UN high commissioner for human rights

Indonesia yet to allow UN Commissioner into Papua

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein told a meeting of the Human Rights Council he was concerned the government's invitation to visit Papua had still not been honoured.

In his global update on human rights issues, Mr Al Hussein said he had been invited to visit Papua during his visit to Indonesia in February.

There had been positive engagement by the Indonesian authorities in many other respects, Mr Al Hussein said.



UN human rights commissioner to visit PNG

From 5 to 7 February, High Commissioner Zeid will be in Jakarta, where he is due to meet President Joko Widodo and hold discussions with top officials, Indonesia’s national human rights institutions and civil society representatives working on human rights issues, as well as religious leaders.

On 5 February at 9:30am local time, the High Commissioner will speak at a Regional Human Rights Conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jakarta, marking the 70th Year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and 25th Year of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action.

US election: Trump presidency 'dangerous', says UN rights chief

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad al-Hussein cited Mr Trump's comments on the use of torture and his attitude to "vulnerable communities".

The Republican presidential candidate's campaign has been marked by a number of controversial comments.

Recent crude remarks about women have caused the biggest political fallout.

Overnight President Barack Obama, at a rally for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, condemned those comments, saying: "The guy says stuff that nobody would find tolerable if they were applying for a job at 7-Eleven."

UN official likens Trump's tactics to ISIS

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, UN high commissioner for human rights, directed a brutal verbal assault on controversial Dutch lawmaker and leader of the Dutch Freedom Party (PVV), Geert Wilders, criticizing him and others for spreading hatred and prejudice for the sake of political points.

"I wish to address this short statement to Mr. Geert Wilders, his acolytes, indeed to all those like him -- the populists, demagogues and political fantasists," said Hussein, addressing a security conference Monday at the Hague.


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