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6 May 2015
by Matt Belenky

[JURIST] The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) [official website] launched a website on Tuesday aimed at disproving [official website] the myths of albinism, the rare condition which is still misunderstood both socially and medically. Albinism affects from one in 5,000 to one in 15,000 people … [read more]

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26 Aug 2014
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] The UN human rights office [official website] on Monday said that the Tanzanian government's system of placing children with albinism in government care centers does not provide this vulnerable group with adequate protection from those who target albinos due to erroneous beliefs and superstitions. The widespread belief that the … [read more]

Legal News
5 Mar 2013
by Daniel Mullen

[JURIST] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay [official profile] on Tuesday condemned [press release] the increase in attacks on those with albinism in Tanzania. Pillay's statement comes following four attacks on albinos over a 16-day period, including three children. Pillay called the attacks "abhorrent" and called upon local … [read more]

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