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BRIEFING NOTES - Ethiopia, Honduras

Saturday, 20 January 2018, 11:57 am | UNHCHR

19 January 2018 Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Liz Throssell Location: Geneva Subject: (1) Ethiopia (2) Honduras (1) Ethiopia We welcome Ethiopia’s decision to release 115 federal detainees on Wednesday 17 January, including several ... More >>

Sexual orientation and gender identity legal opinion

Saturday, 13 January 2018, 11:31 am | UNHCHR

Sexual orientation and gender identity: UN expert hails historic legal opinion issued in Americas GENEVA (12 January 2018) - An independent expert appointed by the United Nations hailed a landmark opinion by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that ... More >>

Tunisia protests

Saturday, 13 January 2018, 11:29 am | UNHCHR

We are closely watching the demonstrations across Tunisia and the authorities’ response to them. We are concerned about the high number of arrests – 778 people have been arrested since Monday, some 200 of them between the ages of 15 and 20. ... More >>

Iran: UN experts urge respect for protesters’ rights

Saturday, 6 January 2018, 11:03 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (5 January 2018) – Demands by protesters in Iran for freedom and adequate living standards must be addressed and their rights respected, UN human rights experts* have stated. More >>

Shock over Egyptian executions, alarm at Congo events

Saturday, 6 January 2018, 11:02 am | UNHCHR

Shock over Egyptian executions, alarm at Congo events Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Liz Throssell Location: Geneva Subject: (1) Egypt (2) DRC (1) Egypt We are deeply shocked that 20 people are reported to have been ... More >>

Poland severely undermines independence of judiciary

Saturday, 23 December 2017, 11:28 am | UNHCHR

Poland reforms are part of plan that severely undermines independence of judiciary, says UN Special Rapporteur More >>

High Commissioner’s decision not to seek a second term

Saturday, 23 December 2017, 11:27 am | UNHCHR

I would just like to clarify the situation around the High Commissioner’s decision not to seek a second four-year mandate. More >>

Sri Lanka must urgently end arbitrary detention

Saturday, 16 December 2017, 12:44 pm | UNHCHR

COLOMBO / GENEVA (15 December 2017) – The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has identified significant challenges to the enjoyment of the right to personal liberty in Sri Lanka, resulting in arbitrary detention across the country. More >>

Life in North Korea is about fight for basic survival

Saturday, 16 December 2017, 12:43 pm | UNHCHR

UN rights expert says everyday life in North Korea is about fight for basic survival SEOUL / GENEVA (15 December 2017) – The lives of many North Koreans have been reduced to sheer economic survival, a United Nations human rights expert has said after meeting ... More >>

Iraq executions | Tuz Khurmatu clashes | El Salvador

Saturday, 16 December 2017, 12:42 pm | UNHCHR

We are deeply shocked and appalled at the mass execution on Thursday of 38 men at a prison in the southern Iraqi city of Nassiriya, Iraq, which once again raises huge concerns about the use of the death penalty in the country. These 38 prisoners had ... More >>

Call for new thinking, speaking and acting on migration

Saturday, 16 December 2017, 12:38 pm | UNHCHR

Call for States to spearhead a new way of thinking, speaking and acting on migration – UN experts GENEVA (15 December 2017) – Migrants’ contribution to society needs to be fully recognized, and States should encourage discussions about them ... More >>

Human Rights Day, 10 December 2017

Saturday, 9 December 2017, 11:51 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (8 December 2017) - On this day in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Its timing so close after the end of World War II was no coincidence. Rather, it reflected the conviction that ... More >>

Human rights central in discussions concerning migrations

Saturday, 2 December 2017, 1:40 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (1 December 2017) – UN experts* have urged States to ensure a human rights-centred approach when developing the global compact for migration, as Member States enter the stocktaking and then negotiation phase. Their full statement is as follows: More >>

Ukraine: safety risk as conflict escalates in East

Saturday, 11 November 2017, 8:08 pm | UNHCHR

Ukraine: UN experts warn of chemical disaster and water safety risk as conflict escalates in East More >>

Denial of care and food for civilians in Eastern Ghouta

Saturday, 11 November 2017, 8:06 pm | UNHCHR

Syria: Denial of care and food for civilians in Eastern Ghouta must stop - UN experts More >>

UN experts urge ASEAN summit to address human rights

Saturday, 11 November 2017, 8:04 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (10 November 2017) – Four UN human rights experts* have called on Member States to address pressing human rights issues during the 31st ASEAN Summit being held from 10-14 November in the Philippines. More >>

LGBT people suffering “crucible” of rights violations

Saturday, 28 October 2017, 12:14 pm | UNHCHR

NEW YORK (27 October 2017) – People around the world are suffering horrific violations of their human rights based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression and immediate action is needed to stop it, a UN rights ... More >>

Don’t lose sight of ordinary North Koreans

Saturday, 28 October 2017, 12:12 pm | UNHCHR

Don’t lose sight of ordinary North Koreans in security crisis - UN human rights expert More >>

“international regime of impunity” over migrant deaths

Saturday, 28 October 2017, 12:11 pm | UNHCHR

NEW YORK (27 October 2017) – A United Nations human rights expert has issued a strongly worded critique of the international community’s failure to protect the lives of migrants and refugees, and to investigate their deaths. More >>

Belarus human rights record “devastating”

Saturday, 28 October 2017, 12:06 pm | UNHCHR

NEW YORK (27 October 2017) – Belarus has a “devastating” record on human rights which has worsened over two decades as the president has consolidated his grip on absolute power, a UN human rights expert has told the General Assembly in New York. More >>

 

 

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