Posts Tagged ‘Human Rights’

Amnesty International: Libyan women human rights defenders remain under attack

  • 18 July 2018 - 22:02
Amnesty International: Libyan women human rights defenders remain under attack

Libyan women activists, bloggers and journalists are increasingly being silenced as they face gender-based violence in the form of physical assault, abductions and sexual violence, as well as smear campaigns, gender-related slurs and attempts at intimidation, Amnesty International said...

UN human rights high commissioner warns of “endemic” violations in Libya migrants’ centres

  • 12 October 2017 - 20:44
UN human rights high commissioner warns of “endemic” violations in Libya migrants’ centres

High commissioner of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights warned Thursday that serious violations were "endemic" in many detention centres in Libya, but said he was "optimistic" that authorities were intent on improving the situation. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, who...

UN Human Rights Official: Abuse of migrants in Libya continues

  • 10 September 2017 - 20:40
UN Human Rights Official: Abuse of migrants in Libya continues

A European and African deal to stem the flow of migrants coming through Libya to Europe fails to tackle the abuses they face, the top U.N. human rights official wrote on Friday. The 28-nation European Union has long struggled to reach a coherent answer to the influx of migrants fleeing war,...

UN says all Syrian parties committed human rights violations

  • 2 March 2017 - 11:22
UN says all Syrian parties committed human rights violations

BBC - UN human rights investigators say Syrian civilians fell victim to war crimes committed by all parties during the battle for Aleppo last year. Daily air strikes by Syria's government and its ally Russia claimed hundreds of lives, according to a new report. Government forces also...