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Egypt death penalties "obscene", wrong to jail Jazeera trio - UN

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 21:46

United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay said on Monday that Egypt`s death penalty convictions and mass trials are "obscene and a complete travesty of justice".

Jordanian diplomat tapped to be new UN rights chief

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 01:43

Jordan`s ambassador to the United Nations has been nominated as UN high commissioner for human rights, to replace South Africa`s outgoing Navi Pillay, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Friday.

Tiananmen anniversary: China blasts UNHRC chief, US

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 17:33

China today rejected as "strong interference" the calls by UNHRC chief Navi Pillay and the US to release the truth behind the Tiananmen crackdown on this day 25 years ago and asked them to stop making "irresponsible remarks" on its internal affairs.

UN rights chief slams `rampant` torture in Syria

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 04:23

The UN`s top human rights official has condemned the "rampant use of torture" in detention facilities in Syria.

South Sudan court frees four top leaders accused of `rebellion`

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 05:00

South Sudan has released four top leaders accused of rebellion and treason, dropping charges of attempting to overthrow the government in a move aimed at ending a four-month-old civil war.

UNHR chief condemns `routine` torture in Syria detention facilities

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 14:11

The United Nation`s human rights chief has condemned the `routine` use of torture in detention facilities in Syria.

UN rights chief slams `rampant` torture in Syria

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 18:20

The UN`s top human rights official has condemned the "rampant use of torture" in detention facilities in Syria.

Central Africa hatred at `terrifying level`: UN rights chief

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 19:08

The UN`s rights chief on Thursday expressed horror at the level of violence in the Central African Republic, citing cannibalism, child decapitations and gruesome lynchings.

UN rights chief slams Nigeria ban on gay marriage

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 04:59

The UN rights chief, Navi Pillay, has said Nigeria`s recent ban on same-sex marriage violated human rights and the nation`s constitution.

UN officials reiterate call for political solution in Syria

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 15:51

As the conflict in Syria enters its fourth year, UN officials have again stressed the need for a political solution to end the crisis.

Sri Lanka accuses UN human rights chief of bias

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 13:53

Sri Lanka Tuesday accused UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay of bias after she made public a report calling for an international investigation in the country of the post-civil war scenario.

UN rights chief asks global community to refer North Korea to ICC

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 11:53

The top UN human rights official has asked global leaders to refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court following a report documenting crimes against humanity in the country. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said the international community has paid "insufficient attention" to human rights violations of an "unimaginable scale" which have been ongoing in North Korea.