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Myanmar: UN expert dismayed by jail terms for Kachin activists

GENEVA December 11, 2018 – A UN human rights expert has expressed her dismay at the imprisonment of three ethnic Kachin activists for allegedly criticizing the Myanmar military during peaceful demonstrations in April. “It is wholly unacceptable that Lum Zawng, Nang Pu and Zau Jet have been sent to jail merely for making statements about […]

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UN poverty expert warns against tsunami of unchecked privatization of public goods

NEW YORK, October 19, 2018 –  Widespread privatization of public goods in many societies is systematically eliminating human rights protections and further marginalizing those living in poverty, according to a new report. Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, criticized the extent to which the World Bank, the International Monetary […]

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