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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 >>

Daughter of Jailed Chinese Democracy Leader to Address UN

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 12:04 pm | UN Human Rights Council

The daughter of jailed Chinese democracy leader Dr. Wang Bingzhang will address the United Nations Human Rights Council tomorrow, a day before the 47-nation body adopts a major report on China's human rights record. More >>

UN Human Rights Experts Urge Iran To Halt Executions

Friday, 14 March 2014, 11:06 am | UN Human Rights Council

The United Nations Special Rapporteurs on the situation of human rights in Iran, on summary executions, on torture, and on violence against women expressed alarm today at the ongoing spike in executions in the country; which recently included ... More >>

UN Experts: Hypocrisy on Torture

Friday, 14 March 2014, 10:58 am | UN Human Rights Council

The UN Special Rapporteur on torture, Juan E. Méndez, today urged Governments to strictly abstain from using information or products of acts of torture and ill-treatment collected by third parties in other countries. More >>

Darfur: Pillay urges halt to attacks targeting civilians

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 11:25 am | UN Human Rights Council

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay expressed deep concern on Tuesday that civilians in South Darfur, Sudan, have been bearing the brunt of recent attacks. More >>

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 11:23 am | UN Human Rights Council

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ravina Shamdasani, discusses Ukraine and Darfur. More >>

Un Urges States to Remember Human Rights in Environment

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 11:16 am | UN Human Rights Council

“It is now beyond argument that human rights law includes obligations relating to the environment,” the United Nations Independent Expert on human rights and the environment, John Knox, said while urging States “to take these obligations ... More >>

UN Expert On Freedom Of Religion

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 11:11 am | UN Human Rights Council

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Heiner Bielefeldt, today urged States to promote and protect everyone’s right of freedom of religion or belief, in order to tackle the growing problem of collective religious hatred ... More >>

10 years after Somchai’s disappearance, family still waiting

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 11:06 am | UN Human Rights Council

A group of United Nations independent experts today called on the Government of Thailand to establish the truth and hold criminally responsible the perpetrators of the disappearance of human rights defender Somchai Neelaphaijit. More >>

 

 

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