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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 >>

Venezuela must guarantee impartial justice

Saturday, 2 March 2019, 1:11 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (1 March 2019) – Venezuela must take all necessary measures to guarantee judicial independence, says a UN human rights expert. More >>

States must bridge privacy gap in intelligence sharing

Saturday, 2 March 2019, 1:03 pm | UNHCHR

States must bridge privacy gap in intelligence sharing, says UN human rights expert GENEVA (1 March 2019) - New measures to safeguard personal information exchanged between intelligence services and law-enforcement agencies have been proposed by ... More >>

Experts urge Ghana to ensure justice for murdered journalist

Saturday, 16 February 2019, 11:15 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (15 February 2019) – Ghana must ensure an independent, prompt and transparent investigation into the killing of journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale Divela, say UN human rights experts*. More >>

South Sudan: Brutal sexual violence persists

Saturday, 16 February 2019, 11:14 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (15 February 2019) – A UN report released Friday highlights persistently high levels of sexual violence in South Sudan’s northern Unity region, with at least 134 women and girls raped, and 41 having suffered other forms of sexual and ... More >>

Comment on a raid on Key Nicaraguan civil society groups

Saturday, 9 February 2019, 10:46 am | UNHCHR

Comment on a raid on Key Nicaraguan civil society organization by UN Human Rights Office Spokesperson Rupert Colville More >>

Assam’s National Register of Citizens risks stirring tension

Friday, 28 December 2018, 11:06 am | UNHCHR

Assam’s National Register of Citizens risks stirring tensions and potential humanitarian crisis, UN experts warn More >>

UN expert requests investigation of migrant girl’s death

Monday, 24 December 2018, 11:05 pm | UNHCHR

UN expert requests full investigation of migrant girl’s death in the US, urges end to migration detention of children More >>

UN experts urge UK to honour rights of Assange

Saturday, 22 December 2018, 10:49 am | UNHCHR

UN experts urge UK to honour rights obligations and let Mr. Julian Assange leave Ecuador embassy in London freely GENEVA (21 December 2018) – UN human rights experts today repeated a demand that the UK abides by its international obligations and immediately ... More >>

Expulsion of human rights organizations in Nicaragua

Saturday, 22 December 2018, 10:46 am | UNHCHR

Comment by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on expulsion of international human rights organizations in Nicaragua More >>

New migration pact highlights key role of business

Friday, 21 December 2018, 11:36 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (20 December 2018) – UN experts today welcomed a call in the recently adopted Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) for States to partner with business to protect the rights of migrants and to ensure they share economic ... More >>

Guatemala: UN experts concerned about indigenous leader

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 10:07 am | UNHCHR

Guatemala: UN experts concerned indigenous leader convicted in retaliation for opposition to Oxec hydro project More >>

DRC: UN reports hundreds of human rights violations

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 10:05 am | UNHCHR

DRC: UN reports hundreds of human rights violations as security situation in North Kivu deteriorates More >>

DRC: Calls for measures to prevent further violence

Saturday, 15 December 2018, 12:00 pm | UNHCHR

DRC: UN Human Rights Chief calls for measures to prevent further violence ahead of crucial election More >>

 

 

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