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US permanent representative to UN Nikki Haley:  called rights body a “protector of human-rights abusers, and a cesspool of political bias”. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

A few years ago, I covered a long hearing in the cavernous hall in Geneva where the UN Human Rights Council holds its plenary meetings. Ireland was in(...)

People pay their respects in front of dozens of coffins containing remains of more than 600 victims of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. File photograph: Themistocles Hakizimana/Reuters

Between 2001 and 2015, sales of translated fiction grew by 96 per cent. One reason, argues Daniel Hahn, who last year established a prize for first tr(...)

Priority will be given to people who are able to provide accommodation for their family members given the high demand on limited housing supplies across Ireland.  Photographer: Michaela Rehle/Bloomberg

A family reunification programme that will allow up to 530 refugees join family members in Ireland will open for applications on Monday. The Humani(...)

Finns topped the UN’s happiness rankings. Photograph: Getty

Happy are the people of the Nordic nations, happier, in fact, than anyone else in the world. And the overall happiness of a country is almost identica(...)

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte said the ICC had shown a “brazen ignorance of the law”.  Photograph:  Ezra Acayan/Reuters

Rodrigo Duterte is to withdraw the Philippines from the International Criminal Court (ICC) after it opened a crimes against humanity investigation int(...)

Joel Mutara:  ‘I feel safe and free here. I’m able to follow my dreams and reach them.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

When Joel Mutara arrived into Dublin airport last April, he hadn’t seen his sister in more than a decade. The 24-year-old was travelling with his youn(...)

Mary T Murphy, originally from Cork, is refugee programme manager for the Goal aid agency’s two refugee camps in the Gambela region of Ethiopia – Kule and Tierkidi – near the South Sudanese border. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan/Goal

European leaders should visit refugee camps in Ethiopia and Uganda to learn how to manage the stream of asylum seekers arriving on Italian, Greek and (...)

In the western city of Kisumu, police used tear gas and fired live rounds over the heads of stone-throwing youths. Photograph: Kabir Dhanji/EPA

Kenyan authorities said on Friday they would indefinitely delay further attempts to hold a repeat presidential election in some areas due to the risk (...)

US president Donald Trump looks to his VIP section during his speech in Phoenix, Arizona. Photograph: Roy Dabner/EPA

A UN committee charged with tackling racism has issued an “early warning” over conditions in the US and urged the Trump administration to “unequivocal(...)

Supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga protest in Nairobi, Kenya. Riots have been taking place in and around Nairobi since the announcement of Uhuru Kenyatta as president. Photograph: Daniel Irungu/EPA

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga on Sunday called for a strike to support his claim to the presidency and accused the ruling party of “spilling t(...)

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