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UN: Samoa - Women’s rights integral to mindset-change

Saturday, 19 August 2017, 12:06 pm | UNHCHR

UN experts say women’s sexual and reproductive rights integral to mindset-change in tackling gender discrimination in Samoa More >>

Venezuela must end systematic detentions

Saturday, 5 August 2017, 2:47 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (4 August 2017) - The Government of Venezuela must stop systematically detaining protesters and end the growing use of military tribunals to try civilians, a group of United Nations human rights experts* has said. More >>

Government complicity in ethnic-based massacres in Kasai

Saturday, 5 August 2017, 2:46 pm | UNHCHR

DRC: Victims’ harrowing accounts indicate Government complicity in ethnic-based massacres in Kasai – UN report GENEVA (4 August 2017) – Violence in the Kasai provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo appears to be taking on an increasing ... More >>

First mission to Samoa by a UN human rights expert group

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 6:21 pm | UNHCHR

Discrimination against women: First mission ever to Samoa by a UN human rights expert group More >>

Honduras human rights

Saturday, 29 July 2017, 1:18 pm | UNHCHR

Senior UN human rights official urges increased protection of human rights defenders after his visit to Honduras More >>

Briefing Notes - Vietnam, Venezuela

Saturday, 29 July 2017, 12:07 pm | UNHCHR

(1) Vietnam We are concerned about the intensifying crackdown against human rights defenders in Vietnam who have questioned or criticised the Government and its policies. On Tuesday, a well-known activist, Tran Thi Nga, was sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment ... More >>

Tanzania Reported attacks on persons with albinism decline

Saturday, 29 July 2017, 12:05 pm | UNHCHR

Tanzania: “Reported attacks against persons with albinism decline, but root causes still rife in rural areas” – UN expert More >>

Yemen airstrike

Saturday, 22 July 2017, 1:13 pm | UNHCHR

Our office in Yemen has gathered more information about a deadly airstrike that took place in a small village in Taizz Governorate in Yemen on Tuesday, 18 July. The Arab Coalition Forces airstrike took place in Al Asheerah village, which is near the town ... More >>

Turkey: UN experts seek release of all rights defenders

Saturday, 15 July 2017, 1:12 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (14 July 2017) - A group of United Nations experts* has today called on the Government of Turkey to immediately release nine human rights defenders and two foreign trainers who are being questioned over alleged membership of a terrorist organization. More >>

UN Human Rights - Venezuela Bahrain

Saturday, 15 July 2017, 1:11 pm | UNHCHR

The situation in Venezuela continues to be of deep concern, and we again urge all in the country to use only peaceful means to make themselves heard. We note that a public consultation is due to take place this Sunday, organised by the opposition-led ... More >>

North Korea / Human rights: UN Expert

Saturday, 15 July 2017, 1:09 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA / SEOUL (14 July 2017) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Tomás OJEA QUINTANA, will visit Seoul from 17 to 21 July. More >>

UN expert to visit Myanmar to assess rights

Saturday, 8 July 2017, 2:00 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (7 July 2017) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, will undertake her sixth information-gathering visit to the country from 10 to 21 July. More >>

Call on Israel to reconsider charges against Palestinian

Saturday, 8 July 2017, 1:59 pm | UNHCHR

UN human rights experts call on Israel to reconsider the charges against Palestinian activist Issa Amro More >>

OHCHR Press Briefing Notes - Turkey China Cambodia

Saturday, 8 July 2017, 1:57 pm | UNHCHR

We have received reports that eight Turkish human rights defenders and two international experts were detained on the Büyükada Island near Istanbul on Wednesday 5 July while taking part in a training workshop. More >>

Sustainable development must put people not profits first

Saturday, 1 July 2017, 3:39 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA / PARIS (30 June 2017) - Governments and business leaders must put people – not profits – first as the world moves towards action on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, UN human rights experts have today told a major world conference ... More >>

UNHCR - Iraq Al Jazeera Venezuela Guatemala

Saturday, 1 July 2017, 3:38 pm | UNHCHR

We are extremely concerned at the situation of civilians in Mosul where fighting is becoming ever more intense and concentrated as Iraqi Security Forces, supported by the international coalition, push to retake the whole of the city from ISIL. We ... More >>

UN experts condemn Viet Nam’s jailing of prominent blogger

Saturday, 1 July 2017, 3:35 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (30 June 2017) – Viet Nam must end what appears to be a pattern of targeting environmental defenders, UN human rights experts* have urged after the jailing of a popular blogger. More >>

World community must solve Yemen water crisis

Saturday, 17 June 2017, 1:54 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (16 June 2017) – Yemen and the international community must act urgently to provide safe drinking water to halt a spiralling cholera outbreak, UN human rights experts have warned. More >>

Impact of unilateral sanctions imposed by the European Union

Saturday, 17 June 2017, 1:53 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (16 June 2017) – United Nations Special Rapporteur Idriss Jaizairy will carry out his first official visit to the European Union from 19 to 22 June, travelling to Brussels to gather first-hand information on the negative impact on human rights ... More >>

Bahrain must end worsening human rights clampdown

Saturday, 17 June 2017, 1:51 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (16 June 2017) - A group of United Nations human rights experts has urged the Government of Bahrain to halt its orchestrated crackdown on civil society. More >>



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