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UN: Human Rights Values, Freedoms Under Attack Globally

Human rights values and freedoms are under attack throughout the world, according to U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein.  In an opening speech to the 32nd session of the U.N. Human Rights Council, he outlined a number of pressing human rights concerns he said could have been prevented. The “filthy abuse by politicians” of the vulnerable is leading to escalating violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, warned Zeid, adding that the laws,...

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