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Hi, this is Pip. Today, we’re hearing about a small island state taking on a leading power at the Human Rights Council – not without resistance. We’re also looking at the biggest war crimes trials that took place last month, including a rare case brought against the Myanmar Junta.

In other news, the United Nations has called for a dramatic increase in aid for Pakistan amid a surge in water-borne diseases following the catastrophic floods, while Switzerland responded to reports of structural racism at the Human Rights Council yesterday.

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Pip Cook


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A nuclear weapon detonated at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands in 1946. The image has been colourised. (Credit: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons/US government)

Marshall Islands takes US nuclear legacy to the Human Rights Council. It’s the second environment-related initiative that the small island country spearheads in its two years of membership at the Human Rights Council. After obtaining the appointment of a human rights expert on climate change in September 2021, the Marshall Islands is now seeking the UN rights body’s help to address long-standing human rights challenges posed by the nuclear legacy left by the United States over 60 years ago.

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