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video 15 April 2014 UK

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UN rapporteur banned from Yarlswood detention centre - video

A "boys' club" culture, sexual bullying in schools and austerity endangering women's protection are findings of the UN's special rapporteur on women and violence. Now she's been barred from Yarlswood.

article 14 April 2014 World, Ukraine
Ukraine unrest
Hague: 'No real doubt' Russia is behind Ukraine unrest

Pro-Russian protesters respond to Kiev's deadline to leave buildings by seizing more, as Foreign Secretary William Hague says there is "no real doubt" Russia is behind the unrest.

article 27 March 2014 World, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka war crimes: the evidence
Sri Lanka 'war crimes': the evidence

As the UN prepares to launch an inquiry into allegations of war crimes and human rights abuses in Sri Lanka, Channel 4 News presents the evidence collected by this programme over the past five years.

article 27 March 2014 World, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka soldier under UN sign
Jonathan Miller by 'Victory for Sri Lankan people': UN to probe 'war crimes'

The United Nations is to launch an investigation into alleged war crimes and continuing human rights violations in Sri Lanka.

article 26 March 2014 World, Sri Lanka
Mahinda Rajapaksa and Tamil civil war victim
Jonathan Miller by UN to vote on 'monumental' Sri Lanka war crimes inquiry

Almost exactly five years after Sri Lanka's civil war ended, the UN Human Rights Council is preparing to vote on a US and UK-led resolution which would mandate the UN to launch a war crimes inquiry.

post 05 March 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Crimea: Russian forces are in control here, whatever Lavrov says

Sergei Lavrov says the military fatigues who have taken over Ukrainian military bases in Crimea are not Russian soldiers. One colonel tells me: "It's a lie."

post 04 March 2014
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Sobering reading: UN report on Central African Republic

Here at Channel 4 News we try hard to keep the plight of people in the Central Africa Republic on the radar - and Monday's UN report makes for sobering reading.

article 03 March 2014 World, Ukraine
Ukraine crisis: political leaders (picture: Getty)
Cold war of words? Political voices on Ukraine

The escalating crisis in Crimea has set a number of western powers against Russia in a battle of words that includes threats of "costs" and allegations of illegal behaviour.

post 02 March 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Inside Ukraine: praying for peace in the shadow of war

The priest told me he wasn't blessing the Russian forces above the Ukrainians, but blessing them both and praying for peace.