Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

UN’s Zeid on Syrian Opposition Plan to Bypass Russian Veto

By Tom Miles GENEVA, Oct 12 – The top U.N. human rights official repeated his call on Wednesday for a dilution of big powers’ United Nations veto in cases of serious war crimes, but he gave little support to Syrian opposition hopes of strong-arming Russia over eastern Aleppo. Russian war planes have bombed rebel-held eastern

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Trump as President Would Pose Global Danger, UN Rights Boss Warns

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Oct 12 – Republican nominee Donald Trump becoming president of the United States would present a global danger, the top United Nations human rights official said on Wednesday. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein cited Trump’s views on vulnerable communities including minorities and his talk of using

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U.N.’s Rights Boss Warns Russia over Syria Air Strikes

By Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Oct 4  – United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein warned Russia on Tuesday over the use of incendiary weapons in Syria’s besieged enclave of eastern Aleppo, and said crimes by one side did not justify illegal acts by the other. Zeid said that

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U.N. Investigators Tell States To Stop Syria War Crimes

GENEVA, May 11 – States backing Syria’s peace process must stop the warring parties from attacking unlawful targets such as hospitals and other civilian sites, U.N. war crimes investigators said in a statement on Wednesday. Air strikes, shelling and rocket fire had been consistently used in recent attacks on civilian areas, the U.N. Commission of

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U.N. says Saudi-led Bombing of Yemen Market May Be International Crime

By Stephanie Nebehay and Angus McDowall GENEVA/RIYADH, March 19 – The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen may be responsible for “international crimes”, a category that includes war crimes and crimes against humanity, the top U.N. human rights official said on Friday. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, condemned an air strike

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