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Committee on Enforced Disappearances registers case 500

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 10:37 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (June 12, 2018) — They were having a family dinner at home when security forces entered the house, handcuffed him and took him away. When the family now asks the authorities where he is, they always get the same reply: “we do not know.” More >>

UN experts urge Israel not to deport Omar Shakir

Saturday, 19 May 2018, 12:40 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (18 May 2018) – UN human rights experts* have called on the Government of Israel to rescind its decision of 7 May to cancel the work permit of Omar Shakir, the Israel and Palestine Director for Human Rights Watch, who is based in Jerusalem. More >>

Zeid on Gaza

Saturday, 19 May 2018, 12:39 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein to the UN Human Rights Council Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the deteriorating human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem ... More >>

Philippines: experts voice concern at “terrorist” list

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 10:00 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (May 14, 2018) – Indigenous peoples and human rights defenders must be removed from a list of more than 600 individuals alleged to be affiliated with “terrorist organizations,” the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination said ... More >>

Honduras: Human rights defenders at serious risk

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 9:57 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA / TEGUCIGALPA (11 May 2018) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Michel Forst, has ended a visit to Honduras saying strong, urgent action is needed to ensure protection for those who defend the rights of others. More >>

Statement on Israel by the CERD

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 9:44 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (May 14, 2018) — At the conclusion of its 95th Session, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination issued the following Statement : More >>

UK: Serious concerns over Immigration Policy and Brexit

Saturday, 12 May 2018, 11:41 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN rights expert hails UK for anti-racism action but raises serious concerns over Immigration Policy, Prevent programme and Brexit GENEVA / LONDON (11 May 2018) – The UN Special Rapporteur on racism, E. Tendayi Achiume, has commended the UK Government ... More >>

Yemen | Cambodia | Cuba | Nicaragua | Montenegro

Saturday, 12 May 2018, 11:39 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

The month of April was the deadliest month for civilians in Yemen so far this year, with a sharp increase in casualties. At least 236 civilians were killed and 238 injured in Yemen in April – a total of 474 civilian casualties, well over double the 180 ... More >>

Guatemala must break cycle of discrimination

Saturday, 12 May 2018, 11:36 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (11 May 2018) – UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, has expressed concerns over the discrimination and marginalisation of indigenous peoples in Guatemala, referring to extreme poverty, malnutrition, forced ... More >>

Afghanistan: Senior UN rights official urges more action

Saturday, 12 May 2018, 11:35 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

NEW YORK/GENEVA/KABUL (11 May 2018) - UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour has welcomed what he called the “undeniable commitment” by the Afghan Government to improve what has long been a dire human rights situation. But ... More >>

Central African Republic: descent into communal violence

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 10:26 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (9 May 2018) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Wednesday expressed deep alarm at the volatile situation in the Central African Republic, particularly given the worrying hate speech and incitement to violence ... More >>

Sudan: UN expert raises concerns about violence

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 10:51 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Sudan: UN expert raises concerns about violence against women, calls for legal reform KHARTOUM (24 April 2018) – The UN Independent Expert on Sudan expressed concern about reports that the security forces were using violence, intimidation and other ... More >>

High Commissioner for Human Rights: Yeman and Nicaragua

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 10:50 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

In Yemen, at least 45 people, reportedly all civilians, have been killed by airstrikes in three separate incidents over the past four days. The dead include women and children. Many others were injured. More >>

World must react to chemical attacks – Zeid

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 9:49 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (9 April 2018) – Reports suggesting yet another deadly chemical attack may have been carried out in Syria on Saturday in the town of Douma highlight the impotence of the international response to earlier attacks alleged to have been carried out ... More >>

Syria Briefing to the Security Council

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 9:47 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Briefing to the Security Council under Arria formula on the situation in Syria by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein 19 March 2018 Mr. Chairman, Since this crisis began seven years ago with the torture of children in Dara’a; ... More >>

37th session of the Human Rights Council - Annual Report

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 10:05 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Item 2: Annual Report and Oral Update by the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the activities of his Office and recent human rights developments 7 March 2018 Distinguished President, Excellencies, Colleagues, Friends, A few days ago, we celebrated ... More >>

Myanmar: Continued ethnic cleansing in Rakhine State decried

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 10:10 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

BANGKOK/GENEVA (6 March 2018) - “The ethnic cleansing of Rohingya from Myanmar continues. I don’t think we can draw any other conclusion from what I have seen and heard in Cox’s Bazar,” said Andrew Gilmour, UN Assistant Secretary-General ... More >>

Syria - Eastern Ghouta: Statement by UN High Commissioner

Saturday, 3 March 2018, 2:44 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

For half a decade, the people of Eastern Ghouta have been under siege. They have suffered airstrikes, shelling and on several occasions, civilians have reportedly died gasping for breath after toxic agents were released. They have endured every ... More >>

Turkey: Life sentences for journalists

Saturday, 17 February 2018, 11:29 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Turkey: Life sentences for journalists are “unprecedented assault on free speech”, say UN and OSCE experts GENEVA (16 February 2018) – Life sentences imposed on six journalists today by a court in Turkey are an unparalleled attack on freedom of expression ... More >>

US execution of seriously ill Doyle Hamm torture

Saturday, 17 February 2018, 11:27 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Planned US execution of seriously ill Doyle Hamm may amount to torture, UN experts warn More >>

 

 

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