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30.07.2014
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In June 2014, the world's human rights body heard that the lack of political will among states is one of the main impediments towards ending impunity in the killing of journalists.

30.07.2014
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New UN Human Rights Special Envoy to Myanmar Yanghee Lee expressed concern over the conditions in camps for more than 100,000 Muslims displaced by Buddhist extremists, and warned that the human rights situation in the country is deteriorating,

30.07.2014
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RANGOON — A senior Burmese government official has pushed back against a statement from the United Nations on Monday, in which its human rights envoy to Burma warned that the country risked backtracking on political reforms and urged the government to allow more freedom to journalists and activists.

30.07.2014
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The end of the boycott of the National Assembly by the Cambodia National Rescue Party is a welcome development.

30.07.2014
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The day after the result of Indonesia's presidential election was announced, I joined crowds of excited Indonesians at the Proclamation Monument in central Jakarta to celebrate president-elect Jokowi's election as Indonesia's seventh president.

25.07.2014
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Experts fear Cambodia's well-earned reputation as a leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS could be undermined by government policy targeting the country's high-risk groups.

25.07.2014
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Undeterred by the strong opposition from Malay and Muslim groups in the peninsula, newly-formed civil society movement Negara-Ku is spreading its wings to East Malaysia.

25.07.2014
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The UN’s Special Rapporteur on Human Rights to Burma, Yanghee Lee, was presented with findings from an inquiry into Mandalay’s communal violence, as she visited the city on Wednesday.