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International church groups back calls for UN probe Philippine rights situation

Groups express alarm over new anti-terrorism law, which they say poses serious threats to civil liberties

UN human rights chief expresses concern over human rights situation in...

In at least 12 Asian countries there’s been an escalation of suffering and turmoil, Michele Bachelet says

Global coalition calls on UN to address China’s human rights violations

Open letter signed by 321 civil society groups also demanded an end to Beijing’s impunity at UN Human Rights Council

UN rights body urged to recognize ‘right to a safe environment’

Most of nature’s contributions to people are not fully replaceable, and some are irreplaceable, groups point out

North Korean women faced torture, rape, malnourishment in detention, says UN...

Women tell investigators how they were abused and treated in North Korean detention centers and prison camps

UN poverty report on Malaysia falls on deaf ears

Envoy accuses Malaysian govt of ‘statistical sleight of hand’ in claiming it has a poverty rate of 0.4 percent

UN needs to demand Myanmar improve on human rights, group says

Less flowery talk, more action needed from govt on improving human rights situation, Human Rights Watch says

The scourge of enforced disappearances

Asia submitted the highest number of cases of enforced disappearance to the United Nations in the last decade.

UN reports less refugee movements in Southeast Asia

But there’s been an increase in danger reported by those who’ve fled over the last five years

UN rights body ‘obligated’ to investigate organ harvesting in China

Senior lawyer tells UN that what is occurring in China is ‘one of the worst mass atrocities of this century’

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