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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.

UN rights chief urges Myanmar to probe sectarian killings

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 02:28

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay urged Myanmar on Thursday to investigate reports that more than 40 people had been killed in attacks on Rohingya Muslims in the country`s strife-torn Rakhine state.

Syria war crimes evidence implicates Assad: UN

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 20:47

Evidence has been uncovered in Syria that implicates President Bashar al-Assad and members of his entourage, in war crimes and crimes against humanity, UN human rights chief Navi Pillay said.

UN rights chief condemns `shocking` Bangladesh poll unrest

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 01:06

United Nations rights chief Navi Pillay on Sunday said she was deeply worried by the "shocking" pre-election violence rocking Bangladesh before the January 5 polls.

Don`t let Sri Lanka lead Commonwealth: HRW

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 21:52

Commonwealth foreign ministers should not award Sri Lanka the two-year chairmanship of the Commonwealth after it hosts the Commonwealth summit in November, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka rejects UN commissioner`s call for international probe

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 15:46

Sri Lanka rejected UN rights chief Navi Pillay`s call for international probe if it fails to show clear progress by next March in probing war crimes during three-decade long conflict with LTTE.