April 16, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) issued a report Tuesday finding rights violations leading up to and stemming from widespread protests that began last November. The report indicates that corruption remains one of the chief problems in Ukraine, generating much of the ...[read more]
April 11, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
Experts from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) voiced concern on Thursday about the lack of medical treatment to two political prisoners in Iran who are at risk of dying in detention. The experts have urged the Iranian government to provide medical care to the two ...[read more]
April 10, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The UN Joint Human Rights Office in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (UNJHRO) released a report Wednesday detailing widespread sexual violence committed by government forces and rebel groups between January 2010 and December 2013 in the DRC. According to the report the UNJHRO documented 3,635 ...[read more]
April 7, 2014
by Addison Morris
Special Rapporteur on Myanmar Tomas Ojea Quintana from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Monday expressed concern about the deteriorating human rights situation in the country's Rakhine State. Following recent attacks on international aid groups, aid workers have ...[read more]
April 6, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The United Nations (UN) Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Friday urged Somali authorities to place a moratorium on the death penalty. The UN recommended the moratorium citing its concern over judicial processes after a man was executed nine days after he allegedly ...[read more]
March 26, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday expressed acute concern after an Egyptian court on Monday sentenced 529 supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi to death for inciting violence and protest. The OHCHR reportedly takes issue with the court's failure to ...[read more]
February 21, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) called for changes to the way Australia deals with asylum seekers. As of August 2013, Australia transfers all individuals seeking asylum to a holding camp in Papua New Guinea. From here, they are processed and eventually resettled ...[read more]
February 19, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
A spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday warned against recent amendments to Libya's penal code. Law No. 5 of 2014 imposes prison sentences on any individual "undermining the February 17 revolution" and for "publicly insulting one of the ...[read more]
February 15, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
A spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Friday called on all parties involved in the violent protests in Venezuela to open dialogue to resolve the situation after three were killed in demonstrations on Wednesday. Protests against current President ...[read more]
January 31, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
The UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Friday called for an investigation into torture allegations against Ukraine following widespread arrests of protesters, which have since been offered amnesty. Dmytro Bulatov, a leader of the opposition groups, was released after being ...[read more]

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