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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.

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.

UN rights chief visits Jaffna, faces protest

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 00:16

Families of those who disappeared in Sri Lanka during the three-decade-long ethnic war protested as UN rights chief Navi Pillay visited Jaffna - the former stronghold of the rebel Tamil Tigers - on a fact-finding mission.

UN rights chief demands probe into Egypt crackdown

Last Updated: Thursday, August 15, 2013, 22:06

UN rights chief Navi Pillay demanded a wide-ranging probe into the bloody crackdown by Egyptian security forces on Muslim Brotherhood protesters.

UN rights chief alarmed over violence in Egypt

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 19:09

The UN`s top human rights official is expressing alarm at the spreading violence and rising number of deaths in Egypt.

Sri Lanka hits back at UN rights chief over CJ imp

Last Updated: Monday, January 21, 2013, 21:59

Sri Lanka hit back at UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay for criticising impeachment of the country`s first woman Chief Justice.

Strengthen ‘legal regime against rape’ in India: UN rights chief

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 01, 2013, 11:34

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay asked the Indian government to strengthen the country`s legal regime to get rid of the "terrible scourge".

UN rights chief concerned by Egypt constitution

Last Updated: Friday, December 07, 2012, 18:02

The UN`s top human rights official is expressing alarm about the casualties resulting from protests over Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi`s draft constitution.

UN rights chief says Syria death toll over 4,000

Last Updated: Thursday, December 01, 2011, 21:07

Navi Pillay gave the latest figure a day before the global body is due to hold an emergency meeting on the crisis in the country.

UN rights chief mulls Hague court for Syria

Last Updated: Thursday, August 18, 2011, 11:27

Navi Pillay will address the 15-nation council in a closed-door session on Syria on Thursday.

Lanka slams UN rights chief for seeking probe into violations

Last Updated: Monday, May 30, 2011, 23:47

Launching a scathing attack on the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Sri Lanka questioned her bona fides and said her actions were unbecoming of her high office.

UN rights chief slams Bahrain military trials

Last Updated: Thursday, May 05, 2011, 20:48

Bahrain has come under strong criticism from for cruel crackdown on Shiites.