UN human rights chief spotlights plight of millions of detainees worldwide

Every day, around the world, there are hundreds of new cases of men, women and children being placed in detention, when they should not be – sometimes in quite inhumane conditions,” Navanethem Pillay told a news conference in Geneva, her first since taking up her post as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights last month.

In the 21st century, it is high time we took more effective action to reduce this hidden, large-scale violation of human rights,” said Ms. Pillay, adding that while no accurate figures exist, “the number of people around the world who are believed to be held in some form of detention that is unjust or inappropriate probably runs into the millions.”  >>>>>

One Response to UN human rights chief spotlights plight of millions of detainees worldwide

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