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UN rights chief calls for murder investigation after Philippine President admits to killing three people

New York, Dec 21 (Just Earth News): Stressing that the killing of “about three” people, which the President of the Philippines admitted to personally committing, while serving as the Mayor of the city of Davao clearly constituted murder, the United Nations human rights chief called on the judicial authorities in the country to uphold the rule of law and investigate the self-professed crimes.

UN rights chief urges establishment of hybrid court for atrocities in South Sudan

New York, Dec 15 (Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights chief on Wednesday urged the African Union to quickly establish the hybrid court for South Sudan to investigate and prosecute those bearing criminal responsibility for the atrocities.

UN rights chief urges Maldives to retain decades-long death penalty moratorium

New York, Aug 9 (Just Earth News): Voicing concern over a number of worrying developments regarding capital punishment in the Maldives, the United Nations human rights chief on Tuesday called on the Government to refrain from carrying out planned executions and to uphold the de facto moratorium that has been in place in the country for over six decades.

UN rights experts ‘gravely concerned’ by reports of reprisals against Burundian lawyers

New York, Aug 8 (Just Earth News): Gravely concerned by reports that four Burundian lawyers who provided information to the United Nations Committee on Torture (CAT) are being subjected to reprisals, the body said on Monday that it has sent a letter to the Ambassador of Burundi to the United Nations in Geneva seeking assurances that no member of Burundian civils society would be subjected to such treatment for cooperating with the CAT.

UN rights office shocked by inhumane treatment of children in Australian detention centre

New York, July 30 (Just Earth News):The United Nations human rights office said on Fridayit is shocked by video footage that has emerged from Don Dale youth detention centre in the Northern Territory in Australia, showing children as young as 10 years old – many of whom are Aboriginal children – being held in inhumane conditions and treated cruelly.

Gambia: UN human rights office concerned over prison sentences of opposition party

New York, July 29 (Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights office on Friday expressed concern over the three-year prison sentences handed down last week to 30 members of the main opposition party in Gambia, including its leader Ousainou Darboe, following their participation in peaceful protests in mid-April.

UN rights office condemns executions carried out by Gaza authorities

New York, June 1 (Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights office has condemned the execution of three men by authorities in Gaza today, despite serious and widespread concerns that international fair trial standards were not respected, and in spite of appeals by many local and international actors to halt the executions.

UN rights chief concerned over 'collective expulsion' of migrants after EU-Turkey deal

New York, Mar 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The top United Nations human rights official on Thursday expressed serious concern over the recent accord between the European Union (EU) and Turkey to stem the large-scale flow of refugees and migrants into Greece and Europe, stressing that individual cases must be assessed adequately to avoid a “collective expulsion.”

UN rights expert calls on Turkey to reverse seizure of independent media group

New York, Mar 9 (IBNS):An independent United Nations human rights expert on Tuesday called on the Government of Turkey to relinquish State control over Feza Media Group, which includes the Zaman newspaper.

UN rights chief warns police agreement by five European countries will worsen refugee crisis

New York, Feb 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The top United Nations human rights official expressed serious concern today over security measures adopted last week by the police chiefs of five European countries, which he warned are already negatively impacting the human rights of refugees and migrants in southern and central Europe and compounding the “already exceptionally difficult situation” in Greece.

UN rights experts sounds alarm on 'critical situation' faced by indigenous peoples of Honduras

New York, Nov 13 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Indigenous peoples in Honduras face a critical situation regarding their land and resource rights, access to social services and judiciary, as well as their vulnerability to violence and impunity, an independent United Nations human rights expert warned following a visit to the country.

UN rights office voices concern at clampdown on political activism in Cambodia

New York, Oct 31 (IBNS): The United Nations human rights office expressed concern on Saturday over a worsening climate for opposition politicians and activists in Cambodia, and stressed that the right to peaceful assembly and to freedom of expression belongs to all.