved a statement highlighting the need for a “comprehensive and integrated approach” to achieve “sustainable peace” in countries that have been stricken by armed conflicts. The statement was endorsed at a...

Nigeria: Destruction caused by Boko Haram is shown on satellite images

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (HRW) published various satellite images to show the massive destruction of the two main towns attacked, Baga and Doron Baga, northern state of Borno (northeast Nigeria), by the Islamist group Boko Haram. According to Amnesty...