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Culture of violating women's rights in Kyrgyzstan, says UN

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 9:56 am | UN Human Rights Office

Women in Kyrgyzstan suffer grave and systematic violations of their human rights due to a culture of abduction, rape and forced marriage, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women found in an inquiry published today into ... More >>

Comment on Myanmar conviction of Reuters journalists

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 9:26 am | UN Human Rights Office

Comment by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on the conviction of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar, More >>

UN: Honduras election protests met with excessive force

Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 9:44 am | UN Human Rights Office

Honduras election protests met with excessive and lethal force – UN report GENEVA (12 March 2018) – Members of the Honduran security forces, in particular the military police, used excessive – including lethal – force to control and disperse protests ... More >>

Libyans ‘dying in desert’ in attempt to return home

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 9:59 am | UN Human Rights Office

GENEVA (20 February 2018) – Libya must ensure the safety of hundreds of former residents of the northern town of Tawergha, who are stranded and even dying in the desert despite an agreement allowing their safe return, a UN human rights expert ... More >>

Israeli Supreme Court's "license to torture” ruling

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 8:48 am | UN Human Rights Office

GENEVA (20 February 2018) - The UN Special Rapporteur on torture, Nils Melzer, expressed his utmost concern after a December 2017 ruling by Israel's Supreme Court exempting security agents from criminal investigation despite their undisputed use of coercive ... More >>

Constitutional changes in Cambodia impinge on democracy

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 8:40 am | UN Human Rights Office

GENEVA (20 February 2018) – Two UN human rights experts expressed their grave concern about proposed changes to Cambodia’s Constitution which would impose far-reaching limits on democracy ahead of a national election this year, and beyond. More >>

Afghanistan: 10,000 civilian casualties in 2017 – UN report

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 8:36 pm | UN Human Rights Office

Afghanistan: 10,000 civilian casualties in 2017 – UN report Suicide attacks and IEDs caused high number of deaths and injuries GENEVA / KABUL (15 February 2018) – More than 10,000 civilians lost their lives or suffered injuries during 2017, ... More >>

UN rights experts alarmed by detention of Palestinian girl

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 12:00 pm | UN Human Rights Office

GENEVA (13 February 2018) – UN human rights experts* have expressed alarm over the case of Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi who, after an incident in which she slapped an Israeli soldier, appeared before an Israeli military court today. The ... More >>

UN child rights experts issue findings on 8 countries

Friday, 9 February 2018, 10:00 am | UN Human Rights Office

UN child rights experts issue findings on Sri Lanka, Guatemala, Panama, Seychelles, Spain, Solomon Islands, Palau, and Marshall Islands More >>

Report on business and rights in occupied Palestinian land

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 11:17 am | UN Human Rights Office

GENEVA (31 January 2018) – The UN Human Rights Office on Wednesday issued a report detailing its work on producing a database of business enterprises engaged in certain, specific activities in the occupied Palestinian territory that are either explicitly ... More >>

US must reverse outrageous dismantling of National Monument

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 11:59 am | UN Human Rights Office

GENEVA (30 January 2018) – A US presidential order slashing the area of land in the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah and paving the way for the extraction of natural resources is outrageous and should be reversed, a UN human rights expert ... More >>

Davos - address global risks rooted in human rights abuse

Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 9:56 am | UN Human Rights Office

GENEVA (23 January 2018) – As global leaders converge in Davos for the World Economic Forum, a group of United Nations experts called attention to the critical importance of human rights to the Forum’s objective of “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured ... More >>

UN experts urge Turkey not to extend state of emergency

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 10:33 am | UN Human Rights Office

GENEVA (17 January 2018) - United Nations human rights experts* urged the Turkish Government not to extend the exceptional legal measures it has taken under its declared state of emergency, due to expire on 19 January. Since the attempted coup in July ... More >>

UN Rapporteur on Myanmar to visit Bangladesh and Thailand

Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 9:54 am | UN Human Rights Office

GENEVA (16 January 2018) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, will visit the country’s neighbours Bangladesh and Thailand from January 18, vowing to fulfill her mandate despite the Government’s refusal ... More >>

UN experts welcome enforced disappearance law in Mexico

Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 9:36 am | UN Human Rights Office

GENEVA (16 January 2018) – The entry into force today of a law on enforced disappearances in Mexico could turn the page on a dark chapter of the country on this issue, and start a process of uncovering the truth, justice and reparations for thousands of ... More >>

Experts call on Iran to halt execution of juvenile offenders

Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 9:34 am | UN Human Rights Office

GENEVA (16 January 2018) – UN human rights experts* have appealed to Iran to halt the execution of Abolfazl Chezani Sharahi, who was 15 when he was sentenced to death. He is due to be executed on Wednesday, less than two weeks after the execution of ... More >>

Indigenous rights and Kenya climate change project

Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 10:43 am | UN Human Rights Office

GENEVA (15 January 2018) – Three independent experts* appointed by the UN have expressed concerns about recent reports that indigenous Sengwer peoples in western Kenya have been attacked and forcibly evicted from their homes as a result of the ... More >>

Syria: upsurge in civilian casualties

Thursday, 11 January 2018, 11:01 am | UN Human Rights Office

GENEVA (10 January 2018) – UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Wednesday condemned the upsurge in civilian casualties in Eastern Ghouta in Syria amid the recent escalation in airstrikes and ground-based attacks by Government forces and ... More >>

UN hr chief urges Iran defuse tensions, investigate deaths

Thursday, 4 January 2018, 10:47 am | UN Human Rights Office

GENEVA (3 January 2018) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Wednesday urged the Iranian authorities “to handle the wave of protests that have taken place around the country with great care so as not to further inflame ... More >>

UN experts decry Saudi Arabia’s persecution of activists

Wednesday, 3 January 2018, 11:36 am | UN Human Rights Office

UN experts decry Saudi Arabia’s persistent use of anti-terror laws to persecute peaceful activists More >>

 

 

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