Australia's hardline approach to asylum seekers includes turning away refugees arriving by boat and offshore detention. Both measures have been condemned by the UN previously.
In her opening address to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Michelle Bachelet insisted countries must take responsibility for their nationals caught up in Syria's drawn-out war.
The death toll by Israeli aggression has risen to 44 since March 30, when Palestinians began staging protests to demand the 'right of return' to their homes, occupied by the Tel Aviv government decades ago.
The United Nations human rights chief Zeid Raad al Hussein made comment in response to Duterte's verbal attacks and terror charges against UN rapporteurs.
The UN Human Rights Council mandates UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein to send a group of "eminent experts" to Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition has been accused of bombing civilian targets in support of Yemen's exiled president.
A new report from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights says Moscow is committing grave abuses in Crimea, including enforced disappearances, the imposition of Russian citizenship and the deportation of prisoners.
According to Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein, the attacks by Trump on the media have emboldened other countries to crack down on press freedom.
A UN report holds security forces and pro-government groups responsible for at least 73 of 125 deaths of anti-Maduro protesters.
The UN Human Rights Council chief called for an independent, international probe into the "horrific attacks" allegedly carried out by Bana Mura militia against civilians.
Russian and Syrian regime attacks in the city have killed, maimed and injured hundreds of civilians, including children.
UN envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, says the city "may be totally destroyed" if the conflict is not resolved soon.
UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein criticises 'dangerously divisive' rhetoric used by US presidential candidates such as Donald Trump
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