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UNHCR urges Australia to evacuate off-shore facilities

Saturday, 13 October 2018, 12:46 pm | UNHCHR

UNHCR urges Australia to evacuate off-shore facilities as health situation deteriorates The following is a transcript of the remarks by Spokesperson for the UNHCR Regional Representation in Canberra, Catherine Stubberfield - to whom quoted text may be attributed ... More >>

States must listen to girls to end prejudices

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 4:42 pm | UNHCHR

States must listen to girls to end prejudices and deliver their rights, say UN experts GENEVA (9 October 2018) – States around the world must take effective action to end discrimination and gender-based violence faced by girls, say a group of UN rights ... More >>

Bachelet urges Iran to stop executing juvenile offenders

Saturday, 6 October 2018, 12:11 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (5 October 2018) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday condemned the execution in Iran this week of Zeinab Sekaanvand Lokran, a juvenile offender. Ms. Sekaanvand was convicted of murdering her husband in 2012, ... More >>

Bachelet on Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege

Saturday, 6 October 2018, 12:10 pm | UNHCHR

Comment by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege More >>

India: Terrorism charges are pretext to silence human rights

Saturday, 6 October 2018, 12:09 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (5 October 2018) – UN human rights experts* have expressed concerns about terrorism charges laid against 10 human rights defenders working with India’s poorest and most marginalised communities, including the Dalits, and urged authorities to ... More >>

Time to end invisibility of LGBT people in Georgia

Saturday, 6 October 2018, 12:08 pm | UNHCHR

Time to end invisibility of LGBT people in Georgia - expert GENEVA (5 October 2018) - A UN expert has commended the commitment of the Georgian Government to address violence and discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans persons, ... More >>

States must act now to allow safe, legal abortions

Friday, 28 September 2018, 10:00 am | UNHCHR

States must act now to allow safe, legal abortions for women and girls, say UN rights experts More >>

All generations have to protect rights of ageing society

Friday, 28 September 2018, 10:00 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (27 September 2018) – The UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, Rosa Kornfeld-Matte, pays tribute to all those human rights advocates and heroes of everyday life for their passionate struggle to bring ... More >>

Cambodia: UN expert questions “genuineness” of victory

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 10:59 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (26 September 2018) - The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia called into question the “genuineness” of the general election in July, which maintained the ruling Cambodian People’s Party decades-long position ... More >>

Georgia: UN expert to assess human rights of LGBT persons

Saturday, 22 September 2018, 3:12 am | UNHCHR

Georgia: UN expert to assess human rights of LGBT persons GENEVA (21 September 2018) – The UN Independent Expert on the protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Victor Madrigal-Borloz, will conduct ... More >>

UNHCR Praises NZ Refugee Quota Increase

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 6:45 pm | UNHCHR

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, praised New Zealand today for increasing the country’s longstanding refugee resettlement quota. Speaking in Wellington, Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern formally announced the increase. “This is the right ... More >>

UN Human Rights Chief applauds Indian Supreme Court decision

Friday, 7 September 2018, 7:30 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (7 September 2018) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday applauded the decision by the Indian Supreme Court to decriminalize consensual same sex relations. More >>

UN experts condemn sentencing of Reuters journalists

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 10:12 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (3 September 2018) - UN experts strongly condemned today’s sentencing of two Reuters journalists to seven years imprisonment. More >>

Botswana minorities need boost in education and health care

Saturday, 25 August 2018, 12:21 pm | UNHCHR

Botswana minorities need boost in education and health care, says UN expert urging Bill of Rights More >>

Iran sanctions are unjust and harmful, says UN expert

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 8:44 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (22 August 2018) – Sanctions must be just, and must not lead to the suffering of innocent people, says United Nations Special Rapporteur Idriss Jazairy. More >>

The Philippines: UN experts urge further action

Monday, 20 August 2018, 8:50 pm | UNHCHR

The Philippines: UN experts urge further action to remove names on Government’s “terror list” More >>

UNHCHR: Cambodia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Libya

Saturday, 18 August 2018, 11:53 am | UNHCHR

BRIEFING NOTES: (1) Cambodia elections (2) Bosnia and Herzegovina (3) Libya attacks 17 August 2018 More >>

Political leaders must stop misusing leprosy as a metaphor

Friday, 17 August 2018, 9:44 am | UNHCHR

Political leaders must stop misusing leprosy as a metaphor for harmful stereotypes, says UN expert More >>

UN experts say Monsanto ruling is a first step

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 11:08 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (15 August 2018) – Two UN human rights* experts welcomed the decision by a California court awarding $289 million compensation to school groundkeeper Mr. Dewayne Johnson after a jury found that the company did not place a warning label ... More >>

UN experts call for immediate release of Oleg Sentsov

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 7:33 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (15 August 2018) - UN experts called on Russian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Oleg Sentsov while expressing grave concern for his physical and mental integrity. More >>

   

 

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