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UN Women's rights experts issue findings on 8 nations

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 9:12 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (11 November 2019) – The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women has published its findings on the countries it examined during its session from 21 October to 8 November 2019: Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, ... More >>

UN Human Rights Committee publishes findings on 5 nations

Friday, 8 November 2019, 8:11 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (7 November 2019) — The UN Human Rights Committee has published its findings on the civil and political rights record of countries it examined during its latest session from 14 October to 8 November 2019: Belgium, Cabo Verde, Czech Republic, ... More >>

Haiti unrest - Colombia: Northern Cauca indigenous killings

Saturday, 2 November 2019, 12:03 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Location: Geneva Date: 1 November 2019 Subject: (1) Haiti unrest (2) Colombia: Northern Cauca indigenous killings More >>

Spain: Forced eviction violated right to housing, say UN

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 8:47 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (30 October 2019) — Spain violated a family’s right to housing by failing to weigh their vulnerability in an eviction, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights said in a decision published today in Geneva. On 20 June 2018, ... More >>

Set universal standards for effective consular assistance

Saturday, 26 October 2019, 12:13 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

NEW YORK (25 October 2019) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on summary executions, Agnès Callamard, called for the adoption of a universal set of standards on consular support for imprisoned foreign nationals, especially those facing the death penalty. More >>

Businesses must establish grievance mechanisms

Saturday, 26 October 2019, 12:11 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Businesses must establish grievance mechanisms enabling workers to report trafficking and exploitation - UN expert NEW YORK (25 October 2019) – Companies need to create grievance mechanisms that enable workers to report trafficking or severe exploitation ... More >>

UNHCHR: Protests and unrest around the world

Saturday, 26 October 2019, 12:06 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

(1) Protests and unrest around the world (2) Bolivia (3) Iraq (4) Chile (5) Guinea (6) Lebanon Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 25 October 2019 Subject: (1) Protests and unrest around the ... More >>

UN Committee publishes findings on 6 nations

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 7:47 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (22 October 2019) – The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has published its findings on the rights records of countries it examined during its latest session from 30 September to 18 October 2019: Denmark, Ecuador, Israel, ... More >>

Bachelet urges immediate dialogue to resolve crisis in Chile

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 8:13 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (21 October 2019) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday urged all political and civil society actors in Chile to engage in immediate dialogue and to avoid further polarizing the situation with words or deeds, following ... More >>

UN torture prevention committee ends visit to Cabo Verde

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 9:12 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA/PRAIA (14 October 2019) — The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) concluded on Thursday 10 October its first visit to Cabo Verde, which began on 29 September. The objectives of the visit were to support the recently ... More >>

States must better protect and empower girls

Saturday, 12 October 2019, 11:47 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (11 October 2019) — States must take meaningful action to eliminate discrimination against girls and promote girls’ equal rights, said the UN Child Rights Committee and UN Women’s Rights Committee in a joint statement published today for the International ... More >>

Human Rights Committee to review 6 nations

Saturday, 12 October 2019, 11:45 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (11 October 2019) — The UN Human Rights Committee, which monitors implementation by States of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), will meet in Geneva from 14 October to 8 November 2019 to review the situation for human ... More >>

Report Finds Alleged Drug Facilities Were Not Lawful Targets

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 8:21 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

KABUL / GENEVA (9 October 2019) – A United Nations special report, which examines the impact on civilians of United States’ airstrikes on alleged drug-processing facilities on 5 May 2019 in Afghanistan, determines that the operation caused a large ... More >>

Bachelet welcomes release of hundreds of political actors

Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 9:26 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (8 October 2019) - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday welcomed the release of hundreds of political actors in Cameroon, among them opposition leader Maurice Kamto. On 4 October, President Paul Biya announced ... More >>

UN Child Rights Committee publishes findings

Friday, 4 October 2019, 8:40 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (3 October 2019) — The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has published its findings on the countries it examined during its latest session from 9 to 27 September: Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Mozambique, Panama, Portugal, ... More >>

Bachelet urges Guinea to prosecute

Sunday, 29 September 2019, 11:38 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (28 September 2019) – Guinean authorities should expedite the organization of trials to prosecute those responsible for acts that may amount to serious international crimes committed during the events of 28 September 2009, UN High Commissioner for ... More >>

UN Committee launches guidelines on combating trafficking

Friday, 27 September 2019, 9:00 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (26 September 2019) – The United Nations Committee which monitors the Convention on the Rights of the Child is officially launching on Thursday new guidelines designed to help States better implement the Convention’s Optional Protocol on the Sale ... More >>

Bachelet signs “milestone agreement” to open office in Sudan

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 8:19 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA/NEW YORK (25 September 2019) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday signed an agreement with the Government of Sudan to open a UN Human Rights Office in Khartoum and field offices in Darfur, Blue Nile, ... More >>

UN Office and Venezuelan Government sign Memorandum

Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 9:50 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA/NEW YORK (23 September 2019) – The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Government of Venezuela have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which establishes a framework for future discussion and cooperation, and provides ... More >>

UN torture prevention body concludes visit to UK

Friday, 20 September 2019, 8:24 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA/LONDON (19 September 2019) — The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) has completed its first visit to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from 8-19 of September. The aims of the visit were to advise ... More >>

 

 

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