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Committee on Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Saturday, 18 April 2015, 10:38 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Committee on Rights of Persons with Disabilities publishes findings on Germany, Croatia, Czech Republic, Turkmenistan, Dominican Republic,Mongolia and Cook Islands More >>

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein during his mission to Burundi

Friday, 17 April 2015, 8:10 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Opening remarks by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein at a press conference during his mission to Burundi More >>

UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Friday, 17 April 2015, 8:05 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to review France, Guatemala, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sudan, Germany, Denmark More >>

Council of Europe mixed messages on homelessness

Friday, 17 April 2015, 2:46 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (16 April 2015) - The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe let politics trump respect for human rights when it issued two convoluted resolutions relating to the plight of homeless persons with irregular migration status in the ... More >>

Latest migrant tragedy highlights shared responsibility

Friday, 17 April 2015, 2:45 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (16 April 2015) – The latest loss of life in the Mediterranean Sea highlights the absolute need for European Union member states, as well as other states that are major destinations for migrants, to adopt a new approach to migration that places ... More >>

Human rights must always be protected, UN experts

Friday, 17 April 2015, 11:17 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (16 April 2015) – Human rights and freedoms should not be sacrificed for political convenience in the fight against terrorism, two United Nations human rights experts have said today. More >>

OHCHR Press Briefing Note - (1) Yemen, (2) Mali

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 4:26 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Subjects: (1) Yemen (2) Mali More >>

Blackwater Sentencing

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 5:23 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

“Justice is served in this case but must be assured globally,” the United Nations Working Group on the use of mercenaries has said today, reiterating its call for global regulation of private military and security companies (PMSCs). “The outsourcing ... More >>

Senior UN Human Rights official to visit Afghanistan

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 5:16 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Ivan Šimonović, will visit Afghanistan from 15 to 21 April to assess the human rights situation, and particularly the human rights impact of the handover of security responsibilities ... More >>

UN Committee against torture to review New Zealand

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 11:56 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN Committee against torture to review New Zealand, Congo, Romania, Luxembourg, Spain, Serbia, Colombia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia More >>

Nigeria: One year on, call to bring back abducted children

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 11:37 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Nigeria: One year on, UN and African experts call for decisive steps to bring back abducted children More >>

International Roma Day – 8 April 2015

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 9:56 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN expert urges political action to fight ‘anti-Gypsyism’ as a root cause of Roma marginalisation More >>

Malaysia: Draft anti-terror and sedition laws

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 9:22 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Malaysia: Draft anti-terror and sedition laws seriously undermine freedom of expression and opinion – Zeid More >>

People living in toxic environments in Kazakhstan

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 2:04 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN expert calls for stronger measures to protect people living in toxic environments in Kazakhstan More >>

UN to review Kyrgyzstan, Peru, Uganda

Wednesday, 8 April 2015, 7:49 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (7 April 2015 ) –The UN Committee on the Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers and their Families (CMW) is meeting from 13 to 24 April to review: Kyrgyzstan (13-14 April), Peru (14-15 April), Uganda (15-16 April) The above are among the 47 ... More >>

Thai leader’s intimidating statements: freedom of the press

Friday, 3 April 2015, 10:47 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (1 April 2015) – United Nations expert on freedom of expression David Kaye today urged the Government of Thailand to unequivocally distance itself from the Thai’s leader intimidating statements against freedom of the press, and take immediate ... More >>

Discrimination against women: UN visit Senegal

Friday, 3 April 2015, 10:40 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (1 April 2015) – The United Nations Working Group on discrimination against women in law and in practice will undertake its first official visit to Senegal from 7 to 17 April to assess the progress made towards achieving gender equality and the ... More >>

Thai adoption of potentially unlimited and draconian powers

Friday, 3 April 2015, 9:59 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN Human Rights Chief alarmed by Thai Government’s adoption of potentially unlimited and “draconian” powers More >>

UN deplore Indonesia's response to calls to cease executions

Friday, 3 April 2015, 9:54 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN Human Rights Committee deplores Indonesia’s response to its call to stop executions for drug-related crimes More >>

Zeid warns of total collapse in Yemen

Friday, 3 April 2015, 12:11 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (31 March 2015) - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday expressed alarm about the fast deteriorating human rights situation in Yemen since 22 January when the legitimate Government under President Abd Rabbo Mansour ... More >>

 

 

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