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# Navi Pillay

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# United Nations
Downing of flight MH17 'may amount to a war crime'
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights added that an “effective” investigation is needed.
# Gaza
Escalating crisis in Gaza poses "serious threat" to children, says UNICEF
Meanwhile, UN rights commissioner condemns military action by Israeli and Hamas forces.
# South Sudan
UN says it has found mass grave with 75 bodies in South Sudan
Troops loyal to President Salva Kiir have been battling those backing his rival Riek Machar, a former vice president who was sacked in July.
# Braveheart
UN rights chief urges India to end rape 'scourge'
“Now is the time to strengthen India’s legal regime against rape.”
# Syria
Syria latest: UN human rights chief warns of 'consequences' for both sides
“The world does not forget or forgive crimes like these,” Navi Pillay said of reported atrocities against Syrian civilians.
# Syria
27 "torture centres" revealed in Syria
There are 27 torture centres in the country where people have been beaten and ill-treated – which points to a state policy of torture, Human Rights Watch has said.
# Syria
UN human rights chief warns of full civil war in Syria
This is the fifth time the UN Human Rights Council has called an urgent meeting regarding Syria
# Gaza
Gaza executions 'unlawful' says UN
Human rights office says death sentences were not approved by the Palestinian president as required.
# Homs
Violence escalates in Syria as UN cites crimes against humanity
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton has said it is “deplorable” that the regime has escalated violence to the extent that it is using artillery and tank fire against innocent civilians.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
Catch up on the day’s biggest news – as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
# Egypt
Egyptian ruler defends use of force as video emerges of woman being attacked by soldiers
Major General Adel Emara said the attack as an “isolated incident” and that the army has a duty to protect the state.
# Syria
ICC should investigate suspected Syrian rights abuses, says UN rights chief
Navi Pillay says that the human rights commission’s recent report on Syria concluded that state forces had committed systematic and gross violations of human rights.
# Syria
25 killed in fresh Syrian violence
Sanctions by the EU, US and Arab League have so far failed to push the Syrian government to cease its violent crackdown on protesters.
# Syria
Death toll in Syria reaches 2,600 - UN
Navi Pillay told the Human Rights Council in Geneva today that at least 2,600 people have been killed in Syria since unrest broke out in mid-March.
# Syria
UN puts protest deaths at 2,200 as Syria disputes fact-finding report
Seven people were reportedly killed after a UN fact-finding mission left the restive city of Homs yesterday. The UN has criticised Syria for restricting the mission’s access.