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New York, June 2(Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights chief on Thursday urged Egyptian officials to repeal a new law on non-governmental organizations, saying that it “further tightens the noose” around NGOs trying to hold the Government to account for human rights obligations. more
UN rights chief concerned about health of Palestinian hunger strikers in Israel jails

New York, May 25(Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights chief on Wednesday expressed serious concern about the health of more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons a ...

Persistent persecution of Bahá’í in Yemen ‘unacceptable,’ and must stop, says UN expert

New York, May 23(Just Earth News): In Yemen, Bahá’ís are under pressure to recant their faith, according to a United Nations rights expert, noting that in April, the Public Prosecutor re ...

UN experts urge Indonesia to free jailed politicians, repeal its blasphemy law

New York, May 22(Just Earth News): A group of United Nations human rights experts today urged the Government of Indonesia to review and repeal its blasphemy law following the recent convicti ...

Extrajudicial killings and abductions by Pakistan forces continue to bleed Balochistan

Quetta, May 20 (Just Earth News) Balochistan, a region roiled by insurgency against Pakistan, is witnessing a series of abduction and extradjudicial killings by the Pak authorities with sev ...

Venezuela: UN human rights chief regrets opposition leader being blocked to travel

New York, May 20(Just Earth News): Amid rising violence in Venezuela, the United Nations human rights chief has expressed regret that the Latin American country’s opposition leader was all ...

Extrajudicial killings and abductions by Pakistan forces continue to bleed Balochistan

Quetta, May 20 (Just Earth News) Balochistan, a region roiled by insurgency against Pakistan, is witnessing a series of abduction and extradjudicial killings by the Pak authorities with sev ...

South Sudan: UN report exposes human rights violations against civilians in Yei

New York, May 19(Just Earth News): A United Nations report has documented human rights violations and abuses against civilians that may amount to war crimes or crimes against humanity, in wh ...

Spreading violence in Central African Republic sets off 'loud alarm bells' – UN human rights chief

New York, May 15(Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights chief on Tuesday expressed grave alarm over the spread of violence by armed groups against the civilian population in sev ...

UN rights office urges protection for Salvadoran trans activist and transgender people

New York, May 13 (Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights office on Friday urged the Government of El Salvador to take urgent measures to protect a prominent transgender human righ ...