Political rights

UN Human Rights Committee criticizes US civil and political rights record

[ad_1] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: [email protected] GENEVA – The United Nations Human Rights Committee today released a scathing report lambasting the United States’ record on a wide range of issues, including counterterrorism operations, immigrant rights, voting rights and the criminal justice system. The “Concluding Observations” of the committee, made up of 18 renowned independent experts, are […]

Political rights

UN official denounces restrictions on political rights ahead of Burundian elections |

“I am concerned that restrictions have been increasingly imposed on freedom of assembly and the press in recent months in Burundi,” said the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay , in a press release. Recent attacks by the ruling party’s youth wing, including the murder of an opposition youth leader on February 19, are […]