Archives for posts with tag: NaviPillay

Ukraine: Top UN Offficials Urge Peaceful Resolution of Crisis After Deadly Clashes in Kiev

Among at least 22 people killed were journalists, police officers & protesters. The Ministry of Health reported 241 people had been taken to hospital.

Political Brinkmanship Driving Bangladesh to the Edge

The High Commissioner pointed out that Bangladesh is a State Party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

Blog Report: SERBIA GAY PRIDE PARADE MUST BE ALLOWED TO GO ON, By Ambassador Mo
Serbian authorities (Ministry of Interior) have for second year running banned Gay Pride Parade in Belgrade on purportedly security grounds. In 2010, the Parade for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community was apparently attacked & according to UN News Centre resulted “in acts of vandalism & wounding of many police officers & civilians.”
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Blog Report: ALGERIA – RESTRICTIONS & IMPEDIMENTS ON CIVIL SOCIETY, By Ambassador Mo
“While recognizing driving force behind this state of affairs is rooted in security concerns, I encourage Government to review laws & practices relating to civil society organizations & freedom of assembly, & to order all security forces to refrain from violating internationally recognized instruments guaranteeing right to freedom of association,” is summary of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, at conclusion of visit to Algeria.
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Blog Report: UN HUMAN RIGHTS CHIEF ON ANTI-MUSLIM FILM & PROTESTS, By Ambassador Mo
“Deliberate & obnoxious acts of this type should be deprived of the oxygen of publicity,” according to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay. “Given what happened last week, & fact people are being killed, Charlie Hebdo is doubly irresponsible to publish these cartoons. We agree with Ms. Pillay that best strategy is to ignore such fringe products.
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Blog Report: UN MUST NAME SYRIA WAR CRIMES PERPETRATORS & URGE PROSECUTION? By Ambassador Mo
UN failing its own principles in Syria? Recently UN offered new guidelines for mediators in how to address evidence of grave violations of international humanitarian law. New code of conduct is intended to discourage impunity & turning a blind eye, (a behavior that eventually contributed to further crimes & legitimization of consequences/fruits of such in Bosnia & Herzegovina & several other conflict zones.
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Blog Report: MYANMAR SECURITY FORCES: “INSTIGATION OF INVOLVEMENT IN CLASHES,” By, Ambassador Mo
A day after we wondered why no more resolute response from UN to what appears an accelerated pace of ethnic cleansing directed at  historically marginalized Rohingya minority in Burma, Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner, reacted: “We have been receiving a stream of reports from independent sources alleging discriminatory & arbitrary responses by security forces, & even their instigation of & involvement in clashes.” –MORE–
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Blog Report: ETHIOPIA REGIME REBUKED BY HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, By Susan Sacirbey
Six months ago, Ambassador Mo & I published blog reports critical of the Ethiopian Government, abuses against its own people, minorities, journalists, & what amounted to genocide of starving Ogaden population.  Navi Pillay, UNHCR today condemns intimidation of journalists & human rights defenders in Ethiopia under guise of broad interpretation of terrorism laws & expresses “serious concern.” –More–
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Blog Report: UN PRESSES TO END DEATH PENALTY, By Ambassador Mo
“The taking of life is too absolute, too irreversible, for one human being to inflict on another, even when backed by legal process,” UNSG Ban Ki-moon stated during Discussion titled ‘Moving away from the death penalty – Lessons from national experiences’ & organized by UN Human Rights Office. The United States, Iran, China & Saudi Arabia continue to lead in number of executions. -More–
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Blog Report: UN SECURITY COUNCIL MUST REFER SYRIA TO ICC SAYS UN HUMAN RIGHTS CHIEFS, By Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey
Those responsible for attacks against civilians must be held accountable, & so I reiterated my call on the SC to refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court as I believe evidence points to commission of crimes against humanity. In my view, both Government forces & armed opponents have been involved in actions harming civilians,” High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. –More–
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