ARTICLES RELATING TO UNHRC

UN rights body releases damning report on SA prisons

2016-04-11 19:42

The United Nations Human Rights Council's report on South Africa has painted a grim picture of conditions in the country’s prisons.

DR Congo rape-care doctor urges UN to help end impunity

2016-03-07 23:15

Democratic Republic of Congo's famous rape-care doctor Denis Mukwege will present a petition to the United Nations demanding perpetrators of widespread, horrific sexual abuse in the country to be held accountable.

EU's refugee relocation scheme 'not enough' - UN

2015-10-12 19:24

The European Union's current relocation scheme for refugees is "not enough" to address the scope of the problem, the head of the UN refugee agency says.

Police disperse Cairo demos

2015-08-14 19:12

Egyptian police using tear gas have dispersed small demonstrations in Cairo by supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

FF Plus takes minority worries to UN

2014-11-26 18:46

The reopening of the land claims process and concerns about farm attacks in South Africa are among issues presented to the UNHRC forum in Geneva, Switzerland, the FF Plus says.

Islamic State accused of mass killings

2014-08-25 21:14

The United Nations has condemned appalling, widespread crimes by Islamic State forces in Iraq, including mass executions of prisoners.

Prison assault complaint lodged

2014-03-20 13:32

A complaint has been lodged with the SAHRC against the correctional services department’s emergency security team for allegedly beating, electrocuting and torturing inmates.

Sri Lanka slams UN rights chief

2014-02-25 09:00

Sri Lanka has accused the UN rights chief of "unwarranted interference" for a probe into allegations that government forces killed thousands of civilians during the Tamil civil war.

First UN aid flight takes off from Iraq for Syria

2013-12-15 20:04

The first UN aid flight from Iraq to Syria has taken off after being delayed for several days due to bad weather, according to reports.

Mali vote deal almost done

2013-06-12 19:09

Mediators in the Mali conflict have arrived in Bamako to get President Dioncounda Traore's approval of a deal with northern Tuareg rebels that would pave the way for nationwide polls next month.

 

Malawi raises concerns over influx of Mozambican refugees

2016-03-10 12:26

Malawian government officials have expressed concern over an increase of Mozambican refugees entering the country, putting further strain on an already fragile economy.

UN rights chief attacks 'rising roar of xenophobia'

2016-02-29 20:34

A growing number of migrants worldwide are fleeing "sickening atrocities" and often encounter cruelty and xenophobia instead of compassion, the UN's rights chief says.

Rights groups criticise Egypt crackdown

2015-08-14 21:01

Rights groups say Egypt has failed to hold officials accountable 2 years after the deadly rally crackdown.

Boko Haram uses children as human bombs

2015-04-01 21:43

Boko Haram Islamist militants in northern Nigeria are using children as human bombs and targeting women and girls for particularly horrific abuse, including sexual slavery.

4 killed in Boko Haram attack in Cameroon

2014-09-21 09:17

Four civilians have been killed in the remote north of Cameroon in a cross-border attack by Boko Haram militants.

SA respects Uganda's anti-gay laws - Zuma

2014-04-08 21:38

President Jacob Zuma says South Africa respects Uganda's anti-homosexual laws.

SA must condemn Uganda gay law - SAHRC

2014-02-27 19:29

South Africa must speak out against homophobic Ugandan legislation, the SA Human Rights Commission says.

Civilians flee threatened South Sudan town

2014-01-18 16:02

Civilians have again fled the flashpoint South Sudan town of Bor ahead of a looming new assault by government forces.

Syrian refugees face exploitation - UN

2013-08-06 15:41

Syrians who flee their war-torn country face recruitment as child soldiers, sexual violence, and exploitation for labour, the UN refugee agency has warned.

Groups predicts more xenophobic attacks

2013-06-07 21:09

Xenophobia attacks in South Africa have not ended, Lawyers for Human Rights say.

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