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UN Expert Urges Win-Win Proposition for States And Peoples

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 10:27 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (10 September 2014) – Governments should be transparent and upfront in publishing details of their military expenditures so the public can participate in deciding budget priorities, United Nations Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic ... More >>

UN Experts Urge Tasmania to Drop Its Anti-Protest Bill

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 1:55 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Three UN human rights experts have urged the State Parliament of Tasmania in Australia to refrain from adopting legislation against protests that disrupt businesses. The proposed bill, the experts say, could silence legitimate and lawful protests, is ... More >>

UN experts urge Bahrain to release human rights defender

Saturday, 6 September 2014, 9:26 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (5 September 2014) – A group of United Nations independent human rights experts has urged the government of Bahrain to release prominent human rights defender Maryam Al-Khawaja, who has been detained since 30 August on charges of assaulting ... More >>

United Nations Briefing Notes

Saturday, 6 September 2014, 9:15 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Ongoing violations of the rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association, and the targeting of human rights activists in Bahrain remain of serious concern. More >>

Iraqi Civilians Suffering “Horrific” Widespread Persecution

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 1:34 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Monday condemned the appalling, widespread and systematic deprivation of human rights in Iraq by ISIL (the self-proclaimed “Islamic State”) and associated forces. The violations include targeted killings, ... More >>

UN Alarmed at Deportations of Pakistani Asylum Seekers

Friday, 15 August 2014, 12:54 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Two United Nations human rights experts* today expressed their grave concern at the situation of Pakistani asylum seekers in Sri Lanka who are being detained and forcefully deported to Pakistan without an adequate assessment of their asylum claims. More >>

The Gambia / Human rights: Government derails UN visit

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 3:58 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA: The United Nations Special Rapporteurs on torture, Juan E. Méndez, and summary, extrajudicial and arbitrary executions, Mr. Christof Heyns, today expressed their deep disappointment with the unilateral decision taken by the Government of The Gambia ... More >>

Iraq: Immediate action needed to protect human rights

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 2:11 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Iraq: “Immediate action needed to protect human rights of Yazidis in grave danger” – UN experts More >>

Ensuring right to remembrance and dignity for Roma people

Friday, 1 August 2014, 1:02 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA / NEW YORK (2 August 2014) – On the 70th anniversary of the Roma Holocaust –‘Porrajmos’ or ‘Pharrajimos’– two United Nations human rights experts urge all governments around the world to ensure the right to remembrance for the ... More >>

Kenyans rights to safe water and sanitation

Friday, 1 August 2014, 11:51 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Kenyans have rights to safe water and sanitation on paper – now it’s time to make them a reality More >>

Pillay condemns continuing attacks on civilians in Gaza

Friday, 1 August 2014, 11:09 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Thursday strongly condemned the 30 July shelling by Israeli military forces of a UN school in Gaza sheltering people fleeing the violence, as well as other attacks on schools, hospitals, places ... More >>

UN: First-ever World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 11:52 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Statement by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, on the first-ever World Day against Trafficking in Persons, 30 July 2014 More >>

Intense fighting in eastern Ukraine “extremely alarming”

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 9:55 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA: A total breakdown of law and order and a reign of fear and terror have been inflicted by armed groups on the population of eastern Ukraine, according to a new report issued today by the Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. More >>

UN calls for a stronger response to displacement in Nigeria

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:54 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

A forgotten tragedy – UN experts call for a stronger response to internal displacement in Nigeria More >>

UN Human Rights: Gaza / Occupied Palestinian Territory

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:21 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Statement of the Coordination Committee of the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council and the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967(*) More >>

Pillay: Surveillance must be Subject to Independent checks

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 11:37 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Dangerous practice of digital mass surveillance must be subject to independent checks and balances - Pillay More >>

UN rights expert appeals for calm amidst violence

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 11:11 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN rights expert urges Cambodia to lift protest ban and appeals for calm amidst violence More >>

Civilians casualties in Afghanistan rise by 24 percent: 2014

Friday, 11 July 2014, 4:38 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

KABUL/GENEVA (9 July 2014) – Ground combat among parties to the armed conflict in Afghanistan surpassed improvised explosive devices (IEDs) as the leading cause of conflict-related death and injury to Afghan civilians in the first six months ... More >>

Outraged UN experts urge Egypt: overturn mass death verdict

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 10:56 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

The credibility and integrity of the Egyptian justice system has become “deeply compromised”, a group of United Nations human rights experts today said, urging the Government to impose a moratorium on the death penalty and to offer new and fair ... More >>

UN rights experts:Stop the promotion of faith-based violence

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 10:34 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

“Stop the promotion of hatred and faith-based violence” – UN rights experts urge Sri Lanka More >>

 

 

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