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UNHRC - Yemen - Mosul mosque and minaret

Saturday, 24 June 2017, 6:14 pm | UNHCR

(1) Yemen The UN Human Rights Office in Yemen continues to document reports of civilian casualties as a result of the conflict. Over the past month, we have been able to verify a total of 49 civilian deaths. More >>

States’ duties don’t end at the national borders

Saturday, 24 June 2017, 6:12 pm | UNHCR

GENEVA (23 June 2017) – States should control corporations across national borders to protect communities from the negative impacts of their activities, UN human rights experts have said in an authoritative new guidance * on the Obligations of States ... More >>

Zeid welcomes international investigation into Kasais

Saturday, 24 June 2017, 6:11 pm | UNHCR

DRC: High Commissioner Zeid welcomes creation of international investigation into Kasais GENEVA (23 June 2017) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Friday said the creation of an international investigation into allegations ... More >>

Ending torture needs fresh commitment from every UN Member

Saturday, 24 June 2017, 6:09 pm | UNHCR

GENEVA (23 June 2017) – At a time when the absolute prohibition of torture is often challenged in the name of national security across the globe, a group of UN human rights experts* strongly reaffirms that the practice of torture is a severe violation ... More >>

EU needs greater focus on human rights impact of sanctions

Saturday, 24 June 2017, 6:08 pm | UNHCR

BRUSSELS / GENEVA (23 June 2017) - The European Union has made progress in ensuring its sanctions allow for legal challenges and don’t harm human rights, but more work remains to be done, a UN rights expert has concluded after his first official ... More >>

UN rights expert visits Sudan

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 10:06 pm | UNHCR

GENEVA (9 May 2017) – United Nations Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, will carry out his fourth mission to the country from 11 to 21 May to continue his engagement with the Sudanese authorities and discuss ... More >>

UN experts call on Nigeria to ensure release

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 9:55 pm | UNHCR

UN experts call on Nigeria to ensure release of all those still under Boko Haram captivity More >>

Maldives must investigate murder of journalist

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 9:54 pm | UNHCR

The Maldives must investigate murder of journalist Yameen Rasheed and hold those responsible to account – UN experts More >>

Russia: UN rights expert launches first official visit

Saturday, 22 April 2017, 2:22 pm | UNHCR

Russia: UN rights expert launches first official visit to assess effect of international unilateral sanctions More >>

Human rights in North Korea top priority

Saturday, 11 March 2017, 9:01 pm | UNHCR

Human rights in North Korea top priority despite rising tensions, Special Rapporteur and UN experts More >>

UN expert commends Argentina’s “progressive laws"

Saturday, 11 March 2017, 9:00 pm | UNHCR

UN expert commends Argentina’s “progressive laws and policies” but urges action to stop attacks on LGBT people More >>

Chemical disaster fear in Eastern Ukraine

Saturday, 11 March 2017, 8:59 pm | UNHCR

GENEVA (10 March 2017) – A United Nations human rights expert is warning against the threat of catastrophic chemical disaster due to the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine. More >>

Serious rights violations in southeast Turkey

Saturday, 11 March 2017, 8:58 pm | UNHCR

UN report details massive destruction and serious rights violations since July 2015 in southeast Turkey GENEVA (10 March 2017) – The UN Human Rights Office on Friday published a report detailing allegations of massive destruction, killings and numerous ... More >>

Toxic air pollution: UN rights experts urge tighter rules

Sunday, 26 February 2017, 8:22 pm | UNHCR

GENEVA (24 February 2017) – United Nations human rights experts are calling for strong, urgent action by States, including legislation and enforcement of corporate accountability, to try to ensure that people around the world can enjoy the human ... More >>

Israel: Elor Azaria case

Sunday, 26 February 2017, 8:21 pm | UNHCR

"We are deeply disturbed at the lenient sentence given by the Tel Aviv Military Court earlier this week to an Israeli soldier convicted of unlawfully killing a wounded Palestinian in an apparent extrajudicial execution of an unarmed man who clearly ... More >>

OHCHR Press Briefing Notes - (1) Myanmar (2) Ukraine

Saturday, 4 February 2017, 8:11 pm | UNHCR

GENEVA (3 February 2017) – Mass gang-rape, killings – including of babies and young children, brutal beatings, disappearances and other serious human rights violations by Myanmar’s security forces in a sealed-off area north of Maungdaw in northern ... More >>

Devastating cruelty against Rohingya

Saturday, 4 February 2017, 8:08 pm | UNHCR

Devastating cruelty against Rohingya children, women and men detailed in UN human rights report GENEVA (3 February 2017) – Mass gang-rape, killings – including of babies and young children, brutal beatings, disappearances and other serious human ... More >>

UN rights expert urges stop to illegal settlements

Saturday, 4 February 2017, 8:07 pm | UNHCR

GENEVA (3 February 2017) – United Nations Special Rapporteur Michael Lynk has called on the United Nations Security Council and the General Assembly to explore effective diplomatic and political measures to ensure Israeli compliance with Security ... More >>

Is Libya the right disembarking point for migrants?

Saturday, 4 February 2017, 8:05 pm | UNHCR

GENEVA (3 February) – As European Union Heads of State or Government gather in Malta to discuss new measures targeting migration movements, including increased cooperation with Libya, a group of United Nations human rights experts* warn the ... More >>

UN expert launches open consultation on sexual orientation

Monday, 23 January 2017, 9:05 pm | UNHCR

(GENEVA) – The new United Nations Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Vitit Muntarbhorn, will convene a public consultation to engage with States, regional human rights mechanisms, ... More >>

 

 

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