Louise Arbour

 
It’s time for a reckoning for Kagame and his Western cheerleaders
It’s time for a reckoning for Kagame and his Western cheerleaders
As we commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, we cannot keep excusing the crimes of Rwanda’s current government - and the...
Respected SA judge named as UN human rights chief
Respected SA judge named as UN human rights chief
United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon on Thursday formally appointed South African Judge Navanethem Pillay to succeed Louise Arbour as his high...
Women's Day protests highlight violence, inequality
Women's Day protests highlight violence, inequality
Calls to end forced marriage, domestic abuse and job discrimination marked International Women's Day on Saturday as demonstrators took to the...
UN human rights chief to step down
UN human rights chief to step down
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Canadian jurist Louise Arbour, said on Friday she will step down when her current term in...
Tutu in Gaza to start probe into deaths
Tutu in Gaza to start probe into deaths
Desmond Tutu, the South African archbishop, met the former Palestinian prime minister and Hamas leader, Ismail Haniyeh, in Gaza at the start of a...
Abbas calls for halt to Israeli 'aggression'
Abbas calls for halt to Israeli 'aggression'
The Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, on Tuesday called on Israel to stop its "aggression" to create the right climate for negotiations as the...
More than 1 400 drowned off Yemen this year
More than 1 400 drowned off Yemen this year
More than 1 400 would-be migrants, mostly Somalis and Ethiopians, have drowned off Yemen this year trying to cross the Gulf of Aden on rickety...
Muslim nations condemn Dutch Qur'an film
Muslim nations condemn Dutch Qur'an film
Muslim nations on Friday condemned a film by a Dutch lawmaker that accuses the Qur'an of inciting violence, and Dutch Muslim leaders urged...
Kenya opposition calls off protests
Kenya opposition calls off protests
Kenya's opposition on Wednesday called off mass rallies scheduled for Thursday to protest disputed presidential polls. This was at the request of...
UN condemns killing of Zim opposition activists
UN condemns killing of Zim opposition activists
The United Nations's top human rights official on Wednesday expressed shock and issued a strong condemnation of the killing of opposition political...
Violence fears grow as UN mulls Zim crisis
Violence fears grow as UN mulls Zim crisis
Zimbabwe's main rights group accused the government on Tuesday of unleashing violence to help President Robert Mugabe cling to power as the wait...
UN human rights office in Angola to close
UN human rights office in Angola to close
The United Nations will close its human rights office in Angola after the authorities there withdrew their cooperation, the office of the high...

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