A school for children displaced by war in Idlib, Syria (AN/Charles Lawley)
July 7, 2020
(AN) — U.N. human rights experts on Tuesday unveiled fresh evidence of Syrian war crimes and possible crimes against humanity involving people trapped in civilian areas of the opposition-held Idlib province since November.
U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet addresses the opening of the Human Rights Council in Geneva (AN/OHCHR)
June 30, 2020
(AN) — The challenge of preventing abuses worldwide is rising sharply as racism, discrimination and social inequalities accelerate the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.N. human rights chief said on Tuesday.
A Minneapolis police officer watching a crowd of protesters in late May (AN/Chad Davis)
June 29, 2020
(AN) — Crackdowns on protesters and journalists landed the United States on an updated watchlist of nations where a global alliance on Monday said it had “serious concerns regarding the exercise of civic freedoms.”
Youth-led U.S. demonstrators at Baltimore, Md., raise hands for racial justice in George Floyd's killing (AN/Elvert Barnes)
June 19, 2020
(AN) — The U.N. Human Rights Council approved a resolution on Friday calling for a report on systemic racism and police brutality against Black people in the wake of protests over George Floyd’s killing by police.
U.S. protests in Miami over the killing of George Floyd (AN/Mike Shaheen)
June 17, 2020
(AN) —The world’s top human rights body heard pleas on Wednesday to authorize two separate U.N.-mandated Commissions of Inquiry into racism and police violence against protesters in the United States and worldwide.
A street painting seen in San Francisco on Friday (AN/Christopher Michel)
June 15, 2020
(AN) — Prompted by U.S. and global unrest over the killing of George Floyd, the United Nations Human Rights Council agreed on Monday to an African Union request for an urgent debate on systemic racism and police brutality.
A U.S. protest in Washington by the White House (AN/Angela Napili)
June 10, 2020
(AN) — U.N. human rights experts called on U.S. authorities on Wednesday to end the use of violence towards demonstrators protesting systemic racism and police brutality in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death.
A homeless person across from a federal courthouse on Constitution Avenue in downtown Washington (AN/John Heilprin)
June 1, 2020
(AN) — Dozens of nations repeatedly urged the United States to eradicate its systemic racism and police brutality — and U.S. officials vowed to make changes — but there have been few such improvements, according to two comprehensive U.N. human rights reviews. The third review is aptly slated for November.
U.N. human rights expert Agnès Callamard speaks on the 1-year anniversary of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder (AN/April Brady)
May 22, 2020
(AN) — The head of the U.N. human rights team that investigated Jamal Khashoggi’s death called for an international inquiry on Friday while dismissing pardons that could allow Saudi authorities to release his killers.
Children at a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (AN/DFID)
May 15, 2020
(AN) — Officials with the U.N. refugee agency and other aid organizations sounded the alarm on Friday after the first COVID-19 infections were detected at the world’s largest refugee settlement for Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh.