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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Conviction of Mladic, the 'epitome of evil,' a momentous victory for justice – UN rights chief

New York, Nov 22(Just Earth News): Welcoming Wednesday’s conviction of former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic on multiple counts of genocide, crimes against humanity and ...

ISIL's 'genocide' against Yazidis is ongoing, UN rights panel says, calling for international action

New York, Aug 4(Just Earth News): Marking three years since the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) attacked the Yazidis in Syria, a United Nations-mandated inquiry has called ...

PODCAST: The power of bearing witness – how rape became an ‘act of genocide’

New York, Feb 16 (Just Earth News): Shame and stigma prevent many rape survivors in conflict zones from reporting the horrific abuses they endure at the hands of war criminals whose sole a ...

UN rights office urges Bahrain to review dissolution of opposition party

New York, July 19 (Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights office on Tuesday expressed deep regret over a Bahraini court decision to dissolve Al Wefaq, the country's largest opposi ...