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Guatemala detention: Improve monitoring

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 12:36 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (21 May 2015) – The UN’s torture prevention body has urged Guatemala to improve the independent monitoring of detention conditions in the country as part of efforts to protect people deprived of their liberty against torture and cruel, ... More >>

Canada’s deportation of Jamaican man with mental disability

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 12:33 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (21 May 2015) - Canada’s deportation of a Jamaican man with a mental disability who had spent much of his life in Canada amounted to cruel and inhuman treatment, effectively leaving him without the medical and family support he depended on, a ... More >>

South Sudan: Escalation of fighting

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 10:45 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (22 May 2015) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Friday warned that the escalation of fighting in recent weeks between Government and opposition forces in South Sudan has resulted in alarming gross violations of ... More >>

Cambodian civil society excluded from NGO bill drafting

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 10:44 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (22 May 2015) – United Nations human rights expert Maina Kiai today reiterated his call to the Government of Cambodia to ensure that civil society can meaningfully contribute to the elaboration of the draft Law on Associations and Non-Governmental ... More >>

Korea’s foreigner-only HIV tests violate NZ teacher's rights

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 9:19 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Republic of Korea’s foreigners-only HIV tests violated New Zealand teacher’s rights – UN experts More >>

Committee against Torture publishes findings on New Zealand

Saturday, 16 May 2015, 11:46 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Committee against Torture publishes findings on New Zealand, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Luxembourg, Spain, Serbia, Colombia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia More >>

Torture prevention urge Nauru to set up detention monitoring

Saturday, 9 May 2015, 12:33 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (6 May 2015) - The UN Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture (SPT) has ended its first visit to Nauru, which focussed on the situation of people being detained on the island and the need to establish an independent monitoring body for places ... More >>

Mauritius: Detection of elder abuse needs to be a priority

Saturday, 9 May 2015, 10:36 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Detection and law enforcement against maltreatment and abuse of older persons – UN expert urges Mauritius More >>

Torture prevention body to make first visit to Guatemala

Friday, 8 May 2015, 9:41 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (7 May 2015) – The UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) is due to visit Guatemala for the first time since the country ratified a key treaty in 2008 on the prevention of torture and ill-treatment of people deprived of their liberty. More >>

Armenia: Sale and sexual exploitation of children

Friday, 8 May 2015, 1:27 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (7 May 2015) – United Nations Special Rapporteur Maud de Boer-Buquicchio will conduct an official visit to Armenia from 12 to 18 May 2015 to assess the situation of sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography in the country. More >>

Briefing Notes: CAR investigations

Saturday, 2 May 2015, 10:42 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

In response to a question about the investigation of sexual abuse of children in the Central African Republic, the OHCHR spokesperson had the following reply: More >>

Briefing Notes: Burundi

Saturday, 2 May 2015, 10:41 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

We are deeply concerned about the series of measures taken this week by Burundian authorities to seriously curtail the exercise of the rights to freedom of peaceful expression and assembly. More >>

Briefing Notes: Maldives

Saturday, 2 May 2015, 10:40 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

A delegation from the UN Human Rights Office, headed by Mona Rishmawi, the head of the rule of law, equality and non-discrimination branch, visited the Maldives from 20 to 23 April to examine the broader issues related to the criminal case against ... More >>

Un expert launches first official visit to Greece

Saturday, 2 May 2015, 10:29 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (1st May 2015) – United Nations Special Rapporteur Mutuma Ruteere will visit Greece from 4 to 8 May 2015 to evaluate the situation of racism and discrimination in the country. More >>

"Callous” EU politics on migrants costing lives – Zeid

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 3:07 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (20 April 2015) - In the wake of the loss of 700 or more lives after a boat carrying migrants capsized at the weekend, the UN Human Rights Chief on Monday urged European Union governments to take a “more sophisticated, more courageous and less ... More >>

Statement on Protection in the Mediterranean

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 2:24 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Joint Statement on Protection in the Mediterranean in Light of the EU Council’s Decision of 23 April 2015 UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, Special Representative ... More >>

Afghanistan: Reforms needed to ensure justice for women

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 5:24 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

KABUL/GENEVA, 19 APRIL 2015 – Access to justice for women victims of violence in Afghanistan needs to be strengthened, a new UN report has urged. The report states that while there is a legal framework in place for such cases, there remain many ... More >>

Suicide Attack in Jalalabad Condemned

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 5:22 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

NEW YORK/KABUL/GENEVA (18April 2015) – “I strongly condemn the brutal suicide attack that coincided with my visit to Jalalabad today,” said United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović during his visit to Afghanistan. ... More >>

Committee on Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Saturday, 18 April 2015, 10:38 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Committee on Rights of Persons with Disabilities publishes findings on Germany, Croatia, Czech Republic, Turkmenistan, Dominican Republic,Mongolia and Cook Islands More >>

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein during his mission to Burundi

Friday, 17 April 2015, 8:10 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Opening remarks by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein at a press conference during his mission to Burundi More >>

 

 

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