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Zeid calls on business leaders to stand up for human rights

Saturday, 14 January 2017, 10:48 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (13 January 2017) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein today called on business leaders gathering at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos next week to use their considerable influence to stand up ... More >>

Panel backs US schools over ban on “offensive” slavery book

Friday, 6 January 2017, 3:38 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (5 January 2017) – A United Nations team of human rights experts has backed a United States school district which removed an “offensive” textbook on slavery from classrooms. More >>

Accountability for killings of protesters vital

Saturday, 24 December 2016, 5:07 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (23 December 2016) – Reports that dozens of people have been killed by police and soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo over the past few days are deeply troubling and point to growing instability in the country, UN High Commissioner for ... More >>

UN expert rejects Philippines conditions

Saturday, 17 December 2016, 8:50 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (16 December 2016) – The UN Special Rapporteur on summary executions has called on the Government of the Philippines to lift a series of preconditions it has imposed on her planned visit to investigate the alleged extra-judicial killings ... More >>

Gambia election: Zeid warning on human rights violations

Saturday, 17 December 2016, 8:49 pm | UNHCHR

Gambia election: Zeid warning on human rights violations GENEVA (16 December 2016) – The increased military presence deployed across The Gambia since President Yayha Jammeh rejected the election result risks heightening the current climate of intimidation ... More >>

Human rights defenders under growing legal pressure

Saturday, 17 December 2016, 8:47 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (16 December 2016) – Human rights activists working in the Occupied Palestinian Territory face daily violations of some of the most fundamental protections afforded by international human rights and humanitarian laws, two United Nations independent ... More >>

“Callous” approach to northern Rakhine

Saturday, 17 December 2016, 8:44 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (16 December 2016) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein today warned the Government of Myanmar that its “short-sighted, counterproductive, even callous” approach to handling the crisis in northern Rakhine – including ... More >>

Human rights under increasing attack worldwide

Saturday, 10 December 2016, 7:45 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (9 December 2014) – Speaking ahead of Human Rights Day on Saturday 10 December, the largest body of independent experts of the United Nations Human Rights system* urges all Governments around the world to stand up for human rights. More >>

UN torture prevention experts to make second visit to Mexico

Saturday, 10 December 2016, 7:44 pm | UNHCHR

UN torture prevention experts to make second visit to Mexico GENEVA (9 December 2016) – The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) is due to make its second visit to Mexico from 12 to 21 December to assess the treatment of persons ... More >>

Brazil 20-year public expenditure cap

Saturday, 10 December 2016, 7:40 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (9 December 2016) – Government plans to freeze social spending in Brazil for 20 years are entirely incompatible with the country’s human rights obligations, according to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, ... More >>

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights On Syria

Saturday, 10 December 2016, 7:39 pm | UNHCHR

We are gravely concerned about the safety of civilians in Aleppo – those who remain in opposition-controlled areas as well as those who have fled to areas under Government control. More >>

UN experts call on Malaysia to stop targeting human rights

Saturday, 10 December 2016, 7:37 pm | UNHCHR

UN experts call on Malaysia to stop targeting human rights defenders under national security legislation More >>

South Africa: death of at least 37 people

Saturday, 3 December 2016, 1:07 pm | UNHCHR

South Africa: UN experts shocked by death of at least 37 people in flawed relocation process from psychiatric hospitals More >>

Sexual violence in South Sudan

Saturday, 3 December 2016, 1:06 pm | UNHCHR

UN Experts call for UN special investigation into epic levels of sexual violence in South Sudan More >>

USA: UN human rights expert to assess trafficking in persons

Saturday, 3 December 2016, 1:05 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA / WASHINGTON (2 December 2016) – United Nations human rights expert Maria Grazia Giammarinaro will visit the United States of America from 6 to 16 December to gather first-hand information on trafficking for labour and sexual exploitation ... More >>

Fundamentalism and populism pose deepening threat

Saturday, 26 November 2016, 8:42 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (25 November 2016) – Women who step up to defend human rights are facing worsening obstacles amid a global trend of fundamentalism and populism, a group of United Nations rights experts* has warned. More >>

North Korea: UN expert calls for a people-centred approach

Saturday, 26 November 2016, 8:25 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA / SEOUL / TOKYO (25 November 2016) A United Nations rights expert has appealed to Governments and civil society organizations to put people squarely at the centre of their approaches to improve the human rights situation in the Democratic People’s ... More >>

Myanmar: UN expert warns of worsening rights situation

Saturday, 19 November 2016, 10:52 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (18 November 2016) – A United Nations expert has called on the Government of Myanmar to take immediate action to tackle the deteriorating human rights situation in northern Rakhine State. More >>

UN expert urges Turkey to release detainees

Saturday, 19 November 2016, 10:51 pm | UNHCHR

UN expert urges Turkey to release detainees amid “grave concern” about free speech GENEVA / ANKARA (18 November 2016) - The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, today expressed deep ... More >>

Australia’s human rights record blemished

Saturday, 19 November 2016, 10:42 pm | UNHCHR

CANBERRA / GENEVA (18 November 2016) – United Nations Special Rapporteur François Crépeau today warned that Australia’s human rights record has been tarnished in recent years by migration policies which have increasingly eroded the rights of migrants, ... More >>

 

 

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