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UN’s Bachelet slams ‘reprehensible’ political leadership during pandemic, sees hope in new US administration 

Some political leadership during the pandemic has been “reprehensible”, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said on Wednesday, while holding out hope of a better 2021 as US President-elect Joe Biden takes office. 

Human rights violations continue in Burundi under new Government: UN report

UN-appointed investigators have issued fresh warnings about ongoing rights violations and impunity in Burundi, since the death of former President Pierre Nkurunziza, who ran for a third term in 2015, in a move deemed by opposition to be unconstitutional.

UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan and gender disparities in agriculture

South Sudan “scorched earth” policy revealed in UN probe

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UN and Africa: focus on Libya and South Sudan

People of South Sudan have been “betrayed”, says UN Chief

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Security Council takes stock of Burundi visit

The Security Council has heard conflicting views on the situation in Burundi, including fears by the radical opposition that a genocide is in the making.

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War crimes court urged for Sri Lanka

Tens of thousands of people suffered human rights violations including torture and sexual abuse in Sri Lanka during a almost a decade of civil conflict, according to a long-awaited UN report.

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Widespread impunity in Darfur must stop: UN rights chief

The Sudanese government and armed opposition groups in the country are being urged by the UN to end widespread impunity of serious human rights violations in Darfur.

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