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South Africa slated for xenophobia, racism and hate speech

South Africa stands on the precipice of “explosive violence” senior independent human rights experts warned President Cyril Ramaphosa’s government as xenophobia, racism and hate...

Rights groups urge UN to investigate US “police violence”

Relatives of victims and activist groups called on Monday for the top United Nations human rights body to launch an investigation into “police violence...

Burundi threatens to quit UN human rights body

Burundi, beset by accusations of crimes against humanity, threatened to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council and sue its critics. A...

DR Congo elected to UN human rights body

Democratic Republic of Congo was among 15 countries elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council for a three-year term this week,...

UN rights chief denounces Aleppo air strikes as war crimes

The top United Nations human rights official said on Friday the siege and bombing of eastern Aleppo in Syria constituted "crimes of...