Most of the victims were not directly involved in gangs, UN human rights office says, adding that there have also been reports of sexual violence.
Global community has failed to take meaningful measures to ensure Israel’s compliance with international law and influence it to bring an end to the occupation of Palestinian territories, former UN rights chief Navi Pillay says.
The reform to the penal code applies to those who "reproduce and transmit messages or communications originating or allegedly originating from" the criminal groups.
Last November, the ICC opened a formal investigation into alleged rights violations during a crackdown by security forces on protests sparked by the arrests of several opposition leaders in 2017.
The United Nations drew up a list of 142 individuals who warrant investigation for crimes including mass rapes and sexual slavery of women and deliberate killing of scores of children.
UN urges Yemen's Houthis to release staff members
The two staff members of UNESCO and UN Human Rights were detained early in November in Sanaa.
The United Nations Human Rights Council has adopted a proposal to set up an international expert panel to report on violations committed by all sides in Ethiopia's year-old war.
Human rights report accuses Taliban of several rights violations ranging from limits on press freedom to restrictions on women.
Egypt responds with disapproval and shock after 31 countries, including US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, expressed concern on Cairo’s use of terror legislation against a broad range of critics, including rights activists and journalists.
United Nations Security Council meets to discuss Myanmar crisis as pro-democracy activists hold fresh demonstrations against the military coup.
A Peruvian judge banned ousted president Martin Vizcarra from leaving the country days after his dismissal by Congress as the country's political crisis continues.
Manfred Nowak, who leads a UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty that was published this week, reiterates that the US is holding far more children than are other countries for which he has reliable figures.
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