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Oral Update on Boko Haram by UN High Commissioner

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 7:55 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Oral Update on Boko Haram by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein at the 29th session of the Human Rights Council, 1 July 2015 More >>

US / Death penalty: UN experts call for federal moratorium

Saturday, 27 June 2015, 10:58 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

US / Death penalty: UN experts call for federal moratorium as Boston bomber gets death sentence More >>

Malta / Migrants: UN expert group hails positive moves

Saturday, 27 June 2015, 10:46 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Malta / Migrants: UN expert group hails positive move on automatic detention, but calls for long-term solutions More >>

Foreign debt expert to visit China to promote human rights

Saturday, 27 June 2015, 10:42 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN expert on foreign debt to visit China to promote human rights in international lending More >>

Allegations of sexual abuse in Central African Republic

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 8:12 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Protection and welfare of children at centre of allegations of sexual abuse in Central African Republic should be priority - UN child rights committee More >>

Belarus: Human rights situation deteriorates further

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 7:59 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (24 June 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Miklós Haraszti, today warned that the situation of human rights in the country has further deteriorated since last year. More >>

Trauma of torture victims should not be overlooked

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 9:33 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Trauma of torture victims should not be overlooked amid migration challenges, UN experts remind States More >>

Korea in the Human Rights World

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 9:16 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Thank you for this warm welcome. Yonsei is not only one of the world’s top universities, with an admirably long list of graduates who have become public servants, opinion-makers and business leaders. It also features the important work of the Human Liberty Centre ... More >>

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein opens office in South Korea

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 8:07 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein opens office in South Korea More >>

Act now to prevent industrial scale human rights violations

Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 7:47 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Act now to prevent industrial scale human rights violations by ISIL – UN expert calls on the Security Council More >>

UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 7:45 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights publishes findings on Kyrgyzstan, Venezuela, Mongolia, Thailand, Ireland, Chile, Uganda More >>

UN Human Rights Committee Upcoming Reviews

Monday, 22 June 2015, 8:40 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN Human Rights Committee to review Venezuela, the UK, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Spain, Canada, Uzbekistan, France More >>

UN Human Rights Chief visits South Korea

Monday, 22 June 2015, 8:36 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN Human Rights Chief visits South Korea, opens office to work on DPRK human rights issues More >>

New UN report on human trafficking

Saturday, 20 June 2015, 12:03 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

‘They know they will be exploited during their journey’ – New UN report on human trafficking More >>

Alarming accounts of human rights violations of Palestinians

Saturday, 20 June 2015, 11:40 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (19 June 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Makarim Wibisono, today expressed deep concern about the human rights situation of Palestinians living ... More >>

Fixed dates for Italy, Turkey and Benin torture prevention

Saturday, 20 June 2015, 11:39 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (19 June 2015) – The UN’s torture prevention body has set dates to visit Italy , Turkey and Benin in the second half of 2015 to discuss protection against ill-treatment of detainees and the overall situation of people deprived of their ... More >>

New technologies to fight against human rights abuse

Saturday, 20 June 2015, 11:29 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

New technologies –if used right– are vital tools in the fight against human rights violations More >>

Charleston shooting: UN experts deplore killings

Saturday, 20 June 2015, 11:04 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Charleston shooting: UN experts deplore killings of African Americans and urge measures against racist crimes More >>

Supreme Court judgement gravely undermines Maldives rights

Saturday, 20 June 2015, 11:02 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (19 June 2015) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein today said that a Supreme Court judgement on the Human Rights Commission of the Maldives appeared to be “designed to severely undermine its ability to engage with the UN ... More >>

‘Tradition of impunity’ threatens Burundi’s future

Saturday, 20 June 2015, 10:29 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (19 June 2015) – The calendar for democratic elections in Burundi can only be determined by successfully establishing conditions for people to freely express their choice, said United Nations expert on transitional justice Pablo de Greiff. ... More >>

 

 

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