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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 >>

Pervasive Harassment of Civil Society Continues in Belarus

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 3:37 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

NEW YORK / GENEVA (28 October 2014) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Miklós Haraszti, today reported to the UN General Assembly that NGOs and human rights defenders continue to endure extreme ... More >>

DPRK: Key report must be sent to UN Security Council

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 3:31 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

DPRK / Human rights: Key report must be sent to UN Security Council, says UN Special Rapporteur More >>

Solomon Islands’ Record on Women’s Rights to Face Scrutiny

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 3:34 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (27 October 2014) – The record of the Solomon Islands on women’s rights will be examined by the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) onFriday 31 October 2014 in meetings that will be webcast live. More >>

Education Must Be Protected From the Forces of Privatization

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 3:27 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

NEW YORK / GENEVA (27 October 2014) – “Education is not a privilege of the rich and well to do; it is an inalienable right of every child,” the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to education, Kishore Singh, said today during the ... More >>

UN Expert Concerned About Use Drone Technology

Friday, 24 October 2014, 3:55 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

A Drone is Not a Cop – UN Rights Expert Concerned About Technologies That De-personalise the Use of Force More >>

Belgium’s Record on Women’s Rights to Face Scrutiny

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:28 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA ( 22 October 2014) – Belgium’s record on women’s rights will be examined by the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on Tuesday 28 October 2014 in meetings that will be webcast live. More >>

Ghana’s Record on Women’s Rights to Face Scrutiny

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 1:54 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (20 October 2014) – Ghana’s record on women’s rights will be examined by the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on Friday 24 October 2014 in meetings that will be webcast live. More >>

Detroit’s water shut-offs target the poor, vulnerable

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 1:17 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

DETROIT / NEW YORK (20 October 2014) – The unprecedented scale of water shut-offs taking place in Detroit is disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable and poorest, most of whom are African American, two United Nations human rights experts have warned ... More >>

China’s Record on Women’s Rights to Face Scrutiny by UN

Friday, 17 October 2014, 3:58 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (16 October 2014) – China’s record on women’s rights will be examined by the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on Thursday 23 October 2014 in meetings that will be webcast live. More >>

Poland’s Record on Women’s Rights to Face Scrutiny by UN

Friday, 17 October 2014, 3:57 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (16 October 2014) – Poland’s record on women’s rights will be examined by the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on Wednesday 22 October 2014 in meetings that will be webcast live. More >>

Detroit: Impact of Water Disconnections on Human Rights

Friday, 17 October 2014, 2:33 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA / NEW YORK (15 October 2015) – Two United Nations human rights experts will visit the city of Detroit (Michigan- USA) from 18 to 20 October 2014, to learn more about the impact of large-scale water disconnections on low-income, marginalized ... More >>

Dire Human Rights Situation in Eritrea Persists

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 2:17 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (29 September 2014) – United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, Sheila B. Keetharuth, today warned that human rights violations continue to be committed on a large scale, compelling hundreds of Eritreans, ... More >>

 

 

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