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Israel must curb protestor fatalities in Palestine

Saturday, 13 December 2014, 11:56 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Zeid says Israel must take action to curb rise in protest fatalities in Occupied Palestinian Territory More >>

“If the US tortures, why can’t we do it?”

Friday, 12 December 2014, 1:36 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

“If the US tortures, why can’t we do it?” – UN expert says moral high ground must be recovered More >>

Concerns over outcome of Michael Brown and Eric Garner case

Saturday, 6 December 2014, 11:19 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (5 December 2014) – A group of United Nations experts on minority issues, racism, people of African descent, the right to peaceful assembly, and on extrajudicial executions have expressed “legitimate concerns” over the decision not to bring ... More >>

Impact of Iceland’s banking crisis

Friday, 5 December 2014, 1:37 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN expert to assess impact of Iceland’s banking crisis on social and economic rights More >>

UN torture prevention

Friday, 5 December 2014, 1:36 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (3 December 2014) – Countries that have ratified a key legal protocol that allows UN experts unannounced and unhindered access to places of detention are obliged to co-operate with such visits, the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) ... More >>

Migrants and the Mediterranean

Friday, 5 December 2014, 1:32 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Migrants and the Mediterranean – UN rights expert visits Malta to follow up EU border management study More >>

Violence against women & international accountability

Friday, 5 December 2014, 1:14 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Violence against women – A pervasive human rights violation calls for a binding standard of accountability at the international level More >>

Accountability needed to eradicate modern day slavery

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 10:37 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (1 December 2014) – “Millions of people throughout the world, including children, are faced with persistent violations of their fundamental human rights. They are subjected to modern-day slavery, with insufficient political will and resources ... More >>

Botswana: Calls for a renewed “nation-building”

Friday, 28 November 2014, 12:14 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Botswana – UN cultural rights expert calls for a renewed “nation-building” to celebrate rich diversity More >>

Sweden: Human rights situation of people of African descent

Friday, 28 November 2014, 11:43 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Sweden: Human rights situation of people of African descent to be assessed in UN expert group visit More >>

Impact must be addressed in vulture fund litigation

Friday, 28 November 2014, 11:42 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (27 November 2014) – Litigation between Argentina and so-called vulture funds in the US courts highlights the need to take human rights into account when negotiating and ruling on debt restructuring, two UN independent human rights experts ... More >>

Palestinian homes must cease to be a target

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 12:07 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (25 November 2014) – The United Nations Special Rapporteurs on the Occupied Palestinian Territory and on the right to adequate housing today called on the Government of Israel to end its punitive demolition of Palestinian homes in response to alleged ... More >>

Serious human rights violations persist in eastern Ukraine

Friday, 21 November 2014, 12:09 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (20 November 2014) – Civilians have continued to be killed, unlawfully detained, tortured and disappeared in eastern Ukraine, and the number of internally displaced people has risen considerably despite the announcement of a ceasefire on 5 September, ... More >>

Rights And Plight of Women Asylum Seekers And Refugees

Friday, 7 November 2014, 3:55 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Rights And Plight of Women Asylum Seekers And Refugees Brought into Stark Focus in New UN Human Rights Paper More >>

Afghanistan: Violence against women

Friday, 31 October 2014, 5:03 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (30 October 2014) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, Rashida Manjoo, will visit the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan from 4 to10 November 2014 to assess the situation of violence against women, including its causes ... More >>

Europe / Migrants: “Let them die, this is a good deterrence”

Friday, 31 October 2014, 4:41 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (30 October 2014) – Allowing people to die at Europe’s borders just because of their administrative status is a complete disregard for the value of human life, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, François ... More >>

Current Situation in Iran Remains of Serious Concern

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 3:08 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Current Situation in Iran Remains of Serious Concern, Human Rights Expert Tells the UN General Assembly More >>

UN Human Rights: Death penalty: Keep momentum on abolition

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 2:53 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (29 October 2014) – The UN Human Rights Committee is calling on States to ratify the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty. The use of capital punishment ... More >>

Myanmar: UN Human Rights Expert Commends Reforms to Date

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 2:43 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Myanmar: UN Human Rights Expert Commends Reforms to Date, But Warns of Risks of Backtracking More >>

Iran execution

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 3:39 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

We are shocked and saddened by the execution on 25 October of Ms. Reyhaneh Jabbari, who was sentenced to death for the alleged murder of Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a former employee of the Iranian Intelligence Ministry. The execution of Ms Jabbari ... More >>

 

 

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