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UN member states adopt Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration
Delegates from 164 UN member states assembled in Marrakech, Morrocco, to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration on Monday. The compact reaffirms the signing nations' commitment to protecting the human rights of migrants and (More)
UN rights chief warns against human rights violations in deportation of Congolese
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday cautioned that Angola's mass deportation of approximately 330,000 Congolese migrants has seen human rights violations by authorities on both sides of the border.Authorities in Ango (More)
ICJ rules Bolivia cannot force Chile to grant 'sovereign access' to Pacific Ocean
The International Court of Justice ruled on Monday that landlocked Bolivia cannot force neighboring, coastal Chile to grant it access to a portion of the Pacific Ocean Chile presently controls."The Court is unable to conclude, on the basis of th (More)
UN rights council calls on Venezuela to accept aid and investigate human rights situation
The United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday adopted a resolution calling on Venezuela to accept humanitarian assistance and requesting a comprehensive report on the country's human rights situation.The Council called on the government of t (More)
Chile passes gender identity law
Lawmakers in Chile on Wednesday passed  a gender identity law that allows transgender people over 14 to legally change their name and sex markers on official documents.The law passed in a 95-46 vote after five years of discussion.As a resu (More)
New UN rights chief addresses US immigration policies among global concerns
The new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet Jeria voiced concern Monday about abuses worldwide, specifically addressing the US' separation of migrant families.In an opening statement  to the 39th session of the Human Rights C (More)
UN experts urge human rights protections following Venezuela mass exodus
Two UN expert committees on human rights on Wednesday endorsed  a joint statement  urging states to protect the rights of Venezuelan migrants amid recent mass migration from the South American country.The Committee on the Protection of the Rights (More)
Outgoing UN rights chief warns of possible UN collapse
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein  said on Monday that he is concerned about the future of the UN because of the veto power held by the five permanent members of the UN Security Council: Russia, the US, China, the UK and Fra (More)
Former Chile president appointed UN human rights chief
UN Secretary-General António Guterres announced Wednesday that former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet will succeed Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein as the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights .Bachelet completed her second four-year term as the Chile (More)
US Foreign Policy Can't Ignore Human Rights
US President Donald Trump traveled to Singapore to negotiate urgent nuclear matters, and not to discuss North Korean violations of basic human rights. Nonetheless, any such willful US indifference to these violations in another country, especially wh (More)