Britain to Push U.N. Security Council to back Humanitarian Truce in Yemen
Britain said on Friday it will push the United Nations Security Council to back a humanitarian truce in Yemen as the U.N. Yemen envoy said the warring parties had given “firm assurances” they were committed to attending peace talks shortly in Sweden.
U.S. Halting Refueling of Saudi-Led Coalition Aircraft in Yemen's War
The United States is halting refueling of aircraft from the Saudi-led coalition engaged in Yemen, the United States and Saudi Arabia said on Friday, ending one of the most divisive aspects of U.S. assistance to the Saudi war effort.
UN Rights Experts Urge Saudi Arabia to Halt Six Imminent Executions
United Nations human rights experts called on Saudi Arabia on Monday to halt the imminent execution of six men sentenced to death for activities related to the 2011 Arab Spring.
Over 160 Groups Call for Suspending Saudi Arabia from UNHRC Following Journalist Murder & Widespread Arrests of Activists
At least 160 civil society organizations called for suspending Saudi Arabia’s membership in the Human Rights Council and launch an independent investigation into the murder of Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
UN Warns Half Yemen's People Could Soon be on Brink of Famine
The United Nations aid chief sounded the alarm at the Security Council on Tuesday that half the population of war-torn Yemen - some 14 million people - could soon be on the brink of famine.
U.N. Secretary-General “Deeply Troubled” by Saudi Journalist's Death
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is “deeply troubled” by the confirmation by Riyadh of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death, a United Nations spokesman said on Friday.
Yemen Conflict could Push Millions More to Brink of Famine: U.N.
The number of Yemenis on the brink of famine could rise to 12 million - or two in five of the population - from around 8.5 million in coming months due to escalating war and a deepening economic crisis, the United Nations food agency said on Monday.
U.N. Experts Say Saudi Arabia must Release Women's Rights Activists
Saudi Arabia must immediately and unconditionally release all women it has detained for campaigning for human rights, officials mandated by the United Nations said on Friday.
Coalition of Int'l NGOs Opposes Bahrain's Candidacy at HRC due to Bad HR Record
A coalition of non-governmental human rights groups from Europe, the U.S. and Canada called on UN member states to oppose the election of Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Eritrea, the Philippines and Somalia, which were deemed "unqualified" due to their human rights records, Scoop news website reported.
UN Puts Bahrain among 38 Countries Practicing “shameful” Reprisals on Rights Activists
The United Nations listed 38 “shameful” countries including China and Russia which it said had carried out reprisals or intimidation against people cooperating with it on human rights through killings, torture and arbitrary arrests.
UN Investigations: Widespread and Systematic Imprisonment May Constitute Crimes against Humanity
The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention in the UN considered the deprivation of liberty of Nabeel Rajab, in contravention of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and due to discrimination based on political or other opinion and on his position as a leading human rights defender
Reuters: Bahrain Government Rejects U.N. Criticism over Jailing of Campaigner
Bahrain’s detention of activist Nabeel Rajab is unlawful and violates his right to freedom of expression, U.N. human rights experts have found, calling on the kingdom to release him immediately with compensation.
AP: UN Panel Calls on Bahrain to Release Activist Nabeel Rajab
A special United Nations panel is urging Bahrain to immediately release imprisoned activist Nabeel Rajab, describing him as the victim of government-sponsored "persecution" for his political views in the island kingdom.
UN Committee Sent Letter to Bahrain Demanding to Lift Travel Ban Imposed on Nidal Al-Salman and Other HR Defenders
A United Nations committee sent a letter to the government of Bahrain in which it demanded to lift restrictions imposed on activist Nidal Al-Salman, including travel ban.
UN Sent Letter to Bahraini Government Regarding Death Penalty against Maher Al-Khabbaz, Demanded his Retrial
The United Nations committee sent a letter to Bahrain demanding to reconsider the death sentence issued against Maher Al-Khabbaz.
Bahrain Mirror Publishes Most Important Points in UN Response to Bahraini Government
Bahrain Mirror reports on the most important points in the United Nations Human Rights Committee's report in which it assessed Bahrain's commitment to the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The Committee also replied to the first voluntary national report on the goals of development that the Bahraini government submitted on the 17th of last July.
Dissent Still not Accepted in Saudi, U.N. Says, Calls for Activists' Release
The United Nations human rights office called on Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to release all peaceful activists, including women held for campaigning against a ban on driving even as it was being lifted.
UN Experts Mention Evidence of Stark Contrast between Bahrain Rhetoric and Comments from Other Sources
Experts recalled with concern the turmoil in 2011, and the repression that followed, a challenge to the Bahrain’s stated values of tolerance and non-discrimination.
Bahraini Gov’t Delegation to UN: Al-Wasat Newsapper Didn’t Appeal Court Decision as It Knew its Legal Position was Weak
The delegation said that the Al-Wasat newspaper had been closed down in 2017 because of “serious abuses and legal violations”.
Yemeni Negotiators to Meet U.N. Ahead of Possible Talks with Houthis
Yemeni government negotiators will meet with deputy U.N. envoy to Yemen Maeen Sharim by mid-July, an official told Reuters on Tuesday, in a sign that peace talks with the Iran-aligned Houthis could resume soon.