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Somalia: Respect for human rights vital for future elections

Monday, 13 August 2018, 8:13 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA / MOGADISHU (13 August 2018) – A UN report has urged Somalia to build on the significant gains made in its peace process in the last five years and take steps to ensure future elections are not marred by the human rights violations and abuses ... More >>

Belarus cracks down on journalists and publishers

Saturday, 11 August 2018, 11:42 am | UNHCHR

Belarus cracks down on journalists and publishers as oppressive new media laws bite, UN expert warns More >>

Argentina: Senate’s rejection of bill to legalise abortion

Saturday, 11 August 2018, 11:41 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (10 August 2018) – UN human rights experts* expressed deep regret that the Argentinian Senate rejected a bill which would have legalised abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, calling the decision a missed opportunity to advance ... More >>

Zeid welcomes appointment of new UN Human Rights Chief

Saturday, 11 August 2018, 11:39 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (10 August 2018) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Friday warmly welcomed the UN General Assembly’s appointment of Michelle Bachelet to succeed him when his mandate comes to an end on 31 August 2018. More >>

Yemen civilian casualties

Saturday, 11 August 2018, 11:38 am | UNHCHR

We deplore Thursday’s attack in Yemen, when a coalition air strike hit a bus carrying children in Dahyan market in Saada, reportedly killing 40 people and injuring another 60. More >>

States must act now to protect indigenous peoples

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 7:35 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA/NEW YORK (7 August 2018) – States around the world must take effective action to guarantee the human rights of indigenous peoples, says a group of UN experts*. In a joint statement marking International day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, ... More >>

New UN human rights expert on Iran seeks cooperation

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 11:51 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (6 August 2018) – The new UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Javaid Rehman, has reached out to the Iranian Government with a view to seeking its cooperation with his mandate in accordance ... More >>

Trump attacks on media violate basic norms of press freedom

Friday, 3 August 2018, 4:19 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA/WASHINGTON (2 August 2018) - UN and Inter-American experts on freedom of expression have condemned U.S. President Donald Trump’s repeated attacks on the free press and urged him and his administration to cease efforts to undermine the media’s ... More >>

States must treat refugees and migrants as rights holders

Monday, 30 July 2018, 12:24 pm | UNHCHR

States must treat refugees and migrants as rights holders and act to prevent trafficking and exploitation GENEVA (27 July 2018) – States around the world must act now to strengthen their efforts to prevent and combat trafficking in human beings, including ... More >>

Women’s rights experts issue findings on Aust, NZ and others

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 11:43 am | UNHCHR

UN women’s rights experts issue findings on Australia, Cook Islands, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Mexico, New Zealand, State of Palestine, and Turkmenistan GENEVA (23 July 2018) – The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women has published ... More >>

Tajikistan: conviction of journalist Khayrullo Mirsaidov

Saturday, 21 July 2018, 10:02 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (20 July 2018) – Two United Nations human rights experts* today called upon Tajikistan to reverse the conviction and sentencing of journalist Khayrullo Mirsaidov, calling it a clearly targeted measure against journalism and the public’s right ... More >>

Poland’s places of detention in the spotlight

Friday, 20 July 2018, 10:29 am | UNHCHR

Poland’s places of detention in the spotlight as UN torture prevention body concludes visit More >>

Ukraine: Act now to stop systematic persecution of Roma

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 10:54 am | UNHCHR

Ukraine: Act now to stop systematic persecution of Roma minority in “alarming” attacks, say UN experts More >>

UN experts call for protection of migrants’ rights

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 9:18 am | UNHCHR

Global Compact for Migration: UN experts call on States to ensure protection of migrants’ rights More >>

Kenya: UN experts urge upholding human rights

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 9:17 am | UNHCHR

Kenya: UN experts urge government and business to uphold human rights GENEVA/NAIROBI (11 July 2018) – The United Nations Working Group on business and human rights is urging the authorities in Kenya to turn ideals set out in the 2010 national constitution ... More >>

UN Human Rights Chief welcomes release of Liu Xia

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 12:29 pm | UNHCHR

10 July 2018 (GENEVA) -- Comment by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on the granting of permission for Liu Xia to leave China for Germany: More >>

North Korea: UN expert says it’s time to end isolation

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 8:14 pm | UNHCHR

North Korea: UN expert says it’s time to end isolation and talk human rights GENEVA (10 July 2018) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Tomás Ojea Quintana, has urged ... More >>

Syria: Zeid warns of Daraa catastrophe amid fighting

Friday, 29 June 2018, 8:42 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (29 June 2018) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has called on all sides to the conflict in Syria to end the escalating violence in Daraa Governorate, abide by their obligations under international law and avoid a ... More >>

Zeid appalled by execution of juvenile offenders in Iran

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 9:38 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (28 June 2018) - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Thursday condemned the continued implementation of the death penalty against juvenile offenders in Iran, stressing that the execution of juvenile offenders is strictly ... More >>

Myanmar: UN expert calls for ICC to probe decades of crimes

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 11:57 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (27 June 2018) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, has urged the Human Rights Council to support efforts to investigate and prosecute at the International Criminal Court those responsible for ... More >>

 

 

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