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The UN Human Rights Committee Slams France’s burqa ban

The UN Human Rights Committee on Tuesday criticised France’s so-called burqa ban, saying the law “violated” the rights of two women who were fined for wearing full-face veils in public. The committee called for the women to be compensated and for a review of the 2010 law that forbids people from publicly wearing clothing that conceals their face. By – Europe ...

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Italy bristles after U.N. rights chief criticizes migrants’ treatment

Italy sharply criticized new U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday after she announced she would send investigators to the country to check reports of racism and violence against migrants. By – Philip Pullella Hours after Bachelet made her inaugural speech in Geneva on Monday, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who heads the anti-immigrant League party, threatened to cut Italian funding ...

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U.S. boycotts UN human rights council debate on Israel and Palestinians

The U.S. is boycotting a session at the U.N. Human Rights Council that focuses on Palestine and other Arab occupied territories, saying it is biased against Israel.   Via: In a statement Monday, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley took aim at a permanent agenda item at the council focusing on Israel and the Palestinian territories — the only ...

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