UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay assessed the world's most significant human rights issues today, criticising Syria and Bahrain but also mentioning problems in France and Greece.
Ms Pillay kick off the month-long session of the UN's 47-nation Human Rights Council by citing Syria's civil war as an area of grave concern.
Next on her list was Bahrain for handing down harsh prison sentences against activists and government opponents.
Ms Pillay also spoke of rights problems in Colombia, Ivory Coast and Congo.
She said she was "worried" by the clearance of Roma camps in France and "violent xenophobic attacks against migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers in Greece."
She said the Greek police seemed "unable" to protect the victims.
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