Archive for April 27th, 2018

27/04/2018

Israel Must Address Excessive Use of Force and Deaths in Gaza Protests – UN Human Rights Chief

Human Wrongs Watch

With over 40 Palestinians killed and more than 5,500 injured during protests in Gaza over the past month – many by live ammunition – the top United Nations human rights official on 27 April 2018 called on Israel to ensure that its security forces do not resort to use of excessive force amid the ongoing demonstrations.

UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.
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Every week, we witness instances of use of lethal force against unarmed demonstrators,” said Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in a news release Friday 27 April 2018.

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27/04/2018

Origin Labelling of Food Boosts Local Economies, Generates an Annual Trade Value of over $50 Billion Worldwide

Human Wrongs Watch

Rome, 26 April 2018, (FAO)*  A new study has found that food products linked to their place of origin are economically and socially beneficial to rural areas and promote sustainable development.

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FAO/Alessia Pierdomenico | A customer buys cheese at a food stall at the Esquilino market in Rome.
In nine cases analysed in a recent FAO study, origin-linked registration substantially increased the price of the final product.

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27/04/2018

‘Gaza Is About to Explode,’ UN Envoy Warns Security Council

Human Wrongs Watch

The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is continuing with no prospects for a political resolution and “Gaza is about to explode,” a senior United Nations official on 26 April 2018 said, urging both sides to avoid further clashes along the enclave’s border.  

UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe | Nickolay Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace, briefs the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.
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“Old wounds continue to bleed and deepen as we speak, risking the outbreak of another war,” Nikolay Mladenov, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, told the Security Council during an open debate on the crises affecting the region.

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