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In Zambia, Enerstrida Mirriam Michelo’s parents told her that she was going to be married. She was only 12- years-old. She was then held captive for three months where she faced constant abuse. “My parents said I had no choice,&
The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, highlighted the role of the Human Rights Council in surveying crises and challenges around the world, during the opening of the 25th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. In
More than 200 cases of attacks against persons with albinism, including killings and mutilations, were received by the UN Human Rights Office from 15 countries, mainly in Africa, between 2000 and 2013. The figures could be much
Sri Lanka questioned the independence of the human rights office of the United Nations on Wednesday, a day after the United States asked the U.N. to investigate human rights violations by the Sri Lankan government. The U.S. resolution calls for the U.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday condemned the violence that has occurred over several weeks of unrest in Venezuela and urged the Government to ensure respect for freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.
The United Nations Human Rights Council should adopt the recommendation of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay to create an independent international inquiry into war crimes and other serious abuses committed during&
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay condemned on Wednesday the indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks affecting civilians by Yemen’s armed forces in Al Dhale Governorate, south of Yemen, and called for unrestricted
The Sri Lankan government’s targeting of critics persists at alarming levels, with more surveillance and harassment reported ahead of next month’s UN Human Rights Council (HRC) session, Amnesty International said in a new briefing
13 Rajapaksa hit back at critics, saying he had appointed a Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission [EPA] Sri Lanka has rejected a United Nations call for an international investigation into alleged war crimes committed by both sides during Sri
Bombs and clashes shook Bahrain's stability on Monday, after two homemade explosive devices went off overnight in a village near capital Manama and police battled rioters, police sources reported. The homemade bombs went