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SAHRC, UN High Commissioner for Refugees formalise partnership

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Ties between the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHRC), have been formalised and strengthened after...

U.N. agrees new team of experts for Burundi; EU, US decry...

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The United Nations Human Rights Council agreed on Thursday to an African resolution to send a team of three experts to work...

U.N. launches inquiry into Congo atrocities

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The United Nations Human Rights Council launched an international investigation on Friday into killings and other atrocities in the Kasai region of...

U.N. Eritrea inquiry finds clear patterns of rights violations

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A year-long United Nations investigation into human rights in Eritrea has found "very clear patterns" of violations and no rule of law,...

U.N. agrees to launch human rights inquiry into Eritrea

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The U.N. Human Rights Council agreed on Friday to set up a year-long inquiry into human rights in Eritrea, similar to previous...

U.N. rights forum calls for use of armed drones to comply...

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The United Nations called on all states on Friday to ensure that the use of armed drones complies with international law, backing...

UNHCR halts some operations after Kenya kidnapping

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The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said it had suspended non-essential operations at Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp near the border with lawless Somalia...

Egypt urged to step to combat human trafficking

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An independent United Nations human rights expert commended Egypt's efforts to combat human trafficking, while highlighting several challenges that need to be...

Torture is global, states bar UN investigating

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Torture is a reality in a majority of the world's countries but many governments refuse to let the United Nations investigate whether...

UN report on border deaths is wrong, unfair: Egypt

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Egypt attacked the United Nations yesterday, saying its criticism of the shooting deaths of African migrants at the border with Israel was...

UN rights boss urges Egypt to stop shooting migrants

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The United Nations' human rights chief accused Egypt yesterday of shooting unarmed African migrants trying to enter Israel via the Sinai Desert...

Egypt urged to respect civil rights: US, Europe

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The United States and several European countries urged Egypt yesterday to ensure civil liberties in the run-up to parliamentary elections later this...

Intrusive anti-terrorism measures hurt privacy: UN

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Countries are using ever more pervasive surveillance methods that erode the fundamental right to privacy and go beyond steps required in the...

Congo minister warns ex-rebels against fomenting trouble

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A Democratic Republic of Congo cabinet minister has warned armed groups of stiff punishment if they join forces with the rebel Democratic...

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