UN rights chief Volker Turk says Iran is in a full-fledged human rights crisis and calls for an independent and transparent investigative process into alleged violations of human rights.
Under Hindu nationalist PM Narendra Modi, persecution and hate speech have accelerated against religious minorities, especially for India's 200 million Muslims.
Late dictator Ferdinand Marcos falsely claimed that human rights organisations had never visited the Philippines and that their claims of torture, abuse and mistreatment were untrue.
As concerns over human rights grow, Antonio Guterres told the UN Security Council in a confidential report that Mali's counter-terrorism efforts had "disastrous consequences for the civilian population".
UN rights council says it is seriously concerned by the deterioration of the human rights situation in Nicaragua and the impunity of those responsible.
A report due to be presented to the UN Human Rights Council is urging action against pollution that is causing widespread violations of the human right to a clean environment.
A recent tribunal on genocide and war crimes in Kashmir is a model on wresting narratives from the paralysed international community.
The United Nations Human Rights Council has adopted a proposal to set up an international expert panel to report on violations committed by all sides in Ethiopia's year-old war.
Some members of Bulgaria’s Turkish minority hope to draw global attention to human rights violations committed by the country’s authoritarian rulers against Turks in the 1980s.
US diplomats will boycott the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics in China. Here is a short history of when the Olympics fell victim to politics and why.
UN Human Rights Council's resolution, adopted with 26 of the council's 47 members in favour, voiced particular concern about the fate of tens of thousands of people who have vanished in the war-ravaged country.
Does the United Nations have a bias against Israel? Israel seems to think so despite the fact that it has never been held accountable for the crimes it is accused of.
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