Human Rights

Over 200,000 could face catastrophe in Sudanese state as Government bars aid – UN

73,000 people have been displaced by the conflict in South Kordofan State

UN re-assesses security threats in wake of deadly attack in Nigerian capital

The United Nations will soon conduct a global threat review in the wake of the deadly attack against the UN compound in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, which has claimed the lives of at least 23 people, according to Government reports.

Myanmar needs to do more to improve human rights situation, says UN expert

Special Rapporteur Tomás Ojea Quintana, (back row, right) with children on a visit in 2008 to Myanmar

Department of Defense Employee Arrested for Taking $95,000 Bribe in Atlanta Relating to Military Contract in Afghanistan

DESI DEANDRE WADE, 39, of Climax, Georgia, was arrested yesterday by FBI agents and has now been charged in a criminal complaint with bribery. WADE is expected to make an appearance before a United States Magistrate Judge 3:00 p.m. today.

Former Police Officer Pleads Guilty in Steroid Case

Joseph McIntyre, 36, of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty today to charges stemming from a conspiracy to illegally distribute anabolic steroids, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. McIntyre, a former Philadelphia Police Officer, was charged in an indictment that named 14 others including fellow officers Keith Gidelson and George Sambuca. McIntyre pleaded guilty to conspiracy, possession with intent to distribute anabolic steroids, and possession with intent to distribute anabolic steroids. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for December 5, 2011

Massachusetts Man Arrested and Charged in Child Pornography Case

A Lowell, Massachusetts man charged with transportation and possession of child pornography made his initial appearance today in U.S. District Court in Boston, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz of the District of Massachusetts, and Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers of the FBI Boston Division.

On eve of Horn of Africa pledging conference, UN calls for generous donations

Somali refugees at the world's largest refugee complex at Dadaab in north-east Kenya

South Sudan: UN urges end to ‘cycle of violence’ after deadly ethnic clashes

Hilde Johnson, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS)

UN Human Rights Council mulls new probe into Syrian crackdown

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay addresses the Human Rights Council

Thailand must fight mounting human trafficking more effectively, UN expert warns

Special Rapporteur Joy Ngozi Ezeilo