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OHCHR Press Briefing Notes

Wednesday, 17 February 2016, 11:21 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

1) Syria 2) Iraq 1) Syria At least four hospitals and a school were hit in airstrikes yesterday in Syria. More >>

Assange arbitrarily detained by Sweden and the UK: UN Panel

Tuesday, 9 February 2016, 10:39 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (5 February 2016) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained by Sweden and the United Kingdom since his arrest in London on 7 December 2010, as a result of the legal action against him by both Governments, the United ... More >>

Best interests of the child must come first

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 10:02 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (3 February 2016) – The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has reminded the Australian authorities that, under the terms of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which Australia is a party, the best interests of the child should ... More >>

UN expert urges not to sign TPP without commiting to rights

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 4:53 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

United Nations human rights expert Alfred de Zayas called on Governments not to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) without reaffirming their human rights treaty obligations and their recent pledges to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. More >>

UN expert group urges the US to address legacies of the past

Saturday, 30 January 2016, 3:31 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN expert group urges the US to address legacies of the past, police impunity and racial injustice crisis More >>

South Korea’s democracy project threatened by regression

Saturday, 30 January 2016, 3:28 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

South Korea’s democracy project threatened by regression on assembly and association rights – UN expert More >>

International Day in Memory of the Victims of Holocaust

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 2:07 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

The Holocaust will forever remain a terrible scar on the human conscience. Its hideous reality of planned and deliberate mass murder must lead us to deep reflection on the roots and spread of such violence. More >>

The reintegration of women and children essential

Saturday, 23 January 2016, 8:34 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

“The reintegration of women and children essential to the path towards lasting peace” – UN experts More >>

OHCHR Press Briefing Notes - Malawi

Saturday, 23 January 2016, 8:11 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

We are concerned by recent developments in Malawi, where the spokesperson of one of the country’s main political parties recently described gay and lesbian people as “worse than dogs” and called for them to be killed. More >>

UN experts urge Pakistan to halt forced evictions

Saturday, 23 January 2016, 8:05 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN experts urge Pakistan to halt forced evictions and demolitions for new metro line in Lahore More >>

It is now imperative to pursue criminal accountability

Saturday, 23 January 2016, 8:00 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

“It is now imperative to pursue criminal accountability of the DPRK leadership” – UN Special Rapporteur More >>

Zeid deplores mass execution of 47 people in Saudi Arabia

Monday, 4 January 2016, 10:58 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (3 January 2016) — The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said Sunday he deeply regretted the news that 47 people had been executed in a single day in Saudi Arabia, and deplored the execution of Sheikh Nimr Al-Nimr ... More >>

Comment on Burundi killing

Saturday, 7 November 2015, 5:35 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Comment by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Burundi killing More >>

UN expert warns against proposed funding bills in Bangladesh

Saturday, 7 November 2015, 5:31 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (6 November 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Maina Kiai, on Friday urged the Bangladeshi Parliament not to adopt a bill which could severely restrict civil society ... More >>

Freedom of expression stifled in Belarus

Saturday, 7 November 2015, 5:27 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Freedom of expression stifled in Belarus, in media and on Internet, UN rights expert warns More >>

Stronger protection required from hazardous substances

Saturday, 24 October 2015, 1:41 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

South Korea / Hazardous substances: UN expert calls for stronger protections for people at high-risk More >>

Using force will not stop the global migration crisis

Saturday, 24 October 2015, 1:38 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Using force will not stop the global migration crisis – UN experts call for smart mobility solutions More >>

Freedom of religion or belief for children to be protected

Saturday, 24 October 2015, 1:26 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Children also have the right to freedom of religion or belief, and that must be protected More >>

UN expert urges Angola to release activists

Saturday, 24 October 2015, 11:16 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (23 October 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Michel Forst, today urged the Government of Angola to release fourteen activists arrested in June after taking part in peaceful meetings ... More >>

Close to 8,000 people killed in eastern Ukraine – UN

Wednesday, 9 September 2015, 8:49 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (8 September 2015) – Close to 8,000 people have lost their lives in eastern Ukraine since mid-April 2014, UN Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said Tuesday as he released the 11th report by the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission ... More >>

 

 

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