Human Rights

Myanmar: UN rights expert condemns killing of prominent Muslim lawyer

A United Nations human rights expert today strongly condemned the brutal murder of a respected Muslim lawyer and constitutional law expert in Myanmar, who was also the legal adviser to the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD).

Warning against rising intolerance, UN remembers Holocaust and condemns anti-Semitism

Decrying the anti-Semitism that led to the Holocaust, the international community today remembered millions of people who suffered in the genocide and honoured the survivors who continue to educate future generations about the ills that hatred and discrimination can bring.

FEATURE: Story of Japan’s 'Schindler' offers lessons for tackling contemporary xenophobia

During World War II, Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat posted as an acting consul in Lithuania, disobeyed instructions from his own Government and issued visas for Jews fleeing Nazi persecution.