Rights Chief Criticised Over Calls to End Sanctions


The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Navi Pillay, has been criticised after calling for the suspension of targeted sanctions against Robert Mugabe's government by the European Union.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Navanethem Pillay (file photo).

  • Zimbabwe:  Challenge for GNU - Heed Pillay Advice

    Zimbabwe Standard, 27 May 2012

    UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay on Friday concluded an insightful five-day trip to Zimbabwe. Her visit, the first by a rights commissioner, was a milestone in ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Pillay Lecture Exposes Human Rights Deficit

    Zimbabwe Standard, 27 May 2012

    Minister of Justice, Patrick Chinamasa, last week tried to manage the visit by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, in such a way that she would "hear no ... read more »

  • Guinea Bissau:  Rights Chief Worries Over Instability

    UN News Service, 25 May 2012

    The top United Nations human rights official said today she remains concerned over continuing instability in Guinea Bissau, following the coup there last month and reports of human ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  UN Rights Chief Urges Agreement on Key Reforms

    SW Radio Africa, 23 May 2012

    The visiting United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has called on Zimbabwe's political leaders to quickly find a solution to their differences and implement key reforms, ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Pillay's Human Rights Findings - Curse or Blessing?

    Financial Gazette, 24 May 2012

    SO the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navanethem Pillay, has arrived in Zimbabwe for her five-day visit. As she combs the human rights landscape, there are a ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Locals Cannot Continue Living Their Lives in Fear

    SW Radio Africa, 24 May 2012

    I am now very concerned about the Movement for Democratic Change, especially, its leader, Morgan Tsvangirai. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  UN Rights Chief Calls for Suspension of Sanctions

    The Herald, 26 May 2012

    UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms Navanethem Pillay yesterday said illegal sanctions on Zimbabwe must be suspended until the conduct and outcome of elections. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Will Pillay Step Up to the Plate

    The Herald, 25 May 2012

    If she is as well advised as would be necessary in view of her 96 hour visit, the proposition that there are more questions than answers should weigh heavily on UN human rights ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Sanctions Violate Human Rights - Pillay

    The Herald, 25 May 2012

    Visiting United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms Navanethem Pillay, yesterday admitted the illegal sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by Western countries are a gross human ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  UN Rights Chief Urges Peaceful Polls

    UN News Service, 24 May 2012

    On her first-ever visit to Zimbabwe, the top United Nations human rights official has urged President Robert Mugabe to ensure that the country's next elections will be free and ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  UN Concerned With Violence

    Office of the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, 23 May 2012

    The visiting UN Human Rights High Commissioner Navi Pillay says the United Nations is concerned about the security of the people during the elections. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Human Rights Violations Still Rampant

    SW Radio Africa, 22 May 2012

    The visiting United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay has been told incidents of torture and intimidation still persist in Zimbabwe despite government ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Of Course Zimbabwe Has a Lot to Hide

    SW Radio Africa, 22 May 2012

    Contrary to claims by Zanu-PF's Justice Minister Patrick Chinamasa on Sunday 20th May 2012, that Zimbabwe "has nothing to hide" as he welcomed the United Nations High Commissioner ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Tsvangirai Meets With United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights

    Movement for Democratic Change, 22 May 2012

    President Morgan Tsvangirai today met with the United Nations (UN) Commissioner for Human Rights, Madam Navanethem Pillay at his Charter House offices in Harare. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Violations Persist As UN Chief Visits

    Movement for Democratic Change, 22 May 2012

    Hon Douglas Mwonzora, the MDC Spokesperson has said the visit by the United Nations (UN) Commissioner for Human Rights, Madam Navanethem Pillay comes at a very appropriate time and ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Torture Claims Are 'Lies', Govt Tells UN

    SW Radio Africa, 21 May 2012

    The United Nations High Commssioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay jetted into Harare on Sunday to begin a five day visit that will include a meeting with President Robert Mugabe ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  UN Human Rights Chief Jets in

    The Herald, 21 May 2012

    UNITED Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms Navanethem Pillay arrived in Zimbabwe yesterday for a five-day visit to assess the human rights situation in the country. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  UN Rights Chief Should Press Mugabe On Rights Abuses

    SW Radio Africa, 11 May 2012

    Zimbabweans hope that the planned visit to Zimbabwe by the UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay will help put the country's human rights record under the spotlight. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  UN Rights Chief Coming At Govt Invitation - Chinamasa

    The Herald, 10 May 2012

    United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms Navi Pillay's visit to Zimbabwe in a fortnight is at the invitation of the Government, Justice and Legal Affairs Minister ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Minister Calls South African Court Ruling on Human Rights Abuses 'Irrelevant'

    The Herald, 9 May 2012

    A recent South African court judgement that wants Pretoria to investigate Zimbabwean officials for alleged human rights abuses brings the SA justice system into disrepute, a ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  UN Rights Chief to Visit Marange Diamond Fields

    Zimbabwe Standard, 6 May 2012

    THE United Nations Human Rights Commissioner, Navi Pillay, is set to visit Zimbabwe on May 20 at the invitation of the government, her office said on Friday. According to her ... read more »