April 9, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Human rights violations by Syrian government forces "far outweigh" those by armed rebel groups, UN human rights chief Navi Pillay told the UN Security Council on Tuesday. Pillay briefed the Security Council on the human rights situations in Syria, Central African Republic (CAR), South Sudan, Mali ...[read more]
March 21, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Thursday urged the international community to step up its human rights efforts in the Central African Republic (CAR) during opening remarks at a press conference during a visit to the country. Expressing the urgent need to restore law in order ...[read more]
March 15, 2014
by Addison Morris
In her first visit to Nigeria, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, on Friday praised the country for the significant development in protecting human rights, while urging further protection against conflict, poverty and corruption. Calling the issues of the country the "most ...[read more]
March 4, 2014
by Julie Deisher
The twenty-fifth session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) opened Monday amid calls for stronger protections for activists calling out human rights violations. In her opening remarks, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay urged states to take a proactive approach to the ...[read more]
February 28, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday condemned the recent political violence in Venezuela, and urged all parties involved to move towards meaningful dialogue in hopes of resolving the situation. In an official statement, Pillay expressed serious concern at the amount of ...[read more]
February 27, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Wednesday condemned attacks in Al Dhale Governorate by Yemeni armed forces, which are disproportionately affecting civilians. Pillay reported that since December, these attacks have killed more than 40 individuals, four of whom were children. ...[read more]
February 25, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Monday called for an international investigation into possible war crimes committed by both sides during the 25-year Sri Lankan civil war that ended in May 2009. Citing an alleged failure of domestic authorities to properly investigate and ...[read more]
February 20, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Wednesday prompted Central African Republic (CAR) leaders to remember their legal obligations and stressed that they are personally accountable for human rights violations or crimes against humanity resulting from their actions or omissions. ...[read more]
February 19, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Wednesday urged both the Ukraine government and protesters to find a peaceful resolution to the Kiev protests, which became increasingly violent on Tuesday. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also released a statement on Tuesday, expressing ...[read more]
February 19, 2014
by Samuel Franklin
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Tuesday said there can no longer be any excuses for inaction in North Korea following the release of a 372-page report documenting widespread crimes against humanity. Pillay referred to the acts committed in North Korea as so atrocious as to not ...[read more]

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