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Human Rights
New York, The peace agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia has raised hopes that improving human rights will be front and centre on Eritrea’s path forward, according to a United Nations Special Rapporteur on Tuesday. more
Democracy ‘showing greater strain’ than at any time in decades, UN chief

New York,  Tackling economic and political inequality is at the root of strengthening democratic institutions at a time when they are under huge strain, said United Nations Secretary ...

‘Shadow’ of persistent inequality is growing, key UN human development report reveals

New York, While health, education, and income levels have improved overall across the globe, “wide inequalities” both among and within countries, are casting a shadow on susta ...

‘Vague and over-broad’ laws stifling independent journalism in Myanmar – UN rights report

New York, Describing the conviction in Myanmar of two Reuters journalists last week as a “particularly outrageous” example of judicial harassment against the media there, &ldq ...

New UN rights chief pledges to push back on ‘centuries of prejudice and discrimination’

New York,  The UN’s newly appointed High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, intends to push back “centuries of prejudice and discrimination” against ...

Bangladesh court denies bail to photographer Shaihidul Alam

Dhaka: A Bangladesh court on Tuesday rejected the bail petition of renowned Bangladeshi photographer and social activist Shahidul Alam.

Egyptian death sentences a ‘gross miscarriage of justice’: UN human rights chief

New York,  An Egyptian court’s confirmation of 75 death sentences on Saturday has been condemned by Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, as being the r ...

Major increase in Europe’s refugee and migrant death rate: UNHCR

New York,  The number of refugees and migrants reaching the European continent is going down, but the rate of fatalities has gone up dramatically, according to a new report from the ...

New home for scores of South Sudan's displaced

New York, Nearly 3,500 people displaced by violence in South Sudan have been relocated from a UN-run camp in the capital, Juba, to temporary housing, the organization’s mission in t ...

Journalists’ conviction in Myanmar a message that press ‘cannot operate fearlessly’ – UN rights chief

New York,  Stressing that the legal process that led to the conviction of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar “clearly breached” international standards, the United Nation ...