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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 >>

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 >>

   

 

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