UNPO News

Dec 10, 2019

European Union to Set Up Sanctions Regime Against Human Rights Offenders

The European Union (EU) has agreed to start working on legislation that will allow the EU to sanction individuals accused of human rights abuses worldwide, mirroring the Magnitsky Act in the United States, which has already been in place since 2012. With such a sanctions regime, the EU is able to hold individuals accountable over human rights abuses without having to target a specific country. Accordingly,...

Dec 10, 2019

European Union to Set Up Sanctions Regime Against...

The European Union (EU) has agreed to start working on legislation that will allow the EU to sanction individuals accused of human rights abuses worldwide, mirroring the Magnitsky Act in the United States,...

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Dec 08, 2019

UNPO Welcomes EP Resolution on Iran

The UNPO welcomes the resolution adopted 19 December 2019 by the European Parliament denouncing the disproportionate use of force by Iranian security forces against civilians during the nationwide protests...

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Dec 05, 2019

Iranian Regime Blames Minorities for the Unrest...

According to experts, the Iranian regime is blaming minority groups for the current unrest in the country. At least 100 protesters have been killed by security forces and more than 1,000 people have been...

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Nov 22, 2019

UNPO Decries UK Failure to De-colonize

The failure of the United Kingdom to hand the Chagos Islands to Mauritius has led to widespread condemnation by Mauritius and exiled islanders who are expected to organize a protest outside the UK High...

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Nov 19, 2019

Iran: Protests Escalate Amid School Closures and...

Initially a reaction against the rise of the gas price, protests in Iran have escalated to a new level yesterday. On the fourth day of protests, authorities have closed schools and the subway system. Access...

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Nov 14, 2019

Guam: Resolution to Apply for UNPO Membership

Today [14 November 2019], Tina Muña Barnes, a Guamanian politician, presented the Resolution 255-35 following the decision to seek UNPO membership. The act aims to recognize the lack of international...

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Nov 14, 2019

Catalan Leader Oriol Junqueras has the right to...

In a recent Opinion concerning the question of parliamentary immunity for jailed Catalan leader Oriol Junqueras, the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union, Maciej Szpunar, has...

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Nov 14, 2019

UNPO Members Gather to Discuss China's Digital...

The 2019 Geneva Forum on China's High-Tech Repression and Freedom of Religion was inaugurated today [14 November 2019] by Chief Guest Hon’ble Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay, President of Central Tibetan...

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