UN: PH will violate int'l pact if it restores death penalty
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, in an open letter, has warned the Philippine government that it will violate an international agreement by restoring the death penalty. Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein expressed his “serious ...
UN Human Rights Officials Mum on Whether Minute's Silence for Fidel Castro Was Appropriate
A spokesman for the HRC – which falls under the office of U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein – was asked about the procedure for such gestures, and about the appropriateness of the minute of silence for Castro, given the ...
UN Praises Bolivia and Evo Morales' Record on Human Rights
United Nations' High Commissioner for Human Rights Denis Racicot acknowledged Wednesday the Bolivian government's efforts to comply with international humanitarian law, contradicting claims made repeatedly by the U.S. against the socialist country.
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A new report from the United Nations human rights wing calls attention to more than 60 years of separation between families on the Korean peninsula, and ...