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The Rohingya of Burma are a desperate people. Considered “illegal immigrants” without basic citizenship rights by Rangoon, they subsist in impoverished townships and refugee camps where they live in constant fear of the threat of external violence.
Civil rights groups are calling on the United Nations to establish a Commission of Inquiry to investigate human rights violations in North Korea.
Amnesty International has warned that the government is “just not listening” to widespread criticism of its proposed secret justice measures.
Amnesty has criticised the Egyptian authorities intention to prohibit Egyptian NGOs’ contact with foreign organisations without permission from security bodies.
One hundred and thirty three clergy and members of religious orders in Sri Lanka have written to the United Nations Human Rights Council, calling for action.
Pakistan's authorities have been asked to do more to protect the persecuted Shi’a Hazara, following a devastating attack in Quetta that killed scores.
The Malian army has committed serious human rights breaches plus violations of international humanitarian law, say human rights groups.
Justice should not be secondary to peace, as they belong together, says Dr Navanethem Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
A leading human rights activist in Zimbabwe has been arrested and denied bail ahead of this year's presidential, parliamentary and local government elections.
A Russian court's decision not to allow Pussy Riot member Maria Alekhina to defer serving her sentence to a later date has been widely criticised.