UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Rape chants lay bare Burundi terror campaign: UN human rights chief

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed deep alarm at a widespread pattern of rallies in Burundi where members of the ruling party’s youth wing chant about impregnating and killing their oppo

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“New and alarming patterns” of enforced disappearance emerging: Zeid

The practice of enforced disappearance is not decreasing, it’s “morphing”, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has said.

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Fears that DR Congo violence is spreading

At least 40 civilians have been killed by security forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in the past week, the UN said on Friday, a sign of growing instability in the country.

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Aleppo spotlight as UN Human Rights Council holds special session

Horrific violence in Syria’s Aleppo was the focus of an extraordinary session of the UN Human Rights Council on Friday, which ended with a call for a special inquiry into dramatic recent events in the city.

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Recent attacks in Syria show “monstrous disregard” for civilians

The latest violence in Syria reveals “a monstrous disregard for civilian lives” by all sides to the country’s conflict, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has stated.

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World passing through “delicate” human rights moment

The world is passing through a very “delicate” moment with regard to human rights.

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Human rights need to be “at the centre” of climate change policy

Human rights need to be “at the centre” of climate change policy, according to a senior UN envoy.

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UN Gender Focus: Yazidis in Iraq, LGBTI issues and human trafficking

We feel forgotten, say Yazidis battling sex-slavery

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Burundi denies the country’s taking a step backwards on human rights

Burundi’s foreign minister denied that the country’s human rights record is deteriorating on Friday, following an upsurge in arrests and civil unrest.

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UN agencies band together on LGBTI issues

Discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, violates more than their human rights – it creates serious socio-economic challenges and results in lost development and economic opportunities.

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