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UN rights expert hails US move to keep Internet open

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 10:41 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

“A real victory for freedom of expression” – UN rights expert hails US move to keep Internet open More >>

Philippines must prioritize food and nutrition security

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 10:39 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

MANILA (27 February 2015) – Access to sufficient and nutritious food is still limited in the Philippines despite recent progress, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, warned today at the end of her first fact-finding ... More >>

Iraq: UN report documents human rights violations

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 4:18 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

BAGHDAD/GENEVA (23 February 2015) – A UN report released Monday documents widespread human rights violations of an increasingly sectarian nature in Iraq, as well as a deterioration of the rule of law in large parts of the country. More >>

Philippines: UN rights expert to assess food and nutrition

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 3:47 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (18 February 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, will undertake an official visit to the Philippines from 20 to 27 February 2015 to gather first-hand information on the realization of the right ... More >>

Scheduled execution of a juvenile offender in Iran

Saturday, 21 February 2015, 11:44 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Iran: UN experts urge Iran to halt immediately execution of a juvenile offender, scheduled for tomorrow More >>

Human Trafficking in Malaysia

Saturday, 21 February 2015, 11:39 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (19 February 2015) – United Nations Special Rapporteur Maria Grazia Giammarinaro will carry out an official visit to Malaysia from 23 to 28 February 2015 to assess the situation of trafficking of persons in the country, especially that of women, ... More >>

Azerbaijan’s record on women’s rights to face scrutiny

Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 3:06 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (16 February 2015) – Azerbaijan’s record on women’s rights will be examined by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on Wednesday 18 February in meetings that will be webcast live. More >>

Tuvalu’s record on women’s rights to face scrutiny

Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 1:31 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (17 February 2015) – Tuvalu’s record on women’s rights will be examined by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on Friday 20 February in meetings that will be webcast live. More >>

Ecuador’s record on women’s rights to face scrutiny

Saturday, 14 February 2015, 12:37 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (13 February 2015) – Ecuador’s record on women’s rights will be examined by the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on Thursday 19 February in meetings that will be webcast live. More >>

UN publishes findings on Mexico, Armenia and Serbia

Saturday, 14 February 2015, 11:57 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (13 February 2015) – The UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances has published its concluding observations on Mexico, Armenia and Serbia which it examined during its session from 2 to 13 February 2015. More >>

Calls for immediate halt to further executions in Indonesia

Saturday, 14 February 2015, 11:21 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (13 February 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, Christof Heyns, today urged the Indonesian Government to halt further executions of people convicted of drug-related offenses. Earlier this week, Indonesian ... More >>

Responsibility of basic education to private sector

Saturday, 14 February 2015, 10:56 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (12 February 2015) - “Free, quality basic education is a fundamental human right for all, and governments must not delegate this responsibility to the private sector,” today said the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to education, ... More >>

Bahrain: UN urges release of opposition politician

Thursday, 5 February 2015, 10:21 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (4 FEBRUARY 2015) – A group of United Nations independent experts* today urged the Bahraini authorities to release Sheikh Ali Salman, an opposition politician and a religious figure who was refused bail on charges that include inciting a change ... More >>

Children’s rights in 12 countries: UN publishes review

Thursday, 5 February 2015, 10:19 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (4 February 2015) – The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has published its concluding observations on the States it examined during its 68th session from 12-30 January: Cambodia, Dominican Republic, Turkmenistan, Sweden, Mauritius, Gambia, ... More >>

Ukraine: Dangerous escalation in conflict

Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 1:41 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (3 February 2015) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday urged all sides to halt the dangerous escalation in the fighting in eastern Ukraine. He called on States and all those with influence in the region ... More >>

Malawi flooding: Urgent assistance needed

Saturday, 31 January 2015, 12:51 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (30 January 2015) – A group of United Nations human rights experts today urged the international community to rapidly provide all necessary funding and assistance to the Government of Malawi and humanitarian actors in response to some of the worst ... More >>

Serbia to be reviewed by UN on Enforced Disappearances

Friday, 30 January 2015, 12:31 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (29 January 2015) – Serbia is due to be reviewed for the first time by the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) which is meeting in Geneva from 2 to 13 February. More >>

Dutch decision to fund assistance for homeless migrants

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 11:15 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Dutch decision to fund emergency assistance for homeless migrants “welcome change of position” - UN experts More >>

Accountability key to achieving sustainable development goal

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 11:40 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (26 JANUARY 2015 ) – The post-2015 sustainable development goals currently being debated by the international community must be anchored firmly in international human rights standards and backed by strong means of ensuring accountability for ... More >>

Holocaust Commemoration Day

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 11:25 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein statement ahead of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, 27 January 2015, Geneva More >>

 

 

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