UN human rights

August 20, 2022
August 20, 2022

UN rights chief’s visit: Conflicting expectations and a hope for positive change

UN human rights chief's visit to Dhaka revealed contrasting expectations on the part of the government and rights groups.

June 13, 2022
June 13, 2022

Stripping Odhikar of its rights?

When Bangladesh needs to show that it has been listening to the concerns about respecting human rights and upholding the rule of law, it has done quite the opposite.

October 24, 2019
October 24, 2019

UN human rights expert calls for targeted sanctions on Myanmar

A UN human rights expert on Myanmar has called for sanctions against Myanmar military-run companies and commanders responsible for serious rights violations.

May 1, 2018
May 1, 2018

Civilians must be protected in Kachin: UN expert

A UN human rights expert expresses grave concerns over a sharp escalation in hostilities in Myanmar’s Kachin State.

August 12, 2017
August 12, 2017

UN expert for restraint in security drives in Rakhine state

A United Nations human rights expert has expressed deep concern over reports that an army battalion has flown into Rakhine State in western Myanmar to help local authorities boost security in the region.

February 8, 2016
February 8, 2016

Syria 'exterminating detainees' - UN report

The Syrian government has carried out a state policy of extermination against thousands of detainees, UN human rights investigators say.