Feature Stories



No human rights progress despite new presidency, Burundi inquiry finds
No human rights progress despite new presidency, Burundi inquiry finds
The Commission of Inquiry on Burundi outlines the serious human rights violations occurring in the context of the 2020 elections, including summary executions, arbitrary detentions and arrests, torture and sexual violence.
23 September 2020
Myanmar report details ongoing human rights violations
Myanmar report details ongoing human rights violations
A report presented by the High Commissioner at the current session of the Human Rights Council highlights the increasing effects of the armed conflict in Myanmar on the Rakhine, Chin, Mro, Daignet and Rohingya communities. Ahead of the general elections in November, the High Commissioner encouraged the Government to “remove the barriers that impede democratic freedoms.”
17 September 2020
Cameroon crisis: preventing the speech that incites violence
Cameroon crisis: preventing the speech that incites violence
Ahead of next month’s elections in Cameroon, UN Human Rights works with the media, civil society and national institutions to find solutions to prevent speech that incites hatred and exacerbates violence in that country.
28 January 2020
Breaking cycles of sexual violence linked to elections in Kenya
Breaking cycles of sexual violence linked to elections in Kenya
UN Human Rights is working with survivors, the Government and civil society to prevent the recurrence of sexual violence ahead of the upcoming 2022 polls.
27 December 2019
From council chamber to the people: Côte d’Ivoire’s search for justice and reconciliation
From council chamber to the people: Côte d’Ivoire’s search for justice and reconciliation
Côte d’Ivoire was faced with violence and instability after a contested election in 2010. The Human Rights Council, through first its Commission of Inquiry and later the independent expert, has helped midwife the peace and reconciliation process. This is the story of its work in Côte d’Ivoire.
4 November 2016