Americas

UN rights chief calls on Haiti to strengthen fight against impunity

The top United Nations human rights official has called for strengthening Haiti’s police and judicial systems, as well as for greater assistance for the victims of the series of hurricanes that ravaged the tiny Caribbean nation in recent months.

Flood-ravaged Honduras remains fragile, UN reports

The situation in flood-inundated Honduras remains fragile, with rains increasing the risk of further landslides in new areas, the United Nations’ humanitarian arm reported today.

Arbitrary arrests and extrajudicial killings in Colombia concern UN rights chief

Colombia faces grave human rights challenges in its ongoing conflict, including hostage-taking, extrajudicial executions and arbitrary arrest and detention, despite measures taken by the Government to protect vulnerable groups, the United Nations rights chief says after visiting the Andean country.