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Saudi Arabia: Experts urge freedom for Loujain Al-Hathloul

Saturday, 28 September 2019, 12:02 pm | UNHCHR

Saudi Arabia: UN experts urge freedom for Loujain Al-Hathloul after 500 days in prison More >>

Egyptian protests: Bachelet concerned by widespread arrests

Saturday, 28 September 2019, 11:50 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (27 September 2019) -- The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday expressed serious concerns about reports of lack of due process following wide-spread arrests linked to the protests in Egypt, and urged the authorities ... More >>

Zimbabwe: UN expert calls for democratic shift

Saturday, 28 September 2019, 11:49 am | UNHCHR

HARARE (27 September 2019) – A UN human rights experts has called on Zimbabwe to embrace and safeguard democracy, saying that the country’s change in leadership provided an opportunity to promote political tolerance, accountability and bring ... More >>

“Racial discrimination” against people with albinism

Saturday, 28 September 2019, 11:48 am | UNHCHR

South Africa must step up action to end “racial discrimination” against people with albinism, says UN expert More >>

Ecuador “endemic” violence and discrimination

Saturday, 28 September 2019, 11:46 am | UNHCHR

Ecuador “endemic” violence and discrimination are major public health issues, says UN human rights expert More >>

UN child rights committee voices support for children

Saturday, 28 September 2019, 11:46 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (27 September 2019) – The United Nations Committee which monitors implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child on Friday welcomed children campaigning on climate change, and stressed they have a legal right “to have their views listened ... More >>

Uzbekistan faces crucial challenges

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 7:12 pm | UNHCHR

Uzbekistan faces crucial challenges for judicial independence, says UN human rights expert GENEVA / TASHKENT (26 September 2019) – Important steps have been taken in Uzbekistan to dismantle an authoritarian and centralist structure that has previously ... More >>

UN disability rights experts issue findings

Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 8:11 pm | UNHCHR

UN disability rights experts issue findings on Albania, Australia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Greece, India, Iraq, Kuwait, and Myanmar More >>

Democratic Republic of Congo concerns

Friday, 20 September 2019, 8:44 pm | UNHCHR

We are alarmed by the increase in violence committed against civilians in Ituri and South Kivu, both located in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), due to the activity of armed groups and the inability of the security forces to put an ... More >>

Human rights: Reported reprisals on the rise, says UN

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 7:39 pm | UNHCHR

NEW YORK/GENEVA (19 September 2019) – The UN Human Rights Office said Thursday that it is receiving more information on intimidation and reprisals against victims, members of civil society and activists involving more and more States, reflecting ... More >>

Indonesia must protect rights of Veronica Koman and others

Monday, 16 September 2019, 8:05 pm | UNHCHR

Indonesia must protect rights of Veronica Koman and others reporting on Papua and West Papua protests - UN experts GENEVA (16 September 2019) – Indonesia must protect the rights of all people to peaceful protest, ensure access to the internet and protect ... More >>

UN experts find Nepal violated human rights

Tuesday, 27 August 2019, 8:04 pm | UNHCHR

Torture and forced child labour: UN experts find Nepal violated human rights GENEVA (27 August 2019) — Nepal must remove all existing obstacles that hinder victims of torture and forced labour in filing complaints, the UN Human Rights Committee ... More >>

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - Zimbabwe

Saturday, 17 August 2019, 11:15 am | UNHCHR

We understand that today’s planned protests in Harare have just been called off by the organisers, following a High Court decision to uphold a Government ban. The crowds that had already gathered were dispersed by police, with reports emerging ... More >>

Iran: Release women jailed for protesting

Saturday, 17 August 2019, 11:13 am | UNHCHR

Iran: Release women jailed for protesting against compulsory wearing of veil, say UN rights experts More >>

UNEP, UN Human Rights Office sign new agreement

Saturday, 17 August 2019, 11:12 am | UNHCHR

UNEP, UN Human Rights Office sign new agreement, stepping up commitment to protect the human right to a healthy environment • UN Environment Programme and UN Human Rights chiefs formalise new partnership to protect environmental and human rights ... More >>

UN expert urges Bahrain to halt executions

Saturday, 27 July 2019, 12:08 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (26 July 2019) – Bahrain must halt the reportedly imminent execution of two men who were sentenced to death on the basis of confessions allegedly obtained through torture, and after trials which appear not to have fulfilled guarantees of ... More >>

Increasing airstrike casualties in Syria being ignored

Saturday, 27 July 2019, 12:06 pm | UNHCHR

Increasing airstrike casualties in Syria being ignored – Bachelet GENEVA (26 July 2019) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet rang the alarm Friday at the apparent international indifference to the rising civilian death toll ... More >>

UN human rights experts call on Israel to halt demolition

Saturday, 27 July 2019, 12:05 pm | UNHCHR

UN human rights experts call on Israel to halt demolition of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem More >>

Cambodia: UN experts concerned by arrests

Friday, 26 July 2019, 7:35 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (26 July 2019) – UN human rights experts today called on the Cambodian authorities to release and drop charges against two men who were arrested in connection with activities marking the third anniversary of the murder of political analyst and social ... More >>

No steps taken by India or Pakistan to improve human rights

Monday, 8 July 2019, 7:43 pm | UNHCHR

No steps taken by India or Pakistan to improve human rights situation in Kashmir – UN More >>

 

 

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