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#Navi Pillay

# navi-pillay - Monday 28 July, 2014

Downing of flight MH17 'may amount to a war crime'

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights added that an “effective” investigation is needed.

# navi-pillay - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Escalating crisis in Gaza poses "serious threat" to children, says UNICEF

Meanwhile, UN rights commissioner condemns military action by Israeli and Hamas forces.

# navi-pillay - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

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.

# navi-pillay - Monday 31 December, 2012

UN rights chief urges India to end rape 'scourge'

“Now is the time to strengthen India’s legal regime against rape.”

# navi-pillay - Friday 27 July, 2012

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.

# navi-pillay - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

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.

# navi-pillay - Friday 1 June, 2012

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

# navi-pillay - Friday 20 April, 2012

Gaza executions 'unlawful' says UN

Human rights office says death sentences were not approved by the Palestinian president as required.

# navi-pillay - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

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.

# navi-pillay - Monday 13 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Monday

Catch up on the day’s biggest news – as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

# navi-pillay - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

Egyptian ruler defends use of force as video emerges of woman being attacked by soldiers Egypt This post contains videos

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.

# navi-pillay - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

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.

# navi-pillay - Saturday 3 December, 2011

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.

# navi-pillay - Monday 12 September, 2011

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.

# navi-pillay - Tuesday 23 August, 2011

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.