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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 >>

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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