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Trump attacks on media violate basic norms of press freedom

Friday, 3 August 2018, 9:29 am | UN Human Rights Council

GENEVA/WASHINGTON (2 August 2018) - UN and Inter-American experts on freedom of expression have condemned U.S. President Donald Trump’s repeated attacks on the free press and urged him and his administration to cease efforts to undermine the media’s ... More >>

UN/EU Torture prevention bodies to strengthen cooperation

Friday, 27 July 2018, 9:31 am | UN Human Rights Council

GENEVA/STRASBOURG (26 July 2018) – At their respective plenary meetings of June and July 2018, the United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (SPT) and the EuropeanCommittee ... More >>

Macron and Italy’s dep. PM urged to stop misuse of “leprosy"

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 9:37 am | UN Human Rights Council

France’s Macron and Italy’s deputy PM urged to stop misuse of “leprosy” in political exchanges More >>

Provide trade support only to businesses that respect rights

Friday, 22 June 2018, 10:58 am | UN Human Rights Council

UN experts urge States to provide trade support only to businesses that respect human rights More >>

Urgent action needed to protect privacy in cyberspace

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 10:14 am | UN Human Rights Council

GENEVA (6 March 2018) – International action is needed to protect privacy in cyberspace, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy has told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Joseph Cannataci, who is exploring avenues for protecting cyberspace privacy, ... More >>

Tonga’s human rights record to be reviewed by UN

Friday, 12 January 2018, 12:59 pm | UN Human Rights Council

GENEVA – Tonga’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the third time on Monday, 15 January 2018 in a meeting that will be webcast live . More >>

OHCHR PRESS BRIEFING NOTES - (1) Burundi, (2) Yemen

Saturday, 16 January 2016, 12:00 pm | UN Human Rights Council

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has just issued a statement warning that deeply worrying new trends are emerging in Burundi, including cases of sexual violence by security forces and a sharp increase in enforced disappearances ... More >>

Nauru’s human rights record to be reviewed

Sunday, 1 November 2015, 10:56 am | UN Human Rights Council

GENEVA (29 October 2015) – Nauru’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the second time on Tuesday, 3 November 2015 in a meeting that will be webcast live. More >>

South Sudan on verge of catastrophe – Pillay

Thursday, 1 May 2014, 11:31 am | UN Human Rights Council

Opening remarks by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay at a press conference in South Sudan, Juba, 30 April 2014. More >>

UN: Eroding Protection of South Sudan’s Internally Displaced

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 12:19 pm | UN Human Rights Council

The protection of South Sudan’s one million internally displaced persons is further eroding amid persistent violence and deliberate ethnically targeted attacks, United Nations Special Rapporteur Chaloka Beyani warned today. More >>

UN Calls For Actions To Fight Violence Against Women

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 10:39 am | UN Human Rights Council

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, Rashida Manjoo, today urged the Government of the United Kingdom to consider the best interests of all women and girls in addressing the specific needs of survivors of violence. More >>

UN: Argentine Jail Conditions Violated Prisoner Rights

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 10:36 am | UN Human Rights Council

Argentine authorities failed to ensure that a prisoner with disabilities was able to use prison facilities and services on an equal basis with other detainees and are obliged to take steps to rectify the situation, the UN Committee on the Rights ... More >>

UN human rights expert welcomes release of Eritrean refugees

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 11:41 am | UN Human Rights Council

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, Sheila B. Keetharuth, today hailed the release of all Eritrean refugees and asylum seekers, some of whom had been held in detention for more than five years at the ... More >>

Ukraine, Need to counter misinformation and propoganda

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 11:05 am | UN Human Rights Council

Misinformation, propaganda and incitement to hatred need to be urgently countered in Ukraine to avoid the further escalation of tension in the country, according to a UN human rights report* issued on Tuesday. More >>

Israeli settlers must be stopped from taking over Al-Rajabi

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 11:00 am | UN Human Rights Council

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territories occupied since 1967, Richard Falk, today urged Israel to prevent settlers from taking over Al-Rajabi House, in Hebron, after a protracted legal battle. More >>

UN Warns Against Nepal Human Rights Bill

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 11:35 am | UN Human Rights Council

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Monday expressed grave concern at a bill presented to the Nepalese Parliament which could lead to amnesties for serious human rights violations. More >>

UN Expert Calls On Iran To Halt Execution Of Iranian Woman

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 11:31 am | UN Human Rights Council

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, today urged the Islamic Republic of Iran to halt immediately the execution of an Iranian woman, Reyhaneh Jabbari, reported to be scheduled for tomorrow. More >>

UN Rights Experts Address Vietnam Land Grabbing Case

Thursday, 27 March 2014, 1:17 pm | UN Human Rights Council

A group of United Nations independent human rights experts on Wednesday called on the Vietnamese Government to intervene urgently in a case of forced eviction of the last remaining residents of Con Dau, a small village located on the outskirts of ... More >>

Democracies Rally to Defense of Daughter of Jailed Leader

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 11:48 am | UN Human Rights Council

China today interrupted testimony at the United Nations Human Rights Council by the daughter one of its most well-known political prisoners, prompting a high-profile international clash in the plenary, as the U.S., Britain, France, Germany, Ireland, ... More >>

UN Expert Report: Brighter Future for Myanmar Ethnic Groups

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 11:37 am | UN Human Rights Council

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana, today presents his final report* to the Human Rights Council prior to the end of his mandate. More >>

 

 

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