Rights / Gender

New York, Dec 5(Just Earth News):  The United Nations human rights chief on Tuesday called for an international criminal probe into the perpetrators of the widespread and brutal attacks that have driven more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar since August, noting that “elements of genocide” against the minority could not be ruled out.

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Ahead of International Day, UN rights chief urges governments to target hate speech, crimes

New York, Mar 21 (Just Earth News): On the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the United Nations human rights chief on Monday reminded Governments aro ...

UN expert panel cites crimes against humanity committed by Eritrean authorities dating back 25 years

New York, Oct 28 (Just Earth News): Eritrean officials have committed crimes against humanity since 1991, including enslavement, imprisonment, enforced disappearances, torture, other inhuman ...

‘Searchlight of international scrutiny’ must focus on crimes of sexual violence in conflict – UN deputy chief

New York, June 22 (Just Earth News): Addressing an event commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan E ...

Iran: UN rights chief calls for end to executions for drug offences

New York, Apr 15 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The United Nations human rights chief on Thursday appealed to Iran to halt executions for drug offences until the new Parliament debates a proposed la ...

UN rights chief welcomes ICC judgement finding Jean-Pierre Bemba guilty of war crimes in Central African Republic

New York, Mar 22 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The United Nations rights chief on Monday welcomed the judgement delivered by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the case of Jean-Pierre Bemba, ...

UN rights chief welcomed war crimes trial for former Chadian leader

New York, Jul 21 (JEN): The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, welcomed the opening today of the trial of Hissène Habré, the former Presid ...

As civilian casualties rise in Gaza, UN Rights Council agrees probe into alleged 'war crimes'

New York, July 23 (JEN)The United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday decided to launch an independent inquiry into purported violations of international humanitarian and human rights ...