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New York, Mar 13 (JEN): States that condemn torture while using information and products obtained through the practice in other countries are hypocritical, a United Nations human rights expert declared on Wednesday, regretting that many Governments refuse to subject their intelligence agencies to strict scrutiny on the subject. more
Ukraine: UN discusses measures to de-escalate crisis

New York, Mar 12 (JEN): Senior United Nations official Ivan Å imonovic is meeting with local authorities in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Tuesday to discuss human rights-related measures that can b ...

Burundi: UN deplores restrictions on rights ahead of polls

New York, Mar 8 (JEN): The United Nations human rights chief on Friday voiced concern at the increasing restrictions on civil and political rights in Burundi, following a series of violent a ...

UN concerned over conviction of Malaysian opposition leader

New York, Mar 8 (JEN): The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) expressed serious concern on Friday over the conviction of Malaysian opposition leader, Kar ...

Mauritania: UN urges vigorous efforts to eliminate slavery

New York, Feb 28 (JEN): The establishment of a special Tribunal to prosecute crimes of slavery in Mauritania bring the country one step closer to effectively ending the practice of slavery, ...

Iran: UN urges death penalty moratorium

New York, Feb 22 (IBNS): The United Nations human rights office on Friday urged the Iranian Government to immediately halt executions, after voicing deep concern about reports that 80, and p ...

UN reports rights abuses in South Sudan conflict

New York, Feb 22 (JEN): A new United Nations report released on Friday outlines the human rights abuses committed by both sides in the conflict that erupted in South Sudan at the end of last ...

Ukraine: UNESCO calls for safety of media workers

New York, Feb 21 (JEN): The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom on Thursday denounced the killing of Ukrainian journalist Vyacheslav Veremyi and called for ...

Myanmar: UN highlights remaining human rights challenges

New York, Feb 20 (JEN): The independent United Nations expert tasked with monitoring the human rights situation in Myanmar on Wednesday welcomed the improvements that have been made, but hig ...

UN urges Libya to reconsider law curbing free expression

New York, Feb 19 (JEN): Libya’s new law could place undue restrictions on freedom of expression and opinion, the United Nations human rights office on Tuesday warned while also expres ...