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New York, Oct 11(Just Earth News): Brutal, well-organized, coordinated and systematic attacks have been carried out against the minority Muslim Rohingya community in Myanmar, with the intention of not just driving them away but also preventing their return, a new United Nations human rights report has revealed. more
'The death penalty has no place in the 21st century' – UN chief Guterres

New York, Oct 11(Just Earth News): The death penalty does little to deter crimes or serve victims, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday, calling on all countrie ...

Cameroon: UN rights office urges meaningful dialogue to address decades-long grievances

New York, Oct 6(Just Earth News): Voicing concern over tensions in Cameroon, the United Nations human rights wing has urged the Government and dissatisfied groups to engage in a meaningful p ...

Switzerland needs to do more to keep ‘dirty money’ at bay, urges UN expert

New York, Oct 5 (Just Earth News): Highlighting the problems posed by illicit financial flows globally, including undermining rule of law and human rights, a United Nations human rights expe ...

UN human rights chief urges probe into violence during referendum in Catalonia

New York, Oct 2(Just Earth News): The top United Nations human rights official urged on Monday the authorities in Spain to ensure thorough, independent and impartial investigations into all ...

Rohingya refugee crisis a ‘human rights nightmare,’ UN chief tells Security Council

New York, Sept 29(Just Earth News): Noting that the humanitarian crisis that has resulted in displacement of hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas from Myanmar not only provides a “breeding g ...

UN rights office issues business standards on treatment of LGBTI employees; major companies on board

New York, Sept 28(Just Earth News): Drawing on good practice from around the world, the top United Nation human rights official on Wednesday launched an unprecedented set of global standards ...

UN chief welcomes Saudi Arabia’s decision to lift ban on women drivers

New York, Sept 28(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the decision by Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive cars in the country.

Time to stamp out human trafficking,’ says Guterres; UN pledges action to eradicate ‘heinous crime’

New York, Sept 28(Just Earth News): With tens of millions of human trafficking victims worldwide, “now is the time to stand together and stamp out this abominable practice,” Secretary-Ge ...

Hanging of 42 prisoners in Iraq raises concern over flawed due process – UN rights chief

New York, Sept 28 (Just Earth News): The mass hanging of 42 prisoners on Sunday in a prison in southern Iraq raises massive concerns over the country's use of the death penalty, the UN human ...