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11 Sep 2017 description
While detailing human rights violations in 40 countries, Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein highlights the Rohingya situation in Myanmar, calling it "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing."
11 Sep 2017 description
The UN human rights chief calls for serious action to protect the hundreds of thousands of migrants bottled up in Libya, who continue to die or be maltreated on land and at sea.
05 Sep 2017 description
At least 5,000 civilians, including 1,120 children, have been killed and more than 8,500 wounded in the conflict, according to the UN Human Rights Office, since war broke out in March 2015.
04 Aug 2017 description
Parmi ces victimes figurent 62 enfants, dont 30 avaient moins de 8 ans, indique un communiqué du Haut-Commissariat des Nations unies aux droits de l'homme publié ce vendredi à Genève.
26 Jul 2017 description
According to the UN Human Rights Council, the new team of experts is expected to collect and preserve information, and to determine facts and circumstances in accordance with international standards and practice.
17 Jul 2017 description
A total of 1,662 civilian deaths were confirmed between 1 January and 30 June – an increase of 2% on the same period last year, according to UNAMA. The number of civilians injured in the same period fell 1% to 3,581.
30 Jun 2017 description
As Mosul is increasingly liberated from ISIL, we are seeing an alarming rise in threats, specifically of forced evictions, against those suspected of being ISIL members - UN Human Rights chief.
28 Jun 2017 description
The anti-ISIL offensive is intensifying through air and land, leaving up to 100,000 people trapped. According to the UN Human Rights Office, at least 173 civilians have been killed by air and ground strikes since 1 June.
20 Jun 2017 description
Various actors are fuelling ethnic hatred, resulting in extremely grave, widespread and apparently planned attacks against civilians, High Commissioner Zeid told the UN Human Rights Council today.
13 Jun 2017 description
Parties to the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine have repeatedly failed to implement ceasefire agreements, allowing hostilities to escalate and claim more lives.
08 Jun 2017 description
Credible reports indicate that more than 231 civilians attempting to flee western Mosul have been killed since 26 May, including at least 204 over three days last week alone.
19 May 2017 description
The report exposes cases of indiscriminate shelling of civilians; targeted killings; looting and burning of civilian property and cases of sexual violence.
04 May 2017 description
UN Human Rights chief urges the government to halt any further military offensives towards Aburoc, a town of 35,000-50,000 people, most of whom arrived in recent weeks after terrifying journeys of up to 150 kilometres on foot.
19 Apr 2017 description
UN rights chief Zeid offered his Office's assistance in conducting a credible investigation into the reports and allegations, but underscored the necessity of unfettered access.
18 Apr 2017 description
Members of the Imbonerakure, the youth wing of the ruling CNDD-FDD party, are alleged to have made a call to “make opponents pregnant so that they can give birth to Imbonerakure”.
28 Mar 2017 description
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein deplores the massive loss of civilian lives in west Mosul in recent days, victims of actions by ISIL and of airstrikes.
20 Feb 2017 description
Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein urges the Government to take immediate steps to halt widespread human rights violations, including apparent summary executions, by the country’s armed forces.
15 Feb 2017 description
The appeal is the most ambitious to date as the work of the Office is "dramatically and chronically underfunded," the High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said.
10 Feb 2017 description
Extremely worrying reports suggest that civilians have been targeted, in violation of international humanitarian and human rights laws, in the south-western port of Al Mokha in Taizz Governorate.
06 Feb 2017 description
The report documents 11,418 conflict-related civilian casualties, including 3,498 killed and 7,920 injured. Of these, 3,512 were children - 923 dead and 2,589 injured, up 24% on the previous highest recorded figure.