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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 the country’s anti-infiltration law. more
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 full ab ...

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 ...

UN concerned over rights abuses in South Sudan

New York, Jan 1 (JEN): The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) on Tuesday voiced grave concern over mounting evidence of gross human rights abuses in the strife-torn ...

UN urges Somalia to finalize human rights roadmap

New York, Dec 27 (JEN): An independent United Nations expert on Thursday urged the Somali Government to finalize and carry out a human rights roadmap endorsed by the cabinet in August.

UN concerned about Thai Navy defamation case

New York, Dec 27 (JEN): The United Nations human rights office on Thursday urged the Government of Thailand to drop criminal defamation charges against two journalists who wrote about the a ...

Yemen: UN condemns drone strikes on wedding processions

New York, Dec 27 (JEN): Independent United Nations human rights experts on Thursday voiced serious concern about recent lethal drone airstrikes, allegedly conducted by United States forces ...