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 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.
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.
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 human rights chief Navi Pillay is heading to conflict-torn South Sudan after a wave of mass killings of civilians, her office said Friday.
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.
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.
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.
An independent panel probing alleged war crimes in Syria says it is demanding a meeting with President Bashar Assad as soon as possible.
The resolution was passed by the 47-member state council with 41 votes in favour, two abstentions and three -- Russia, China and Cuba -- against.
United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay on Thursday expressed concern about Internet restrictions and the arbitrary detention of bloggers.
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.
The UN human rights chief condemned the response of security forces against protestors
in the Middle East.
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 agency OHCHR-Nepal on Friday expressed concern over threats by Maoists to human
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.
Rashida Manjoo, a South African lawyer, has taken over as the new United Nations independent expert to tackle violence against women.
Day in Pics: 30th January
Showbiz World - January 30, 2015