Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

UN wants Bangladesh to protect secular activists

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has urged the Bangladesh government to take urgent, concerted measures to ensure the protection of all those being threatened by extremists 'operating in the country'.

April 22, 2016
April 22, 2016

UN human rights chief deeply concerned at growing military role in Thai govt

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein expresses growing concern about the military’s deepening role in Thailand’s civilian administration, as well as tight curbs on dissent, as the Kingdom prepares to vote on a final draft Constitution.

April 8, 2016
April 8, 2016

UN wants Bangladesh to protect secular activists

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has urged the Bangladesh government to take urgent, concerted measures to ensure the protection of all those being threatened by extremists 'operating in the country'.

May 15, 2015
May 15, 2015

Pushbacks endanger thousands in Bay: UN rights body chief

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein urges governments in the South East Asia region to take swift action to protect their lives.

March 5, 2015
March 5, 2015

Civil society, freedom of speech under attack in Bangladesh: UN

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein says he was deeply concerned at “measures that restrict freedom of expression and democratic space” in numerous countries including Bangladesh.