Thursday, 27 January 2022

Tag Archives: human rights

British-Pakistani appointed UN special rapporteur on human rights

LONDON: British-Pakistani Javaid Rehman has been appointed as the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran. A legal scholar, Rehman obtained his initial education from Pakistan but continued his law studies in the United Kingdom where he became a professor of law and led Brunel’s ...

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UN calls for inquiry into human rights violations in Kashmir

GENEVA: The UN human rights chief on Thursday called for a major investigation into abuses in Kashmir, as his office released its first-ever report on alleged violations committed in the disputed territory. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said he would urge the Human Rights Council, which opens a new session next week, ...

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UK raps Bangladesh on human rights situation

LONDON: Britain has welcomed the Bangladesh government’s handling of the Rohingya refugee crisis but has described the human rights situation in the country “deeply concerning”, citing allegations of extra-judicial killings and enforced disappearances. Tariq Ahmad, minister for human rights in the UK Foreign Office, mentioned Bangladesh in his statement on ...

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Israel keeps Gaza residents ‘caged in a toxic slum:’ UN

GENEVA: Israel has systematically deprived Palestinians of their human rights, with 1.9 million in Gaza “caged in a toxic slum from birth to death”, U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said on Friday. Opening a special session of the U.N. Human Rights Council that could set up a commission ...

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Human Rights Watch asks Dubai’s ruler about runaway daughter

DUBAI: Human Rights Watch on Saturday asked Dubai’s ruling sheikh to reveal the whereabouts of his daughter after a French ex-spy and others say she fled the emirate, only to be arrested off the coast of India. A statement by the organization marks the latest twist in the cloak-and-dagger drama surrounding ...

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Asma Jahangir, Pakistani rights activist, dies at 66

ISLAMABAD: Asma Jahangir, a leading Pakistani rights activist, fearless critic of the military’s interference into politics and a staunch defender of the rule of law, died Sunday in Lahore. She was 66. The death was confirmed by her daughter Munizae Jahangir, who said the cause was a heart attack. Jahangir, ...

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Pakistani-origin Sara Khan to lead anti-extremism drive in UK

LONDON: The UK government has appointed a Pakistani-origin women right campaigner Sara Khan as the new chief of a commission set up to root out extremism in the country. Sara Khan, 37, will head the Commission for Countering Extremism, a body that had been proposed in the wake of the ...

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UNCHR: Killing of disabled Palestinian man is inexplicable

A senior UN official has said Israel’s killing of a Palestinian wheelchair user protesting against Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was “incomprehensible”, as Israel said the man had not been targeted. A statement issued by Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the UN high commissioner for human rights, said Ibrahim ...

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