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Cambodia: UN experts express concerns about media freedoms

Friday, 15 June 2018, 6:50 pm | UNHCHR

Cambodia: UN experts express concerns about media freedoms ahead of vote GENEVA (15 June 2018) – UN human rights experts* have called on Cambodian authorities to respect and ensure the right to freedom of opinion and expression, citing concerns ... More >>

Financial abuse of older persons is rampant

Friday, 15 June 2018, 9:43 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (14 June 2018) – We must all be more vigilant and report suspected cases of abuse of older people, including financial wrongdoing, says a UN expert. The Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, Rosa Kornfeld-Matte, ... More >>

First-ever UN human rights report on Kashmir

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 7:32 pm | UNHCHR

First-ever UN human rights report on Kashmir calls for international inquiry into multiple violations More >>

Libya – escalating risks

Saturday, 9 June 2018, 1:03 pm | UNHCHR

We are deeply alarmed at the escalating risks to the population in the eastern city of Derna in Libya, where fighting has intensified in recent days with the Libyan National Army group – the LNA - reported to have taken over densely populated districts. More >>

Contempt for the poor in US drives cruel policies

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 9:52 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (4 June 2018) – The United States’ principal strategy for dealing with extreme poverty is to criminalise and stigmatise those in need of assistance, a report by a UN independent expert has found. More >>

UN experts urge States to boost protection

Saturday, 2 June 2018, 10:37 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (1 June 2018) - UN human rights experts have called on States to ramp up measures to safeguard and support human rights defenders at a time when they are coming under increasing pressure globally, saying civil society’s role in the international ... More >>

UNHCHR: Nicaragua, Ukraine

Saturday, 2 June 2018, 10:36 am | UNHCHR

01 June 2018 Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Liz Throssell Location: Geneva Subject: (1) Nicaragua (2) Ukraine (1) Nicaragua We are appalled at the ongoing violence in Nicaragua, where this week at least 16 people are reported ... More >>

The human right to a healthy environment

Friday, 1 June 2018, 6:41 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (1 June 2018) – Speaking ahead of World Environment Day on 5 June, the head of UN Environment* and the Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment** issued a statement urging the United Nations to recognise the human right to a healthy ... More >>

UN experts decry Israel plan to demolish Bedouin homes

Friday, 1 June 2018, 10:39 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (31 May 2018) - UN human rights experts have expressed grave concerns about an Israeli court’s decision on 24 May to uphold a plan by the Government of Israel to demolish the entire Palestinian Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar Ab al Helu ... More >>

Deadly police response to protest against copper smelting

Friday, 1 June 2018, 10:38 am | UNHCHR

UN experts condemn deadly police response to protest against copper smelting plant in India, call for probe More >>

Zeid urges Mexico to act to end wave of disappearances

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 1:16 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (30 May 2018) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has called on the Mexican authorities to take urgent steps to end a wave of enforced disappearances in and around the city of Nuevo Laredo, amid strong indications that ... More >>

FIFA commitment to stand up for human rights defenders

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 1:16 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (30 May 2018) – UN human rights experts have welcomed the move by world football’s governing body FIFA to take steps to safeguard human rights defenders and journalists who raise human rights concerns linked to FIFA events. More >>

UN experts urge Kenya to protect environmental defenders

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 7:53 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (30 May 2018) - The Kenyan Government must urgently take measures to protect defenders who have faced harassment and intimidation after they testified against a local lead smelter accused of environmental pollution, UN human rights experts* ... More >>

France: new terrorism laws may undermine fundamental rights

Saturday, 26 May 2018, 11:44 am | UNHCHR

PARIS/GENEVA (25 May 2018) – A UN human rights expert has commended efforts by France to combat terrorism but has raised concerns about the effect anti-terrorism laws have on the enjoyment of fundamental human rights including liberty, privacy, ... More >>

“Milestone judgement” in Guatemala – UN Human Rights Chief

Friday, 25 May 2018, 1:36 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (24 May 2018) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein today welcomed the ruling issued unanimously by the High Risk “C” Tribunal in Guatemala yesterday against four high-ranking former military officials for crimes ... More >>

Call on India to protect journalist Rana Ayyub

Friday, 25 May 2018, 1:35 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (24 May 2018) – UN human rights experts* are calling on the authorities in India to act urgently to protect journalist Rana Ayyub, who has received death threats following an online hate campaign. More >>

Japan: Benefit cuts threaten social protection of the poor

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 7:19 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (24 May 2018) – UN human rights experts* are urging the Government of Japan to review a series of planned benefit cuts which threaten the minimum social protection for the poor, particularly those with disabilities, single parents and their children, ... More >>

Calls for human rights shift in South Korea

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 1:55 pm | UNHCHR

SEOUL/GENEVA (23 May 2018) – United Nations expert, Leilani Farha, urged national and local governments of South Korea to shift their approach to housing and homelessness to meet current human rights standards. More >>

Ukraine: Economic reforms should protect human rights

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 1:54 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA/KYIV (23 May 2018) – The United Nations Independent Expert on debt and human rights recognised that Ukraine has progressed in its fight against illicit financial flows but warned that economic reforms without clear safeguards for human rights ... More >>

Experts urge Spain to halt extraditions to China

Saturday, 19 May 2018, 12:47 pm | UNHCHR

UN human rights experts urge Spain to halt extraditions to China fearing risk of torture or death penalty More >>

 

 

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