Rebels kill 26 in DRC machete attack as UN chief told to leave

Rebels killed 26 people with machetes in an attack in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo as the authorities in Kinshasa demanded the recall on Thursday of the top UN human rights official in the country.

Lanka hopes for better relations with new UN human rights boss

Sri Lanka on Monday today said it hoped the new UNHRC chief will carry out his duties in a "more balanced" manner after the country had an uneasy relationship with his predecessor Navi Pillay.

Sri Lanka urged to go for international investigation

The Sri Lankan government should comply with the March 2014 UN Human Rights Council resolution creating an international investigation into allegations of serious abuses by both sides during the civil war, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

UN human rights envoy visits Myanmar

UN human rights envoy Tomas Ojea Quintana arrived in Yangon Thursday on an eight-day visit to Myanmar to assess the current situation in the country, official sources said.

UN experts `seriously` concerned about Yemen drone strikes

UN human rights experts on Thursday expressed "serious concern" about lethal drone attacks allegedly conducted by US forces in Yemen, that resulted in civilian casualties this month.

UN human rights probe exposes `atrocities` on prisoners in N Korea

A United Nations probe has highlighted `unspeakable atrocities` being inflicted on political camp prisoners in North Korea.

Iran rejects visit request of UN human rights monitor

Iran said that it had rejected fresh requests by Ahmed Shaheed, the UN`s monitor for human rights in the Islamic republic, to assess the situation on the ground.

UN human rights, Sri Lanka

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay arrived in Sri Lanka Sunday on a week-long visit during which she will study the post war situation in the country.

Iran dismisses UN human rights report: Spokesman

The Iranian government dismissed a recent report by the UN special investigator on human rights in Iran, local media reported on Sunday.

UN sending human rights team to assess Bahrain

The UN human rights office says it is sending four staff to Bahrain next month to assess progress toward its promised political and security reforms.

UN human rights report `politically motivated`: Iran

Iran has rubbished a recent UN report on human rights situation in the country as "politically motivated," "biased" and without any legal basis.

Israel weighs ban on UN human rights council probe

Israel accuses the council of having a pronounced
anti-Israel bias because of its disproportionate focus on
Israeli policy and actions toward the Palestinians.

Syria death toll now exceeds 5,000: UN

More than 5,000 people have been killed in nine months of unrest in Syria, the UN human rights chief has said.

UN rights office urges probe into Gaddafi death

Ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was captured alive by rebel forces in his hometown of Sirte.

UN human rights watchdogs demand details of Osama`s killing

Two UN human rights watchdogs have
asked the US to give details about the operation that killed
Osama bin Laden.

Iran rejects UN rights council investigator

The UN rights watchdog appoints an investigator specifically for Iran abuses.

N Korea rejects UN human rights resolution as conspiracy

North Korea snubbed a UN resolution condemning its human rights conditions.

UN human rights body condemns threat to journalists in Nepal

A top UN human rights official in Nepal today expressed concern over threat to journalists in the country including the recent murder of media tycoon Jamim Shah.

Secret detention of terror suspects continuing: UN

UN human rights experts warned in a report on Wednesday that "widespread and systematic" secret detention of terror suspects was continuing and could pave the way for charges of crimes against humanity.