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Israeli airstrike hits U.N. shelter in Gaza, killing at least 15

Israeli airstrike hits U.N. shelter in Gaza, killing at least 15

GAZA CITY, Gaza, July 24 (UPI) --A United Nations school in Gaza, converted into a shelter, was bombed Thursday in an Israeli airstrike that killed at least 15 people, a U.N. spokesman said.
Ed Adamczyk
U.N.: Israeli actions in Gaza may be war crimes

U.N.: Israeli actions in Gaza may be war crimes

UNITED NATIONS, July 23 (UPI) --Israel's military actions in Gaza could amount to war crimes, Navi Pillay, the United Nations' top human rights official, told the Human Rights Council.
Ed Adamczyk
U.N. human rights head 'shocked' by Al Jazeera journalists' sentences in Egypt

U.N. human rights head 'shocked' by Al Jazeera journalists' sentences in Egypt

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 24 (UPI) --U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay condemned Monday's conviction and sentencing of three Al Jazeera journalists by an Egyptian court.
JC Finley
U.N. appoints first Arab, first Muslim to head Human Rights office

U.N. appoints first Arab, first Muslim to head Human Rights office

NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) --The United Nations unanimously voted Wednesday to appoint Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid al-Hussein of Jordan as the new High Commissioner for Human Rights.
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U.N. concerned about rights abuses in Iraq

U.N. concerned about rights abuses in Iraq

UNITED NATIONS, June 13 (UPI) --With Sunni militants heading for Baghdad after capturing strategic Iraqi cities, the United Nations noted the causalities and human rights abuses thus far.
Ed Adamczyk
U.N. notes human rights deterioration in Ukraine

U.N. notes human rights deterioration in Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS, May 16 (UPI) --The United Nations assailed a deterioration of human rights in eastern Ukraine, including Crimea, in a report issued Friday.
Ed Adamczyk
UN: 9,000 child soldiers recruited into South Sudan conflict

UN: 9,000 child soldiers recruited into South Sudan conflict

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 30 (UPI) -- UNICEF has reported more than 9,000 children are being used as child soldiers in South Sudan's conflict.
JC Finley
Renewed violence breaks out in CAR capital

Renewed violence breaks out in CAR capital

April 1 (UPI) -- Inter-communal violence in the Central African Republic's capital city of Bangui is increasing again, the UN Refugee agency reported Tuesday.
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Central African Republic urgently needs international help, says UN human rights commissioner

Central African Republic urgently needs international help, says UN human rights commissioner

March 20 (UPI) -- The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is frustrated by international community's "slow response" to the on-going crisis in the Central African Republic.
JC Finley

Pillay recounts gruesome atrocities in CAR

BANGUI, Central African Republic, March 20 (UPI) -- The security situation in the Central African Republic remains dire, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Thursday.

Boko Haram causing regional crises, rights officials say

ABUJA, Nigeria, March 14 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch said Friday attacks in Nigeria by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram are creating a humanitarian disaster in the region.

Executions in Iran 'alarming,' U.N. envoys say

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 12 (UPI) -- The use of capital punishment in Iran is 'truly alarming," U.N. special envoys said in response to the hanging of a child bride.

Civilians target of Darfur attacks, U.N. says

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 11 (UPI) -- U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Tuesday there was a "disproportionate" use of force against non-military targets in Darfur.

Abuses continuing in Central African Republic, ICRC says

BANGUI, Central African Republic, March 7 (UPI) -- Even though the capital is calm, people elsewhere in the Central African Republic are living in fear, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Friday.

U.N. extends sanctions on North Korea

UNITED NATIONS, March 6 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council said North Korea remains a serious concern to international security and extended a mandate for sanctions for another 13 months.
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Navanethem Pillay (Tamil: நவநீதம் பிள்ளை, born 1941; also called Navi Pillay) is the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. A South African, she was the first non-white woman on the High Court of South Africa, and she has also served as a judge of the International Criminal Court and President of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Her four-year term as High Commissioner for Human Rights began on 1 September 2008.

Pillay was born in 1941 in a poor neighbourhood of Durban, South Africa. She is of Tamil descent and her father was a bus driver. She married Gaby Pillay, a lawyer, in January 1965.

Supported by her local Indian community with donations, she graduated from the University of Natal with a BA in 1963 and an LLB in 1965. She later attended Harvard Law School, obtaining an LLM in 1982 and a Doctor of Juridical Science degree in 1988.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Navi Pillay."
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