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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 >>

UN Special Rapporteur to visit Palestinian territory

Saturday, 6 July 2019, 11:29 am | UNHCHR

UN Special Rapporteur on situation of human rights in the Palestinian territory to conduct visit More >>

Enforced disappearance: Tajikistan

Saturday, 6 July 2019, 11:28 am | UNHCHR

Enforced disappearance: Experts urge Tajikistan to comprehensively address challenges GENEVA (5 July 2019) – UN experts said today Tajikistan faces significant challenges in dealing with the issue of enforced disappearances. “We leave Tajikistan with ... More >>

UK: UN expert condemns entrenched racial discrimination

Friday, 14 June 2019, 8:05 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (14 June 2019) - The UK Government’s policies exacerbate discrimination, stoke xenophobic sentiment and further entrench racial inequality, the UN’s expert on racism and human rights said in a report . More >>

Call for independent probe into Philippines violations

Friday, 7 June 2019, 7:29 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (7 June 2019) – UN human rights experts* today called on the United Nations to establish an independent investigation into human rights violations in the Philippines, citing a sharp deterioration in the situation of human rights across the country, ... More >>

People in North Korea trapped in vicious cycle

Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 7:15 pm | UNHCHR

People in North Korea trapped in vicious cycle of deprivation, corruption and repression – UN human rights report More >>

Sudan: UN expert condemns excessive use of force at protests

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 11:39 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (17 May 2019) – A UN human rights expert* has condemned reports of excessive use of force this week against protesters seeking a civilian-led transition in Sudan. Reports said at least six people were killed and about 100 injured. More >>

UN budget shortfalls seriously undermine work

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 11:38 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (17 May 2019) — The ten United Nations human rights treaties are legally binding treaties, adopted by the UN General Assembly and ratified by States. Each Treaty establishes a treaty body (or Committee) comprising elected independent experts ... More >>

Kazakhstan: UN expert urges reform of law and practice

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 11:37 am | UNHCHR

NUR-SULTAN (17 May 2019) – An independent UN expert welcomed Kazakhstan’s repatriation of 231 of its citizens from conflict sites in Syria and Iraq earlier this month and urged other states with citizens in the region to follow that humanitarian initiative. More >>

The world needs women’s leadership

Saturday, 9 March 2019, 11:07 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (8 March 2019) — Women’s leadership and equal participation in public affairs is a key element of democracy and a pre-requisite for achieving sustainable development, independent experts from the UN’s Committee on the Elimination of ... More >>

UN torture prevention body to visit Argentina, Palestine

Saturday, 9 March 2019, 11:04 am | UNHCHR

UN torture prevention body to visit Argentina, the State of Palestine, and Sri Lanka in 2019 More >>

Michelle Bachelet on International Women’s Day

Saturday, 9 March 2019, 11:03 am | UNHCHR

“As we celebrate International Women’s Day, I would like to honour the generations of women and girls who have transformed our societies by defending human rights and demanding equality – often in the face of daunting challenges and great personal ... More >>

UN Human Rights Office technical team to visit Venezuela

Saturday, 9 March 2019, 11:02 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (7 March 2019) – A team of five from the UN Human Rights Office is due to visit Venezuela from 11 to 22 March 2019 at the invitation of the Government. More >>

 

 

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