executions

UN rights chief ‘strongly’ condemns ‘shocking’ mass executions in Saudi Arabia

Despite repeated appeals by the United Nations human rights system, Saudi Arabia’s decision to go ahead with the beheading of 37 men, drew strong condemnation on Wednesday from UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet.

People of Burundi are living in fear, says rights investigator

One third of Burundi’s population is in need of humanitarian assistance amid ongoing and dire human rights violations there including summary executions according to Francoise Hampson, member of the UN Commission of Inquiry. Ms. Hampson spoke to UN News's Daniel Johnson after the publication of the panel’s latest report into the Great Lakes country.

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News In Brief 05 September 2018

  • Top UN official in Iraq calls for calm following Basra fatalities
  • Burundi Government involved in summary executions: UN investigators
  • A quarter of the world’s adults are inactive
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News in brief 28 April (AM)

 Arkansas executions “deeply troubling” says UN human rights office

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More than 800 journalists killed in past decade, UN panel hears

Information, and the pursuit of it, is becoming more and more dangerous with over 800 journalists killed in the past decade alone.

That’s one of the headlines to emerge from a panel discussion on the safety of journalists working in the field held at UN Headquarters in New York.

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More protection needed for foreign nationals facing death penalty

Countries should do more to protect their citizens facing the death penalty abroad. That’s according to a new report released by the UN’s top expert on executions.

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