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Yemen | Cambodia | Cuba | Nicaragua | Montenegro

Saturday, 12 May 2018, 11:39 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

The month of April was the deadliest month for civilians in Yemen so far this year, with a sharp increase in casualties. At least 236 civilians were killed and 238 injured in Yemen in April – a total of 474 civilian casualties, well over double the 180 ... More >>

Guatemala must break cycle of discrimination

Saturday, 12 May 2018, 11:36 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (11 May 2018) – UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, has expressed concerns over the discrimination and marginalisation of indigenous peoples in Guatemala, referring to extreme poverty, malnutrition, forced ... More >>

Afghanistan: Senior UN rights official urges more action

Saturday, 12 May 2018, 11:35 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

NEW YORK/GENEVA/KABUL (11 May 2018) - UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour has welcomed what he called the “undeniable commitment” by the Afghan Government to improve what has long been a dire human rights situation. But ... More >>

Central African Republic: descent into communal violence

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 10:26 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (9 May 2018) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Wednesday expressed deep alarm at the volatile situation in the Central African Republic, particularly given the worrying hate speech and incitement to violence ... More >>

Sudan: UN expert raises concerns about violence

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 10:51 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Sudan: UN expert raises concerns about violence against women, calls for legal reform KHARTOUM (24 April 2018) – The UN Independent Expert on Sudan expressed concern about reports that the security forces were using violence, intimidation and other ... More >>

High Commissioner for Human Rights: Yeman and Nicaragua

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 10:50 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

In Yemen, at least 45 people, reportedly all civilians, have been killed by airstrikes in three separate incidents over the past four days. The dead include women and children. Many others were injured. More >>

World must react to chemical attacks – Zeid

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 9:49 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (9 April 2018) – Reports suggesting yet another deadly chemical attack may have been carried out in Syria on Saturday in the town of Douma highlight the impotence of the international response to earlier attacks alleged to have been carried out ... More >>

Syria Briefing to the Security Council

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 9:47 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Briefing to the Security Council under Arria formula on the situation in Syria by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein 19 March 2018 Mr. Chairman, Since this crisis began seven years ago with the torture of children in Dara’a; ... More >>

37th session of the Human Rights Council - Annual Report

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 10:05 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Item 2: Annual Report and Oral Update by the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the activities of his Office and recent human rights developments 7 March 2018 Distinguished President, Excellencies, Colleagues, Friends, A few days ago, we celebrated ... More >>

Myanmar: Continued ethnic cleansing in Rakhine State decried

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 10:10 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

BANGKOK/GENEVA (6 March 2018) - “The ethnic cleansing of Rohingya from Myanmar continues. I don’t think we can draw any other conclusion from what I have seen and heard in Cox’s Bazar,” said Andrew Gilmour, UN Assistant Secretary-General ... More >>

Syria - Eastern Ghouta: Statement by UN High Commissioner

Saturday, 3 March 2018, 2:44 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

For half a decade, the people of Eastern Ghouta have been under siege. They have suffered airstrikes, shelling and on several occasions, civilians have reportedly died gasping for breath after toxic agents were released. They have endured every ... More >>

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 >>

   

 

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