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Bachelet appalled by conditions of migrants in USA

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 9:23 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (8 July 2019) - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said on Monday she is appalled by the conditions in which migrants and refugees - children and adults - are being held in detention in the United States of America after crossing ... More >>

Bachelet briefs Human Rights Council about Venezuela

Friday, 5 July 2019, 8:32 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Enhanced interactive dialogue on the situation of human rights in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela More >>

UN Human Rights report on Venezuela urges immediate measures

Friday, 5 July 2019, 9:16 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (4 July 2019) – A UN human rights report published today urges the Government of Venezuela to take immediate, concrete measures to halt and remedy the grave violations of economic, social, civil, political and cultural rights documented in the country. More >>

Human rights: UN envision stronger, simpler system

Friday, 5 July 2019, 9:14 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (4 July 2019) — Rights-holders deserve protection through a strong UN human rights treaty body system, the Chairpersons of the ten UN treaty body committees said as they concluded their annual meeting in New York from 21 to 25 June. The ten ... More >>

Bachelet urges Sudan to restore freedoms

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 8:20 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (3 July 2019) – As more details emerge about casualties during Sunday’s mass protests in towns and cities across Sudan, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday called on the Sudanese authorities to lift ... More >>

Attack on Libyan migrant detention centre - Statement

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 8:19 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

“I am shocked by the death and injury of dozens of migrants and refugees in Tajoura Detention Centre which was reportedly hit by an airstrike last night. The fact that the coordinates of this detention facility and the knowledge that it housed civilians ... More >>

UN torture prevention body announces upcoming country visits

Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 8:17 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (July 1, 2019) — In the coming months, the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture will visit Australia, Croatia, Lebanon, Madagascar, Nauru and Paraguay. The visits were decided during the Subcommittee’s confidential session held in ... More >>

UN Human Rights Committee to review 6 nations

Friday, 28 June 2019, 8:27 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (June 27, 2019) — The UN Human Rights Committee, which monitors implementation by States of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), will meet in Geneva from July 1 to 26 to review the situation for human rights in Equatorial ... More >>

UN Women’s Rights Committee reviewing 7 nations

Friday, 28 June 2019, 8:10 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (27 June 2019) — The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is meeting in Geneva from July 1 to 19 to review the situation of women’s rights in the following countries: Austria, Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, ... More >>

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 8:45 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (25 June 2019) — Victims of torture have a right to redress, including compensation and rehabilitation, the UN anti-torture mechanisms* said today ahead of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, June 26. These mechanisms exist to help ensure ... More >>

Canada “a welcome ally” in advancing human rights

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 8:43 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA / OTTAWA (19 June 2019) — In the current context of emerging challenges to multilateralism, including on human rights, “Canada is a leader in promoting the international human rights agenda and the benefits of the rules-based international ... More >>

Comment on treatment and death of Mohammed Morsi

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 9:03 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Rupert Colville, Spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: “As former President Mohammed Morsi was in the custody of the Egyptian authorities at the time of his death, the State is responsible for ensuring he was ... More >>

UN Special Committee on Israeli Practices to visit Jordan

Saturday, 15 June 2019, 11:14 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (14 June 2019) – The United Nations Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories will undertake its annual mission to the region from 17 ... More >>

Bachelet welcomes Botswana High Court decision

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 8:18 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (11 June 2019) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday warmly welcomed the decision by the High Court of Botswana to decriminalize consensual same-sex relations between adults by striking down relevant provisions ... More >>

Nicaragua: Bachelet warns against amnesty law

Sunday, 9 June 2019, 9:21 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (8 June 2019) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday expressed concern about the potential adoption in Nicaragua of a broad amnesty law that could prevent prosecution of individuals who may be responsible ... More >>

UN Child Rights Committee publishes findings

Friday, 7 June 2019, 8:20 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN Child Rights Committee publishes findings on Botswana, Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Malta, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Tonga More >>

Arbitrary detention and the right to a fair trial

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 9:04 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Arbitrary detention and the right to a fair trial: UN experts find Turkey violated human rights More >>

UN Committee on Racial Discrimination publish findings

Saturday, 11 May 2019, 12:38 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination publishes findings on Andorra, Guatemala, Hungary, Lithuania, and Zambia More >>

Execution of child offenders prohibited by international law

Saturday, 4 May 2019, 12:11 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Iran: Bachelet stresses execution of child offenders “absolutely prohibited” by international law More >>

Situation in Venezuela

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 10:28 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

The UN Human Rights Office is extremely worried by reports of excessive use of force by security forces against demonstrators across Venezuela that has allegedly resulted in dozens injured. Many have also reportedly been detained. In light of the mass ... More >>

 

 

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