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- Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General, 12 March 2007, Opening of the 4th Human Rights Council Session

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Thematic Report: "Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Deaths in Detention in the Syrian Arab Republic"
Release date: 8 February 2016
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Documents for the 31st session of the Human Rights Council 
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A report on the right of persons with disabilities to work written by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights of the United Nations
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