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Housing inequality defines Chilean landscape – UN

Saturday, 29 April 2017, 12:42 pm | UNHCHR

SANTIAGO / GENEVA (28 April 2017) – “Inequality is one of the hallmarks of Chilean society, and this is starkly apparent in the housing situation in the country” underlined the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, Leilani Farha, ... More >>

Venezuela must allow peaceful protests

Saturday, 29 April 2017, 12:41 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (28 April 2017) – The Government of Venezuela must facilitate peaceful protests and properly investigate the deaths of at least 25 people in recent demonstrations, say a group of United Nations human rights experts.* More >>

Sanctions against Russia hurt most vulnerable groups

Saturday, 29 April 2017, 12:40 pm | UNHCHR

Unilateral sanctions against Russia hurt most vulnerable groups with limited impact on international businesses, UN expert finds More >>

UN experts urge Iran to stop executions

Saturday, 29 April 2017, 12:38 pm | UNHCHR

“Respect international law” – UN experts urge Iran to stop executions of two men sentenced to death as children More >>

OHCHR BRIEFING NOTES - Arkansas executions, Cambodia

Saturday, 29 April 2017, 12:37 pm | UNHCHR

We are deeply troubled that, after a 12 year de facto moratorium on the use of the death penalty, the US State of Arkansas has executed four men in the space of eight days. More >>

UN disability rights expert's first visit to North Korea

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 9:13 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA / PYONGYANG (27 April 2017) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Ms. Catalina Devandas-Aguilar, will conduct an official visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea from 3 to 8 May ... More >>

UN expert urges halt to rising hostility on Korean Peninsula

Tuesday, 25 April 2017, 9:22 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (25 April 2017) – An urgent appeal to lower political and military tensions on the Korean Peninsula over continued missile tests by the authorities in Pyongyang is being made by a United Nations expert, who says the war of words is already having ... More >>

OHCHR Press Briefing Notes - South Sudan, Maldives

Tuesday, 25 April 2017, 9:17 pm | UNHCHR

We deplore the recent outbreaks of violence in several towns in various part of South Sudan, including Pajok in Eastern Equatoria and Wau in Western Bahr el-Ghazal, which have caused significant loss of civilian lives and displaced more than 22,000 people. ... More >>

UN human rights expert condemns “defamatory” Iran report

Tuesday, 25 April 2017, 12:30 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (24 April 2017) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Asma Jahangir, has denounced a report published by the Iranian News Agency (IRNA) alleging that she was planning to undertake ... More >>

Torture of detainees in Afghanistan persists

Tuesday, 25 April 2017, 12:29 pm | UNHCHR

Torture of detainees in Afghanistan persists – UN report GENEVA/KABUL (24 April 2017) Conflict-related detainees in Afghanistan continue to face torture and ill-treatment, a UN report released today has found. The report also says that the Afghan Government ... More >>

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Friday, 14 April 2017, 8:29 pm | UNHCHR

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities publishes findings on Moldova, Iran, Cyprus, Jordan, Armenia, Honduras, Canada, and Bosnia and Herzegovina More >>

End abuse and detention of gay men in Chechnya - UN

Friday, 14 April 2017, 8:27 pm | UNHCHR

End abuse and detention of gay men in Chechnya, UN human rights experts tell Russia More >>

Preserve separation of powers, Zeid urges Venezuela

Saturday, 1 April 2017, 9:02 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (31 March 2017) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has expressed grave concern at the ruling by the Venezuelan Supreme Court to take over the legislative powers of the National Assembly. “I strongly urge ... More >>

Hungary’s use of detention in the spotlight

Saturday, 1 April 2017, 9:01 pm | UNHCHR

Hungary’s use of detention in the spotlight as UN torture prevention body concludes visit More >>

Over 100 civilians killed in a month in Yemen Conflict

Saturday, 25 March 2017, 9:02 pm | UNHCHR

Over 100 civilians killed in a month, including fishermen, refugees, as Yemen conflict reaches two-year mark GENEVA (24 March 2017) – Two years and more than 13,000 civilian casualties later, the conflict in Yemen continues to rage, with an intensification ... More >>

UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances

Saturday, 18 March 2017, 9:03 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (17 March 2017) – The UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances has published its findings on Cuba, Ecuador and Senegal, which it reviewed during its latest session, held from 6 to 17 March in Geneva. The findings cover how the respective State is ... More >>

Right to health in Indonesia: UN expert

Saturday, 18 March 2017, 9:01 pm | UNHCHR

JAKARTA / GENEVA (17 March 2017) – United Nations Special Rapporteur Dainius Pûras will visit Indonesia from 22 March to 3 April 2017 to assess the realisation of the right to health in the country. More >>

UN expert urges consistent policies for US

Saturday, 4 March 2017, 8:08 pm | UNHCHR

UN expert urges consistent policies for US on indigenous peoples’ rights for projects like Dakota Access Pipeline More >>

UN rights expert welcomes conviction of mastermind in murder

Saturday, 4 March 2017, 8:01 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (03 March 2017) – A United Nations human rights expert has welcomed the conviction in South Africa of a man who masterminded the murder and dismemberment of the body parts of a woman with albinism by a decision of 23 February 2017 of the ... More >>

Joint Declaration on ‘Fake News’

Saturday, 4 March 2017, 8:00 pm | UNHCHR

Geneva/Vienna (3 March 2017) – Leading monitors of freedom of expression around the world have come together to issue a Joint Declaration, focusing this year on so-called fake news, disinformation and propaganda. More >>

 

 

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