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States must harmonize local rape laws with int’l human rights standards: UN Expert

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June 29: The UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women Dubravka Šimonović says that states must synchronize local rape laws with int’l human rights standards. She suggests the definition of rape must always be based on the absence of the victim's consent.
UN expresses grave concern over false cases against Pakistani journalists

UN expresses grave concern over false cases against Pakistani journalists

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Representatives of the UN Human Rights Council expressed their grave concern over the use of false cases to deprive Pakistani journalists of their right to free expression, and urged the Government of Pakistan to fulfill its obligations to protect the rights of journalists and human rights defenders.