Growing use of drones in law enforcement may violate human rights, warns UN expert

The increasing use of armed drones within domestic law enforcement risks depersonalizing the use of force and infringing upon the rights of individual citizens, a United Nations independent human rights expert warned today. …read more

Source:: United Nations

      

Forensic services must be independent from law enforcement – UN expert tells Assembly

To be effective, an investigation into torture must be prompt, impartial, independent and thorough, but that seems to be the exception in many countries, where forensic services are closely linked with law enforcement agencies, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture told the General Assembly. …read more

Source:: United Nations

      

‘Complex web’ of crises requires human rights-based solutions – UN rights chief

At the root of crises confronted by the United Nations usually lies a “complex web” of violations of economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights requiring solutions that can only come from more emphatic and comprehensive protections, the Organization’s top human rights official said today. …read more

Source:: United Nations

      

At General Assembly, UN experts urged global action on enforced disappearances

States must take full responsibility to solve all aspects of the issue of enforced disappearances: prevention; search for the disappeared; punishment of the perpetrators; and reparation for the victims, the Chairs of two United Nations expert bodies addressing the General Assembly on the issue declared today. …read more

Source:: United Nations

      

DR Congo: UN Mission comes under attack, steps up security

The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, known as MONUSCO, has stepped up its security following several attacks on its bases in North Kivu, including one this morning, when a large number of youths converged on the premises, and another yesterday which required the evacuation of 12 staff members. …read more

Source:: United Nations

      

EV Fuse Releases New Android Application to Revolutionize the Electric Vehicle Industry

By EV Fuse EV Convert is an Electric Vehicle Drive System Calculator. It is the first app of its kind. It was developed to simplify the process when designing a new Electric Vehicle from scratch or when converting a normal internal combustion engine car to electric drive. [PR.com] …read more

Source:: Pr.Com – United States

      

Amid ongoing Ebola outbreak, UN ramps up Organization-wide response

A United Nations health committee has met for the third time in three months to evaluate the Organization’s ongoing response to the global Ebola crisis amid broader agency-wide efforts in confronting the deadly disease, UN officials confirmed today. …read more

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Statement from Premier Greg Selinger on Today’s Events in Ottawa

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Source:: Government of Manitoba