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Canada needs urgent change to systems for disabled

Saturday, 13 April 2019, 10:54 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Canada must make urgent systemic change to ensure people with disabilities can enjoy all their human rights, says a UN rights expert at the end of a fact-finding visit to the country. More >>

Greece must put gender equality at the heart of recovery

Saturday, 13 April 2019, 10:52 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Greece has a unique opportunity to simultaneously strengthen its economy and drive progress on women’s human rights by prioritising gender equality in its social and economic recovery, says a group of UN independent experts. "Greece has established ... More >>

Israel must ensure protection for Issa Amro

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 9:10 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Israel must fully honour and implement the rights and obligations contained in the UN’s Declaration on human rights defenders, and in particular end the use of criminal, legal and security tools to obstruct the legitimate work of human rights defenders, ... More >>

Bulgaria: tackling root causes and protecting marginalized

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 10:47 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Bulgaria: tackling the root causes and protecting the most marginalised is key, underlines UN human rights expert More >>

States must act to end discrimination against Roma

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 10:25 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

States must live up to their human rights commitments and take comprehensive anti-racist measures to respond to the rise of intolerance, hate speech and attacks against Roma and other minorities, says a UN expert. The appeal on International Roma Day is being ... More >>

Zimbabwe policies hitting poor hardest, say UN rights expert

Friday, 5 April 2019, 9:50 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Government policies in Zimbabwe are worsening the country’s economic crisis, causing immense hardship to those less well-off, and crushing the human rights of those who dare complain, a group of UN experts* has warned. “We are gravely concerned that, ... More >>

Prosecution of ISIL must be fair and thorough

Friday, 5 April 2019, 9:44 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

A UN human rights expert is calling on Iraq to ensure that the prosecution of the ISIL leadership is conducted in a transparent, fair and thorough manner – and includes the participation of victims in the legal process - saying that hasty and collective ... More >>

India: UN human rights experts condemn Rohingya deportations

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 9:59 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

UN human rights experts* condemned the Indian Government’s decision to deport three more Rohingya to Myanmar and urged the authorities to stop such forced deportations which are prohibited under international law. The three Rohingyas deported, a father ... More >>

UN experts calls for solidarity with people affected by Idai

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 9:46 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

UN human rights experts* have called on States, international organisations and private actors to show solidarity with Southern Africa countries after Cyclone Idai left hundreds of people dead, hundreds of thousands displaced and caused billions of dollars ... More >>

Brazil must reconsider plan to celebrate coup anniversary

Saturday, 30 March 2019, 1:44 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Brazil must reconsider plans to commemorate the anniversary of a military coup which led to gross human rights violations for two decades, says a UN expert. “Attempts to revise history and justify or condone gross human rights violations of the past ... More >>

China must fulfil repeated pledges on chemical safety

Saturday, 30 March 2019, 1:29 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

A UN human rights expert has called on China to live up to its promises to implement effective measures to combat the hazards and risks in its fast growing chemical industry, following another deadly explosion at an industrial plant. More >>

Lao PDR’s economic strategy entrenches poverty

Friday, 29 March 2019, 10:55 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Lao PDR has pursued a top-down approach to economic growth and poverty alleviation that is all too often counterproductive, leading to impoverishment and jeopardising the rights of the poor and marginalised, according to a UN expert. “Despite important ... More >>

Khashoggi case: UN expert calls for public trials of accused

Friday, 29 March 2019, 9:53 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

A UN human rights expert said Saudi Arabia’s closed-door trials of those accused of killing journalist Jamal Khashoggi have thus far fallen short of meeting international standards. More >>

Murder of indigenous leader Sergio Rojas Ortiz condemned

Wednesday, 27 March 2019, 10:52 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

The murder of Costa Rican human rights defender and indigenous leader Sergio Rojas Ortiz, has been condemned by UN human rights experts*. More >>

UN experts applaud children fighting climate change

Saturday, 23 March 2019, 1:16 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

UN experts on children’s rights, human rights defenders and human rights and the environment today lauded the Human Rights Council’s adoption of a resolution calling upon States “to provide a safe and empowering context for initiatives organized ... More >>

US “threats” against International Criminal Court must stop

Saturday, 23 March 2019, 1:14 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Warnings by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton of measures against the International Criminal Court (ICC) must not be allowed to hinder the Court’s ability to fulfil its mandate, say UN human rights experts*. ... More >>

Venezuela: UN experts condemn widespread rights violations

Friday, 22 March 2019, 9:15 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Venezuela: UN experts condemn widespread rights violations reported during protests More >>

Racism: UN experts condemn mosque attacks

Friday, 22 March 2019, 9:12 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

States must take urgent, concerted action to achieve racial equality and stop using nationalist populist rhetoric to stoke discrimination, says a group of UN human rights experts*. The appeal comes on the occasion of International Day for the Elimination ... More >>

Human rights to water and sanitation lead the way

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 9:26 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Human rights to water and sanitation lead the way to leaving no one behind, says UN expert More >>

UN rights expert unable to carry out visit to Morocco

Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 9:31 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

The UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Diego García-Sayán, has announced that the necessary conditions for his visit to Morocco have not been fulfilled. “The Government of Morocco has not been able to ensure a programme of ... More >>

 

 

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