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Russia seeks to gag UN high commissioner on human rights

As so often at the sessions of the United Nations Human Rights Council, some interventions by states go unnoticed, but one in particular -- Russia's -- must be called out

A club of censors at the United Nations

alt informationIn a discretion well known to diplomatic circles, the United Nations so-called Committee on NGOs is meeting in New York this week. It is to select which NGOs fit the institution, Florian Irminger writes