UN officials in Myanmar stamped out internal dissent while failing to protect the rights of the Muslim minority group, according to documents and internal reports.
President Pierre Nkurunziza has finally agreed to let the international community intervene in Burundi's crisis, but regional experts and members of the political opposition have expressed their doubts.
The office of the UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights said that Czech officials are regularly subjecting migrants and refugees to detention for 40 days, and in some cases as many as three months.
A report released by the UN's human rights office determined that rebels and government forces both committed atrocities, painting a damning picture of gross human rights violations and impunity.
A new report found that US drone strikes have killed as many as 40 Yemeni civilians over the past year, compared to 24 civilians killed in al Qaeda attacks.
In the latest incident involving foreign troops in the African nation, a French soldier is accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl and fathering her child.
A Saudi-led airstrike reportedly killed seven fighters loyal to Yemen’s ousted president on Tuesday, an incident that coincided with a UN report about mounting civilian casualties.
At least 1,000 people were deported and many more have fled from Venezuela into Colombia over the past week, as a diplomatic and political crisis between the countries grows.
I met with a group preparing to cross the Cambodian border in an attempt to make it to the UN office in Phnom Penh.
Islamic State militants are specifically targeting educated and politically active women, killing them for being secular or for alleged crimes like adultery or lack of modesty.
The United Nations is facing a "stark" funding shortage as it attempts to deal with the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa and Islamic State militants in the Middle East.
A group of Mexican women who were sexually tortured by police at protests have started a campaign to bring attention to the issue.