• Fri, 21 Dec 2018 01:00
    UN rights agency calls on govt to ensure new anti-torture law meets standards
    THE UNITED NATIONS human-rights body yesterday urged the government to ensure that the proposed law against torture and enforced disappearance meets international standards fully.
  • Tue, 09 Oct 2018 13:09
    Myanmar 'unwilling' to probe Rohingya abuse, UN must act: rights envoy
    Myanmar is "unable and unwilling" to investigate its abuses against Rohingya Muslims, a UN rights envoy has said, bolstering calls for the country's generals to be hauled before an international court.
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  • Mon, 10 Sep 2018 15:23
    UN rights chief urges new panel to prepare Myanmar prosecutions
    The UN rights chief called Monday for the creation of a new "mechanism" tasked with preparing criminal indictments over atrocities committed in Myanmar, amid allegations of genocide against the Rohingya minority.
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  • Mon, 03 Sep 2018 15:52
    Facebook 'terrorism' definition 'overly broad': UN expert
    Facebook's definition of what constitutes "terrorism" is "overly broad" and risks leading to censorship and the arbitrary denial of access to its services, a UN rights expert warned Monday.
  • Thu, 02 Aug 2018 12:47
    Will next UN rights chief be gentler?
    He suggested the Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte needed a “psychiatric evaluation,” called Hungary’s prime minister a racist, and accused US President Donald Trump of driving humanity off a mountain.
  • Thu, 12 Apr 2018 01:00
    Students petition UN rights body over ‘harassment’
    A GROUP of student activists yesterday filed a petition at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) over what they said was harassment they faced from the police and military after taking part in rights promotion activities.
  • Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:05
    Students appeal to UN rights body
    Activist students on Wednesday filed a petition to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) over what they say is harassment from the police and military they faced after joining rights activities.
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  • Thu, 05 Apr 2018 01:00
    Brickbats and bouquets for govt from UN rights group
    Call to rescind NCPO orders that deprive human rights and extend registration deadline for migrant workers
  • Fri, 09 Mar 2018 01:00
    UN rights body urges junta to lift ban on political activity
    THE UNITED Nations human rights body has urged the junta to lift political restrictions, even as individual Thais ramp up political activities on social media and call for the relaxation of restrictions well ahead of the election recently announced for next February.
  • Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:12
    Myanmar bans UN rights envoy from country
    Geneva - The UN's rights envoy for Myanmar said Wednesday the government had banned her from the country, adding her exclusion suggests something "awful" is happening in Rakhine state.
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  • Thu, 30 Nov 2017 08:15
    UN rights body criticises Thailand over power-plant protest crackdown
    The United Nations has criticised the Thai government for the suppression of a peaceful demonstration against Thepa coal-fired power plant, while domestic human rights groups have stressed that the authorities’ action violated many articles of the current constitution.
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  • Sat, 12 Aug 2017 07:38
    Myanmar security operation in Rakhine 'major concern': UN expert
    GENEVA - A UN rights expert voiced alarm Friday at a growing security operation in Myanmar's northwestern Rakhine State, where the government has been accused of widespread abuses against Rohingya Muslims.
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  • Tue, 13 Jun 2017 19:50
    UN rights body voices concern about jump in lese majeste prosecutions and long jail terms for offenders
    THE United Nations human rights body expressed concern on Tuesday over the rise in the number of lèse majesté prosecutions in Thailand since 2014 and noted the severity of sentencing, including a 35-year jail term handed down last Friday against one individual.
  • Mon, 08 May 2017 18:38
    Philippines drug war under fire at UN rights council
    Geneva - Countries across the world put the Philippines on notice over its deadly drug war on Monday, demanding an end to extrajudicial killings by President Rodrigo Duterte's security services.
  • Fri, 05 May 2017 14:03
    UN rights investigator on surprise Philippine visit
    MANILA - The United Nations' special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings condemned Friday the use of violence to combat illegal drugs, as she made a surprise visit to the Philippines that angered President Rodrigo Duterte.
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