Tony Blair has struggled to avoid tough questions about the legalities of his decision to invade Iraq. Speaking at the Iraq Inquiry, he said that the Attorney General's last-minute change of mind was legally sufficient.
The UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator yesterday told delegates attending the Ministerial Conference on Haiti that health care, food, water and shelter are top priorities for quake survivors.
A team of UN staff dealing with human rights and displacement has gone to quake-hit Haiti to assess a range of protection issues in the wake of the disaster that has left one third of the 9 million inhabitants in need of urgent assistance.
The concept of non-discrimination lies at the heart of human rights, says Navi Pillay. For this reason, it has been designated the official theme of this Human Rights Day, which occurs every year on the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.
Global church representatives gather in New York City from 15 November to press three issues at the United Nations: peoples being displaced by climate change, indigenous rights and Colombia's protracted internal conflict.
Over 100 faith leaders have written to the United Nations Secretary-General ahead of a crucial international meeting on corruption. They insist that corruption is underming attempts to reduce global poverty.