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Critical juncture for human rights in North Korea – UN

Saturday, 12 January 2019, 10:48 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Reflecting on breakthroughs that brought an easing of tensions on the Korean peninsula in the past year, the UN’s human rights expert on North Korea said that 2019 represented “a critical test, not only for peace and denuclearisation but for human rights”. ... More >>

UN human rights expert to visit Thailand and Bangladesh

Saturday, 12 January 2019, 10:44 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, will visit Myanmar’s neighbours Thailand and Bangladesh from 14 to 24 January 2018. The Government of Myanmar has maintained its decision to cease cooperation with the ... More >>

UN experts urge halt to excessive force against protestors

Saturday, 29 December 2018, 10:24 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

UN experts today expressed alarm at Sudan’s escalating violence and reports of protesters killed during recent large-scale demonstrations against rising prices and food and fuel shortages. More >>

UN alarmed by violence ahead of Bangladesh election

Friday, 21 December 2018, 12:04 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

UN experts have expressed alarm about political violence, restrictions on freedom of expression and the rise of religious fundamentalism in Bangladesh ahead of general elections on 30 December. More >>

UN human rights experts concerned about Huang Qi’s health

Friday, 21 December 2018, 12:01 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

UN human rights experts* have expressed serious concerns about the deteriorating health of detained human rights defender, Huang Qi, in China. More >>

Cameroon: UN experts concerned by crackdown on protests

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 10:20 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

UN human rights experts* have expressed concerns over a crackdown against protesters in Cameroon following President Paul Biya’s re-election, and called for the protection of freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association. More >>

UN expert dismayed by jail terms for Kachin activists

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 10:19 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

A UN human rights expert has expressed her dismay at the imprisonment of three ethnic Kachin activists for allegedly criticizing the Myanmar military during peaceful demonstrations in April. “It is wholly unacceptable that Lum Zawng, Nang Pu and Zau Jet have been ... More >>

Egypt: UN alarmed by treatment of human rights defenders

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 9:59 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to housing condemned the forced evictions, housing demolitions, arbitrary arrest, intimidation and reprisals against persons she met during her official country visit to Egypt from 24 September to 3 October ... More >>

UN experts urge US to halt Texas execution of Roberto Moreno

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 10:47 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

UN human rights experts* have called on the US Government to halt the imminent execution of a Mexican national amid concerns that he did not receive a fair trial. Mr. Roberto Ramos Moreno, a Mexican national, is due to be executed in Texas on 14 November 2018. ... More >>

UN expert pleads for Rohingya returns to stop

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 10:47 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

A UN human rights expert has implored Bangladesh to shelve plans to start repatriating Rohingya refugees to Rakhine State this month, saying the Myanmar Government had failed to provide guarantees they would not suffer the same persecution and horrific ... More >>

UN calls on Saudi Arabia to halt death sentences on minors

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 9:20 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

UN human rights experts are urging Saudi Arabia to immediately halt the execution of six individuals sentenced to death for alleged crimes committed when they were under the age of 18. Mr. Ali al-Nimr, Mr. Dawood al-Marhoon, Mr. Abdullah al-Zaher, ... More >>

Sierra Leone must respect human rights law, says UN expert

Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 9:08 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Sierra Leone’s decision to de-facto remove all three members of its Human Rights Commission was an attack on the rule of law and must be reversed, a UN rights expert said today. “The Government’s decision to de facto dissolve the Commission’s ... More >>

UN expert points to global statelessness as a minority issue

Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 9:03 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

From the Rohingya in Myanmar to the Roma in Europe, minorities already vulnerable to human rights violations are being victimised further by lack of citizenship, a UN expert said today. “A huge proportion of the world’s stateless belong to specific ... More >>

Agricultural workers are among world’s hungriest, says UN

Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 9:02 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Agricultural workers are among the world’s most hungry and are largely excluded from national legal protective frameworks, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, said in New York today. More >>

“More concerned than ever for human rights defenders” - UN

Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 9:01 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Human rights defenders are being attacked and criminalised and face growing legal and administrative restrictions, a UN human rights expert said today, calling on States to renew their commitment to the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders on ... More >>

UN expert welcomes Court’s ruling to reinstate Poland judges

Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 9:00 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

A UN expert today welcomed a decision by the European Union’s supreme court to reinstate top judges who were forced to retire to make way for mostly political appointees of the ruling majority. More >>

Nigeria must protect and promote women in politics - UN

Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 9:22 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

UN human rights experts* are urging Nigeria to take immediate steps to remedy deliberate attempts to exclude women candidates from recent party primary elections for seats in state and national legislatures. Reports of irregularities in primaries in states ... More >>

Business dragging its feet on human rights, says UN

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 8:59 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Too many companies globally are ignoring their human rights obligations and governments are failing to regulate and lead by example in business practices, a group of independent UN experts say. A report * by the experts urges business to exercise ‘human rights ... More >>

UN alarmed by India move to deport Rohingya Men

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 9:14 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

A UN human rights expert has expressed alarm at the Indian Government’s plan to deport seven Rohingya men to Myanmar, saying their forcible return could constitute refoulement which violates international law. More >>

UN expert condemns killing of more Palestinian protesters

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 9:13 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

The killing and wounding of more Palestinian protesters at the Gaza fence by the Israeli security forces is an ongoing affront to human rights and human dignity, said a UN human rights expert. “The deaths of seven more participants in the Gaza ... More >>

 

 

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