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World community must solve Yemen water crisis

Saturday, 17 June 2017, 1:54 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (16 June 2017) – Yemen and the international community must act urgently to provide safe drinking water to halt a spiralling cholera outbreak, UN human rights experts have warned. More >>

Impact of unilateral sanctions imposed by the European Union

Saturday, 17 June 2017, 1:53 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (16 June 2017) – United Nations Special Rapporteur Idriss Jaizairy will carry out his first official visit to the European Union from 19 to 22 June, travelling to Brussels to gather first-hand information on the negative impact on human rights ... More >>

Bahrain must end worsening human rights clampdown

Saturday, 17 June 2017, 1:51 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (16 June 2017) - A group of United Nations human rights experts has urged the Government of Bahrain to halt its orchestrated crackdown on civil society. More >>

US student case reminder of prison conditions in Nth Korea

Saturday, 17 June 2017, 1:50 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (16 June 2017) – A United Nations Special Rapporteur has called for respect for the human rights of detainees in North Korea, after the release of US student Otto Warmbier earlier this week. More >>

UN expert urges public action to halt abuse of elderly

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 2:51 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (13 June 2017) – Many older people are at risk of being abused by their own relatives, a United Nations human rights expert has warned. Rosa Kornfeld-Matte, Independent Expert on the human rights of older people, is urging greater vigilance ... More >>

Thailand: lèse majesté

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 2:45 pm | UNHCHR

We are very concerned by the rise in the number of lèse majesté prosecutions in Thailand since 2014 and the severity of the sentencing, including a 35-year jail term handed down last Friday against one individual. A Thai military court found ... More >>

UN expert backs moves to restart Korea family reunions

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 2:44 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (13 June 2017) – A United Nation human rights expert on North Korea has backed proposals to resume family reunions for people separated since the 1950-1953 war, stressing that time is running out for many elderly relatives. More >>

Conflict in Ukraine enters its fourth year

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 2:43 pm | UNHCHR

KYIV/GENEVA (13 June 2017) – Parties to the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine have repeatedly failed to implement ceasefire agreements, allowing hostilities to escalate and claim more lives as the conflict moved into its fourth year, a UN report published ... More >>

DRC: Zeid calls for international investigation

Saturday, 10 June 2017, 12:06 pm | UNHCHR

DRC: Zeid calls for international investigation into massive human rights violations in Kasais GENEVA (9 June 2017) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Friday called on the UN Human Rights Council to establish an international ... More >>

CAR: UN Independent Expert launches mission

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 9:49 am | UNHCHR

CAR: UN Independent Expert launches mission to assess critical human rights situation in the country More >>

Zeid calls for investigation of protestor deaths in Bahrain

Saturday, 3 June 2017, 3:58 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (2 June 2017) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Friday called on the Government of Bahrain to promptly launch an independent, effective investigation into the deaths of five protestors during a security operation ... More >>

UN rights expert urges support for Somalia

Saturday, 27 May 2017, 2:03 pm | UNHCHR

MOGADISHU / GENEVA (26 May 2017) – The United Nations Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia, Bahame Tom Mukirya Nyanduga, has called on the international community to support the country through its current humanitarian ... More >>

OHCHR - (1) Syria, (2) Indonesia / LGBT, (3) Gaza

Saturday, 27 May 2017, 2:02 pm | UNHCHR

(1) Syria Civilians in Syria are increasingly paying the price as counter-ISIL airstrikes escalate while ISIL cracks down on those in and around areas remaining under its control, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said Friday. More >>

Airstrikes, ISIL causing civilian casualties in Syria — Zeid

Saturday, 27 May 2017, 2:00 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (26 May 2017) – Civilians in Syria are increasingly paying the price as counter-ISIL airstrikes escalate while ISIL cracks down on those in and around areas remaining under its control, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad ... More >>

OHCHR PRESS BRIEFING NOTES - South Sudan, Venezuela

Saturday, 20 May 2017, 12:43 pm | UNHCHR

Today we are releasing a report produced jointly with the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). It contains the findings of an in-depth investigation into human rights violations and abuses committed in and around the town of Yei, some 150 kilometres ... More >>

Mexico: UN rights experts strongly condemn killing

Saturday, 20 May 2017, 12:41 pm | UNHCHR

Mexico: UN rights experts strongly condemn killing of human rights defender and call for effective measures to tackle impunity GENEVA (19 May) – A group of UN experts* strongly condemns the brutal murder of Miriam Rodríguez Martínez, a mother who ... More >>

“No end in sight” after five decades of Israeli occupation

Saturday, 20 May 2017, 12:40 pm | UNHCHR

“No end in sight,” says UN human rights expert after five decades of Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory More >>

Human rights violations in and around Yei, South Sudan

Saturday, 20 May 2017, 12:39 pm | UNHCHR

UN report exposes human rights violations and abuses against civilians in and around Yei, South Sudan GENEVA/JUBA (19 May 2017) - A United Nations report published today released the findings of an in-depth investigation into human rights violations and ... More >>

Technology for human rights

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 9:46 pm | UNHCHR

As communities around the world face continuing human rights challenges, the agreement demonstrates the potential to use technology to help tackle issues, and highlights the opportunity for greater private sector support for the work of the UN Human Rights ... More >>

Zeid alarmed by violence in Central African Republic

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 9:46 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA/BANGUI (16 May 2017) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday expressed grave alarm over the expanding attacks by armed groups against the civilian population in several parts of the Central African Republic ... More >>

 

 

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