Politics & Diplomacy

May 14, 2020

Iraqi Kurdistan: UNAMI Chief Calls for Free Expression and Political Unity

United Nations Assistance Mission to Iraq (UNAMI) chief Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert told the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday that freedom of expression and political unity in the Kurdistan region are of critical importance. Although the high-level diplomat did not specify what tensions were being referenced, relations between the political parties in the Kurdistan region have been notably...

May 14, 2020

Iraqi Kurdistan: UNAMI Chief Calls for Free Expression...

United Nations Assistance Mission to Iraq (UNAMI) chief Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert told the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday that freedom of expression and political unity in the Kurdistan region...

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May 14, 2020

Coronavirus: Crisis Affects Election Turnout in...

The recent presidential election in Nagorno-Karabakh took place in spite of the outbreak of coronavirus and calls for postponement. Questions about the legitimacy of the election result have been...

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May 13, 2020

East Turkestan: US Senate Moves to Sanction China...

The US Senate is planning to bring forward legislation that would impose sanctions on Chinese officials over human rights abuses against the Uyghur minority in China’s Xinjiang region. Senate leaders...

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Apr 27, 2020

Coronavirus: EU Softens Report Amid China Pre...

As it becomes more apparent that China is not releasing the true figures behind its own struggle against the coronavirus, the EU has caved under Chinese pressure to alter substantially its report...

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Apr 22, 2020

Coronavirus: Possible Ethiopia Interim Govern...

In Ethiopia, elections were to take place in August, but have been postponed due to the coronavirus breakout. As the current parliament ends in early October, Ethiopia might have to form an interim government,...

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Apr 13, 2020

Pakistan: EU Trade & Media Freedom

A recent report by the European Commission has found that media freedom in Pakistan has been deteriorating since 2018. Several organisations, including the UNPO, have called for the European Union not...

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Apr 07, 2020

Coronavirus: Ethiopia Cancels Elections

Representatives of the Oromo people criticize the unilateral decision to postpone elections in Ethiopia because of coronavirus.  

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Apr 06, 2020

China extends its UN Human Rights role

Mr. Jiang Duan, who holds the rank of Minister at China’s mission to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, will play a key role in selecting the worlds body’s monitors on health, freedom of...

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