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15:07 EDT

[JURIST] The UN-backed Action Group on Syria generated an agreement [UN News Centre report] on Saturday designed to aid Syria in ending the violence that has occurred in the country over the last 16 months. The plan [text, PDF] outlines six steps the international community must take as well as [read more]

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[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] issued a statement [press release] today advocating for governments to more fully support the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website]. The statement, which marked the tenth anniversary of the ICC coming into effect, called on nations to demonstrate their support for the court [read more]

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[JURIST] The UN Working Group on Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises [official website] expressed its concern on Friday that Rio+20 [official website], the recent UN Conference on Sustainable Development, failed to expressly state that businesses must respect human rights. The Rio+20 conference, which took place [read more]

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