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UN expert on right to development visits Switzerland

Friday, 20 September 2019, 8:38 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (19 September 2019) – UN Special Rapporteur Saad Alfarargi will visit Switzerland from 23 September to 2 October 2019 to assess the country’s efforts to integrate the right to development into its policies. “I am looking forward to meeting Government ... More >>

Uzbekistan: UN rights expert in first visit

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 8:27 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (18 September 2019) – UN Special Rapporteur Diego García-Sayán will carry out an official visit to Uzbekistan from 19 to 25 September 2019 to assess measures adopted by the Government to ensure the independence of judges and prosecutors and ... More >>

UN expert implores Myanmar’s Suu Kyi: “open your eyes"

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 9:38 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (17 September 2019) – A UN human rights expert has implored Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to ‘feel with her heart before it is too late’, saying that even if refugees wished to return they have little to go back to. Yanghee ... More >>

Expert says planned Jordan Valley annexation is illegal

Friday, 13 September 2019, 8:27 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (12 September 2019) – A UN human rights expert has denounced comments by Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu that he would order the annexation of the Jordan Valley if re-elected prime minister, saying such action would represent a flagrant challenge ... More >>

UN housing rights expert visits Nigeria

Friday, 13 September 2019, 8:22 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (12 September 2019) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, Leilani Farha, is visiting Nigeria from 13 to 23 September 2019. “I look forward to travelling to the most populous nation in Africa to explore the challenges ... More >>

UN experts urge China to respect protesters' rights

Friday, 13 September 2019, 8:16 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (12 September 2019) - UN human rights experts* reacted with alarm to reports of attacks on demonstrators, arrests of activists and human rights defenders, and threats to communications, as protests in Hong Kong entered their third month. More >>

UN experts urge States to stop looking the other way

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 9:34 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (11 September 2019) – States around the world must act urgently to prevent enforced disappearances rather than looking the other way, said a group of UN human rights experts. More >>

Mongolia: Mining should serve sustainable development

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 9:31 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA / ULAANBAATAR (11 September 2019) – The mining sector in Mongolia should play a truly transformative role and serve as a catalyst to ensure the realisation of economic, social and cultural rights, and spur human development, says a UN expert ... More >>

Financial institutions complicit in impact

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 7:58 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (10 September 2019) – Austerity measures imposed by international financial institutions such as the IMF, regularly cause violations of human rights, says UN Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky in a ... More >>

Myanmar: UN experts concerned by incommunicado detention

Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 8:20 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (3 September 2019) - UN human rights experts* have expressed grave concerns about the use of incommunicado detention by the military in Myanmar, along with allegations of torture and ill-treatment and deaths in custody since the outbreak of armed conflict ... More >>

Nicaragua must stop reprisals against journalists

Tuesday, 27 August 2019, 8:08 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (26 August 2019) – The Nicaraguan Government must stop reprisals against staff of the broadcaster Radio Dario and end repression of other media workers, say UN and Inter-American human rights experts*. “Recent allegations received show ... More >>

Sri Lanka: Ethno-religious tensions must not be ignored

Tuesday, 27 August 2019, 8:06 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA / COLOMBO (26 August 2019) – Simmering ethno-religious tensions in Sri Lanka require urgent action by the authorities to strengthen respect for freedom of religion or belief in Sri Lanka, says UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief ... More >>

UN rights experts urge India to end communications shutdown

Friday, 23 August 2019, 9:39 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (22 August 2019) – UN human rights experts* today called on the Government of India to end the crackdown on freedom of expression, access to information and peaceful protests imposed in Indian-Administered Kashmir this month. The experts ... More >>

States must do more to stop hate crimes

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 8:15 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (21 August 2019) – States have an important role to play in promoting religious tolerance and cultural diversity by promoting and protecting human rights, including freedom of religion or belief, say a group of UN independent experts*. The experts ... More >>

Mali reconciliation efforts must be supported, says UN

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 8:24 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (19 August 2019) The Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Mali, Alioune Tine, has welcomed reconciliation initiatives launched in central Mali by traditional and religious leaders, civil society members and the local authorities. More >>

UN rights expert in first visit to Honduras

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 10:12 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA / TEGUCIGALPA (14 August 2019) – UN Special Rapporteur Diego García-Sayán will carry out an official visit to Honduras from 16-22 August 2019 to assess the status of the independence of judges and prosecutors, and of the free exercise of ... More >>

Sri Lanka: UN Rapporteur on freedom of religion to visit

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 8:14 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA / COLOMBO (13 August 2019) – The UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Ahmed Shaheed, will carry out an official visit to Sri Lanka, from 15 to 26 August 2019. “I will look at how Sri Lanka promotes and protects the rights ... More >>

Scourge of homelessness adds to hardships for LGBT youth

Saturday, 10 August 2019, 11:21 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (9 August 2019) – On the occasion of International Youth Day, the UN’s Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Victor Madrigal-Borloz, and the Special Rapporteur ... More >>

Use of racist language to gain votes or power must end

Thursday, 8 August 2019, 8:37 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (7 August 2019) – Following the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, the USA must take swift and decisive action that demonstrates its commitment to human rights, including the right to equal protection under the law, say a group of UN human rights ... More >>

UN experts urge decade of action to aid survival of language

Thursday, 8 August 2019, 8:07 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (7 August 2019) – In a statement to mark International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, UN human rights experts* are calling for a decade of action to protect and promote the use of indigenous languages, many of which are endangered: ... More >>

 

 

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