UN human rights body to discuss Gaza killings
The United Nations is holding a special session of its top human rights body tomorrow to discuss the killing of scores of demonstrators by the Israeli Defence Forces at the Gaza border fence. Today another country followed the United States by opening its embassy in Jerusalem.
Israel condemned for Gaza killings
Palestinian authorities reported that two more people died under the fire of the Israeli military on the Gaza border with Israel, bringing the total number of fatalities to 62 since yesterday. Many more remain critically injured in hospital. There is mounting international condemnation of Israel’s use of force, with the United Nations calling it an…
Rohingya refugees demand citizenship
Representatives of the UN Security Council have been told by Rohingya refugees to demand that they are given citizenship in their native Myanmar and allowed to return following ethnic violence.
The latest from eastern Ghouta as airstrikes ‘kill 500’
“Today we’ll see if Russia has a conscience” declared the US Ambassador to the UN this evening. All the while Syria has been pounding eastern Ghouta with warplanes and artillery guns. Activists and rescuers say around forty-one people have been killed today, taking the total this week to over 500. Warning: this report contains distressing…
Ravina Shamdasani: treatment of Rohingya ‘from bad to worse to catastrophic’
Ravina Shamdasani, from the UN Human Rights Office, discusses Myanmar’s treatment of the Rohingya.
Rohingya relate their ordeal after fleeing violence in Myanmar
We report from Southern Bangladesh as the United Nations human rights chief declares Myanmar’s treatment of the Rohingya people is a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”.
Yanghee Lee: Aung San Suu Kyi ‘needs to show leadership’ over Rohingyas
Yanghee Lee, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar, reacts to the reports coming out of the country.