A spate of executions in some unlikely countries has caused the top UN human rights official to speak out.
New data shows that Saudi Arabia is putting its capital punishment system into overdrive, including the execution of a woman for witchcraft.
On July 7, Humberto Leal Garcia, Jr is scheduled to die. He was convicted in a Texas court of rape and murder--a capital offense for which he was sentenced to death. But this case is different from other Texas death penalty cases for the fact that Leal is a Mexican citizen. When he was arrested, he was denied the right under international law to contact the Mexican consulate.
Strong rhetoric is about the only tool at the disposal of the UN system right now because the Security Council has so far failed to take any action whatsoever on the Syria situation.
Navi Pillay: "Human rights abuses were at the heart of Tunisia's problems, and therefore human rights must be right at the forefront of the solutions to those problems."