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This short infographic video provides and overview of the history of LGBT rights since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly in 1948, and discusses human rights abuses still facing LGBT people. LGBT people continue to face issues including discrimination, brutal violence, torture, kidnapping, and even murder.

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Generally the Government respects the human rights of its citizens however a number of issues have arisen relating to the rights of women, conditions in prisons, government corruption and access to education. In 2009 the Human Rights Council (UNHRC) carried out Vanuatu’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The review identified a number of the above concerns…

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The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) sets an important standard for the treatment of indigenous peoples that will undoubtedly be a significant tool towards eliminating human rights violations against the planet’s 370 million indigenous people and assisting them in combating discrimination and marginalisation.

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This website provides a list of international and regional human rights conventions available in their entirety, as well as the dates of signature, ratification and accession.

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