Human Rights Council

At the Human Rights Council: Stressing the impact of climate change on the right to health

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The impact of climate change on human rights
If climate change concerns all countries, it does not affect them equally but in fact enhances inequalities: the most vulnerable countries, which have less economic, social and political means at their disposal to take adaptation measures, are the ones that will get the most negative impacts.

Australia should regain its position as an international human rights leader

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On February 8th, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced that Philip Ruddock, former immigration minister, will take the position of Australia’s first special envoy for human rights. The surprising decision is a part of the campaign started by Australia for a seat at the Human Rights Council. Unfortunately, Australia doesn’t have a clean slate in the field of human rights.

Boko Haram Update by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

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Addressing the Council, Zeid said the situation in Nigeria was hopeful given that key areas of the country had been recovered by the government and that there had been improvements in immediate security as well as governance, and tackling root causes of the crisis such as socio-economic deprivation, discrimination, and poverty.

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