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UN expert to assess violence and discrimination against LGBT

Sunday, 26 February 2017, 8:14 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA / BUENOS AIRES (24 February 2017) – United Nations human rights expert Vitit Muntarbhorn is to make the first visit of its kind to Argentina to assess progress made towards eliminating violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ... More >>

UN expert urges Kenya to protect 4 environmental defenders

Sunday, 26 February 2017, 8:02 pm | UNHCHR

UN rights expert urges Kenya to protect four environmental defenders whose lives are under threat More >>

Call for international action on social justice

Saturday, 18 February 2017, 1:17 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (17 February 2017) – Two United Nations human rights experts* are calling on governments around the world to honour World Day of Social Justice on 20 February by taking action now for a fairer society. They sayensuring human dignity for everyone ... More >>

South Sudan: Senior UN human rights official condemns

Saturday, 18 February 2017, 1:05 pm | UNHCHR

South Sudan: Senior UN human rights official condemns deplorable rights situation, calls for perpetrators to be held to account JUBA/GENEVA/NEW YORK (17 February 2017) – At the end of a four-day visit to South Sudan, the UN Assistant Secretary-General ... More >>

Kenya and South Sudan must reveal fate

Saturday, 18 February 2017, 1:00 pm | UNHCHR

Kenya and South Sudan must reveal fate and whereabouts of two abducted South Sudanese – UN expert group More >>

The Impossible Diplomacy of Human Rights

Saturday, 18 February 2017, 12:57 pm | UNHCHR

Lecture by Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington D.C. on the occasion of the presentation of Georgetown University's Trainor Award for Excellence in the Conduct of Diplomacy More >>

UN expert urges Cameroon to restore internet services

Saturday, 11 February 2017, 9:20 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (10 February 2017) – A United Nations expert has called on the Government of Cameroon to restore internet services to predominantly English-speaking parts of the country which have been cut off in “an appalling violation of their right ... More >>

Yemen: Civilians trapped and targeted

Saturday, 11 February 2017, 8:51 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (10 February 2017) – Extremely worrying reports suggest that civilians and civilian objects have been targeted, in violation of international humanitarian law and international human rights law, over the past two weeks, in the southwestern ... More >>

UN expert announces follow-up mission to Tunisia

Saturday, 28 January 2017, 11:03 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (27 January 2017) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, Ben Emmerson, will carry out an official visit to Tunisia from 30 January to 3 February to assess progress achieved by the country in the promotion ... More >>

Sir Nigel Rodley

Saturday, 28 January 2017, 11:02 pm | UNHCHR

We have some extremely sad news, which I know some of you are aware of already. Sir Nigel Rodley, who was known to many of you in his capacity as member and former chair of the UN Human Rights Committee, passed away on Wednesday (25 January). Sir Nigel, ... More >>

Zeid calls on business leaders to stand up for human rights

Saturday, 14 January 2017, 10:48 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (13 January 2017) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein today called on business leaders gathering at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos next week to use their considerable influence to stand up ... More >>

Panel backs US schools over ban on “offensive” slavery book

Friday, 6 January 2017, 3:38 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (5 January 2017) – A United Nations team of human rights experts has backed a United States school district which removed an “offensive” textbook on slavery from classrooms. More >>

Accountability for killings of protesters vital

Saturday, 24 December 2016, 5:07 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (23 December 2016) – Reports that dozens of people have been killed by police and soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo over the past few days are deeply troubling and point to growing instability in the country, UN High Commissioner for ... More >>

UN expert rejects Philippines conditions

Saturday, 17 December 2016, 8:50 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (16 December 2016) – The UN Special Rapporteur on summary executions has called on the Government of the Philippines to lift a series of preconditions it has imposed on her planned visit to investigate the alleged extra-judicial killings ... More >>

Gambia election: Zeid warning on human rights violations

Saturday, 17 December 2016, 8:49 pm | UNHCHR

Gambia election: Zeid warning on human rights violations GENEVA (16 December 2016) – The increased military presence deployed across The Gambia since President Yayha Jammeh rejected the election result risks heightening the current climate of intimidation ... More >>

Human rights defenders under growing legal pressure

Saturday, 17 December 2016, 8:47 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (16 December 2016) – Human rights activists working in the Occupied Palestinian Territory face daily violations of some of the most fundamental protections afforded by international human rights and humanitarian laws, two United Nations independent ... More >>

“Callous” approach to northern Rakhine

Saturday, 17 December 2016, 8:44 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (16 December 2016) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein today warned the Government of Myanmar that its “short-sighted, counterproductive, even callous” approach to handling the crisis in northern Rakhine – including ... More >>

Human rights under increasing attack worldwide

Saturday, 10 December 2016, 7:45 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (9 December 2014) – Speaking ahead of Human Rights Day on Saturday 10 December, the largest body of independent experts of the United Nations Human Rights system* urges all Governments around the world to stand up for human rights. More >>

UN torture prevention experts to make second visit to Mexico

Saturday, 10 December 2016, 7:44 pm | UNHCHR

UN torture prevention experts to make second visit to Mexico GENEVA (9 December 2016) – The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) is due to make its second visit to Mexico from 12 to 21 December to assess the treatment of persons ... More >>

Brazil 20-year public expenditure cap

Saturday, 10 December 2016, 7:40 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (9 December 2016) – Government plans to freeze social spending in Brazil for 20 years are entirely incompatible with the country’s human rights obligations, according to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, ... More >>

 

 

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