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The United Nations human rights chief today urged Myanmar's Government to tackle continuing discrimination against ethnic minorities, warning that failure to act could undermine the reform process in the country.
Visiting Serbia at "an important and transformative moment" in its history, the United Nations human rights chief today urged a steadfast focus on fundamental rights as she hailed a succession of political advances that augur well for the country itself and for the future of the wider region.
The United Nations human rights Office today expressed concern over President Hâmid Karzai's appointment of five new commissioners to the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), stressing that selection processes must follow agreed international standards.
The top United Nations human rights official today urged the Hungarian Government to revoke a constitutional amendment that threatens the judiciary's independence and endangers the country's system of checks and balances.
Brazilian authorities must exercise restraint in dealing with spreading social protests in the country, the United Nations human rights office said today in the wake of reported clashes between demonstrators and police in Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte.
Urging "maximum restraint" amid widespread anti-Government protests in Turkey, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Navi Pillay, the world body's human rights chief, called today for constructive dialogue to defuse tensions in the country.
Calling for effective accountability in all cases of violence against journalists, the United Nations independent expert on the right to freedom of expression today urged Montenegro to set up an inclusive mechanism to resolve and prevent cases of attacks against reporters and media outlets.
A United Nations independent expert today praised Georgia for its commitment to improve the living conditions for internally displaced persons (IDPs) and stressed that the country must continue making advancements to ensure they can live in safety and dignity.
An independent United Nations expert today urged the Government of Belarus to grant his request for an official visit the country and to engage with his mandate to improve its human rights situation.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has hailed the growing momentum against capital punishment, while voicing concern that a small number of States continue to impose the death penalty, often in violation of international standards.
Warning the real figure is likely to be much higher, the United Nations human rights chief today announced that the death toll in Syria is nearly 93,000, with more than 5,000 people killed a month as the situation in the country has "deteriorated drastically" over the past year.
In spite of recent social and economic progress, Côte d'Ivoire needs to address its "profound political fragmentation," a United Nations independent expert said today, stressing that political dialogue is fundamental for effective reconciliation.
The fatal shooting of three Rohingya women is the latest example of law enforcement officials operating with complete impunity in western Myanmar, an independent United Nations expert today said, calling on Government authorities to investigate the incident.
Indonesia must ensure that urban and economic development do not put at risk adequate housing for poor citizens, a United Nations independent expert stressed today, adding that the Government must strive for inclusive progress.
Following the razing of a temporary camp sight in Haiti, a senior United Nations official today expressed concern about ongoing illegal forced evictions and human rights abuses of families displaced by the 2010 earthquake.
An independent United Nations human rights expert has stressed the need to hold States accountable not only for investigating acts of violence against women but also for failing to prevent such violence.
An independent United Nations human rights expert today wrapped up his visit to Washington, DC by calling for more clarity on aspects of President Barack Obama's speech last month on United States counter-terrorism policy, particularly on the use of drones.
The head of the United Nations human rights office is closely following the case of 43 non-governmental organization (NGO) workers in Egypt who were convicted, the majority of them sentenced in absentia, her spokesperson today said.
The United Nations human rights office today reiterated its call on Burundian authorities to revise a new press law to ensure that it conforms with international human rights standards and protects freedom of expression, a request that was originally made by the UN in April without success.
A United Nations independent expert today drew attention to the human rights violations in the occupied Palestinian territory and stressed that attempts to distort the facts cannot mask the reality that Israel's actions are endangering Palestinians' lives every day.