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Bangladesh activists brief UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet on gross violations in 'police state'
Michelle Bachelet is the first UN rights chief to visit Bangladesh, and is also due to visit camps housing hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled a 2017 military onslaught in Myanmar
United Nations rights chief Michelle Bachelet in Bangladesh, to visit Rohingya refugee camps
The exodus of Rohingya was sparked by a 2017 Myanmar army offensive against the mostly Muslim minority, with the UN's highest court last month giving the green light to a landmark case accusing the Buddhist-majority country of genocide
US 'concerned' after UN human rights chief visits China's Xinjiang region
Michelle Bachelet defended her visit while still inside China, saying it was 'not an investigation' but called on Beijing to avoid 'arbitrary and indiscriminate measures' in its crackdown in Xinjiang
‘Failing to stand up for Uyghur community’: US slams UN human rights commissioner for Xinjiang trip
Michelle Bachelet, at the invitation of Beijing, is set to lead a six-day mission to China starting Monday
UN tallies 350K dead in Syria civil war over last decade, admits toll likely higher
The new figure provided by the UN rights office is far lower than an estimate from the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights, which in June put the estimated death toll in the war at more than 606,000
UN human rights chief calls for moratorium on AI technology use, flags it as 'risk' to civilization
AI-based technologies can be a force for good but they can also 'have negative, even catastrophic effects' Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said in a statement
Taliban thanks world for emergency aid, urges US to show 'heart' towards Afghanistan
A donor conference in Geneva on Monday saw countries promise a total of $1.2 billion in aid for Afghanistan, which was taken over by the hardline Islamist group last month in a lightning offensive that took retreating US troops by surprise.
Why UN human rights chief's criticism of India comes off as 'selective'
Michelle Bachelet has criticised the nation repeatedly over the farmers' stir, the communications blockade in Jammu-Kashmir and arrests of activists
UN rights chief tells India to safeguard rights of NGOs; MEA says law violations can't be condoned
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet specifically cited as "worrying" the use of FCRA, which prohibits the receipt of foreign funds "for any activities prejudicial to the public interest."
Congress' Ahmed Patel terms UN's plea in SC on CAA as interference but says Centre responsible for 'mess'
Congress leader Ahmed Patel attacked the Centre over the UNHCHR filing an application in the Supreme Court over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), saying it is "unwarranted interference" but it is the Modi dispensation that is to be blamed for the "mess"
'Thank you Trump': Thousands take to Hong Kong streets to welcome US president signing pro-democracy legislation
After a week of relative calm, thousands of anti-government protesters, including many elderly residents, took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday chanting 'revolution of our time' and 'liberate Hong Kong'
Hong Kong protests: Michelle Bachelet asks Carrie Lam to probe into reports of excessive use of police force; China accuses UNHRC chief of fanning 'violence'
China accused the UN high commissioner for human rights of emboldening “radical violence” in Hong Kong by suggesting the city’s leader conduct an investigation into reports of excessive use of force by police
MEA's Vijay Thakur Singh meets UN rights chief in Geneva, expresses India's concerns on Pakistan-backed cross-border terrorism
A senior Indian diplomat on Thursday met UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet here and conveyed India's concerns on cross border terrorism from Pakistan.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi asks UN to launch probe into situation in Kashmir, says threat of 'genocide' looming over state
Shah Mahmood Qureshi also said that the top UN rights body should not be embarrassed on the world stage by its inaction over the Kashmir issue.
UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet warns climate change is a global threat to human rights, says 'Amazon fires are burning up our future'
UN human right chief Michelle Bachelet said that climate change is a rapidly growing and a global threat to human rights and said that incidents like fires raging in the Amazon are 'burning up our future'.
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro accuses UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet of meddling in country's internal affairs
Jair Bolsonaro waded into another international row over sovereignty, this time accusing UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet of meddling in Brazil's internal affairs after she raised concerns over a spike in killings by police officers.
Sri Lanka rejects criticism over new army chief accused of war crimes, calls it 'sovereign decision'
Sri Lanka on Tuesday rejected the mounting international criticism of the appointment of a general accused of war crimes as the island nation's army chief.
UN rights body criticises US sanctions against Venezuela govt, says 'deeply worried' about impact on human rights
The UN rights chief intensified criticism of US sanctions targeting Venezuela, condemning the latest measures as 'extremely broad' with the potential to exacerbate suffering among an already vulnerable population.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights urges countries to repatriate families of Islamic State fighters
The United Nations rights chief called on countries to repatriate family members, including some 29,000 children, of suspected foreign fighters in Syria.
UN rights experts condemn Julian Assange's arrest, warns of 'grave consequences' in case of extradition to US
British police, acting on behalf of Washington, arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at Ecuador's embassy in London after Quito terminated the diplomatic protection he had held for nearly seven years