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Bachelet welcomes Botswana High Court decision

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 8:18 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (11 June 2019) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday warmly welcomed the decision by the High Court of Botswana to decriminalize consensual same-sex relations between adults by striking down relevant provisions ... More >>

Nicaragua: Bachelet warns against amnesty law

Sunday, 9 June 2019, 9:21 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (8 June 2019) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday expressed concern about the potential adoption in Nicaragua of a broad amnesty law that could prevent prosecution of individuals who may be responsible ... More >>

UN Child Rights Committee publishes findings

Friday, 7 June 2019, 8:20 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN Child Rights Committee publishes findings on Botswana, Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Malta, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Tonga More >>

Arbitrary detention and the right to a fair trial

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 9:04 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Arbitrary detention and the right to a fair trial: UN experts find Turkey violated human rights More >>

UN Committee on Racial Discrimination publish findings

Saturday, 11 May 2019, 12:38 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination publishes findings on Andorra, Guatemala, Hungary, Lithuania, and Zambia More >>

Execution of child offenders prohibited by international law

Saturday, 4 May 2019, 12:11 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Iran: Bachelet stresses execution of child offenders “absolutely prohibited” by international law More >>

Situation in Venezuela

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 10:28 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

The UN Human Rights Office is extremely worried by reports of excessive use of force by security forces against demonstrators across Venezuela that has allegedly resulted in dozens injured. Many have also reportedly been detained. In light of the mass ... More >>

Bachelet urges Sudan authorities to protect human rights

Saturday, 13 April 2019, 10:50 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday reminded the authorities in Sudan of their overarching duty to ensure the protection of the human rights of all people and to refrain from the use of violence. More >>

UN disability rights experts issue findings

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 10:40 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN disability rights experts issue findings on Cuba, Niger, Norway, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Spain, Turkey, and Vanuatu More >>

UN Human Rights Office and Mexican Government sign agreement

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 10:23 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Mexican government have today signed an agreement on the provision of guidance and technical assistance in the Ayotzinapa case. The Office will cooperate with the Mexican State ... More >>

Bachelet urges Brunei to stop entry into force of new law

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 9:43 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday urged the Government of Brunei to halt the entry into force of the revised Penal Code which, if implemented in its current form, would enshrine in legislation cruel and inhuman punishments ... More >>

UN torture prevention body to visit Sri Lanka

Saturday, 30 March 2019, 1:32 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture is set to carry out its first visit to Sri Lanka from 2 to 12 April to examine the treatment of people deprived of their liberty and the safeguards in place for their protection against torture ... More >>

UN Human Rights Committee publishes findings

Friday, 29 March 2019, 9:52 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

The UN Human Rights Committee has published its findings on the civil and political rights record of countries it examined during its latest session: Angola, Eritrea, Estonia, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Viet Nam. More >>

Bachelet concerned about approval of law-restricting NGOs

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 10:15 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday expressed concern about the possible approval by the Guatemalan Congress of a bill amending the Law on Non-Governmental Organizations for Development, that would greatly limit the work ... More >>

Bachelet urges no amnesty on human rights violators

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 9:45 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Bachelet urges El Salvador´s legislators to refrain from reinstating amnesty for serious human rights violations More >>

Bachelet speaks on global human rights situations in Geneva

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 9:25 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Bachelet highlights major human rights situations around the world in address to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva More >>

UN Human Rights Office in Burundi closes

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 9:42 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet today announced, with deep regret, that the UN Human Rights Office in Burundi was closed down on Thursday 28 February at the insistence of the Government. More >>

UN torture prevention body to visit Costa Rica

Friday, 1 March 2019, 9:53 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture will make its first visit to Costa Rica from 3 to 14 March to assess the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty, as well as the safeguards for their protection against torture and ill-treatment. More >>

UN Human Rights Committee to review Africa, Asia

Friday, 1 March 2019, 9:50 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

The UN Human Rights Committee, which monitors implementation by States of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), will meet in Geneva from March 4 to 29 to review Angola, Eritrea, Estonia, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ... More >>

UN Human Rights Chief calls for courage and vision

Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 9:05 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN Human Rights Chief calls for courage and vision in advancing rights for all More >>

   

 

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