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UK asks sporting bodies to do more to protect children from abuse

LONDON: The British government said on Tuesday it was asking all national sporting governing bodies to increase their efforts to protect children, following allegations of young boys being sexually abused at professional soccer clubs. English soccer’s governing body said on Sunday it had appointed an independent lawyer to oversee an internal investigation after former soccer… Read More »

UN appoints first expert to protect LGBT people from violence, discrimination

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday appointed its first independent investigator to help protect homosexual and transgender people worldwide from violence and discrimination. The United Nations expert Vitit Muntarbhorn will have a three-year mandate to investigate abuses against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. Muntarbhorn is an… Read More »