Human Rights Priorities of the United Nations

Tracking UN Condemnation for Human Rights Violations by Specific States

Top Ten Countries Subject to Most
UN Condemnation for Human Rights Violations in 2012

  1. Israel
  2. Syrian Arab Republic
  3. Sudan
  4. Somalia
  5. Mexico
  6. Iran, United States of America
  7. China, South Sudan
  8. Democratic Republic of the Congo, Libya
  9. Colombia, India, Iraq, Saudi Arabia
  10. Cote d'Ivoire, Pakistan
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UN Human Rights Actions

Find statistics on the actions of the UN human rights system critical of specific states.

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(First year of monitoring: 2003)

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Last updated: 1 January 2013

** Note: Prior to September 2011 the UN system did not clearly demark or assign all individual cases/communications/complaints to each state, so results in this category may vary going forward as a result of this methodological shift. Though these cases are largely driven by the individual, rather than reflecting the priorities, preferences or biases of the UN system and its member states, they are included here where a UN actor chooses to mention, investigate or judge such a case. "Including cases" should be chosen if a result is sought which includes all actions, bearing in mind that the result will reflect greater initiative and pressure from outside the UN system, than if individual cases are excluded.

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