UN Human Rights

India gets re-elected to UN Human Rights Council for 2022-24 term

India vowed to continue to work for the promotion and protection of Human Rights through "Samman, Samvad and Sahyog."

published on : 14th October 2021

Ready to engage with Tamil diaspora for talks: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

UN Human Rights Council last week announced in Geneva that they are in possession of some 120,000 pieces of evidence on alleged abuses committed by Sri Lankan troops.

published on : 21st September 2021

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa discusses reconciliation with UN chief Guterres

In March, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution against Sri Lanka's rights record, giving it a mandate to collect evidence of crimes committed during the country's civil war against LTTE.

published on : 20th September 2021

UN human rights chief criticises India for 'frequent' communication blackouts in Jammu and Kashmir

India, on multiple occasions, in the past strongly rejected the UN human rights chief's criticisms relating to Jammu and Kashmir.

published on : 14th September 2021

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet slams Taliban over reprisal killings

Bachelet cites “multiple” allegations of Taliban house-to-house searches looking for officials from the previous government and “people who cooperated with U.S. security forces and companies.”

published on : 13th September 2021

Taliban must stop targeting peaceful protesters, journalists: UN human rights office

UN human rights office spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani said that armed fighters had been using live ammunition and whips to disperse crowds, killing at least four people since mid-August.

published on : 10th September 2021

SCO Summit: PM to raise terror, Afghanistan issues in presence of Imran

According to sources, while highlighting India’s stand against terrorism, Modi will also speak about Islamabad with regards to the situation in Afghanistan.

published on : 7th September 2021

UN human rights chief urges 'wide range' of reparations over racism

Michelle Bachelet urged countries to enact “a wide range of reparations measures” as part of efforts to address the legacies of slavery, colonial rule and racial discrimination. 

published on : 12th July 2021

Citing racism, UN rights chief seeks reparations for Blacks

Michelle Bachelet, in a video statement, called on all states to end impunity, to listen to the voices of people of African descent and to confront past legacies and deliver redress.

published on : 28th June 2021

George Floyd death trial 'defining' chance for justice: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

The final resolution, on systemic racism and rights violations by law enforcement agencies against Africans and people of African descent, made no specific reference to the United States.

published on : 19th March 2021

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

United Nations human rights chief deplores India's move to deport Rohingyas

UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein today flayed any attempts by India to deport Rohingyas to Myanmar when the ethnic minority community is facing violence in their country.

published on : 11th September 2017

Rohingya seemingly face 'ethnic cleansing': United Nations human rights chief

The UN human rights chief condemned he violence and injustice faced by the ethnic Rohingya minority in Myanmar as a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.

published on : 11th September 2017

UN expert urges restraint in security operation in Myanmar

A UN human rights expert has expressed concern over an army battalion flying into Rakhine state in western Myanmar, saying the government must ensure security forces respect human rights.

published on : 12th August 2017

African countries says attacks on Nigerians racist, will call for UNHRC probe

The heads of African Mission accredited to India had convened a special meeting to look into the recent attacks against African students, in Greater Noida.

published on : 3rd April 2017