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UN warns of serious human rights violations in eastern Ukraine

Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.  UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

The shooting down of the Malaysian Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine may constitute a war crime, according to the UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay. She said the 17 July incident was a…

28 Jul 2014 / Listen /

"Full-fledged impunity in Syria", says chair of UN-mandated probe

A Syrian mother and child.  (UNHCR - video capture)

The conflict in Syria has reached a tipping point, threatening the entire region, according to the latest report by…

25 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Trafficked migrants face violence and death en-route to Europe

A boat carrying sub-Saharan African migrant workers arrives in Lampedusa from Tripoli. Thousands of migrants have made the perilous journey.  © Kate Thomas/IRIN

African migrants and asylum seekers face inhuman and degrading treatment in the hands of human traffickers in their perilous…

25 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Europe urged to do more to curb refugee, migrant deaths at sea

UN Photo/Philip Behan

Europe has been called to action to stop the rise of people dying at sea seeking refuge from countries…

24 Jul 2014 / Listen /
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