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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.
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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.

U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay worries about security overreach

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 6 (UPI) -- International security policies have created challenges for the protection of human rights, the top U.N. human rights official said in Switzerland.

U.N.: Muslims under 'constant threat' in CAR

BANGUI, Central African Republic, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A U.N. humanitarian coordinator said it was difficult to find safe haven for members of the minority Muslim population in the Central African Republic.

U.N.'s Pillay calls for end to Venezuelan crisis

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Friday it's time for all parties to the crisis in Venezuela to move beyond "verbal aggression."

European Commission mulls best defense for cybersecurity

BRUSSELS, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The European community needs a cybersecurity strategy that prevents the advantages of the digital age from misuse, a security official said Friday.

Cyberespionage 'chilling,' Navi Pillay says

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Wednesday from Switzerland new communications technology could have "chilling" uses.

African force defends security role in CAR

BANGUI, Central African Republic, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- An African peacekeeping force in Central African Republic said it was working to ensure members of the minority Muslim population are protected.

U.N. laments Iran's execution policies

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- It's unfortunate the Iranian government of Hassan Rouhani continues to use the death penalty for non-violent offenses, the United Nations said Friday.

Dialogue, not death, needed in Ukraine, Pillay says

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Wednesday what Ukraine needs is a national dialogue to resolve a political crisis, not violence.

China working nuclear channels in Pyongyang

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The Chinese government said Wednesday it was working to bring negotiating partners back to the table to discuss security on the Korean Peninsula.

U.N.'s Pillay blames Christians for CAR violence

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Wednesday it was a Christian militia that was behind recent atrocities in Central African Republic.

Security Council failing Syria, Pillay says

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council "is continuing to fail Syrians" trapped in the war-torn country, U.N. rights chief Navi Pillay said.

Pillay wants to see Pyongyang before ICC

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Tuesday the North Korean government should face the International Criminal Court for its rights record.

Nigeria attacks frustrate United Nations

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The United Nations Tuesday accused the Nigerian government of not taking national security seriously after weekend Boko Haram attacks that left hundreds dead.

Libya's progress lacking, U.N. says

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- More than three years after a revolution ended Moammar Gadhafi's dictatorship, Libya still isn't as free as it should be, the United Nations said Tuesday.

U.N. has its eye on Syria, rights commissioner warns

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Rupert Colville, a spokesman for U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay, said Friday he was alarmed by the military escalation in rebel-held parts of Syria.

Rights groups praise Tunisian Constitution

TUNIS, Tunisia, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and Tunisian rights group al-Bawsala welcomed the principles outlined in Tunisia's new constitution.

Tunisia praised for adopting new constitution

GENEVA, Switzerland, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- With a new constitution in place, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said Tuesday political actors in Tunisia need to ensure transition is peaceful.
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