Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

UN rights chief calls for smart response to Islamic State terrorism

Islamic State terrorists must be defeated with smart strategies rather than heavy-handed measures that could drive more people into the hands of the radicals, UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said Tuesday.

UN rights chief urges US to tighten gun control

The United States must start honouring its duty to protect citizens by tightening its gun control measures, UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein demanded Tuesday, responding to the latest mass shooting in Orlando, Florida.

UN seeks probe into allegations of Turkish abuses in Kurdish regions

Turkish security forces have shot and burned civilians to death in the mostly Kurdish south-east of the country, UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said Tuesday, citing reports delivered to the United Nations and demanding access to the region.

UN rights chief announces probe of "murderous" attack on Syrian camp

UN experts will work hard to investigate Thurday's airstrikes that killed at least 30 refugees in a northern Syrian camp, UN rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein says.