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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 >>

Egypt: UN Experts “outraged” at 183 death sentances

Tuesday, 1 July 2014, 12:14 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA – A group of UN human rights experts* expressed outrage after a Criminal Court in Minya, Egypt, confirmed death sentences against 183 people, in what constitutes the largest mass death sentence to be confirmed in Egypt in recent history. The experts ... More >>

Iran: Execution of juveniles breaches international law

Friday, 27 June 2014, 3:57 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay expressed concern Thursday about the large number of executions in Iran since the beginning of this year, calling on the authorities to halt, in particular, the imminent execution of a juvenile offender. More >>

Belarus: political prisoners remain in jail – UN expert

Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 4:07 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Belarus: “Rights defender Ales Bialiatski released, but other political prisoners remain in jail” – UN expert More >>

Restrictions to religious conversion in Myanmar

Saturday, 21 June 2014, 12:33 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN rights experts raise alarm on draft bill imposing restrictions to religious conversion in Myanmar More >>

Efforts towards better responsibility are “ignoring women"

Saturday, 21 June 2014, 12:32 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (20 June 2014) – In the emerging area of corporate responsibility, disparate harm to women from business and trade policies has been largely invisible, the United Nations Working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law and Practice has warned ... More >>

Ukraine: Breakdown of law and order in the East

Friday, 20 June 2014, 4:40 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

New UN report on Ukraine details breakdown in law and order in the east and worrying trends in Crimea More >>

Laws on use of force by police require urgent global reform

Saturday, 14 June 2014, 3:35 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (13 June 2014) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Christof Heyns, stressed that laws regulating the use of force –especially lethal force- by the police are in urgent need of global ... More >>

Iraq: Pillay warns of “acute vulnerability” of civilians

Saturday, 14 June 2014, 3:26 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Iraq: Pillay warns of “acute vulnerability” of civilians caught in cross-fire, targeted in attacks or trapped in ISIL-controlled areas More >>

Trafficking for the removal of organs is a real issue

Saturday, 14 June 2014, 3:24 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Trafficking for the removal of organs is a real issue, but little is known about it – UN Special Rapporteur More >>

OHCHR Briefing Notes

Saturday, 14 June 2014, 1:21 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay will later today issue a press release expressing extreme alarm at the dramatic deterioration of the situation in Iraq, amid reports of summary executions and extrajudicial killings, and the massive ... More >>

Pillay urges China to release detained activists

Wednesday, 11 June 2014, 3:33 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Pillay urges China to release detained activists, relax restrictions on discussion of 1989 Tiananmen protests More >>

Syria: Door remains wide open for further atrocities

Sunday, 1 June 2014, 12:15 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Syria: Door remains wide open for further atrocities after lack of referral to the ICC, UN experts warn More >>

Myanmar: “Build on achievements and reach for democracy”

Saturday, 31 May 2014, 1:42 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Myanmar: “Build on achievements and reach for democracy” – Outgoing UN Special Rapporteur GENEVA (30 May 2014) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana, today calls on the Government ... More >>

Regulation of labour markets key to eradicate forced labour

Saturday, 24 May 2014, 11:46 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (23 May 2014) – A group of United Nations independent experts on slavery, migrants and trafficking today called on world Governments to adopt a legally binding international protocol to respond to today’s challenge of forced labour worldwide. More >>

Pillay condemns military coup and urges restoration of law

Saturday, 24 May 2014, 11:44 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (23 May 2014) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday urged Thailand to “ensure respect for human rights and a prompt restoration of the rule of law in the country.” More >>

 

 

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