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GENEVA / PILLAY PRIVACY SURVEILLANCE

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay warned that studies by her office and others have revealed a lack of transparency about governmental surveillance policies and practices, which “may not only infringe on the right to privacy, but also on a range of other vital human rights. " UNTV CH

16 Jul 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / GAZA HUMAN RIGHTS

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, through a spokesperson expressed alarm at Israeli operations resulting in the killing of Palestinian civilians in Gaza, as well as the indiscriminate firing of rockets from Gaza into Israel. UNTV CH

11 Jul 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / AUSTRALIA SRI LANKANS

The UN human rights office said they were  "deeply disturbed" that  Australia has returned 41 asylum seekers back to Sri Lanka without adequate screening of their claims and need for protection. UNTV CH

8 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / DEATH PENALTY

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told delegates he was "troubled" by the application of the death penalty for offences that do not meet the threshold under international human rights law of "most serious crimes", including drug-related offences, consensual sexual acts and apostasy. UNIFEED-UNTV

2 Jul 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / HUMAN RIGHTS ISRAEL

The UN human rights office extended condolences to the families of three Israeli teenagers, whose bodies were found yesterday and to the families of seven Palestinians including three teenagers killed in the West Bank. CH UNTV

1 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / EGYPT SENTENCES

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN human rights chief  Navi Pillay expressed “shock” and  "deep concern" over recent court decisions in Egypt, including confirmation of 183 death sentences as well as heavy jail sentences for three Al Jazeera journalists and 11 other defendants who were tried in absentia.  UNIFEED-UNTV

23 Jun 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / UKRAINE HUMAN RIGHTS

A new United Nations report on the situation in Ukraine details the breakdown in law and order in areas held by armed groups in the east of the country and identifies a number of  ”worrying trends” emerging in Crimea, adding that armed militias have created a "reign of fear" in the east of the country, [...]

18 Jun 2014 | Read More »

GA / PRINCE ZEID RA'AD ZEID AL HUSSEIN

Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al Hussein was officially appointed by the 193-Nation UN General Assembly to become the next United Nations human rights chief in Geneva. UNIFEED-UNTV/FILE

16 Jun 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / IRAQ

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said the UN mission in Iraq received reports of the summary execution of Iraqi soldiers during the capture of Mosul and another of seventeen civilians executed 11th of June in Mosul. CH-UNTV

13 Jun 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / PILLAY

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said that it is "shocking beyond words” that war crimes and crimes against humanity have become commonplace in Syria and that she is "disappointed that the Security Council, has been unable to reach agreement on action to ensure accountability for such crimes." UNTV-CH

10 Jun 2014 | Read More »

 

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