Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein

INTERVIEW: ‘Defend the people, not the States’, says outgoing UN human rights chief

For four years, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, has been taking governments across the world to task, exposing human rights violations and robustly advocating for the rights of victims.

UN human rights chief denounces grave 'assaults' on fundamental rights of Palestinian people

From arbitrary detentions and deliberate deprivation, to attacks against civilians and forced displacements, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, expressed “acute concerns” on Monday over the current human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

News In Brief 26 April 2018

  • Food origin labels improve incomes for local farmers: FAO-backed study
  • UN rights chief welcomes ‘openness’ of new Ethiopia Government
  • Women inventors and creators celebrated on World Intellectual Property Day
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News in Brief 07 February 2018

  • More than 300 child soldiers released by armed groups in South Sudan
  • World Urban Forum opens with call for “equal voice” for women in cities
  • “All-out assault on democracy” in the Maldives: UN human rights chief
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News in Brief 19 December 2017 – Geneva (AM)

UN rights chief Zeid in probe call after Israeli military shoot disabled protester

The fatal shooting by the Israeli military of a wheelchair-bound demonstrator from Gaza was a “wanton act” that merits an independent investigation, the UN human rights chief said on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 5 December 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Zeid: Myanmar refugee crisis may be genocide

Violence in Myanmar that has caused more than 625,000 people to flee to Bangladesh may amount to genocide, the UN human rights chief said on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 4 December 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Yemen: desperate families trapped by armed clashes, airstrikes

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UN Daily News Programme 21 November 2017

Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Daniel Johnson.

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News in Brief 14 November 2017 (AM) - Geneva

Libya’s detention of migrants “is an outrage to humanity”: Zeid

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News in Brief Tuesday 7 November - Geneva (AM)

Yemen blockade puts millions at risk, warn UN agencies

A blockade on basic supplies to Yemen threatens millions of people and should be lifted immediately, the UN said on Tuesday.

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