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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 >>

Poland: Government must not roll back women’s rights

Friday, 14 December 2018, 12:23 pm | UNHCHR

WARSAW (13 December 2018) – Poland is at a critical juncture with regard to its record on women’s rights. It must refrain from rolling back women’s rights, particularly in the areas of family and culture, as well as sexual and reproductive health, and ... More >>

Poland: UN experts condemn measures

Friday, 14 December 2018, 12:22 pm | UNHCHR

Poland: UN experts condemn measures to stop human rights defenders join climate talks GENEVA (13 December 2018) - UN human rights experts* have expressed concerns at reports that several human rights defenders have been harassed, arbitrarily detained ... More >>

30 Articles of the UDHR - Article 29: Duty to Your Community

Sunday, 9 December 2018, 12:51 pm | UNHCHR

So far, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) has concentrated on rights that every person has simply by virtue of being born human. Now Article 29 says the corollary of rights is duties. We all have a duty to other people, and we should ... More >>

UDHR - Article 28: Right to a Free and Fair World

Saturday, 8 December 2018, 12:48 pm | UNHCHR

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was drafted in a period, 1946-1948, that was simultaneously filled with optimism, yet overshadowed by the preceding thirty years of disaster – the Great Depression and two world wars. In the view of the ... More >>

We must recommit to UDHR goal for lasting peace

Saturday, 8 December 2018, 12:47 pm | UNHCHR

UN experts: We must recommit to UDHR goal for lasting peace GENEVA (7 October 2018) – On the occasion of Human Rights Day, independent experts* appointed by the Human Rights Council have underscored the centrality of the Universal Declaration of Human ... More >>

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Papua

Saturday, 8 December 2018, 12:46 pm | UNHCHR

We are concerned about the large number of arrests – more than 500 – during peaceful demonstrations held to commemorate West Papuan National Day in various locations across Indonesia on 1 and 2 December. We have received reports of security forces ... More >>

Calls on the Philippines to drop charges against Rappler

Friday, 7 December 2018, 2:32 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (6 December 2018) – The UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression has called on the Philippine authorities to drop charges against online news website Rappler and its Chief Executive, Maria Ressa, saying the charges were being used ... More >>

   

 

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