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Malawi flooding: Urgent assistance needed

Saturday, 31 January 2015, 12:51 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (30 January 2015) – A group of United Nations human rights experts today urged the international community to rapidly provide all necessary funding and assistance to the Government of Malawi and humanitarian actors in response to some of the worst ... More >>

Serbia to be reviewed by UN on Enforced Disappearances

Friday, 30 January 2015, 12:31 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (29 January 2015) – Serbia is due to be reviewed for the first time by the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) which is meeting in Geneva from 2 to 13 February. More >>

Dutch decision to fund assistance for homeless migrants

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 11:15 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Dutch decision to fund emergency assistance for homeless migrants “welcome change of position” - UN experts More >>

Accountability key to achieving sustainable development goal

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 11:40 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (26 JANUARY 2015 ) – The post-2015 sustainable development goals currently being debated by the international community must be anchored firmly in international human rights standards and backed by strong means of ensuring accountability for ... More >>

Holocaust Commemoration Day

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 11:25 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein statement ahead of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, 27 January 2015, Geneva More >>

Cabo Verde must prioritise housing for the poorest

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 6:26 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

PRAIA / GENEVA (26 January 2015) – United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing and non-discrimination Leilani Farha on Monday called on the Government of Cabo Verde to prioritise measures to ensure the poorest members of ... More >>

Portugal Justice System Under Assessment

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 12:43 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (23 January 2015) – United Nations Special Rapporteur Gabriela Knaul will carry out an official visit to Portugal from 27 January to 3 February 2015, to assess the independence of judges, lawyers, and prosecutors, as well as the functioning ... More >>

Abuse of the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 12:18 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Comment by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on the abuse of the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee More >>

OHCHR NOTES - (1) ISIL / Iraq, (2) Death penalty in SE Asia

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 12:58 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

ISIL has established unlawful, so-called “shari’a courts” in the territory under its control that have been meting out cruel and inhuman punishments to men, women and children accused of violating the group’s extremist interpretations of ... More >>

Myanmar : Backtracking on democratic space

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 12:48 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

YANGON / GENEVA (19 January 2015) – “Valuable gains made in the area of freedom of expression and assembly risk being lost,” United Nations Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee said at the end of her ten-day official visit* to the country. “Indeed, ... More >>

UN Rights Expert Cancels Visit to Palestinian Territory

Saturday, 17 January 2015, 11:18 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Israel’s lack of cooperation leads to cancelled visit by UN rights expert to the occupied Palestinian territory More >>

Zeid appeal to Saudi Arabia to stop flogging of bloggers

Saturday, 17 January 2015, 11:07 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (15 January 2015) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Thursday appealed to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to halt the punishment of Raef Badawi, who was publicly flogged 50 times last Friday and is reportedly due ... More >>

Final fact-finding mission to Cambodia

Thursday, 15 January 2015, 9:47 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA / PHNOM PENH (13 January 2015) – United Nations human rights expert Surya P. Subedi will carry out an official visit to Cambodia from 17 to 25 January 2014. This is Mr. Subedi’s last mission in his capacity as the Special Rapporteur on ... More >>

UN Human Rights Chief deplores Paris attack

Thursday, 8 January 2015, 7:26 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (7 January 2015) – Statement by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on the killings by gunmen at the offices of the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris. More >>

UN Rapporteur condemns attack on journalists in Paris

Thursday, 8 January 2015, 7:20 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (7 January 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, condemned in the strongest possible terms the attack on journalists at the magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. More >>

UN child rights body to review 12 countries

Tuesday, 6 January 2015, 8:34 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (5 January 2015) –The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child is meeting in Geneva from 12-30 January to review children’s rights in the following countries: Cambodia, Dominican Republic , Turkmenistan, Sweden, Mauritius, Gambia, Tanzania, ... More >>

OHCHR Press Briefing Note - Bahrain

Wednesday, 31 December 2014, 1:17 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

We are seriously concerned at the arrest of Sheikh Ali Salman, the leader of Bahrain’s main opposition movement, Al Wefaq, as well as the continuing harassment and imprisonment of individuals exercising their rights to freedom of opinion and expression in the ... More >>

UN experts urge Bahrain to drop women activists' charges

Tuesday, 30 December 2014, 4:11 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (29 December 2014) – A group of United Nations independent human rights experts* has urged the government of Bahrain to drop charges against three women human rights activists exercising their rights to free expression and free association. ... More >>

Systemic assault on dissent and the media in Belarus

Tuesday, 30 December 2014, 11:18 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (24 December 2014) – As the year draws to an end, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Miklós Haraszti, deplores that there is no sign of improvement in the human rights situation in Belarus. More >>

“Students must never be targets of violence”

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 11:56 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (17 December 2014) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to education, Kishore Singh, deplores and condemns in the strongest terms the acts of terror that claimed an immense number of innocent children’s lives in Peshawar, ... More >>

 

 

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