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UN Special Rapporteur on torture to visit Brazil

Friday, 31 July 2015, 7:59 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (30 July 2015) – United Nations Special Rapporteur Juan E. Méndez will visit Brazil from 3 to 14 August 2015 to identify and assess the main challenges related to torture and ill-treatment in the country. More >>

UN experts urge Israel to halt legalization of force-feeding

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 8:19 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN experts urge Israel to halt legalization of force-feeding of hunger-strikers in detention More >>

All charges against Nabeel Rajab must be dropped

Sunday, 19 July 2015, 12:06 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Three United Nations human rights experts* today call on the Bahraini authorities to drop all charges the prominent Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, who was released from prison earlier this week for health reasons. While welcoming Mr. ... More >>

UN expert warns against more austerity measures for Greece

Thursday, 16 July 2015, 7:00 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

“Not at the cost of human rights” – UN expert warns against more austerity measures for Greece More >>

"Now comes the time to focus on human rights in Iran,”

Thursday, 16 July 2015, 6:58 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

“Now comes the time to focus on human rights in Iran,” UN expert welcomes opportunity created by nuclear deal More >>

UN human rights expert hails nuclear deal with Iran

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 7:48 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN human rights expert hails nuclear deal with Iran, and calls for the immediate lifting of sanctions More >>

Corporations must contribute to sustainable development

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 7:22 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (14 July 2015) – The United Nations Working Group on business and human rights today urged Governments across the world to ensure that corporations do not undermine sustainable development, and called for greater transparency and accountability ... More >>

Killings of civilians continue unabated in Iraq

Tuesday, 14 July 2015, 8:09 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

BAGHDAD/GENEVA (13 July 2015) – A UN report released Monday shows that the conflict in Iraq continues to take a terrible toll on civilians, with at least 15,000 killed and 30,000 injured since January 2014. Widespread human rights violations and massive ... More >>

Release of five Ethiopian journalists is a positive step

Saturday, 11 July 2015, 9:03 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Release of five Ethiopian journalists is a positive step, but others remain in detention – UN expert More >>

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 >>

 

 

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