US welcomes Security Council meeting on North Korea

The United States welcomed on Tuesday a UN Security Council decision to hold the first-ever meeting on North Korea`s rights record after weeks of discussion to address Chinese and Russian objections.

North Korea asks UN Security Council to discuss CIA torture

North Korea on Monday urged the UN Security Council to urgently discuss CIA torture revelations as it sought to block an Australian-led bid to address Pyongyang`s rights record at the top UN body.

UN rights chief demands justice after migrant `mass murder`

People smugglers who allegedly sank a boat killing up to 500 migrants are likely guilty of "mass murder" and should be brought to justice, the UN`s new rights chief said on Friday.

Lanka Parliament to debate UN rights probe

Faced with a parliamentary motion on allowing a UN human rights investigation team into the country, Sri Lanka`s political parties are set to debate a government resolution on the contentious issue.

UN rights chief heads to South Sudan after massacres

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay is heading to conflict-torn South Sudan after a wave of mass killings of civilians, her office said Friday.

N Korea envoy walks out of UN rights council as Japan speaks

The North Korean ambassador to the UN in Geneva walked out of a Human Rights Council hearing on rights violations in his country when Japan took the floor.

Sri Lanka opposition slams govt for resolution in UNHRC

Opposition in Sri Lanka blamed government for a resolution that the country is expected to face in the UN rights body next month over alleged war crimes during the campaign against Tamil Tiger rebels.

UN rights chief challenges US and Israel on drones

The UN human rights chief is urging the United States and Israel to clarify the legal basis for the use of armed drones in Pakistan, Yemen and Gaza.

UN rights probe seeks unconditional Assad talks

An independent panel probing alleged war crimes in Syria says it is demanding a meeting with President Bashar Assad as soon as possible.

UN rights council orders extension of Syria probe

The resolution was passed by the 47-member state council with 41 votes in favour, two abstentions and three -- Russia, China and Cuba -- against.

UN rights chief voices concern over Internet restrictions

United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay on Thursday expressed concern about Internet restrictions and the arbitrary detention of bloggers.

UN rights chief seeks probe into Iranian exiles` camp raid

United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay on Friday called for an independent inquiry into the Iraqi military`s raid at an Iranian exiles` camp which left at least 34 people dead.

UN rights chief slams `illegal` response to protestors

The UN human rights chief condemned the response of security forces against protestors
in the Middle East.

South Kyrgyzstan forces may have used torture: UN rights

The UN human rights chief said
today that she had information that security forces in
Kyrgyzstan used torture and arbitrary detention during June`s
deadly inter-ethnic clashes.

UN rights body want Nepal Maoists to end impunity

UN rights agency OHCHR-Nepal on Friday expressed concern over threats by Maoists to human
rights defenders.

UN rights office backs Sri Lanka war probe

The office of the UN human rights chief renewed its call on Friday for a probe into alleged war crimes committed by Sri Lankan troops and Tamil rebels during the final stages of the country`s civil war.

Manjoo new UN rights experts on violence against women

Rashida Manjoo, a South African lawyer, has taken over as the new United Nations independent expert to tackle violence against women.