In The News: Hong Kong Lawmaker Urges UNHRC to Probe Police Brutality

On September 16, 2019, pro-democracy Hong Kong legislator Tanya Chan called on the top human rights body to investigate the “brutal crackdowns and preemptive violence” by police. Her speech urging High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to establish a commission of inquiry has been reported across …

Nicaragua Praised in UN Human Rights Review Despite Year-Long Crackdown on Dissent

GENEVA, May 16, 2019 — Despite Nicaragua’s brutal crackdown on dissent since protests erupted in April 2018, UN delegates lined up yesterday at the Human Rights Council to applaud the government’s track record on human rights, as the country underwent a mandatory review that all UN member states …