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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 >>

Côte d’Ivoire / Human Rights

Saturday, 21 January 2017, 12:09 pm | UNHCR

ABIDJAN / GENEVA (20 January 2017) – The United Nations Independent Expert on capacity building and technical cooperation for Côte d’Ivoire in the field of human rights, Mohammed Ayat, today examined the challenges for the new Ivorian political ... More >>

Immediate solutions needed for Nauru

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 11:23 am | UNHCR

UNHCR is gravely concerned about allegations raised in ‘The Nauru Files’ published today by The Guardian Australia. More >>

UNHCR Commends the New Zealand Government for its Response

Tuesday, 8 September 2015, 8:45 am | UNHCR

UNHCR welcomes the announcement, made today by the Honorable Michael Woodhouse, Immigration Minister that New Zealand will resettle 750 Syrian refugees in urgent need of protection over the course of the next two and a half years. More >>

Italy urged to “rekindle its fight to end human trafficking”

Sunday, 22 September 2013, 11:34 am | UNHCR

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, today called on the Government of Italy to further boost and coordinate its national anti-trafficking response. More >>

Australia: Migration Amendment Bil

Thursday, 1 November 2012, 3:25 pm | UNHCR

UNHCR's longstanding view is that under international law any excision of territory for a specific purpose has no bearing on the obligation of a country to abide by its international treaty obligations which apply to all of its territory. This includes ... More >>

World Refugee Day: 80% Of Refugees Live In Region Of Origin

Monday, 20 June 2011, 3:02 pm | UNHCR

World Refugee Day 2011 New Report shows 80 per cent of world’s refugees live in region of origin More >>

Italy: Fleeing Tunisia

Thursday, 24 February 2011, 10:08 am | UNHCR

Over 6000 Tunisians have landed on the shores of the small Italian island of Lampedusa over the past weeks. More >>

Incident at Christmas Island

Thursday, 16 December 2010, 2:12 pm | UNHCR

The United Nations Refugee Agency today expressed its deep concern and sorrow at the tragic loss of lives after the sinking of a vessel presumed to be carrying asylum-seekers off Christmas Island.UNHCR recognizes the essential role played by agencies and individuals ... More >>

 

 

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