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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 >>

UN expert group condemns recent killings

Saturday, 9 July 2016, 8:35 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (8 July 2016) – Human rights expert Ricardo A. Sunga III, who currently Chairs the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, issued the following statement after this week’s deaths of Philando Castile in ... More >>

UN Special Rapporteur on Palestine launches first mission

Saturday, 9 July 2016, 8:00 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (8 July 2016) – United Nations Special Rapporteur Michael Lynk will undertake his first official mission from 10 to 15 July to gather first-hand information on the current human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. He will ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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