Special Rapporteur

Hundreds of environmental activists have been killed all throughout Latin America as the world largely remains silent.
Roberto Saba, Universidad de Palermo In Argentina, there is no formal or legal barrier to women becoming judges. But according
As the Iranian government prepares to lay bare its most sensitive operations to dozens of the U.N. inspectors, it should also welcome the one individual charged with monitoring human rights, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed.
A marauding misogynist Taliban in the style of Islamic State is not a fantasy, and the Security Council could envision such an outcome with a resolution that would surely garner a wide consensus of support.
The U.S. government has not answered the letter. A State Department spokeswoman told HuffPost that "the U.S. will be replying
Considering Javad Larijani's inability to build coalitions with other UN member states and in view of his aggressive conduct, expecting him and his team to effect changes in Iran's standing within the UN appears highly unlikely.
Stoning has been removed from the section of the code dealing with penalties for 'adultery.' However, sexual relation outside of marriage remains a crime.
"I do not regard the country mandate as a punitive measure. This is the start of a process that we can hopefully work through peacefully and collaboratively."
After Israel's latest act of aggression, it's not just the Arab world that is outraged. And it's not just Israel they're
Prison conditions worldwide are worse than the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture could have imagined. Jails without air, toilets and food are not rare.