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Call for global rules for immediate search of disappeared

Monday, 31 August 2015, 10:35 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

“Time is of the essence” – UN experts call for global rules for the immediate search of the disappeared More >>

Young woman risks 20 lashes for ‘indecent dressing’

Saturday, 29 August 2015, 10:30 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Young woman risks 20 lashes for ‘indecent dressing’ – UN experts urge Sudan to overturn “outrageous conviction” More >>

Journalists further targeted in South Sudan

Friday, 28 August 2015, 8:25 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Journalists further targeted in South Sudan – UN rights experts warn violence against the media is on the rise More >>

UN report reveals “endemic impunity” in Darfur

Saturday, 22 August 2015, 10:22 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (21 August 2015) – Serious human rights violations and abuses that occurred in Darfur in 2014, including killings and sexual violence, have largely gone uninvestigated and unpunished, according to a new report by the UN Human Rights Office. More >>

Prison sentencing of rights defenders in Azerbaijan

Friday, 21 August 2015, 7:55 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (20 August 2015) – A group of United Nations human rights experts* today condemned the recent prison sentencing of prominent Azerbaijani human rights activists Leyla and Arif Yunus as “manifestly politically motivated and representative of ... More >>

Committee against Torture publishes findings

Saturday, 15 August 2015, 10:46 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (14 August 2015) – The UN Committee against Torture has published its findings on the countries it examined during its latest session from 27 July to 14 August: Slovakia, Iraq, and Switzerland. More >>

Un call on Iran to release journalist Jason Rezaian

Saturday, 15 August 2015, 10:45 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN human rights experts call on Iran to release journalist Jason Rezaian as he awaits verdict More >>

UN rights expert urges Brazil to address prison overcrowding

Saturday, 15 August 2015, 10:43 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

BRASILIA (14 August 2015) – United Nations human rights expert Juan E. Méndez today called on the Brazilian federal and state authorities to urgently address the issue of prison overcrowding in the country and show “genuine commitment to implement ... More >>

Myanmar: “Critical and independent voices are vital"

Wednesday, 12 August 2015, 7:43 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (11 August 2015) – As Myanmar looks ahead to the upcoming elections in November – a milestone in the country’s transition to democracy – the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, urged the Government to ... More >>

Yemen spiraling into major food crisis

Wednesday, 12 August 2015, 7:31 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (11 August 2015) – As Yemen plunges deeper into conflict, the country is now in the midst of a major food crisis, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, has warned today. More >>

UN Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices

Tuesday, 11 August 2015, 7:54 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA / AMMAN (10 August 2015) – The UN Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories met with a range of civil society groups and Palestinian ... More >>

Bangladesh: UN experts condemn killing of blogger Niloy Neel

Saturday, 8 August 2015, 10:32 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (7 August 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteurs on freedom of expression, David Kaye, and on extrajudicial executions, Christof Heyns, have condemned today’s killing in Bangladesh of the blogger Niloy Neel, a supporter of free expression and ... More >>

Alarming use of capital punishment in Iran

Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 10:07 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Death sentence on alternative health practitioner highlights alarming use of capital punishment in Iran – Zeid More >>

Afghanistan: Civilian casualties remain at record high level

Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 10:01 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Afghanistan: Civilian casualties remain at record high levels in first half of 2015 – UN report More >>

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 >>

 

 

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