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Greece: Rights experts condemn ‘racist violence’ against asylum-seekers

Greece must adopt “safe and impartial” border policies and practices and hold its law enforcement officers accountable for abuses, a group of UN Human Rights Council-appointed experts said in a statement on Wednesday.

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh need urgent support as crises multiply: UNHCR

The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, is calling on the international community to renew its commitment to the nearly one million Rohingya refugees who have fled persecution in Myanmar for neighbouring Bangladesh.

Pakistan: Hindu man allegedly picked up by police in Sindh, family claims he was assaulted

Mirpurkhas: A Hindu man was picked up by police from his home in Pakistan's Sindh region on Thursday, his family said on Sunday.

Ethiopia: De-escalate tensions in Amhara, international rights experts urge

An international human rights body focused on Ethiopia has voiced deep concerns over the worsening security situation in the northwest of the country, particularly in the Amhara region.

China: UN experts demand information on nine imprisoned human rights defenders

UN-appointed independent rights experts have called on the Chinese Government to provide information about nine Tibetan human rights defenders serving prisoner sentences of up to 11 years.  

Rights experts ‘deeply disturbed’ by Russian Wagner Group recruitment of prisoners

New York: UN-appointed independent human rights experts on Friday said they were “deeply disturbed” by reports of the systematic recruitment of prisoners across Russia by the private military contractor known as the Wagner Group, which is playing a major role in the fighting in Ukraine.

Generation Equality: Alongside COVID lies an ‘equally horrific pandemic’ threatening women

New York: As the world grapples unevenly with the effects of COVID-19, “a parallel and equally horrific pandemic” has threatened half the world’s population, the UN chief said on Tuesday, in the lead up to the Generation Equality Forum in France.

Mozambique: Cabo Delgado displacement could reach 1 million, UN officials warn

New York: Senior leaders with the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, warned on Monday of the urgent need  to address the growing humanitarian crisis in the Cabo Delgado province in northern Mozambique, where an ongoing  insurgency has uprooted  hundreds of thousands of people. 

New report highlights value of UN’s human rights work in the field

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. 

Rights defenders, scholars unite to launch 'Global Campaign for Democratic China’

In a first of its kind, human rights defenders, scholars, and persecuted communities by China came together to launch the ‘Global Campaign for Democratic China’ on China Day.

Deliberate silencing of peaceful voices in Iraq ‘unacceptable’, says UN human rights chief

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.

UN refugee chief underlines continued support to Lebanon

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees on Friday urged the international community to continue to stand by the people of Lebanon as they recover from the blast that devastated the capital, Beirut, earlier this month.

UN rights office ‘appalled’ at violence against human rights defenders in the Philippines

New York: The UN human rights office, OHCHR, has called for effective measures to protect rights defenders in the Philippines, amid a spate of deadly attacks against them.

Iran urged to release rights activist with COVID-19 symptoms ‘before it is too late’

New York: A group of independent UN human rights experts has called for Iran to urgently release an activist who reportedly is ill with COVID-19 symptoms “before it is too late”.

Colombia: Killing of rights defenders, social leaders, ex-fighters, most serious threat to peace

New York: The killing of former combatants, human rights defenders and social leaders of communities devastated by decades of conflict, remains the most serious threat to peace in Colombia since the signing of a landmark peace agreement in 2016, the top UN official in the country told the Security Council on Tuesday, meeting in-person at UN Headquarters in New York, for the first time in four months.