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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

UN human rights


UN rights office seeks probe of reported Navalny poisoning

September 08, 2020 4:47 pm

Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in a statement, decried a "profoundly disturbing" number of cases of poisoning or targeted assassination in Russia over the past two decades and noted that Navalny had been harassed, arrested and assaulted repeatedly in the past.

UN experts raise concerns over Hong Kong security law

September 04, 2020 5:32 pm

In a letter released Friday, seven human rights experts affiliated with the UN said that the national security law raised a "serious risk" that fundamental freedoms, such as the freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, may be infringed upon.

India's new citizenship law may have its implications: US diplomat

December 14, 2019 7:32 pm

US diplomat Sam Brownback's reaction came after the Trump administration urged Indian to "protect the rights of its religious minorities" in keeping with the "Constitution and democratic values".

'Fundamentally discriminatory': UN body voices concern over Citizenship Amendment Act

December 13, 2019 7:53 pm

UN Human Rights office: "Although India's broader naturalization laws remain in place, these amendments will have a discriminatory effect on people's access to nationality."

New UN human rights chief has survived torture herself

September 04, 2018 11:56 am

Bachelet herself was arrested along with her mother in 1975. She was a young member of the Socialist Party, and her time in a secret prison was an ordeal that she prefers not to talk about.

UN rights chief defends speaking out against rights abuses

August 03, 2018 10:47 am

Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein told a farewell press conference at UN headquarters on Thursday that ``silence does not earn you any respect _ none.''

UN rights chief sharply criticises Israel over Gaza killings

July 24, 2018 8:46 am

UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said there are "serious concerns" that Israeli accountability mechanisms don't comply with international standards of "independence, impartiality, and effectiveness."

Sri Lanka: Army to set up directorate to counter war crime charges, says Army Chief

August 19, 2019 4:32 pm

Sri Lanka Army and the LTTE were both accused of committing war crimes. Sri Lanka faced severe international condemnation with UN Human Rights Council passing resolutions to hold the country's government accountable for war crimes.

UN reports hundreds of civilians slain in Congo's Kasai

August 04, 2017 10:16 pm

The refugees gave harrowing accounts of the violence in the central region, which the UN warned had taken on "an increasing and disturbing ethnic dimension."

UN rights chief alarmed at communal violence in Sri Lanka

June 17, 2014 2:09 pm

Communal violence has killed several people and injured many in South west Sri Lanka.