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Libyan human rights defenders under attack – UN report

Friday, 27 March 2015, 2:38 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (25 March 2015) – A UN human rights report released on Wednesday reveals a catalogue of violent attacks and threats against Libyan rights defenders, across Libya – and in some cases even after they are forced to leave the country. More >>

Toxic waste: Human Rights Expert to Visiit Kazakhstan

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 3:13 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA / ASTANA (23 March 2015) – United Nations Special Rapporteur Baskut Tuncak will visit Kazakhstan from 26 March to 8 April 2015 to assess the country’s human rights record regarding the management of hazardous substances and wastes. More >>

New framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 11:10 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (20 March 2015) – “Disaster and the effects of climate change mainly affect individuals and communities: any strategy must include everyone,” a group of United Nations human rights experts* said today, hailing the adoption of the Sendai framework ... More >>

Call to protect human rights of all in disaster response

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 11:02 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Vanuatu: After devastation, UN experts call to protect human rights of all in disaster response More >>

Violence directed against the Special Rapporteur on Myanmar

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 10:55 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Statement by the Coordination Committee of Special Procedures on the repeated hate speech and incitement to violence directed against the Special Rapporteur on Myanmar More >>

Maldives: No democracy without fair and independent justice

Friday, 20 March 2015, 4:18 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (19 March 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Gabriela Knaul, warned today of a seriously deteriorating situation in the independence of the justice system in the Maldives since she visited ... More >>

Georgia has come a long way, but more needs to be done

Friday, 20 March 2015, 4:16 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Georgia has come a long way, but more needs to be done – UN Special Rapporteur on torture More >>

World Water Day – Sunday 22 March

Friday, 20 March 2015, 4:06 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

‘All eyes on post-2015 to reduce the inequality gap in access to water and sanitation’ – UN expert More >>

Conduct of trial of Maldives’ ex-President raises concerns

Friday, 20 March 2015, 1:08 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (18 March 2015) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Wednesday expressed strong concerns about the hasty and apparently unfair trial of the former President of the Maldives, Mohammed Nasheed, who received a 13-year ... More >>

Religious freedom expert's first official visit to Lebanon

Friday, 20 March 2015, 1:00 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA / BEIRUT (18 March 2015) – United Nations Special Rapporteur Heiner Bielefeldt will carry out his first information-gathering visit to Lebanon, from 23 March to 2 April 2015, to assess the freedom of religion or belief in the country. More >>

Dementia a public health priority and human rights concern

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 3:59 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

“Dementia, a public health priority and a human rights concern” – UN expert on older people More >>

Attacks against people with albinism

Saturday, 14 March 2015, 11:57 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein this morning issued a press release expressing revulsion at a recent surge in violent attacks against people with albinism in several East African countries. In the past six months, at ... More >>

Mauritania / rights activists

Saturday, 14 March 2015, 11:55 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

We have been closely following the judicial proceedings in Mauritania against members of two civil society organisations, including the anti-slavery Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA), after they held a demonstration on ... More >>

Beijing+20 review: “Older women must not remain invisible”

Friday, 13 March 2015, 9:40 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (12 March 2015) – United Nations human rights expert Rosa Kornfeld-Matte today called on the main global body dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women to ensure that the concerns of older women are taken ... More >>

UN agencies welcome Tonga’s decision to ratify CEDAW

Friday, 13 March 2015, 9:28 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN Women and the Regional UN Human Rights Office for the Pacific welcome the Government of Tonga’s agreement to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). More >>

Detention is inextricably linked with ill-treatment

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 9:16 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (10 March 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture, Juan E. Méndez, today urged States to adopt new alternatives to the detention of children that fulfill the child’s best interests and the authorities’ obligation to protect ... More >>

Report on: Violence committed in the name of religion

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 4:08 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

It is too simple to reduce religious motives to mere pretexts for violence – New report More >>

Gambia, Paraguay, Tajikistan: UN Committee publishes review

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 3:56 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (9 March 2015) – The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) has published its findings on Gambia, Paraguay, and Tajikistan which it examined during its session from 23 February to 6 March in Geneva. More >>

Election Law Srcutiny Needed in Cambodia

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 3:54 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

“Full public consultation on Election Law critical for the future of democracy in Cambodia” – UN rights expert More >>

UN human rights expert meets with Eritrean refugees

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 3:44 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (9 March 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Eritrea, Sheila B. Keetharuth, today started an official visit to Belgium (9-11 March) to collect first-hand information from Eritrean refugees and migrants ... More >>

 

 

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