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  • India: UN Kashmir report relied on unverified sources

    United Nations : Reacting angrily to Pakistan’s reference to a UN report on Kashmir at the Security Council,  India has said the “so-called” report reflects “clear bias” and was not even found fit to be considered by the members of the human rights body where it was submitted.

  • Possible ‘elements of genocide’ in Myanmar: UN

    Geneva : The UN rights chief on Tuesday  for a fresh international investigation into Myanmar’s abuses against its Rohingya Muslim minority, warning of possible “elements of genocide”.

  • Rohingya crisis and Suu Kyi’s baffling silence

    In an address to the UN human rights council in Geneva two weeks ago, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the top UN human rights official, said that Myanmar’s treatment of its Muslim minority appears to be a ‘textbook example’ of ethnic cleansing.  Denouncing the brutal security operation in Rakhine state against the Rohingya, Hussein added that it was ‘clearly disproportionate’ to insurgent attacks by militants last month. More than three lakh people have

  • Watchdogs rap Lankas rights record

    Colombo: Several international rights watchdogs on Tuesday wrote to the UN saying they were dissatisfied at Sri Lanka’s progress in tackling human rights violations as the country’s record in implementing its promises to the world body has not been according to expectations.

  • Myanmar Rohingya may be victims of crimes against humanity: UN

    Geneva: Widespread and ongoing violations against Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya minority, including denial of citizenship, forced labour and sexual violence, could amount to crimes against humanity, the United Nations warned today.  In a report on the human rights situation for minorities in Myanmar, the UN human rights office said it had found “a pattern of gross violations against the Rohingya… (which) suggest a widespread or systematic attack… in turn giving rise to the

  • Sri Lanka’s ex-defence minister slams UN rights chief’s visit

    Colombo: Stepping up opposition to a UN-backed probe into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka, former defence minister Gotabhaya Rajapaksa today denounced the UN human rights chief’s visit to the country as a “big joke” and accused him of trying to please the pro-LTTE diaspora.

  • ‘No amnesty’ for suspected Syria war criminals: UN rights chief

    Geneva: The United Nations human rights chief today said that no amnesty should be possible for people suspected of committing war crimes or crimes against humanity, as Geneva hosted troubled talks aimed at ending Syria’s war. “We do have a principled position in the United Nations that no amnesties should be considered for those suspected of having committed crimes against humanity or war crimes,” UN rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein told reporters in Geneva.

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    UN rights chief accuses Lanka of sabotaging war crimes probe

    United Nations:  The UN rights chief has accused Sri Lanka of sabotaging a UN-mandated war crimes probe into the country’s nearly three decades-long brutal civil, saying the refusal to cooperate with the investigation raises concerns about the integrity of the government.

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