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Human Rights
New York, Jan 15 (JEN): The human rights situation remains extremely volatile in the Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations said Tuesday, as it released its findings on a wave of abuses committed last month including extrajudicial killings, sexual violence, mutilations and enforced disappearances. more
UN urges Kenya to protect rights of indigenous people

New York, Jan 14 (JEN): An independent United Nations human rights expert on Monday urged the Kenyan Government to protect the rights of the Sengwer indigenous people who have lived in the E ...

UNESCO denounces killing of Pakistani journalist

New York, Jan 14 (JEN): The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom on Monday denounced the murder of television journalist Zakir Ali in Pakistan’s Sindh ...

UN urges Spain to halt extradition of Kazakh terrorism suspect

New York, Jan 11 (JEN): United Nations independent human rights experts on Friday urged the Spanish Government to reconsider its decision to extradite Alexsandr Pavlov, who oversaw security ...

UN urges Israel to reconsider procedures for asylum seekers

New York, Jan 11 (JEN): The United Nations refugee agency on Friday warned that Israel could be breaking international law by limiting the rights of asylum-seekers with a new amendment to t ...

UN praises Myanmar for commuting death sentences

New York, Jan 11 (JEN): The United Nations human rights office on Friday said it hopes that Myanmar’s decision to commute all death sentences to life imprisonment will lead to the fu ...

Australia: UN deplores reports of asylum-seeker push back

New York, Jan 11 (JEN): The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) confirmed on Friday that it is seeking details from Australian authorities about recent media reports of the navy forcing b ...

Cambodia: UN decries use of force against protesters

New York, Jan 8 (JEN): The United Nations human rights office on Tuesday expressed deep concern about what it said is disproportionate use of force by law enforcement officials responding t ...

Nepal: Pillay welcomes Supreme Court ruling on amnesty

New York, Jan 7 (JEN) A senior United Nations official has welcomed a decision by Nepal's top court against granting amnesty for serious human rights violations committed during a decade-l ...

Myanmar: UN welcomes presidential pardon for prisoners

New York, Jan 1 (JEN): The United Nations human rights office on Tuesday welcomed the presidential pardon granted in Myanmar to political prisoners convicted of or prosecuted for various of ...