Rights / Gender
Human Rights
New Delhi, Feb 7 (JEN) The Indian Supreme Court has granted a permanent bail to tribal activist Soni Sori, who was arrested in October 2011 for her alleged links with Chhattisgarh Maoists and then tortured in custody. The bail will now enable her to visit her hometown Dantewada. more
Seychelles not immune to human traffickers: UN

New York, Feb 4 (JEN): An independent United Nations human rights expert on Monday called on the Seychelles, an Indian Ocean island off the east coast of Africa, to prevent and fight traffic ...

Egypt: UN concerned at growing attacks on media

New York, Feb 1 (JEN): Voicing deep concern about the growing threats and attacks on members of the media in Egypt, the United Nations human rights office on Friday urged the authorities to ...

UN urges India to abolish death penalty

New York, Jan 31 (JEN): The decision by India’s Supreme Court to commute 15 death sentences to life imprisonment is a ‘significant step’, independent United Nations human ...

South Sudan: UN steps up patrols, probing rights abuses

New York, Jan 31 (JEN): The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan is seeking to verify reports of human rights violations in the conflict that erupted just over a month ago, a s ...

UN urges Tunisian politicians to ensure peaceful transition

New York, Jan 29 (JEN): Following Tunisia's adoption of a new constitution, the United Nations human rights office Tuesday added its voice to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's in encouragi ...

Somalia: UN urges continued protection for asylum-seekers

New York, Jan 29 (JEN): The United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday it has released updated guidelines on the needs of people fleeing southern and central Somalia that underscore the nee ...

Egypt: UN urges investigations amid escalating violence

New York, Jan 28 (JEN): The top United Nations human rights official on Monday voiced grave concern about the escalating violence in Egypt, and called for a prompt investigation into recent ...

UN urges Iran to halt executions

New York, Jan 23 (JEN): Independent United Nations human rights expert on Wednesdaycalled on the Government of Iran to urgently halt executions, given reports that at least 40 people have be ...

Syria: UN to reach besieged Palestinian refugee camp

New York, Jan 16 (JEN): “Bursts of gunfire, including machine gun fire, erupted close to the trucks and UNRWA vehicles,” the United Nations agency assisting Palestine refugees s ...