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ISIL carrying out widespread ethnic, religious cleansing: UN rights chief
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ISIL carrying out widespread ethnic, religious cleansing: UN rights chief

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay said on Monday a ruthless campaign of "ethnic and religious cleansing" by Islamic State jihadists in Iraq amounted to a crime against humanity.

We failed to prevent Iraq, Syria violence: UN rights chief flays Security Council
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We failed to prevent Iraq, Syria violence: UN rights chief flays Security Council

In her last address to the Security Council, the UN human rights chief sharply criticized the body for its ineffectiveness on Syria and other intractable conflicts, saying its members have often put national interests ahead of stopping mass atrocities.

Sri Lanka to conduct probe into military's alleged rights abuses
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Sri Lanka to conduct probe into military's alleged rights abuses

Rajapakse also announced three foreign war crimes experts had been appointed to the commission to act as advisers during the probe.

New UN rights probe into Sri Lankan war crimes announced
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New UN rights probe into Sri Lankan war crimes announced

A new UN investigation into allegations of Sri Lankan war crimes will intensify international pressure on its government.

Punish caste-based sex crime offenders: UN rights chief to India
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Punish caste-based sex crime offenders: UN rights chief to India

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay on Wednesday urged India to ensure that perpetrators of caste-based sexual attacks do not escape justice.

Jordanian envoy first Muslim to be elected UN human rights chief
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Jordanian envoy first Muslim to be elected UN human rights chief

Prince Zeid al Hussein of Jordan, a veteran diplomat and campaigner for international justice, will become the first UN human rights chief from the Muslim world.

UN human rights chief condemns cold-blooded Iraq executions by ISIL
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UN human rights chief condemns cold-blooded Iraq executions by ISIL

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay on Monday condemned a series of "cold-blooded" killings of Iraqi soldiers and religious leaders by Sunni militants.

Iraq: UN warns of war crimes as insurgents move towards Baghdad
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Iraq: UN warns of war crimes as insurgents move towards Baghdad

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay warned of "murder of all kinds" and other war crimes in the fast-deteriorating Iraqi war zone.

Ukraine: Alarming deterioration of human rights before polls, says UN
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Ukraine: Alarming deterioration of human rights before polls, says UN

The United Nations warned today of an "alarming deterioration" of human rights in eastern Ukraine

UN approves year-long inquiry into Sri Lanka war crimes
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UN approves year-long inquiry into Sri Lanka war crimes

Members of the 47-nation UN Human Rights Council approved the US-sponsored resolution by a vote of 23 to 12, with 12 abstentions, with India being one of the abstainees

India abstains on UNHRC resolution against war crimes in Sri Lanka
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India abstains on UNHRC resolution against war crimes in Sri Lanka

India was of the opinion that it was an intrusive approach that undermines national sovereignty

Sri Lanka rejects UN rights chief's call for probe into war crimes
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Sri Lanka rejects UN rights chief's call for probe into war crimes

Sri Lanka has rejected a call by United Nation's rights chief Navi Pillay for an international inquiry into alleged war crimes carried out during the country's civil war.

UN rights chief asks global community to refer N-Korea to ICC
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UN rights chief asks global community to refer N-Korea to ICC

UN human rights commissioner has asked global leaders to refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court following a report documenting crimes against humanity in the country.

UN anti-spying resolution weakened in bid to gain US, British support
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UN anti-spying resolution weakened in bid to gain US, British support

A draft U.N. resolution that some diplomats said suggested spying in foreign countries could be a human rights violation...

Syria: UN human rights chief condemns use of chemical weapons
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Syria: UN human rights chief condemns use of chemical weapons

The use of chemical weapons has long been identified as one of the gravest crimes that can be committed, yet their use in Syria seems now to be in little doubt, said the UNHRC chief Navi Pillay.

Lankan defence secretary says UN rights chief visit influenced by propaganda
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Lankan defence secretary says UN rights chief visit influenced by propaganda

His remarks came after UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said during the weekend that democracy was being undermined and the rule of law eroded in Sri Lanka.

Navi Pillay spoke the truth about Sri Lanka, but will India listen?
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Navi Pillay spoke the truth about Sri Lanka, but will India listen?

Closer home, the government of India should find it morally difficult in repeating its standard lines of equal rights for Tamils, when it knew the ground reality was that of an a majoritarian regime that brooks no dissent.

Sri Lanka turning increasingly authoritarian, says UN rights chief
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Sri Lanka turning increasingly authoritarian, says UN rights chief

The United Nations rights chief chastised the Sri Lankan government on Saturday, saying it is showing signs of heading in an increasingly authoritarian direction despite the end of a civil war four years ago.

UN Human Rights chief Navi Pillay visits Sri Lanka
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UN Human Rights chief Navi Pillay visits Sri Lanka

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Tuesday visited parts of Sri Lanka's northern region which has been battered by 30 years of war between the Tamil Tigers and the military.

Top UN human rights official visits Sri Lanka over war crime allegations
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Top UN human rights official visits Sri Lanka over war crime allegations

During her seven-day visit to Sri Lanka, Navi Pillay will meet with President Mahinda Rajapaksa and human rights activists and visit the country's former war zone in the north and east, where thousands of ethnic Tamil civilians were allegedly killed.