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UN Human Rights Office and African Court sign agreement

Monday, 11 February 2019, 9:28 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN Human Rights Office and African Court on Human and People’s Rights sign cooperation agreement More >>

Bachelet on criminalising right to freedom of religion

Friday, 8 February 2019, 9:39 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Comment by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on criminalising the right to freedom of religion for Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia More >>

UN Child Rights Committee issues findings

Friday, 8 February 2019, 9:37 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN Child Rights Committee issues findings on Bahrain, Belgium, Czechia, Guinea, Italy, Japan, and Syrian Arab Republic More >>

UN Human Rights Chief on International Day on Holocaust

Saturday, 26 January 2019, 10:59 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

“On this day in 1945, the largest Nazi extermination camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, was liberated. Some 7,500 people were freed that day; thousands more had been forced to march across the freezing landscape, and over the preceding three years, it is ... More >>

Bachelet condemns killings, urges restraint

Saturday, 26 January 2019, 10:28 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday condemned, and called for effective investigations into, the violence that has led to a number of deaths and injuries during this week’s protests in Venezuela. She urged all ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES - Zimbabwe, Montenegro

Saturday, 19 January 2019, 10:57 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 18 January 2019 Subject: 1) Zimbabwe We are deeply troubled by the socio-economic crisis that is unfolding in Zimbabwe and the repression of large scale protests in ... More >>

Briefing Notes: Bangladesh, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates

Saturday, 5 January 2019, 11:38 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 4 January 2019 Subject: (1) Bangladesh We are concerned about violence and alleged human rights violations in Bangladesh before, during and after the recent ... More >>

Migrants crossing Libya subjected to “unimaginable horror"

Friday, 21 December 2018, 12:02 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Migrants and refugees are being subjected to “unimaginable horrors” from the moment they enter Libya, throughout their stay in the country and – if they make it that far -- during their subsequent attempts to cross the Mediterranean sea, according ... More >>

States must ensure all migrants enjoy all human rights - UN

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 10:31 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

The Global Compact on Migration is an important starting point for improved global migration governance that puts migrants and their human rights at the centre, UN human rights experts said on the occasion of today’s International Migrants Day, ... More >>

UN Human Rights Chief welcomes adoption of UN Declaration

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 10:29 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday welcomed the adoption by the General Assembly of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and other people working in rural areas. “Globally, peasants feed the world but ... More >>

Bachelet pays tribute to Lyudmila Mikhaylovna Alexeyeva

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 10:20 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

“I have learned with sadness that the human rights community has lost one of its greatest human rights defenders, Ms. Lyudmila Mikhaylovna Alexeyeva. She was a Russian historian, leading human rights activist and founding member of the Moscow Helisinki ... More >>

30 Articles of the UDHR - Article 30: Rights are Inalienable

Monday, 10 December 2018, 10:01 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Just two weeks in New Zealand and a win at Te Kuiti – as the sign says at the town’s entrance: “Shearing Capital of the World. More >>

30 Articles of the UDHR - Article 25

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 9:58 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Article 25: Right to Adequate Standard of Living More >>

30 Articles of the UDHR - Article 24: Right to Rest

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 9:53 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

In 19 crisp words, Article 24 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights presents the flip side of the right to work articulated in Article 23 – the right not to be over-worked. It enshrines the right to limited working hours and paid holidays, ... More >>

30 Articles of the UDHR - Article 23: Right to Work

Monday, 3 December 2018, 10:14 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

As First Lady of the United States, Eleanor Roosevelt told striking workers in 1941 that she had always “felt it was important that everyone who was a worker join a labour organization, because the ideals of the organized labour movement are high ... More >>

Article 17: Right to Own Property

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 10:12 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Australia’s aboriginal people have no written language, so they pass their heritage along through ceremonies and story-telling. As elders recite, others often draw icons in the sand, depicting beliefs, events and life-giving places where water and food ... More >>

Article 11: Presumption of Innocence & International Crimes

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 10:47 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

At first glance, Article 11 says that every human being is innocent until proven guilty, a fundamental element of fair trials and the rule of law, and a concept everyone can understand. But dig a little deeper into this Article, and we uncover a fascinating ... More >>

30 Articles of the UDHR - Article 10: Right to a Fair Trial

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 10:36 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

In the U.S. state of Maryland in 1984, an anonymous woman called police to identify a man shown in a police sketch of a suspect: Kirk Bloodsworth. The former Marine, then 22, was promptly arrested for the gruesome rape and murder of a nine-year-old ... More >>

Freedom from Arbitrary Detention

Monday, 19 November 2018, 11:15 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Can you get locked up for being a poet? Yes, in the Soviet Union in 1964. Joseph Brodsky, now considered one of Russia’s greatest poets,was hauled into court in Leningrad, accused of being “a pseudo-poet in velveteen trousers” – specifically ... More >>

30 Articles of the UDHR - Article 5: Freedom from Torture

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 3:22 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

There is one absolute prohibition in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) that is universally accepted as unequivocal: Article 5’s ban on torture. At times, states may have disputed the definition of what constitutes torture, but virtually ... More >>

 

 

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