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GENEVA / HRC GAZA VOTE WRAP

The United Nations' top human rights body has adopted a resolution that 'condemns in the strongest terms' the widespread, systematic and gross violations of international human rights and fundamental freedoms' in the Occupied Palestinian Territory since Israeli military operations last month. UNTV CH

23 Jul 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / PILLAY GAZA

The UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay has called onIsrael, Hamas and all Palestinian armed groups not to target civilians in the current conflict, adding that not abiding by the principles of international humanitarian law "may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity." UNTV CH

23 Jul 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 »

GENEVA / SYRIA COMMISSION OF INQUIRY WRAP

A new report issued by the Human Rights Council's Commission of Inquiry onSyriasaid that the Middle East is "closer than ever" to a regional war, while influential states are fueling a proxy war inSyriaby arming the Syrian government as well as opposition forces. UNTV CH

17 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 / 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 »

GENEVA / UKRAINE HUMAN RIGHTS

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Friday that a new UN report produced by her 34-strong monitoring team in Ukraine shows "an alarming deterioration in the human rights situation in the east of the country, as well as serious problems emerging in Crimea, especially in relation to the Crimean Tatars." CH UNTV

16 May 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / BOKO HARAM HUMAN RIGHTS

The High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Office has expressed outrage about the claims made in a video apparently by Nigeria’s Boko Haram rebel leader in which he threatens to sell abducted schoolgirls and marry them off.  CH UNTV

6 May 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / UKRAINE HUMAN RIGHTS

The UN human rights office has expressed deep concern about the surge in violence in Ukraine.  A statement from the human rights chief read by spokesperson Rupert Colville said that, "all sides need to make a much greater effort to find a peaceful resolution to the current crisis, especially in the various towns in eastern and southern [...]

6 May 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / PILLAY BOR

UN’s top human rights official Navi Pillay accompanied by Adama Dieng, the Special Advisor on Prevention of Genocide, visited the South Sudanese State capital Bor, where recent human rights violations have occurred. They met with displaced people at the UNMISS base in Bor. UNMISS

29 Apr 2014 | Read More »

 

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