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Women’s rights experts issue findings on Aust, NZ and others

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 11:43 am | UNHCHR

UN women’s rights experts issue findings on Australia, Cook Islands, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Mexico, New Zealand, State of Palestine, and Turkmenistan GENEVA (23 July 2018) – The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women has published ... More >>

Tajikistan: conviction of journalist Khayrullo Mirsaidov

Saturday, 21 July 2018, 10:02 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (20 July 2018) – Two United Nations human rights experts* today called upon Tajikistan to reverse the conviction and sentencing of journalist Khayrullo Mirsaidov, calling it a clearly targeted measure against journalism and the public’s right ... More >>

Poland’s places of detention in the spotlight

Friday, 20 July 2018, 10:29 am | UNHCHR

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

Ukraine: Act now to stop systematic persecution of Roma

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 10:54 am | UNHCHR

Ukraine: Act now to stop systematic persecution of Roma minority in “alarming” attacks, say UN experts More >>

UN experts call for protection of migrants’ rights

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 9:18 am | UNHCHR

Global Compact for Migration: UN experts call on States to ensure protection of migrants’ rights More >>

Kenya: UN experts urge upholding human rights

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 9:17 am | UNHCHR

Kenya: UN experts urge government and business to uphold human rights GENEVA/NAIROBI (11 July 2018) – The United Nations Working Group on business and human rights is urging the authorities in Kenya to turn ideals set out in the 2010 national constitution ... More >>

UN Human Rights Chief welcomes release of Liu Xia

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 12:29 pm | UNHCHR

10 July 2018 (GENEVA) -- Comment by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on the granting of permission for Liu Xia to leave China for Germany: More >>

North Korea: UN expert says it’s time to end isolation

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 8:14 pm | UNHCHR

North Korea: UN expert says it’s time to end isolation and talk human rights GENEVA (10 July 2018) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Tomás Ojea Quintana, has urged ... More >>

Syria: Zeid warns of Daraa catastrophe amid fighting

Friday, 29 June 2018, 8:42 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (29 June 2018) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has called on all sides to the conflict in Syria to end the escalating violence in Daraa Governorate, abide by their obligations under international law and avoid a ... More >>

Zeid appalled by execution of juvenile offenders in Iran

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 9:38 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (28 June 2018) - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Thursday condemned the continued implementation of the death penalty against juvenile offenders in Iran, stressing that the execution of juvenile offenders is strictly ... More >>

Myanmar: UN expert calls for ICC to probe decades of crimes

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 11:57 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (27 June 2018) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, has urged the Human Rights Council to support efforts to investigate and prosecute at the International Criminal Court those responsible for ... More >>

Saudi Arabia must free women human rights defenders

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 11:56 am | UNHCHR

Saudi Arabia must immediately free women human rights defenders held in crackdown, say UN experts More >>

Poland: Reforms a serious blow to judicial independence

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 12:26 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (25 June 2018) – A UN human rights expert has criticised Poland’s efforts to reform the judiciary, saying the Government is planning a clear-out of senior judges to be replaced by magistrates recommended by a council of mostly political ... More >>

Women's rights facing global pushback

Saturday, 23 June 2018, 12:29 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (22 June 2018) – Immediate actions must be taken to stop a backlash which is threatening to undermine, erode, and even roll back hard-won women’s rights around the globe, say a group of UN experts. More >>

Venezuela: Continued impunity amid dismal human rights

Saturday, 23 June 2018, 12:28 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (22 June 2018) – A UN Human Rights report published on Friday spotlights the failure of Venezuelan authorities to hold accountable perpetrators of serious human rights violations that include killings, the use of excessive force against ... More >>

States must act now to protect migrants

Friday, 22 June 2018, 11:04 am | UNHCHR

States must act now to protect migrants vulnerable to human trafficking and exploitation, says UN rights expert More >>

New Hungary legislation shameful and blatantly xenophobic

Friday, 22 June 2018, 11:03 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (21 June 2018) –UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has condemned the decision by the Hungarian Parliament to pass legislation that criminalizes individuals and groups deemed to be supporting asylum-seekers, refugees and undocumented ... More >>

UN experts say Gaza health care at “breaking point”

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 6:58 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (21 June 2018) - UN human rights experts have backed calls for a large-scale international response to the overwhelming health care needs of people living in Gaza. More >>

Violence and discrimination against LGBT people worldwide

Monday, 18 June 2018, 10:50 pm | UNHCHR

Urgent action needed to stop violence and discrimination against LGBT people worldwide, says UN expert More >>

Iran must halt execution of Ramin Hossein Panahi

Monday, 18 June 2018, 10:49 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (18 June 2018) – UN human rights experts* have made a fresh call to Iran to annul the death sentence imposed on Iranian Kurd Ramin Hossein Panahi, amid reports that he will be executed after the end of the holy month of Ramadan. More >>

   

 

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