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North Korea must legalize markets to prevent rights abuses – U.N.

May 28, 2019 - 6:11 PM

Market activity remains a 'legal gray area' in the North and a 'source of further human rights violations,' says the United Nations' Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

PYONGYANG. Visitors attend an opening ceremony of the 22nd Pyongyang Spring International Trade Fair at the Three-Revolution Exhibition House in Pyongyang on May 20, 2019. File photo by Kim Won-jin/AFP

Human rights activists on UN visit to Indonesia: 'Hopeful but not optimistic'

Feb 04, 2018 - 10:17 PM

As Indonesia awaits the arrival of the United Nations Human Rights High Commissioner, advocacy groups understand the visit's impact but are realistic in their expectations

Myanmar Rohingya abuse may be 'crimes against humanity' – UN

Nov 30, 2016 - 12:27 PM

Amid the mounting crisis former UN chief Kofi Annan begins a week long visit to Myanmar that will include a trip to northern Rakhine

A Malaysian Muslim girl holds a placard following a protest against the persecution of ethnic Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, outside the Myanmar Embassy in Kuala Lumpur on November 25, 2016. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

UN experts on Lumad killings: Unacceptable, deplorable

Sep 23, 2015 - 3:40 PM

Military occupation of civilian institutions and killing of civilians are unacceptable deplorable and contrary to international human rights and international humanitarian standards

STOP LUMAD KILLINGS. Indigenous peoples and advocates light candles for Lumad victims and Emok Samarca, one of slain indigenous rights defenders in Surigao del Sur on September 11. Samarca was killed allegedly by paramilitary groups in Han-ayan, Brgy Diatagon in front of hundreds of residents who were allegedly ordered out of their homes.

Arroyo misinformed UN, Amal Clooney –rights group

Mar 11, 2015 - 9:40 PM

Karapatan reminds the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention of alleged human rights violations of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

UN confirms receiving Arroyo rights case

Mar 09, 2015 - 10:56 PM

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says the case is now with its Working Group on Involuntary and Arbitrary Detention

ARROYO'S LAWYER. In her profile at the Columbia Law School website, Clooney lists Arroyo as her client, calling her detention 'unfair.' File photo by Candice Imbert/EPA/Council of Europe

UN voices 'serious concern' on human rights in Thailand

Sep 03, 2014 - 2:43 PM

The UN Human Rights Office for South East Asia OHCHR points to a deteriorating environment for human rights defenders

NEW PREMIER. Thai Army Chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha reading a statement after receiving a royal command during a ceremony to swear him in as prime minister at the Army headquarters in Bangkok on August 25, 2014. Government House /AFP

Rebels impose 'reign of fear' in Ukraine – UN

Jun 18, 2014 - 8:59 PM

In a fresh report by its monitors in Ukraine the United Nations says hundreds had perished in fighting and that the rights situation had worsened since it took stock in early May