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UN expert urges governments to protect journalists

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 4:29 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (2 May 2017) – Speaking ahead of World Press Freedom Day, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, who was appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to monitor ... More >>

Australia:Special Rapporteur on rights of indigenous peoples

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 4:57 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

End of Mission Statement by the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz on her visit to Australia More >>

EU recommendation on return procedures a “slippery slope”

Friday, 10 March 2017, 11:00 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

New EU recommendation on return procedures a “slippery slope” to solve European migration challenges – UN experts More >>

UN expert to visit Saudi Arabia

Friday, 30 December 2016, 1:41 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (29 December 2016) – United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, will undertake an official visit to Saudi Arabia from 8 to 19 January 2017 to consider the Saudi Government’s efforts to eradicate ... More >>

End of “discriminatory” US counter-terrorism measure welcome

Friday, 30 December 2016, 1:34 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (29 December 2016) – Racial or religious profiling has so far proved to be ineffective in fighting terrorism, say two United Nations human rights experts, who have welcomed the end of a “discriminatory and ineffective” counter-terrorism ... More >>

US places atheists on equal footing with faith groups

Thursday, 29 December 2016, 10:35 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (28 December 2016) – The new United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Ahmed Shaheed, has welcomed amendments to the International Religious Freedom Act signed on Friday by US President Barack Obama, which recognizes ... More >>

Syria: Aleppo terror and slaughter must be halted – Zeid

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 11:59 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (13 December 2016) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein today pleaded with the international community to heed the cries of the women, men and children being terrorized and slaughtered in Aleppo and to take urgent ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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