The United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights Völker Türk Wednesday joined the list of those condemning Real Madrid Brazilian striker Vinicius Jr being called “a monkey” during a Spanish First Division clash with Valencia last weekend.
Volker Türk, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, has urged Italy to ensure that any migration measures it implements during the state of emergency declared on Monday respect its humanitarian obligations.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights Volker Türk reviewed the situation in the South American country during a meeting Friday at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas.
The arrest in Caracas of activist María Fernanda Rodríguez during the visit of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights Volker Türk sparked an international uproar. She was released later on Friday with no comments.
United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights Volker Türk is arriving Thursday in Caracas from Colombia for talks with the Nicolás Maduro administration about human rights, where the latest reports have been anything but favorable.
Former Iranian Deputy Defense Minister Ali Reza Akbari (1997-2005) has been hanged after being found guilty of spying for the British government, it was reported in Tehran Saturday by the Mizan news service, although the exact moment of the execution was not revealed.
Austrian lawyer Volker Türk has been appointed to succeed former two-time Chilean President Michelle Bachelet as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, it was announced.