UN independent expert on human rights

Afghanistan: More action needed to stop killings of human rights defenders 

The death of nine human rights defenders since the beginning of this year marks “the emergence of a truly alarming trend", an independent UN rights expert said on Friday, calling on Afghanistan to prevent any further killings.

Without peace there will be “no future” for Myanmar: UN expert

Without peace between the new government and ethnic groups in Myanmar there will be “no future” for the country, according to the UN independent expert on human rights there.

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