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Eritrea: Peace deal could offer hope for reforms

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 9:58 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

The peace agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia raises hopes that human rights will be at the centre of Eritrea’s path towards a society respectful of all fundamental rights, says the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, ... More >>

UN experts call for response to 'appalling' protest verdict

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 10:25 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

UN independent experts* call on the Human Rights Council to urgently respond to verdicts condemning 75 protesters to death and 47 to life sentences in Egypt. More >>

Persons with albinism: Kenya on the way to becoming champs

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 10:19 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Kenya has recorded significant success in responding to attacks against persons with albinism and discrimination in the health sector but must do much more in other areas like access to justice, says a UN expert. Presenting a statement at the end of a ... More >>

UN warns against harsh effects of sanctions on civilians

Friday, 14 September 2018, 2:57 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Sanctions must not degenerate into blockades which expose innocent people to the ravages of economic war in peacetime without the protection of the Geneva Conventions aimed at safeguarding civilians in war time, says Idriss Jazairy, the UN Special ... More >>

UN experts appalled by Israeli court decision

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 10:50 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

An Israeli High Court ruling giving the Government of Israel the green light to demolish the entire Palestinian Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar Ab al Helu, has been described as “appalling” by two UN human rights experts*. “It is gravely disappointing ... More >>

Nigeria must step up efforts to prevent trafficking

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 10:36 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Nigeria must step up efforts to eradicate human trafficking and ensure that existing legal and institutional measures to protect individuals from human trafficking are adequately implemented, says a UN human rights expert. “Public institutions must ... More >>


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