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The Burundi government has ordered the United Nations Human Rights Council to shut its office in the country within two months, foreign ministry and UN sources told AFP.
Nigeria will work to domesticate human rights treaties, take action to address impunity by security agencies and retain moratorium.
The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, is demanding the government of Burundi apologize for its inflammatory, personal attacks against members of the Independent Commission of Inquiry, impugning their credibility.
Bahrain, Cameroon and the Philippines were among a number of countries controversially elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday, sparking sharp criticism from rights groups and the United States.
Saudi Arabia and key allies have denounced as "biased" a resolution that renewed a UN-backed investigation of alleged war crimes in Yemen, where Riyadh leads a coalition battling Shiite rebels.
The UN listed 38 “shameful” countries including China and Russia on Wednesday which it said had carried out reprisals or intimidation against people cooperating with it on human rights, through killings, torture and arbitrary arrests.
Burundi’s government has banned three United Nations human rights experts from entering the East African state, according to a letter released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Wednesday.
China on Tuesday called for U.N. human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, to respect its sovereignty, after she urged it to allow monitors into the restive far western region of Xinjiang and expressed concern about the situation there.
Italy's far-right leader Matteo Salvini lashed out at the UN's new rights commissioner Michelle Bachelet on Monday after she criticised the country's treatment of migrants.
UN Special Rapporteur Maria Giammarinaro will assess the issue of trafficking in persons in Nigeria, during an official visit to the country from Monday to Sept. 10.
Months after reports emerged about the role Facebook’s platform has played in inciting ethnic hatred in Myanmar, the company announced it has banned several Myanmar military officials in an effort to “prevent the spread of hate and misinformation.”
A Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has appealed to the United Nations (UN) to investigate Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni over alleged grave human rights violations in Uganda.
The UN Human Rights Council voiced alarm on Friday at serious violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo's restive Kasai region, and agreed to send experts to assess whether Kinshasa is making recommended changes.
The organization urged the Human Rights Council to adopt a resolution to “condemn in the strongest possible terms the ongoing killings and revenge attacks on innocent Nigerians and residents by suspected herdsmen and/or unknown persons as well as the ongoing impunity enjoyed by suspected perpetrators and groups that have suggested these atrocities may be retaliatory killings.”
The United States cut a planned $2 million pledge for the United Nations Counterterrorism Office on Wednesday and downgraded its presence at a conference on the issue, the latest move by the Trump administration to wield its funding to push for reform of the world body.
Senior lawyer Femi Falana advises Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to stop sealing up assets belonging to suspects of financial crimes
Lagos APC Senator Solomon Adeola kicks against any attempt to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto on the Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2018
At least six Jewish settlers wounded in drive-by shooting in occupied West Bank
Senate President Bukola Saraki says People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has all it takes to win next year’s general elections
Cross River governorship candidate John Owan-Enoh says the party will sweep polls in 2019 general elections in the state
A Kano High Court presided by Justice Ahmed Tijjani Badamasi has ruled that the state House of Assembly does not have the power to investigate or invite or summon the governor over any alleged criminal case.
The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has warned that the negative impact of not assenting to amendments to Nigeria’s Electoral Act as contained in the Electoral Act Amendment Bill (2018) before next year’s general elections will endanger the deepening of the country’s democracy.
No fewer than three political parties that were said to be members of the loose Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, have dissociated themselves from the reported endorsement of Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The Defence Headquarters has revealed about 120,000 liters of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) valued at N17 million illegally siphoned from vandalised Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) pipelines have so far been recovered.
The European Union is set next week to prolong sanctions against Congolese President Joseph Kabila's chosen successor just two weeks before a historic election in the resource-rich Central African country.