Human Rights

UN: Rights Chief’s Credibility at Stake in China Visit

High Commissioner Should Address Crimes Against Humanity as Top Priority

The upcoming visit to China by the United Nations high commissioner for human rights should highlight the need for justice for victims of violations and accountability for those responsible, Human Rights Watch said on May 20, 2022. High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet is scheduled to visit China during the last 10 days of May 2022, the first visit to China by a UN human rights commissioner since 2005.

Iran: Arrests Amid Economic Protests

Attempt to Suppress Growing Social Movements

Iranian authorities have arrested several prominent activists on baseless accusations amid labor union strikes and ongoing protests against rising prices, since May 6, 2022, in dozens of small towns, Human Rights Watch said on May 20, 2022. Those arrested include a prominent sociologist and four labor rights defenders.

Mexico’s 100,000 ‘disappeared’ is a tragedy, says UN rights chief Bachelet

Mexico has now officially registered more than 100,000 reported missing person cases since 1964.

Human rights must be at heart of solution to Sri Lanka crisis : A UN Resident Coordinator blog

Demonstrators voice their grievances against the Sri Lankan government at a protest in London, UK in May 2022.

Israel: UN rights chief calls for end to ‘culture of impunity’

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The funeral of Shirin Abu Akleh in Jerusalem

Burkina Faso: Armed Islamists Kill, Rape Civilians

Army, Militia Respond with Summary Executions, Enforced Disappearances

Armed Islamist groups and government security forces and militia in Burkina Faso are committing increased abuses against civilians as the conflict there intensifies and widens, Human Rights Watch said on May 16, 2022. The Burkina Faso government, which took power in a January 2022 coup, should better protect civilians from attack and ensure that government forces respect human rights.

The Tai Ji Men Case and European Values: A Test for Democratic Taiwan

Tai Ji Men Protest in near the White House

The Tai Ji Men Case Comes from Taiwan to Belgium, by Massimo Introvigne

The Tai Ji Men Case Comes from Taiwan to Belgium, by Massimo Introvigne

International Review Committee on the ICCPR and the ICESCR Concerned about the Current Human Rights Situation in Taiwan

NGO Groups Criticize National Report for cover-up

On May 11, in the fourth cluster of Review Meeting of the ROC’s Third Report under the ICCPR and ICESCR, the review committee is concerned about the current human rights situation such as freedom of domestic relocation, prohibited exiting the country due to taxation issues, called administrative enforcement, expulsions of foreigners, refugee act, the principle of recusal of judges, and procedural rights in judicial proceedings.

Singapore: UN experts urge immediate end to death penalty

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Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.