All parties to Gaza crisis may have committed war crimes: UN rights chief

All parties to the Gaza conflict have been responsible for “clear violations of international humanitarian law including possible war crimes”, according to the UN’s top human rights official, Volker Türk. https://news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2024/02/1147007
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All parties to Gaza crisis may have committed war crimes: UN rights chief
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Tunisia: Dissolution of judicial independence body a ‘big step in the wrong direction’

08 Feb 2022

Dissolving the Tunisian body that deals with judicial independence, known as the High Judicial Council, is a “clear violation” of the country’s obligations under international human rights law, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet warned on Tuesday.

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A woman sits outside what remains of her home, after it was destroyed during heavy shelling in Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine.

Türk: Accountability needed for ‘shocking’ violations by Russian forces in Ukraine

12 Jul 2023

The continuing lack of accountability for the violations and abuses committed by Russian forces in Ukraine is deeply concerning, UN human rights chief Volker Türk said on Wednesday. 

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Sudan catastrophe must not be allowed to continue: UN rights chief Türk

Sudan catastrophe must not be allowed to continue: UN rights chief Türk

15 Apr 2024

A full year of conflict in Sudan has already caused immense suffering and death but the situation could easily worsen with the news that the warring parties are arming civilians, UN rights chief Volker Türk said on Monday.