Human Lives Human Rights: On June 26, the United Nations Human Rights Committee began its 138th session in Geneva. It reviewed reports from Brazil, Burundi, Colombia, Cyprus, Lesotho, the Palestinian Authority and Uganda on how they are fulfilling their obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
The UN expert on external debt urged Liechtenstein to increase its involvement in international cooperation on June 26. He said that joining the International Monetary Fund was a good step, but not enough.
The “United Nations Mission on Human Rights in Afghanistan” report released on June 27 highlighted the ongoing threat of improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan. These devices have been used to target places of worship and the Hazara minority community.
Verinda Grover from India was appointed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights as a member of the International Independent Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine on June 28.
The United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Syria welcomed the UN General Assembly resolution to create an independent mechanism to find out what happened to all the missing people in Syria on June 29.
The report released by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on June 30 stated that the humanitarian and human rights situation in Myanmar had deteriorated to a worse than critical level.
The spokesperson of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed concern on June 30 over the police killing of a 17-year-old North African boy in France on Tuesday.