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Refugee children in Greece returning from school

Syrian children come home from a local greek school.

The battle for children's rights continues

20/04/2017 12:57

People around the world were shocked to see horrific images of children who drowned in the attempt to flee conflict or were victims of the chemical bombing in Syria. Tragic events such as these remind us of the importance to protect children from harm, whatever the cause may be.

Women in the northern Syrian city of al-Bab

Women in the northern Syrian city of al-Bab

Archb. Jurkovič appeals for dialogue to end Syria war

15/03/2017 10:00

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič has urged the international community to “embrace the perspective of victims” of the Syrian war. In a statement delivered to Human Rights Council of the United Nations in Geneva, Jurkovič reflected on the disastrous situation that continues to unfold in Syria.

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, Vatican representative to the United Nations in Geneva

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, Vatican representative to the United Nations in Geneva

Holy See: 'Universal access to medicines is moral obligation'

11/03/2017 12:44

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, Vatican representative to the United Nations in Geneva, on Friday addressed the Human Rights Council on the 'moral obligation' of universal access to medicines.

 

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva, on Wednesday spoke against capital punishment.

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva, on Wednesday spoke against capital punishment.

Holy See speaks out against death penalty

02/03/2017 17:16

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva, on Wednesday reaffirmed that life is sacred from conception to natural death in a meeting at the UN Human Rights Council on the death penalty.

 

The Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations, Archbishop Bernardito Auza

The Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations, Archbishop Bernardito Auza

Vatican to United Nations: Human rights are inviolable

03/11/2016 09:39

The Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, said the “human rights of every individual, rooted in the innate dignity of the human person, are inviolable, without distinction.”

 

Pakistani human rights activists carry a coffin symbolising honour killing as they take part in a protest on International Womens Day, 2014

Pakistani human rights activists carry a coffin symbolising honour killing as they take part in a protest on International Womens Day, 2014

Pakistan: Activists welcome new law against honour killings

07/10/2016 16:48

The National Assembly enacted a law abolishing an ambiguity that gave killers impunity through forgiveness from a family member of the victim. Since most cases involve relatives, culprits used to get off scot-free