New York: The world must act now to reverse the situation in Africa’s central Sahel region, where humanitarian needs are at “a breaking point”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told a high-level conference on Tuesday to address the burgeoning crisis.
New York: While perpetrators of rape and other forms of sexual violence must be held accountable, capital punishment and torture are not the answer, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Thursday.
Quetta: Demanding release of political prisoners, a massive protest was held in Gilgit-Baltistan area of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) recently.
New York: The UN’s work in promoting dialogue between Arabic and Kurdish groups in Iraq is just one example of how human rights personnel are playing a critical role at the Organization’s peace operations around the world.
Lahore: The Lahore High Court recently acquitted a Christian man who was sentenced to death on blasphemy charges six years ago, earning appreciation from rights groups like Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP).
New York: UN-appointed independent rights experts have urged the Iraqi authorities to investigate the murder of a female human rights defender, and the attempted killing of another, targeted “simply because they are women”.
New York: The work of UN-appointed independent rights experts is at risk from a critical lack of funding, they warned on Monday.
New York: The European Union has been at the forefront of international cooperation to defeat “the same common enemy”, COVID-19, the President of the European Council, told the UN General Assembly on Friday.
London: A key political activist from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) Shabir Choudhry has expressed his displeasure over UK’s Labour MP Debbie Abrahams’ ‘silence’ on the recent attack on peaceful protesters by the Pakistani consulate in Bradford.
Stockholm: Swedish clothing icon H&M has said it will not buy raw materials from China's Xinjiang region as it suspected the use of 'forced labour'.
Washington/UNI: US will take steps to block some exports from China's Xinjiang region, over the country's alleged human rights abuses directed mostly against the Muslim Uighur minority of the region.
New York: UN Member States gathered in person in Geneva on Monday for a new session of the Human Rights Council, where UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet urged countries to “rise to the occasion” to tackle injustice everywhere.
Geneva/IBNS: UN human rights experts on Friday called on the Pakistani authorities to end the secret detention of human rights defender Idris Khattak, who has not been heard from in more than nine months.
New York: A new UN report launched on Thursday highlights human rights violations and abuses that were committed during recent demonstrations in Iraq and calls for immediate action for justice.
New York: Some of the world’s most marginalized and defenseless communities have fallen victim to violence and other rights abuses during the COVID-19 pandemic, prompting the UN agency dedicated to tackling the AIDS virus to urge Governments to protect the most vulnerable, particularly key populations at higher risk of HIV.