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Enforced disappearances: UN expert group to review

Saturday, 21 April 2018, 1:00 pm | UNHCHR

Enforced disappearances: UN expert group to review in Geneva more than 950 cases from 36 countries More >>

Mongolia: water and sanitation issues

Saturday, 21 April 2018, 12:57 pm | UNHCHR

Mongolia: UN expert urges government to remedy water and sanitation issues in rural and ‘Ger’ areas More >>

Tunisia: A country in transition with hope and challenges

Friday, 20 April 2018, 9:56 am | UNHCHR

Tunisia: A country in transition with hope and challenges, says UN expert TUNIS (19 April 2018) - Tunisia has continued to make progress on democracy since the revolution more than seven years ago, including a Constitution guaranteeing fundamental rights ... More >>

Call on Iran to annul death sentence

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 7:53 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (19 April 2018) – United Nations human rights experts* have called for Iran to annul the death sentence against an Iranian Kurdish prisoner, Ramin Hossein Panahi, amid serious concerns that he has not received a fair trial and has been mistreated ... More >>

NZ preventive detention violates human rights: UN experts

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 6:16 pm | UNHCHR

Preventive detention in New Zealand violates human rights, UN experts find GENEVA (19 April 2018) – New Zealand violated its obligations under the International Covenant for Civil and Political Rights by keeping two men convicted of rape in exceptionally ... More >>

Ghana must prioritise social protection

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 10:33 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (18 April 2018) – A UN human rights expert has commended Ghana as a champion of African democracy and a country which has achieved some important development milestones. But says unless growing inequality and continuing high poverty rates ... More >>

UN human rights experts condemn killings of Palestinians

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 10:11 am | UNHCHR

UN human rights experts condemn killings of Palestinians near Gaza fence by Israeli security forces More >>

Viet Nam: UN experts call for change

Friday, 13 April 2018, 10:35 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (12 April 2018) – A group of UN experts* has urged Viet Nam not to crackdown on civil society or stifle dissent after the jailing of seven human rights defenders for "conducting activities to overthrow the people's government". More >>

Call for Myanmar to drop prosecution of Reuters reporters

Friday, 13 April 2018, 10:35 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (12 April 2018) - A Myanmar court’s decision to continue pursuing a case against two Reuters reporters gives rise to grave concern for investigative journalism and the public’s right to information in the country, UN experts* have said. More >>

UN report details scale and horror of detention in Libya

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 9:51 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (10 April 2018) – Armed groups in Libya, including those affiliated with the State, hold thousands of people in prolonged arbitrary and unlawful detention, and submit them to torture and other human rights violations and abuses, according ... More >>

UN Human Rights on Gaza and Guatemala

Saturday, 7 April 2018, 10:56 am | UNHCHR

Given the deplorable killing of 16 people and the injuring of reportedly more than 1,000 others during protests in Gaza, mostly on 30 March, we are gravely concerned that further violence could occur during demonstrations today and in the coming weeks. More >>

UN rights experts condemn Israel’s response

Saturday, 7 April 2018, 10:55 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (6 April 2018) - UN human rights experts have condemned the killings by Israeli security forces of at least 16 Palestinian protesters near the Gaza fence, and urged the international community to ensure accountability through an independent and impartial ... More >>

UN experts urge Thailand to show leadership

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 10:20 am | UNHCHR

UN experts urge Thailand to show leadership on business and human rights BANGKOK (4 April 2018) – A team of UN experts today presented their preliminary observations on steps that should be taken by the Royal Thai Government and businesses to improve ... More >>

UN Committee publishes findings on NZ and others

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 10:11 am | UNHCHR

UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights publishes findings on Mexico, Niger, Bangladesh, Central African Republic, Spain, and New Zealand More >>

Statement by UN Human Rights Office on Venezuela jail deaths

Friday, 30 March 2018, 12:59 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (29 March 2018) – We are appalled at the horrific deaths of at least 68 people in Venezuela after a fire swept through a police station jail on Wednesday amid reported clashes between detainees and security forces. More >>

China: Concern about health of jailed rights lawyer

Saturday, 24 March 2018, 12:15 pm | UNHCHR

China: UN experts concerned about health of jailed rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong GENEVA (23 March 2018) –UN human rights experts* are deeply concerned over the deteriorating health of Jiang Tianyong, a prominent human rights lawyer jailed in ... More >>

Situation in Afrin, Syria

Saturday, 17 March 2018, 12:29 pm | UNHCHR

We have been receiving deeply alarming reports from Afrin in northwestern Syria about civilian deaths and injuries due to airstrikes and ground-based strikes, as well as reports that civilians are being prevented from leaving Afrin city by Kurdish ... More >>

Liberia: UN expert urges new Weah Administration

Saturday, 10 March 2018, 2:22 pm | UNHCHR

Liberia: UN expert urges new Weah Administration to advance freedom of expression MONROVIA (9 March 2018) - Liberia needs to lock in and expand the gains made in the years since the civil war, in particular in the areas of freedom of expression, media ... More >>

North Korea detente: UN expert urges human rights opening

Friday, 9 March 2018, 2:02 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (8 March 2018) – Welcoming rapprochement on the Korean peninsula, including possible discussions about denuclearisation, the UN Special Rapporteur, Tomás Ojea Quintana, called on the DPRK Government to take the opportunity to open up to UN ... More >>

Accusations against UN expert a retaliation by Philippines

Friday, 9 March 2018, 2:00 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (8 March 2018) - UN human rights experts have expressed grave concerns about terrorism accusations levelled against the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Ms. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, a Philippine national. More >>

 

 

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