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The deadline for application to the 2008 English speaking fellowship programme is 10 December 2007. It is expected that five Fellows will be chosen to participate in the 2008 Programme to be held between February and May 2008.
A committee of the United Nations General Assembly voted to back a resolution calling for a global moratorium on executions with a view to eventually abolishing the death penalty entirely.
A press statement from United Nations independent experts, calling on states to strengthen the protection of women from violence.
The complete report by Sigma Huda, the Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, (25 April 2007) is available to download directly from the WUNRN website.
Although voted against by Canada and the US, a resolution was adopted calling for continued international assistance to Palestinian women and their families.
L’éradication définitive de la pratique de l’excision et de la mutilation génitale féminine en Afrique a été au menu des discussions de la communauté internationale et des Nations unies qui se sont déroulées à New York, au début du mois.
Karama Group of Jordan: Delegation to the United Nations' CEDAW Committee Meeting: 39th Session - 30th of July 2007- NYC
UN special rapporteur on people-trafficking, Sigma Huda, was arrested on 5 July in connection with a case of alleged extortion. She reportedly has potentially life-threatening heart and kidney conditions, and is not getting adequate treatment in prison.
The Special Rapporteur of the UN Human Right Council on the situation of human rights in the Sudan, Sima Samar, issued the following statement following her fourth visit to the country from 25 July to 2 August, 2007.
These principles guide the interpretation and implementation of the guarantees of non-discrimination and equal exercise and enjoyment of economic, social and cultural rights, found in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
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