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New York: A Ukrainian film-maker whose outspoken criticism of Russia’s continued annexation of Crimea has landed him in jail, prompted United Nations human rights experts to call on Russian authorities for his immediate and unconditional release on Wednesday. more
‘Defend the people, not the States’, says outgoing UN human rights chief

New York: For four years, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, has been taking governments across the world to task, exposing human rights v ...

UN rights experts call on Russia to release Ukrainian film-maker whose life is in ‘imminent danger’

New York, A Ukrainian film-maker whose outspoken criticism of Russia’s continued annexation of Crimea has landed him in jail, prompted United Nations human rights experts to call on ...

Multilateralism: The only path to address the world’s troubles, signals Guterres

New York,As the world’s problems grow, multilateralism represents to best path to meet the challenges that lie ahead, said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres o ...

Nicaragua must end 'witch-hunt' against dissenting voices – UN human rights experts

New York: Following weeks of civil unrest in Nicaragua, a group of 11 UN independent human rights experts urged the Government on Thursday to stop the violent repression of protestors, wh ...

UN urges protection of indigenous peoples’ rights during migration

New York: Marking the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, UN Secretary-General António Guterres put a spotlight on the factors pushing indigenous people to m ...

International forums slam Bangladeshi government over Sahidul Alam's detention

Dhaka: Outraged over the detention of acclaimed international photographer Sahidul Alam in his home country Bangladesh for his criticism of the government, several international forums ha ...

Bangladesh: Detained photographer Shahidul Alam moved to hospital, Indian photographer Raghu Rai urges Sheikh Hasina for his release

Dhaka: Internationally acclaimed photographer and activist Shahidul Alam, taken into custody by Bangladesh police for his criticism of the Government, was on Wednesday moved to the hospit ...

‘Immense’ needs of migrants making perilous journey between Yemen and Horn of Africa prompts $45 million UN migration agency appeal

New York: As conflicts and natural disasters have sharply deteriorated living conditions in the Horn of Africa and Yemen, more and more people have been crossing the Gulf of Aden in both ...

Rights experts call for greater protection of indigenous people during migration

New York: Governments are being urged to ensure that the rights of indigenous peoples are recognized, whether they are living on their traditional lands or forced to move elsewhere.