U.N commission of inquiry in Burundi says government of President Pierre Nkurunziza is becoming more repressive which does not bode well for 2020 elections.
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Report critical of Iran’s human rights situation and its crackdown on people protesting declining living standards under review at UN Human Rights Council.
Saudi Arabia is using its counter terrorism laws to silence activists, including women, in violation of international law guaranteeing freedom of speech.
In a first step towards ranking governments that potentially snoop on their own citizens, questions has been asked to measure countries’ privacy safeguards.
U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet is expressing alarm at growing repression in Nicaragua criminalization of dissent which is worsening unrest.
The U.N. Human Rights Office is urging Egypt to halt all executions and to conduct investigations into all allegations of people subjected to death penalty.
The U.N. is calling on the Philippine judiciary to drop all charges against journalist Maria Ressa. Pursuing the case threatens independent media.
U.N. Human rights Council to probe into Turkic Muslims being arbitrarily detained in “political education” camps across Xinjiang, region in northwest China.
A U.N. human rights expert said Thursday that Saudi Arabia undermined Turkey’s efforts to investigate the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The United Nations Human Rights Council should adopt a resolution establishing an international fact-finding mission to Xinjiang.