In the four years since Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein became the UN‘s High Commissioner for Human Rights, attacks on people’s safety and dignity have been reported all over the world.

From Myanmar‘s campaign to drive hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya from the country, to the brutal wars in Yemen and Syria, human rights are under extreme pressure.

Hussein is well-known as an outspoken critic of world leaders, including US President Donald Trump and Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines.

He himself has been criticised for pointing out where countries have failed to preserve human rights. Hussein is stepping down at the end of August and will be replaced by former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet.