Human rights

Human rights situation in Palestine continues to be grim

UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Michael Lynk, published his annual report on Wednesday, addressing Israel’s illegal policies of collective punishment, which the Palestinian people. Emphasizing Israel’s reliance on collective punishment as a “prominent instrument in its coercive toolbox of[…]

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‘Detached from realities’: Pakistan blasts US for selectively targeting states in ‘religious freedom’ blacklist

Pakistan’s inclusion on the US blacklist of “countries of particular concern” for religious freedom violations has provoked ire in Islamabad, where it was condemned as arbitrary, detached from reality, biased and unfair. The State Department’s designation of Pakistan was “unilateral and arbitrary,” Pakistan’s Foreign Office said in a statement on Tuesday. “This[…]

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‘Most regrettable’: Hong Kong’s chief executive says US ‘human rights’ bill creates ‘instability’

Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, slammed a “human rights and democracy” bill recently signed into law by US President Donald Trump, which declares Washington’s support for the territory’s protest movement. In her first comments on the legislation, which became law last week, Lam said it was “wholly unnecessary,” and could[…]

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