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Over 100 civilians killed in a month in Yemen Conflict

Saturday, 25 March 2017, 9:02 pm | UNHCHR

Over 100 civilians killed in a month, including fishermen, refugees, as Yemen conflict reaches two-year mark GENEVA (24 March 2017) – Two years and more than 13,000 civilian casualties later, the conflict in Yemen continues to rage, with an intensification ... More >>

UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances

Saturday, 18 March 2017, 9:03 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (17 March 2017) – The UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances has published its findings on Cuba, Ecuador and Senegal, which it reviewed during its latest session, held from 6 to 17 March in Geneva. The findings cover how the respective State is ... More >>

Right to health in Indonesia: UN expert

Saturday, 18 March 2017, 9:01 pm | UNHCHR

JAKARTA / GENEVA (17 March 2017) – United Nations Special Rapporteur Dainius Pûras will visit Indonesia from 22 March to 3 April 2017 to assess the realisation of the right to health in the country. More >>

UN expert urges consistent policies for US

Saturday, 4 March 2017, 8:08 pm | UNHCHR

UN expert urges consistent policies for US on indigenous peoples’ rights for projects like Dakota Access Pipeline More >>

UN rights expert welcomes conviction of mastermind in murder

Saturday, 4 March 2017, 8:01 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (03 March 2017) – A United Nations human rights expert has welcomed the conviction in South Africa of a man who masterminded the murder and dismemberment of the body parts of a woman with albinism by a decision of 23 February 2017 of the ... More >>

Joint Declaration on ‘Fake News’

Saturday, 4 March 2017, 8:00 pm | UNHCHR

Geneva/Vienna (3 March 2017) – Leading monitors of freedom of expression around the world have come together to issue a Joint Declaration, focusing this year on so-called fake news, disinformation and propaganda. More >>

Cultural rights threatened by global avalanche of hate

Saturday, 4 March 2017, 7:57 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (3 March 2017) – The UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Karima Bennoune, told the Human Rights Council in Geneva: “We face a global avalanche of hate in the form of rising fundamentalism and extremism around the world. This ... More >>

UN rights experts denounce Israel’s growing constraints

Saturday, 4 March 2017, 7:56 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (3 March 2017) – Two United Nations Independent Experts are calling on the Israeli Government to fully respect the fundamental rights and freedoms of human rights defenders and organizations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. More >>

Sri Lanka: Slow progress on crucial justice

Saturday, 4 March 2017, 7:55 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (3 March 2017) –The slow pace of transitional justice in Sri Lanka and the lack of a comprehensive strategy to address accountability for past crimes risk derailing the momentum towards lasting peace, reconciliation and stability, according to a ... More >>

Australia: indigenous women left behind

Saturday, 4 March 2017, 7:50 pm | UNHCHR

Australia places violence against women high on the agenda but indigenous women left behind, says UN expert More >>

UN expert to assess violence and discrimination against LGBT

Sunday, 26 February 2017, 8:14 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA / BUENOS AIRES (24 February 2017) – United Nations human rights expert Vitit Muntarbhorn is to make the first visit of its kind to Argentina to assess progress made towards eliminating violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ... More >>

UN expert urges Kenya to protect 4 environmental defenders

Sunday, 26 February 2017, 8:02 pm | UNHCHR

UN rights expert urges Kenya to protect four environmental defenders whose lives are under threat More >>

Call for international action on social justice

Saturday, 18 February 2017, 1:17 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (17 February 2017) – Two United Nations human rights experts* are calling on governments around the world to honour World Day of Social Justice on 20 February by taking action now for a fairer society. They sayensuring human dignity for everyone ... More >>

South Sudan: Senior UN human rights official condemns

Saturday, 18 February 2017, 1:05 pm | UNHCHR

South Sudan: Senior UN human rights official condemns deplorable rights situation, calls for perpetrators to be held to account JUBA/GENEVA/NEW YORK (17 February 2017) – At the end of a four-day visit to South Sudan, the UN Assistant Secretary-General ... More >>

Kenya and South Sudan must reveal fate

Saturday, 18 February 2017, 1:00 pm | UNHCHR

Kenya and South Sudan must reveal fate and whereabouts of two abducted South Sudanese – UN expert group More >>

The Impossible Diplomacy of Human Rights

Saturday, 18 February 2017, 12:57 pm | UNHCHR

Lecture by Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington D.C. on the occasion of the presentation of Georgetown University's Trainor Award for Excellence in the Conduct of Diplomacy More >>

UN expert urges Cameroon to restore internet services

Saturday, 11 February 2017, 9:20 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (10 February 2017) – A United Nations expert has called on the Government of Cameroon to restore internet services to predominantly English-speaking parts of the country which have been cut off in “an appalling violation of their right ... More >>

Yemen: Civilians trapped and targeted

Saturday, 11 February 2017, 8:51 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (10 February 2017) – Extremely worrying reports suggest that civilians and civilian objects have been targeted, in violation of international humanitarian law and international human rights law, over the past two weeks, in the southwestern ... More >>

UN expert announces follow-up mission to Tunisia

Saturday, 28 January 2017, 11:03 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (27 January 2017) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, Ben Emmerson, will carry out an official visit to Tunisia from 30 January to 3 February to assess progress achieved by the country in the promotion ... More >>

Sir Nigel Rodley

Saturday, 28 January 2017, 11:02 pm | UNHCHR

We have some extremely sad news, which I know some of you are aware of already. Sir Nigel Rodley, who was known to many of you in his capacity as member and former chair of the UN Human Rights Committee, passed away on Wednesday (25 January). Sir Nigel, ... More >>



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