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Human rights “under unprecedented pressure” world-wide

Friday, 9 December 2016, 2:32 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Human rights “under unprecedented pressure” world-wide: Zeid calls on people to stand up for rights of others More >>

Civilians in Ukraine continue to suffer – UN report

Friday, 9 December 2016, 12:31 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

KYIV/GENEVA (8 December 2016) – Failure by the parties to the conflict in eastern Ukraine to implement the Minsk Agreements has continued to result in a host of human rights violations for civilians, particularly those living close to the ‘contact ... More >>

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights On Syria

Friday, 21 October 2016, 10:09 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein addresses the Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council on the deterioration of the situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic, and the recent situation in Aleppo More >>

Corporate power undermine workers’ assembly

Friday, 21 October 2016, 10:06 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Pursuit of profit and corporate power undermine workers’ assembly and association rights, warns UN expert More >>

UN Special Rapporteur to probe in Australia

Saturday, 1 October 2016, 1:01 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA / CANBERRA (30 September 2016) – United Nations Special Rapporteur Michel Forst will visit Australia from 4 to 18 October 2016 to assess the overall environment for human rights defenders and civil society in the country. More >>

Violence against women: UN human rights expert

Saturday, 10 September 2016, 7:07 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Violence against women: UN human rights expert to visit Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory More >>

Calls for the creation of compensation commissions

Saturday, 10 September 2016, 7:06 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (9 September 2016) – The United Nations expert on human rights and international sanctions, Idriss Jazairy, today called for the creation of compensation commissions under the auspices of the UN, to help those affected by unilateral sanctions bring ... More >>

Experts to support the work of Special Rapporteur on DPRK

Saturday, 10 September 2016, 7:05 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (9 September 2016) - In accordance with a resolution* adopted by the Human Rights Council on 23 March, the UN High Commissioner for human rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has designated two independent human rights experts, Ms. Sonja Biserko ... More >>

UN Committee against Torture publishes findings on Kuwait

Sunday, 14 August 2016, 11:04 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (12 August 2016) – The UN Committee against Torture has published its findings on the countries it examined during its latest session from 25 July to 12 August: Kuwait, Honduras, Burundi and Mongolia. More >>

Spokespersons for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Sunday, 17 July 2016, 4:40 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

In a press release issued this morning, High Commissioner Zeid rang the alarm about the increasingly desperate situation of at least 200,000 civilians trapped in three towns in Syria where attacking forces have been making significant headway in recent ... More >>

At least 200,000 civilians in dire straits as noose tightens

Sunday, 17 July 2016, 4:30 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

At least 200,000 civilians in dire straits as noose tightens in three Syrian towns – Zeid More >>

UN Human Rights Chief to visit DRC, 18 – 21 July 2016

Sunday, 17 July 2016, 4:25 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA/KINSHASA (15 July 2016) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein will begin a four-day official visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Monday, at the invitation of the Government. More >>

Nelson Mandela International Day

Sunday, 17 July 2016, 4:23 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Let’s mark Mandela Day by adopting a minimum set of human rights for millions of detainees More >>

UN expert group condemns recent killings

Saturday, 9 July 2016, 8:35 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (8 July 2016) – Human rights expert Ricardo A. Sunga III, who currently Chairs the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, issued the following statement after this week’s deaths of Philando Castile in ... More >>

UN Special Rapporteur on Palestine launches first mission

Saturday, 9 July 2016, 8:00 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (8 July 2016) – United Nations Special Rapporteur Michael Lynk will undertake his first official mission from 10 to 15 July to gather first-hand information on the current human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. He will ... More >>

UN experts urge Knesset not to adopt pending legislation

Sunday, 26 June 2016, 9:14 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Israel: UN experts urge Knesset not to adopt pending legislation that could target critical NGOs More >>

Freedom of expression experts warn of interference

Sunday, 26 June 2016, 9:12 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Freedom of expression experts warn of interference with the Brazilian Public Broadcaster and the National Controller’s Office More >>

Trade agreements: UN rights expert shares warning

Saturday, 25 June 2016, 3:39 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (24 June 2016) – United Nations human rights expert Alfred de Zayas today warned that any plan by the European Union to bypass national parliaments to push through controversial trade deals would violate international human rights norms ... More >>

UN experts urge the Iranian Gov't to free jailed artists

Saturday, 25 June 2016, 3:25 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

'Artistic expression is not a crime” – UN rights experts urge the Iranian Government to free jailed artists More >>

Fundamentalist intolerance is degrading assembly rights

Sunday, 19 June 2016, 10:22 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (17 June 2016) – The phenomenon of fundamentalism is fueling growing intolerance worldwide, which poses a grave threat to the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, United Nations expert Maina Kiai told the Human Rights Council ... More >>

 

 

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