About: Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

Global Europe 15-11-2017

UN denounces EU cooperation with Libya to stem migrant flow as ‘inhuman’

The European Union's policy of helping the Libyan authorities intercept migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean and return them to "horrific" prisons in Libya is "inhuman", the United Nations said on Tuesday (14 November).

France continues evicting Roma, cuts re-housing and integration efforts

France continued to evict thousands of Roma in 2015, and cut its re-housing efforts, as demand for housing soared due to the refugee crisis. Hostility to the minority in France is among the highest in Europe. EURACTIV France reports
Languages & Culture 28-10-2015

Derogatory speech against migrants can lead to murders, UN official warns

Politicians who use derogatory language about refugees and migrants may be responsible for causing violence and racism, UN Human Rights Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein warned yesterday (27 October).
Global Europe 02-10-2015

Europe should speak out about Iran’s appalling rights record

Despite the recent nuclear agreement deal signed with Iran, problems with Tehran persist. Chief among these is the issue of human rights, writes Ryszard Czarnecki.

UN says one million refugees should be no problem for EU

The UN rights chief yesterday (15 June) called for the European Union to take bolder steps to address its swelling migrant crisis, insisting the bloc could easily take in one million refugees. The announcement coincides with today's meeting of EU interior ministers who find it difficult to re-distribute 40.000 asylum seekers from Italy and Greece to other countries of the Union.