Rupert Colville - United Nations

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It is an attack which most likely amounts to a war crime. While at this stage we are unable to confirm how it was carried out, or who those responsible are, footage seen by our staff in the region showed children gathering round the person who is giving out sweets, just prior to the explosion.feedback
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Apr 19 2017 Human Rights
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Rupert Colville is associated, including Aleppo, ISIL, and civilian. Most recently, Rupert Colville has been quoted saying: β€œIn terms of the air strikes that have caused casualties... that is also complicated by the fact that ISIL reportedly actually placed explosive devices in these same buildings which they had herded civilians into. So that will of course have compounded the devastation. Clearly not easy. We're not saying it is. But they do have obligations under international humanitarian law.” in the article Iraq, U.S. must avoid civilian deaths in Mosul: U.N. An other article where Rupert Colville has been quoted is Deal reached to evacuate civilians and rebel fighters from Aleppo.
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Jan 15 2016

The suggestion that an ethnic dimension is now starting to emerge, is reinforced by one of the sexually abused women, who said that her abuser told her she was paying the price for being a Tutsi. Another witness claimed that Tutsis were systematically killed, while Hutus were spared. And, in the Muramvya neighbourhood of Bujumbura, according to several different witnesses, the decision to arrest people was also reportedly largely made on an ethnic basis.feedback

Aug 22 2014

The killers, destroyers and torturers in Syria have been empowered and emboldened by the international paralysis. There are serious allegations that war crimes and crimes against humanity have been committed time and time again with impunity.feedback

Mar 25 2014 - Human Rights

The mass imposition of the death penalty after a trial rife with procedural irregularities is in breach of international human rights law. A mass trial of 529 people conducted over just two days cannot possibly have met even the most basic requirements for a fair trial.feedback

Sep 22 2012

The High Commissioner stated clearly why people wished to protest strongly against the film and obviously the cartoons as well, and made clear it is their right to do so but peacefully.feedback

Jul 07 2009 - Uighur

The high commissioner called for a transparent, independent investigation into the cause of the rioting and the reasons why it escalated to the point of causing injuries or loss of life to over a thousand people.feedback

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