Trump administration supports Venezuela, US envoy assures

U.S. 06/26/19, 09:57

U.S. Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams assured that President Donald J. Trump supports political change in Venezuela during a briefing session on Tuesday, June 25. Abrams’s affirmative declaration came after a Washington Post article, citing anonymous sources claiming that President Donald J. Trump is losing interest in Venezuela. “I don't know ...

UN rights chief highlights human rights violations around the world

Europe 06/25/19, 13:26

Speaking at a meeting in Geneva on Monday, June 24, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet emphasized human rights violations in several regions of the world. Bachelet expressed disappointment at Saudi Arabia's response to a report by an independent U.N. human rights expert last week criticizing the ...

Sri Lanka averts rift spilling over to UN rights session

World 03/20/19, 22:40

Sri Lanka's leader has abandoned plans to oppose his prime minister's support of a United Nations resolution that would give the island nation more time to address war crime allegations stemming from its long civil war.On the U.N. human rights council agenda this week is a report by High Commissioner ...

UN report on firms linked to Israeli settlements stalls anew

Business 03/05/19, 13:42

The United Nations' human rights chief has delayed publication of a report on companies doing business in Israeli settlements in the West Bank, saying in a letter made public Tuesday that her office needs more time to carry out a complex and unprecedented task — one with deep political implications. The ...

UN says Burundi forces closure of its rights office there

World 03/05/19, 05:40

Burundi's government has forced the United Nations human rights office in the troubled East African country to close after 23 years, the U.N. rights chief announced with "deep regret" on Tuesday.Burundi in December asked the U.N. office to leave, months after the outgoing U.N. rights chief called the country one ...

Update: UN rights chief calls for Venezuela probes

America 01/25/19, 06:25

The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 7:15 a.m. The U.N. human rights chief is calling for independent investigations into violence linked to protests in Venezuela, allegedly involving excessive use of force by security or pro-government forces that reportedly left at least 20 people dead. Michelle Bachelet's office in ...

UN rights chief urges halt to Rohingya repatriation plan

World 11/13/18, 09:58

The U.N. human rights chief says Bangladesh's government should halt plans to repatriate more than 2,200 Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar, saying such a move would endanger their lives.Michelle Bachelet's comments are among the strongest yet from a top U.N. official about the planned repatriation this week of some Rohingya to ...

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