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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 >>

UN Special Rapporteur to undertake official country visit

Sunday, 19 June 2016, 10:18 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (17 June 2016) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, will undertake an official visit to the country from 20 June to 1st July 2016. This visit takes place at a key juncture for ... More >>

Burundi: UN experts call for concrete steps to end crisis

Sunday, 19 June 2016, 10:16 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

BUJUMBURA/GENEVA (17 June 2016): At the end of their second visit to Burundi, the three human rights experts of the United Nations Independent Investigation on Burundi (UNIIB) called for concrete steps to be taken to end the crisis in the country. More >>

Digital technology in education can impair an inherent right

Saturday, 18 June 2016, 7:04 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Digital technology in education can impair the right to education and widen inequalities – New UN report warns More >>

Women’s health should not pay the price

Saturday, 18 June 2016, 7:01 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (17 June 2016) – The United Nations Working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law and Practice today called on Governments to take urgent, immediate and effective actions to address the global challenge of safeguarding women’s right ... More >>

Brazil must move forward on business and human rights

Saturday, 18 June 2016, 1:38 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (17 June 2016) – Brazil must move forward on business and human rights, and avoid the risk of sliding backwards, the Working Group on Business and Human Rights said today as it presented to the Human Rights Council the report* on its ... More >>

State-owned enterprises must lead by example

Saturday, 18 June 2016, 1:25 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

State-owned enterprises must lead by example on business and human rights – New UN report More >>

Burundi: UN Independent Investigation to conduct 2nd visit

Saturday, 11 June 2016, 8:15 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA/BUJUMBURA (10 June 2016) – The three human rights experts of the United Nations Independent Investigation on Burundi (UNIIB)* will conduct their second visit to Burundi from 13 to 17 June. More >>

OHCHR press briefing notes

Saturday, 11 June 2016, 7:33 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

We strongly condemn a series of rocket and mortar attacks against several residential areas and markets in Taizz between 3 and to 8 June 2016, which killed 18 civilians, including seven children, and injured 68 others. Several markets were hit while full ... More >>

Light in darkness for persons with albinism

Saturday, 11 June 2016, 6:27 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (10 June 2016) – Speaking ahead of International Albinism Awareness Day on Monday 13 June, a group of seven United Nations human rights experts* hails the fast-growing movement to defend the human rights of persons with albinism, and their ... More >>

Attacks on medical units in Syria may amount to war crimes

Saturday, 11 June 2016, 5:07 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

“Attacks on medical units in Syria may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity” – UN expert warn More >>

OHCHR Press Briefing Notes

Wednesday, 17 February 2016, 11:21 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

1) Syria 2) Iraq 1) Syria At least four hospitals and a school were hit in airstrikes yesterday in Syria. More >>

Assange arbitrarily detained by Sweden and the UK: UN Panel

Tuesday, 9 February 2016, 10:39 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (5 February 2016) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained by Sweden and the United Kingdom since his arrest in London on 7 December 2010, as a result of the legal action against him by both Governments, the United ... More >>

Best interests of the child must come first

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 10:02 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (3 February 2016) – The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has reminded the Australian authorities that, under the terms of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which Australia is a party, the best interests of the child should ... More >>

UN expert urges not to sign TPP without commiting to rights

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 4:53 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

United Nations human rights expert Alfred de Zayas called on Governments not to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) without reaffirming their human rights treaty obligations and their recent pledges to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. More >>

UN expert group urges the US to address legacies of the past

Saturday, 30 January 2016, 3:31 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN expert group urges the US to address legacies of the past, police impunity and racial injustice crisis More >>

 

 

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