United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet urges countries not to repeat deadly mistakes of the past in Syria and to take action to stop the junta’s “slaughter of its people” in Myanmar.
A resolution empowers the UN rights council to collect evidence of war crimes during Sri Lanka’s 26-year-long conflict. Colombo has historically resisted calls for a probe into allegations that troops killed 40,000 Tamil civilians.
Residents in Ethiopia's northern region have told human rights groups and journalists of massacres, widespread sexual violence and indiscriminate killings of civilians by security forces in the region during the conflict.
United Nations Security Council meets to discuss Myanmar crisis as pro-democracy activists hold fresh demonstrations against the military coup.
"Serious violations of international law, possibly amounting to war crimes and crimes against humanity, may have been committed" in restive Tigray region, says UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet says the Digital Security Act, under which opposition figures were arrested, needs to be overhauled, urging immediate release of those in jail.
Some 2.3 million children in Ethiopia’s Tigray region are unable to receive humanitarian assistance, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund.
Ruhollah Zam was hanged on Saturday after Iran's supreme court upheld his death sentence passed in June over his role in protests during the winter of 2017-18.
Ethiopia is rejecting calls for independent investigations into the deadly fighting in its Tigray region, saying it “doesn’t need a baby-sitter."
The UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet expresses "increasing alarm" at violence in Ethiopia's Tigray region and says an alleged massacre there might amount to war crimes.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights calls on Delhi to re-think its laws and policies in order to protect human rights activists.
Algerian President Tebboune received the remains of 24 of the independence fighters killed during the Algerian popular resistance against French colonialism between 1838 and 1865.
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