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UN Expert Concerned About Use Drone Technology

Friday, 24 October 2014, 3:55 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

A Drone is Not a Cop – UN Rights Expert Concerned About Technologies That De-personalise the Use of Force More >>

Belgium’s Record on Women’s Rights to Face Scrutiny

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:28 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA ( 22 October 2014) – Belgium’s record on women’s rights will be examined by the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on Tuesday 28 October 2014 in meetings that will be webcast live. More >>

Ghana’s Record on Women’s Rights to Face Scrutiny

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 1:54 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (20 October 2014) – Ghana’s record on women’s rights will be examined by the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on Friday 24 October 2014 in meetings that will be webcast live. More >>

Detroit’s water shut-offs target the poor, vulnerable

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 1:17 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

DETROIT / NEW YORK (20 October 2014) – The unprecedented scale of water shut-offs taking place in Detroit is disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable and poorest, most of whom are African American, two United Nations human rights experts have warned ... More >>

China’s Record on Women’s Rights to Face Scrutiny by UN

Friday, 17 October 2014, 3:58 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (16 October 2014) – China’s record on women’s rights will be examined by the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on Thursday 23 October 2014 in meetings that will be webcast live. More >>

Poland’s Record on Women’s Rights to Face Scrutiny by UN

Friday, 17 October 2014, 3:57 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (16 October 2014) – Poland’s record on women’s rights will be examined by the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on Wednesday 22 October 2014 in meetings that will be webcast live. More >>

Detroit: Impact of Water Disconnections on Human Rights

Friday, 17 October 2014, 2:33 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA / NEW YORK (15 October 2015) – Two United Nations human rights experts will visit the city of Detroit (Michigan- USA) from 18 to 20 October 2014, to learn more about the impact of large-scale water disconnections on low-income, marginalized ... More >>

Dire Human Rights Situation in Eritrea Persists

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 2:17 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (29 September 2014) – United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, Sheila B. Keetharuth, today warned that human rights violations continue to be committed on a large scale, compelling hundreds of Eritreans, ... More >>

Special Rapporteur on Palestine First Official Mission

Friday, 19 September 2014, 3:41 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (18 September 2014) – The new United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Makarim Wibisono, will undertake his first official visit to the region from 20 to 28 September. More >>

State Officials Answerable to Preventable Child Mortality

Friday, 19 September 2014, 3:13 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (18 September 2014) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said Thursday that the State has a moral and legal responsibility to take measures to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, preventable mortality and morbidity ... More >>

Disability Rights: UN Convention Reaches 150 States

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 1:17 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (15 September 2014) - Disability rights worldwide have reached a major milestone after the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was ratified by the 150th country. More >>

UN Expert Urges Win-Win Proposition for States And Peoples

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 10:27 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (10 September 2014) – Governments should be transparent and upfront in publishing details of their military expenditures so the public can participate in deciding budget priorities, United Nations Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic ... More >>

UN Experts Urge Tasmania to Drop Its Anti-Protest Bill

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 1:55 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Three UN human rights experts have urged the State Parliament of Tasmania in Australia to refrain from adopting legislation against protests that disrupt businesses. The proposed bill, the experts say, could silence legitimate and lawful protests, is ... More >>

UN experts urge Bahrain to release human rights defender

Saturday, 6 September 2014, 9:26 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (5 September 2014) – A group of United Nations independent human rights experts has urged the government of Bahrain to release prominent human rights defender Maryam Al-Khawaja, who has been detained since 30 August on charges of assaulting ... More >>

United Nations Briefing Notes

Saturday, 6 September 2014, 9:15 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Ongoing violations of the rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association, and the targeting of human rights activists in Bahrain remain of serious concern. More >>

Iraqi Civilians Suffering “Horrific” Widespread Persecution

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 1:34 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Monday condemned the appalling, widespread and systematic deprivation of human rights in Iraq by ISIL (the self-proclaimed “Islamic State”) and associated forces. The violations include targeted killings, ... More >>

UN Alarmed at Deportations of Pakistani Asylum Seekers

Friday, 15 August 2014, 12:54 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Two United Nations human rights experts* today expressed their grave concern at the situation of Pakistani asylum seekers in Sri Lanka who are being detained and forcefully deported to Pakistan without an adequate assessment of their asylum claims. More >>

The Gambia / Human rights: Government derails UN visit

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 3:58 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA: The United Nations Special Rapporteurs on torture, Juan E. Méndez, and summary, extrajudicial and arbitrary executions, Mr. Christof Heyns, today expressed their deep disappointment with the unilateral decision taken by the Government of The Gambia ... More >>

Iraq: Immediate action needed to protect human rights

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 2:11 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Iraq: “Immediate action needed to protect human rights of Yazidis in grave danger” – UN experts More >>

Ensuring right to remembrance and dignity for Roma people

Friday, 1 August 2014, 1:02 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA / NEW YORK (2 August 2014) – On the 70th anniversary of the Roma Holocaust –‘Porrajmos’ or ‘Pharrajimos’– two United Nations human rights experts urge all governments around the world to ensure the right to remembrance for the ... More >>

 

 

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