Political rights

UN Human Rights Committee criticizes US civil and political rights record

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 the […]

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 […]