Jordanian diplomat tapped to be new UN rights chief

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bahrain has come under strong criticism from for cruel crackdown on

UN rights chief wants `full disclosure` on Osama killing

UN rights chief Navi Pillay called for full disclosure on Osama`s killing.

UN rights chief seeks world support for uprisings

Navi Pillay says the world must help protesters quickly cement new changes.

Reports of mass killings in Libya: UN rights chief

The UNSC is discussing a draft proposal for sanctions against Libyan leaders.

Egypt set for Tunisia-style change: UN rights chief

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay said that Egypt would experience the kind of change that has swept Tunisia.

UN rights chief chides Gulf states over women`s employment

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay on Saturday criticised restrictions on women`s employment in some Gulf counties and called for those barriers to be lifted.

UN rights chief to visit Iran next year

The top U.N. human rights official, who has expressed concern about a crackdown on dissent in Iran after last year`s disputed election, said Saturday she would pay a rare visit to the Islamic Republic next year.

UN rights chief asks Tehran to `respect` right to protest

The UN`s top human rights official
on Tuesday called on Tehran to "respect" the right to protest, amid
fresh demonstrations reported by official media in Iran.