Former ICC judge speaks about Omar al-Bashir case

2015-06-28 15:00

Navi Pillay is a previous judge of the International Criminal Court. Ferial Haffajee spoke to her about the case of Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir.

UN: Crimes against humanity spread in Syria

2014-08-27 16:06

An independent UN commission says that the Syrian government has likely used chlorine gas to attack civilians and that the Islamic State group committed crimes against humanity.

World powers must hold Israel accountable: UN

2014-07-31 17:17

The UN's senior human rights official says she believes Israel is deliberately defying international law in its military offensive in Gaza and that world powers should hold it accountable.

Downing of MH17 'may amount to a war crime' - UN

2014-07-28 12:33

The downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 "may amount to a war crime", the UN says, adding that fighting in east Ukraine has claimed over 1 100 lives.

Gaza death toll hits 121 as Israel bombs dozens

2014-07-12 09:19

The death toll in the Gaza Strip has topped 121, as Israel bombed dozens of targets on the fifth day of airstrikes.

UNHCR slams caste-based sex attacks

2014-06-18 06:37

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay has urged India to ensure that perpetrators of caste-based sexual attacks do not escape justice.

Jordan's Prince Zeid to be next UN rights chief

2014-06-17 09:34

The UN General Assembly has unanimously approved Jordan's Ambassador Prince Zeid al Hussein as the next UN human rights chief. He will be the first Muslim and Arab to hold the post.

UN rights chief warns over racist Europeans

2014-06-10 18:09

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay is alarmed at the rise in extremist and racist rhetoric in Europe.

Bludgeoned Pakistani's husband 'strangled first wife'

2014-05-30 08:53

Pakistan's prime minister has demanded "immediate action" over the murder of a pregnant woman who was bludgeoned to death outside a courthouse, as her husband revealed that he strangled his first wife.

UN rights chief urges Morocco to do more

2014-05-29 14:04

The UN has lauded Morocco’s 2011 constitution and various measures to better protect the citizens’ rights, and urged that they be swiftly applied.


Team to investigate xenophobic attacks in KZN

2015-04-29 17:11

The Special Reference Group on Migration and Community in KwaZulu-Natal has promised to get to the root cause of the xenophobic attacks in the province.

Apartheid flourishing in many parts of US - Pillay

2014-08-19 21:41

Clashes between police and protesters in the US town of Ferguson are reminiscent of the racial violence spawned by apartheid, UN human rights chief Navi Pillay says.

Israel's 'defiance' of international law slammed

2014-07-31 15:57

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay slammed what she said was Israel's "deliberate defiance" of international law during the Gaza conflict.

Israel may be committing war crimes - UN human rights chief

2014-07-23 10:52

Israel may be committing war crimes in Gaza, where its killing of children raise the "strong possibility" that it is violating international law, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says.

UN rights boss doubts legality of Israeli offensive

2014-07-11 15:48

The UN human rights chief has voiced serious doubts that Israeli's military operation against Gaza complied with international law banning the targeting of civilians.

Militants battle for control of strategic Iraqi town

2014-06-17 10:50

Militants are battling Iraqi security forces for control of a strategic northern town, prompting half the area’s population to flee, as Washington weighed drone strikes against jihadist fighters.

Deadly riots flare in Sri Lanka resort

2014-06-17 08:33

More deadly violence has flared in a Sri Lankan coastal resort where Buddhist hardliners set shops and homes alight for a second night in defiance of a curfew, police and residents say.

UN rights chief calls for truth on Tiananmen

2014-06-04 09:54

United Nations human rights Chief Navi Pillay has called on China to reveal the truth about the army's violent suppression of mass pro-democracy protests on Beijing's Tiananmen Square 25 years ago.

Ethiopia under fire over journalist arrest

2014-05-29 15:01

The Committee to Protect Journalists has called on authorities in Ethiopia to release a journalist being held without charge following a spate of similar arrests in recent weeks.

South Sudan ceasefire broken

2014-05-12 20:46

Fighting between South Sudanese rebels and government troops is raging, just days after a fresh ceasefire deal, dashing hopes to a swift end to the civil war.

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