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Nearly 700 arrested in Venezuela in a day: UN Human Rights

The number of arrests in a day is tallied to be highest in a single day in at least 20 years.

published on : 29th January 2019

Rights group demands trial of new Sri Lanka army chief for alleged war crimes

The ITJP said that in 2011, a war crimes lawsuit was filed against Silva in New York but had failed because he enjoyed diplomatic immunity at the time.

published on : 10th January 2019

Jamal Khashoggi killing: Saudi Arabia grilled at UN rights review session

The public debate at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva came just over a month after the royal insider-turned-critic was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

published on : 6th November 2018

Pak Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi urges UNHRC to probe human rights abuses in Kashmir

During his speech, Qureshi outlined Pakistan's priorities with a particular focus on social and economic development, poverty alleviation, job creation and institutional reforms.

published on : 24th October 2018

Top UN rights official calls for impartial probe into Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance

Jamal Khashoggi, 60, is feared to have been killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

published on : 17th October 2018

Lift immunity of the officers involved in journalist Khashoggi disappearance: UN Human Rights chief

Turkish police on Monday searched the Saudi consulate in Istanbul for the first time since Khashoggi, a Saudi national and US resident who was critical of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman went missing

published on : 16th October 2018

Huge win puts India on UN rights panel

The 18 new members were elected by absolute majority through a secret ballot. Countries needed a minimum of 97 votes to get elected to the Council.

published on : 14th October 2018

India wins election to UN Human Rights Council in Asia-Pacific category

The 193-member UN General Assembly held elections here for new members to the UN Human Rights Council.

published on : 12th October 2018

India appears all set to win election to UN Human Rights Council unopposed

Along with India, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Fiji and the Philippines will also stake a claim in the same regional group.

published on : 12th October 2018

PoK remains breeding ground for Pak-backed terrorists: Kashmiri activists

Several political activists have highlighted the issues concerning the people of PoK, who have been facing persecution by Islamabad.

published on : 21st September 2018

New UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet rakes up Kashmir issue

The report, launched by her predecessor Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, had been critical of the human rights situation in Kashmir, particularly the use of pellet guns as a measure of crowd control.

published on : 11th September 2018

New UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet: From torture victim to rights bulwark

Arrested in 1975 under Pinochet's military regime, Michelle Bachelet was held for several weeks at the infamous Villa Grimaldi interrogation and torture centre in Santiago.

published on : 10th September 2018

New UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet has survived torture herself

She was a young member of the Socialist Party, and her time in a secret prison was an ordeal that she prefers not to talk about, saying only in her autobiography that she suffered "physical hardships.

published on : 4th September 2018

Israel's Gaza response 'wholly disproportionate': UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

Violations of the Geneva Conventions adopted in 1949 following World War II are commonly called "war crimes", although Zeid did not explicitly use that word. 

published on : 18th May 2018

Maldives crackdown an 'assault on democracy': UN rights chief

The tiny island nation has been grappling with a political crisis after the president refused to obey a Supreme Court order to release nine political prisoners and declared a state of emergency.

published on : 8th February 2018
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