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Turkey: Life sentences for journalists

Saturday, 17 February 2018, 11:29 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Turkey: Life sentences for journalists are “unprecedented assault on free speech”, say UN and OSCE experts GENEVA (16 February 2018) – Life sentences imposed on six journalists today by a court in Turkey are an unparalleled attack on freedom of expression ... More >>

US execution of seriously ill Doyle Hamm torture

Saturday, 17 February 2018, 11:27 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Planned US execution of seriously ill Doyle Hamm may amount to torture, UN experts warn More >>

Turkey: Drop terror charges against Amnesty chair

Saturday, 17 February 2018, 11:26 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Turkey: Drop terror charges against Amnesty chair Taner Kiliç, UN human rights experts urge GENEVA (16 February 2018) – A group of United Nations experts* has issued a fresh call to the Turkish authorities to release the chair of Amnesty International ... More >>

Zeid urges Iran to stop violating international law

Saturday, 17 February 2018, 11:25 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Zeid urges Iran to stop violating international law by executing juvenile offenders GENEVA (16 February 2018) – Noting a surge in the number of juvenile offenders being executed in Iran, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al ... More >>

US urged to protect rights defenders

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 10:15 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (14 February 2018) – The United States Government must respect the rights of human rights defenders, a group of UN experts* has said, amid concern over action being taken against a Mexican woman who campaigns to protect migrants’ rights. ... More >>

Opening remarks by UNHCHR on mission to Fiji

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 10:51 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

This was the first visit by a UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to Fiji. I am grateful to the Government for its invitation and openness to a frank dialogue about the country’s many achievements in advancing the human rights of its people, as ... More >>

Zeid urges international action as violence soars in Syria

Sunday, 11 February 2018, 2:12 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (10 February 2018) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein called Saturday for urgent international action after a week of soaring violence and bloodshed, mostly caused by airstrikes, in the opposition-held Eastern ... More >>

UN rights experts urge Iran to annul death sentence

Saturday, 10 February 2018, 11:00 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN rights experts urge Iran to annul death sentence against Ahmadreza Djalali GENEVA (9 February 2018) – United Nations human rights experts* have repeated their urgent call to Iran to annul the death sentence against Iranian academic Ahmadreza Djalali ... More >>

Venezuela: Dire living conditions worsening by the day

Saturday, 10 February 2018, 10:56 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (9 February, 2018) – Vast numbers of Venezuelans are starving, deprived of essential medicines, and trying to survive in a situation that is spiralling downwards with no end in sight, according to a group of UN human rights experts. They made ... More >>

UN human rights chief urges PNG to combat corruption

Friday, 9 February 2018, 8:56 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN human rights chief urges Papua New Guinea to combat corruption and strengthen rule of law More >>

UN Human Rights Chief ends visit to Indonesia

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 9:08 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN Human Rights Chief ends visit to Indonesia – Full statement JAKARTA / GENEVA (7 February 2018) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein today closed his official visits to Indonesia from 5 to 7 February. “There are ... More >>

Iran must ensure rights of Christian minority – UN experts

Saturday, 3 February 2018, 12:09 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Iran must ensure rights of Christian minority and fair trial for the accused – UN experts More >>

Libya: calls for roadmap to tackle plight of thousands

Saturday, 3 February 2018, 12:08 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Libya: UN expert calls for roadmap to tackle plight of thousands who have fled homes GENEVA/TUNIS (2 February 2018) – Libya must intensify its efforts to meet the needs of hundreds of thousands of people who have been forced from their homes, a United ... More >>

CAR: mission to assess critical human rights situation

Saturday, 3 February 2018, 12:07 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

CAR: UN Independent Expert launches mission to assess critical human rights situation in the country GENEVA / BANGUI (2 February 2018) - The UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Central African Republic, Marie-Thérèse Keita ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES - Maldives, Kenya, Myanmar

Saturday, 3 February 2018, 12:05 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

We urge the Government of the Maldives to fully respect yesterday’s decision by the Supreme Court to overturn the conviction and order a retrial of former President Mohamed Nasheed and to release eight other political prisoners who have been detained ... More >>

UN Human Rights Chief to visit Indonesia, PNG and Fiji

Saturday, 3 February 2018, 12:01 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN Human Rights Chief to visit Indonesia (5-7 Feb), Papua New Guinea (8 Feb) and Fiji (9-12 Feb) GENEVA (2 February 2018) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Monday begins official visits to Indonesia, Papua New ... More >>

Yemen

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 9:42 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville Location: Geneva Date: 19 September 2017 Subject: Yemen More >>

Racial Discrimination Convention findings on NZ

Wednesday, 30 August 2017, 12:24 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination publishes findings on Canada, Djibouti, Ecuador, Kuwait, New Zealand, Russian Federation, Tajikistan and United Arab Emirates More >>

Historic Bill or Opportunity Missed?

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 3:53 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

10 August 2017 - The Human Rights Commission have expressed their concern over the Government’s largely unchanged Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill following its first reading today. More >>

UN expert demands urgent boost for online rights

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 1:09 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (12 June 2017) – Urgent action is needed to safeguard people’s online rights in the face of unprecedented and worsening State clampdowns, a United Nations human rights expert has warned in a new report . More >>

 

 

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