Philippines dismisses UN rights concerns

Philippines: Tells world body at general assembly to respect sovereignty as it wages its deadly drugs war.


Myanmar's ethnic Rakhines greet UN rights envoy with protests

Myanmar: Protesters say yanghee lee is biased and favors the rohingya.


Persecuted Rohingya look to UN rights envoy

Myanmar: Special rapporteur's visit to restive rakhine aroused both hope and cynicism.


Thailand hit hard at UN rights review

Thailand: Treatment of dissidents, asylum seekers draws criticisms from scores of countries.


Will UN rights chief's Sri Lankan visit deliver outcomes?

Sri Lanka: Clergy also need to devise creative forms to advocate in a way that is holistic and helps country reconcile with itself.


UN rights body concerned over violence in Nepal

Nepal: Ohchr spokesperson colville also called on all sides to resolve their differences through open and inclusive dialogue.


Philippine military under fire for misquoting UN rights rep

Philippines: Indigenous group in mindanao falsely portrayed as trafficking victims, official says.