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Time for world leaders to honour 25-year-old promises

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 9:06 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (11 November 2019) – The international community must prioritise women’s rights to meet the promises and commitments on sexual and reproductive health made at a historic global conference 25 years ago, a group of United Nations human rights ... More >>

Media statement on situation of human rights in Cambodia

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 8:58 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (11 November 2019) - The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, Rhona Smith, welcomes the partial lifting of some judicial restrictions on Cambodian political opposition leader Mr. Kem Sokha. The court order prevents ... More >>

The Gambia must step up prosecutions

Friday, 1 November 2019, 9:26 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA / BANJUL (31 October 2019) – The Gambia should be commended for embarking on a national process of healing and reconciliation, reversing its abusive legacy and bringing perpetrators to account, said UN human rights expert Maud De Boer-Buquicchio, ... More >>

Colombia: UN outraged by killing of indigenous leader

Friday, 1 November 2019, 9:25 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (31 October 2019) – UN experts* have deplored the massacre committed against members of the Nasa people in Cauca, Colombia and urge the Government to take urgent measures in cooperation with the indigenous authorities. Governor Cristina Bautista ... More >>

UN express grave concerns over detention of Heba Al-Labadi

Friday, 1 November 2019, 9:24 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (31 October 2019) – UN human rights experts* called on Israel to immediately release Heba Al-Labadi, a Palestinian woman with Jordanian nationality, who was placed in solitary confinement after an Israeli military court sentenced her to administrative ... More >>

Negative racial stereotyping violates human rights

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 8:35 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

NEW YORK (30 October 2019) – Racial stereotyping and negative characterisations of people of African descent, which were created to justify the enslavement of Africans, continue to harm people and violate their human rights, a group of UN experts has ... More >>

UN expert warns of enormous privacy concern over health data

Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 10:12 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

NEW YORK (29 October 2019) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, Joseph Cannataci, has unveiled a set of international standards on how health data should be used and protected, warning of enormous threats to privacy if the industry ... More >>

Governments must “walk the talk” and lead by example

Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 10:01 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

NEW YORK (29 October 2019) – Governments must go beyond policy declarations and take concrete policy and regulatory measures across government if they are to prevent and address the impact of human rights abuses by businesses, a group of UN human ... More >>

UN human rights expert calls on States to make reparations

Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 9:58 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

NEW YORK (29 October 2019) – Reparations for racial discrimination rooted in colonialism and slavery are essential to the fulfillment of human rights, a UN human rights expert said today, calling on States to accept they have obligations and responsibilities ... More >>

Human rights in health workforce education is crucial

Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 9:57 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

NEW YORK (29 October 2019) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, Dainius Pūras, has called on States to ensure the creation of a balanced workforce of health-care workers, representing a broad cross-section of society, who are ready ... More >>

UN experts urge Egypt to end crackdown on protesters

Tuesday, 29 October 2019, 9:27 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (28 October 2019) ¬– UN human rights experts* have called on Egypt to protect people’s rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association, after a wave of arrests targeting protesters, journalists and human rights defenders. The ... More >>

Toxic pollution: Another extinction crisis looms, warns UN

Friday, 25 October 2019, 9:18 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

NEW YORK (24 October 2019) – Under the shadow of the existential threats of climate change and biodiversity collapse lies another, insidious extinction crisis: the toxification of our planet and our bodies, a UN human rights expert told the General Assembly ... More >>

One in nine face hunger: Inequality drives global figure up

Friday, 25 October 2019, 9:16 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

NEW YORK (24 October 2019) – For the third year in a row, hunger and malnutrition are on the rise, back to levels last seen nearly 10 years ago, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food told the General Assembly. Today, Hilal Elver said, one in nine ... More >>

NK: UN calls for engagement amid continuing rights violation

Friday, 25 October 2019, 9:15 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

NEW YORK (24 October 2019) – A UN human rights expert said North Korea’s economic resources were being diverted away from the essential needs of the people as food insecurity remained at alarming levels. Tomás Ojea Quintana, the Special Rapporteur ... More >>

“Vicious cycle of hatred” against LGBT people being fuelled

Friday, 25 October 2019, 9:14 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

NEW YORK (24 October 2019) – Negative public discourse against the LGBT community is present all around the world, heightening people’s exclusion and marginalisation, a UN human rights expert has told the UN General Assembly. “Political campaigns, ... More >>

UN expert raises alarm at minority statelessness

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 8:11 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

NEW YORK (22 October 2019) –The world is facing a significant and immediate increase in the number of stateless minorities around the world, a UN expert warned today, raising concerns about a potential security and humanitarian crisis in India. “Statelessness ... More >>

Iran: Ethnic, religious minorities face discrimination

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 8:03 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

NEW YORK (22 October 2019) – Ethnic and religious minorities in Iran face significant challenges to the realisation of their rights, particularly against the backdrop of a worsening economic situation, Javaid Rehman, the Special Rapporteur on the situation ... More >>

Governments and ISPs fail to meet challenges of online hate

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 8:10 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

NEW YORK (21 October 2019) – In a landmark report that reinforces legal standards to combat online hate, the UN’s monitor for freedom of expression calls on governments and companies to move away from standardless policies and inconsistent enforcement, ... More >>

World stumbling zombie-like into a digital welfare dystopia

Friday, 18 October 2019, 8:18 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

NEW YORK (17 October 2019) – A UN human rights expert has expressed concerns about the emergence of the “digital welfare state”, saying that all too often the real motives behind such programs are to slash welfare spending, set up intrusive government ... More >>

States must end impunity to break cycle of violence

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 9:55 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

NEW YORK (15 October 2019) - The overwhelming majority of human rights violations committed against human rights defenders around the world remain unpunished, a UN human rights expert said, calling on States to fulfil their legal obligation to combat ... More >>

 

 

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