Zeid Raad al-Hussein

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 rights chief seeks int'l role in probe of Sri Lanka war

Zeid Raad al-Hussein pointed to horrific abuses during the conflict, including torture, executions, and sexual abuse by security forces, as well as suicide attacks, assassinations and recruitment of child soldiers by rebels.

As he presented a 270-page report focusing on the period from 2002 to 2011, Zeid called Wednesday for a "hybrid special court" that would include foreign judges and investigators.