* U.N. rights office to report findings in a year
(Adds Duterte spokesman paragraphs 8-10, 16)
GENEVA Nearly two dozen countries have called on China to halt its mass detention of ethnic Uighurs in the Xinjiang region, the first such joint move on the issue at the U.N. Human Rights Council, according to diplomats and a letter seen by Reuters.
GENEVA China is tightening its grip on Hong Kong and the territory's autonomy and democratic freedoms are slipping away, a prominent Hong Kong activist told the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday in a plea for international action.
GENEVA The rule of law has crumbled in Venezuela under the government of President Nicolas Maduro which has usurped the powers of the legislative and judicial branches, an international legal watchdog said on Monday.
* Opposition lawmaker calls for more liberations
(Adds response from Jatar, Venezuela supreme court)
GENEVA Venezuela charged on Friday that U.S.-led sanctions had stopped foreign debt refinancing, blocked vital food and medicine imports, and cost billions of dollars in lost oil assets.
GENEVA More than two dozen countries formally called for a U.N. investigation into thousands of killings in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, activists said.
GENEVA Myanmar security forces and insurgents are committing human rights violations against civilians in restive western states that may amount to fresh war crimes, a United Nations investigator said on Tuesday.
MONTREUX, Switzerland, June 29 Elton John made
his first and last appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival on
Saturday, delivering a slick and energetic performance that
ended with a message of tolerance and love.
MONTREUX, Switzerland Elton John made his first and last appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival on Saturday, delivering a slick and energetic performance that ended with a message of tolerance and love.