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United Nations human rights chief Louise Arbour has called for an international investigation into conditions in Iraqi jails after accusations of serious abuse of detainees at a secret Interior Ministry detention centre. <
Human trafficking is on the rise worldwide, with millions of women and children ending up as sex slaves, beggars and mine labourers each year, UN officials have said.
Sudanese police and soldiers continue to rape civilians in Darfur despite government promises to stop them and punish those responsible, a UN report has said.
The UN's top human rights official has added to pressure on the United States to try war crimes committed in Darfur at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in

Top United Nations human rights official Louise Arbour has called for an investigation of alleged abuses in Falluja including disproportionate use of force and the targeting of civilians.

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