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Experts urge robust action for freedom of expression

Friday, 12 July 2019, 8:08 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (11 July 2019) – On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Joint Declarations on Freedom of Expression, the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, David Kaye, together with other regional experts, has called for a robust response to the ... More >>

Urgent medical treatment needed for detainees

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 9:32 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (10 July 2019) – UN human rights experts* today expressed serious concern that Iran continues to deny appropriate healthcare to detainees, despite repeated calls. “Over several months we have communicated to the Iranian Government our ... More >>

Sudan: UN experts denounce Internet shutdown

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 9:24 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (8 July 2019) – UN human rights experts* have denounced measures taken by the authorities to shut down the Internet in Sudan, saying it stifles free expression and association. More >>

Resources extraction fuels rights violations

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 9:22 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (8 July 2019) – Industry’s extraction of natural resources routinely inflicts acute human rights violations on racial and ethnic minorities, indigenous peoples and other marginalised groups, said the UN’s human rights expert on racism. In ... More >>

Expert calls for continued pressure in Myanmar

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 8:18 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (3 July 2019) – A UN human rights expert implored the international community to maintain pressure on Myanmar amid a deterioration of human rights in the country, citing concerns about possible war crimes in Rakhine State, the treatment of minorities, ... More >>

Belarus: Violations of human rights and freedoms continue

Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 9:03 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (2 July 2019) – The human rights situation in Belarus appears stable and calm but remains fundamentally poor with no significant improvements, a UN expert said today. Anaïs Marin, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights ... More >>

UN rights experts urge more protection for LGBTI refugees

Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 8:10 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (1 July 2019) States and other actors involved in refugee protection must recognise the unique vulnerability and specific needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and gender diverse (LGBTI) asylum-seekers and refugees, the UN Independent ... More >>

Experts urge more steps against enforced disappearance

Saturday, 29 June 2019, 11:58 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (28 June 2019) – “Kyrgyzstan is just a few steps away from ensuring a full protection from enforced disappearance and respect for the 1992 Declaration on the Protection of All Forms of Enforced Disappearances,” a delegation of the ... More >>

Any peace plan for Gaza will fail without framework

Saturday, 29 June 2019, 11:50 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (28 June 2019) The international community must insist that any proposal for an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the just and durable settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has to be firmly anchored in human rights and ... More >>

States obligated to ensure social inclusion of victims

Friday, 28 June 2019, 8:33 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (27 June 2019) – States around the world have an obligation to ensure social inclusion of victims of trafficking in the long-term, says a UN rights expert. More >>

New global approach needed to eliminate female violence

Friday, 28 June 2019, 8:31 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (27 June 2019) – “A new system-wide global approach is necessary to eliminate violence against women and girls,” said Dubravka Šimonović, the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, in a report today to the Human Rights Council in Geneva. More >>

Development should prioritise strengthening education

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 9:36 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (26 June 2019) Private sector involvement in education must be strictly controlled, a UN expert has told the Human Rights Council. “First and foremost, education is a human right, a public good and an obligation of States,” said Koumbou Boly Barry, ... More >>

Failure to protect biodiversity a human rights violation

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 8:43 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (25 June 2019) A group of UN experts* has warned the erosion of nature, the extinction of species and the loss of biological diversity at unprecedented rates severely threatens human rights for present and future generations. More >>

UN condemns failure to address impact of climate on poorest

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 8:33 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (25 June 2019) - Climate change will have the greatest impact on those living in poverty, but also threatens democracy and human rights, according to a UN expert. “Even if current targets are met, tens of millions will be impoverished, leading ... More >>

Myanmar: UN ‘fears for civilians’ after Internet shutdown

Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 9:32 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (24 June 2019) - The Myanmar Government’s shutdown of mobile data networks in nine townships could have serious implications for human rights and humanitarian monitoring in the conflict areas of Rakhine and Chin States, a UN expert warned on ... More >>

DPRK: Dark clouds on the horizon of peace without rights

Saturday, 22 June 2019, 12:35 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA/SEOUL (21 June 2019) – “North Korea is at a historical crossroads. If the right and just decisions are made, a peaceful and prosperous Korean Peninsula will appear on the horizon,” said UN human rights expert Tomas Ojea Quintana. At ... More >>

Annexation is a flagrant violation of international law

Friday, 21 June 2019, 9:18 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (20 June 2019) - Recent statements by senior Israeli political leaders and US diplomats in support of the annexation of parts or all of the occupied West Bank by Israel fly in the face of the absolute prohibition against the annexation of occupied ... More >>

Khashoggi killing: UN expert says Saudi Arabia responsible

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 8:34 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (19 June 2019) – Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was the victim of a premeditated extrajudicial execution, for which the State of Saudi Arabia is responsible, according to a report published today by the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary ... More >>

UN experts urge immediate medical attention to migrants

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 9:33 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (18 June 2019) – UN human rights experts* urged Australia to immediately provide appropriate health care to more than 800 asylum seekers and other migrants who have been held in the country’s offshore facilities for the past five years ... More >>

Maldives: Moment of political hope at risk

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 9:30 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

MALE (18 June 2019) - A UN human rights expert says the Republic of the Maldives should grab the chance offered by a moment of reform and optimism to strengthen Maldivian culture as a key response to the existential threat of climate change, and as a vital ... More >>

 

 

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