- Sudanese celebrate as the 30-year long rule of Omar al- Bashir’s comes to an end providing a momentous opportunity for Sudan to put respect for Human Rights and Rule of Law at the center of its transition.
- International Criminal Court judges deny opening a formal investigation into alleged grave crimes in committed Afghanistan, thereby closing the path to justice for the country’s victims.
- Per the report of South Africa-based African Diaspora Forum and Human Rights Watch, there is a dire need to investigate, arrest and prosecute those responsible for a spate of violence against foreign nationals in Durban from March 25 to April 2, 2019 amid political tensions in the lead-up to national elections scheduled for May 8.
- The United States barred a prominent Palestinian activist Omar Barghouti from entering the country , a move that closely viewed by the Human Rights Organisations worldwide as an attempt by the Trump administration to silence Palestinian voices.
5. UN Special Rapporteur for housing says plight of hundreds of migrants breaches their Human Rights and urges France to act on ‘dire’ living conditions of the refugees.
- United Nations condemns “cruel and inhuman” laws set to take effect in Brunei that impose death by stoning for gay sex and adultery and amputations for theft.
- The brother of the former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa sued in a U.S. court over alleged extrajudicial killing and torture by the lawyers who successfully brought a civil suit against the Syrian government for the killing of the Sunday Times journalist Marie Colvin.
8. In a message to commemorate the 25 year anniversary of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, a massacre which witnessed the death of at least 800,000 Tutsis, UN chief Antonio Guterres warns of dangerous trends of rising xenophobia, racism and intolerance in many parts of the world.
9. The United Nations Security Council adopts a landmark terror finance resolution in order to suppress the funding of terror groups and strengthen the Organization’s ability to implement a global counter-terrorism strategy.
- United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres tells the Security Council that Women’s rights, voices and participation must be at “the center of peacekeeping decision-making”, describing them as “central to sustainable solutions” to challenges facing the Organization worldwide.