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Urgent Work Needed to Improve Human Rights

The Angolan government should listen to civil society, be more open to humanitarian workers and quickly rebuild its judicial system if it wants to improve its human rights record, the UN special representative for human rights defenders said on Sunday. Approaching the end of a 10-day visit to the country, including a two-day trip to Cabinda, Hina Jilani said she had seen some progress in the human rights situation and complimented the Angolan government on its initiatives so far. But the independent expert said it was vital to see more concrete action. “For me it’s very important to see things happening on the ground. Unless measures are in reality in existence, human rights work is difficult and human rights defenders remain vulnerable,” she told IRIN in an interview. Full Story

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