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Tripura civic polls counting: BJP leads comfortably, wins 19 wards | Arvind Kejriwal slams critics for taking dig at his Punjab poll promise of monthly 1k transfer to all women | India registers 8,774 new COVID-19 cases amid Omicron variant scare | Maharashtra CID to quiz Param Bir Singh next week | Tripura civic polls counting on, BJP takes early leads, high stakes for TMC

China's nominee wins key Interpol post amidst human rights concern

Lyon, France/IBNS: A senior Chinese government official has been elected as one of the members in the executive committee of global crime-fighting body, International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), despite opposition from global human rights groups and an alliance of lawmakers from 20 countries, according to South China Morning Post.

Reimagine justice and end child detentions: UNICEF

New York: More than 45,000 boys and girls were released from detention during the COVID-19 pandemic, proving that child-friendly justice solutions “are more than possible”, according to new data released on Monday by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Human Rights chief says climate action only way to ‘safeguard humanity’

New York: Ahead of the UN Climate Conference COP26, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Thursday it was time now to act, and put “empty speeches, broken promises, and unfulfilled pledges behind us”.

Human rights ‘catastrophe’ in Myanmar: UN calls for urgent action

New York: Urgent action is needed to prevent the situation in Myanmar from escalating into a “full-blown conflict”, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet warned on Thursday.  

Bachelet calls for major re-think over impact of sanctions on human rights

New York: Unilateral and coercive sanctions imposed by governments can create severe and undue suffering for innocent people who bear no responsibility for alleged misconduct, the UN rights chief warned the Human Rights Council on Thursday.

Venezuela's justice system aiding repression: Human rights probe

New York: The independence of Venezuela’s justice system has been “deeply eroded”, to such an extent that it plays a significant role in the State’s repression of government opponents, UN-appointed independent rights experts said on Thursday.  

Protect human rights defenders in Afghanistan, says UN rights expert

New Delhi: Afghanistan faces a “cultural disaster”, following the fall of Kabul to Taliban forces, a UN Special Rapporteur said on Tuesday, in a statement urging countries to provide urgent assistance to human rights defenders, including those working on women’s and cultural rights, as well as artists, trying to flee the country.

Human rights violations against women, girls in Afghanistan leaves Antonio Guterres deeply concerned

New Delhi: UN Secretary of State Antonio Guterres on Tuesday expressed concern over the accounts of human rights violations against women and girls of Afghanistan 'who fear a return to the darkest days'.

Dissident Pakistani exiles in UK may be 'targeted': Reports

Islamabad/London: Pakistani exiles, who are currently living in London and had once criticised the powerful military of the country, are now facing warnings that they might be targeted.

Civilians in southern Syria ‘under siege’ – UN human rights chief

New York: The top UN rights official once more sounded the alarm on Thursday over the plight of civilians in Syria, as intense fighting and indiscriminate shelling by Government forces and armed opposition groups paralyze neighbourhoods in and around the southern city of Daraa.

New UN report reveals impact of COVID on human trafficking

New York: A new study released on Thursday by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) illustrates the devastating impact of COVID-19 on victims and survivors of human trafficking and highlights the increased targeting and exploitation of children during the course of the pandemic.

Belarus: ‘Full-scale assault’ ongoing against civil society amid massive human rights violations

New York: Belarus has witnessed an unprecedented human rights crisis over the past year, the independent expert appointed to monitor the country said on Monday, calling on authorities to immediately end their policy of repression and fully respect the legitimate aspirations of their people.

Governments must protect those who help torture victims, say human rights experts

New York: Top UN rights experts appealed on Thursday for all governments to ensure that victims of torture receive the rehabilitation services they need, along with guarantees that those who help them do not suffer reprisals.

Thousands on the move after brutal attacks in northern Mozambique, UN office reports

New York: Thousands of people in Mozambique’s northern province of Cabo Delgado are on the move in search of safety, as the security situation remains volatile, after last week’s brutal attacks by armed groups in Palma district, according to the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Countries lack commitment to banning torture, rights expert charges

New York: Governments have demonstrated a lack of credible commitment to banning torture and other cruel treatment, according to an independent expert mandated by the UN Human Rights Council to monitor the issue globally.