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New UN expert sets out vision of new world order

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 10:31 am | United Nations Human Rights Council

The UN’s new independent expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, Livingstone Sewanyana, has said a new world order is possible. “I believe a new world order based on universal respect for human rights, social ... More >>

Samsung to compensate sick electronics workers

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 10:10 am | United Nations Human Rights Council

The UN expert on toxics and human rights has welcomed a decision by the electronics giant Samsung to accept unconditionally an arbitration proposal on compensation for South Korean workers who have suffered serious illnesses while working for the company ... More >>

States illegally use immigration laws to justify racism

Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 10:23 am | United Nations Human Rights Council

GENEVA (2 July 2018) - Racist and xenophobic ideologies based on ethno-nationalism regularly combine with national security fears and economic anxieties to violate the human rights of non-citizens, indigenous peoples and minorities, said the UN ... More >>

Experts urge end to attacks on journalists

Thursday, 3 May 2018, 10:17 am | United Nations Human Rights Council

GENEVA (2 May 2018) – The UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, David Kaye, and rights experts from around the world have joined forces to highlight growing threats to media independence and diversity worldwide, particularly those affecting ... More >>

Sweden role model for human rights-based aid and solidarity

Wednesday, 2 May 2018, 12:57 pm | United Nations Human Rights Council

UN expert hails Sweden as role model for human rights-based international aid and solidarity More >>

Afghanistan: UN expert condemns attacks on journalists

Wednesday, 2 May 2018, 11:26 am | United Nations Human Rights Council

GENEVA (1 May 2018) - The UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression condemned in the strongest possible terms the killing of nine journalists covering an attack in the Afghan capital Kabul, and called on the Government, with the assistance ... More >>

Myanmar: Civilians must be protected, Kachin violence mounts

Wednesday, 2 May 2018, 11:24 am | United Nations Human Rights Council

GENEVA (1 May 2018) – A UN human rights expert has expressed grave concerns over a sharp escalation in hostilities in Myanmar’s Kachin State, which has reportedly killed at least 10 civilians, left several wounded and forced thousands to flee their ... More >>

UN Experts Alarmed by Killing of Rio Human Rights Defender

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 9:29 am | United Nations Human Rights Council

Brazil: UN Experts Alarmed by Killing of Rio Human Rights Defender Who Decried Military Intervention More >>

Guantanamo detention breaches human rights law

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 10:57 am | United Nations Human Rights Council

Guantanamo detention of Ammar al Baluchi breaches human rights law, UN experts say GENEVA (28 February 2018) – The US detention of a Pakistani man, Ammar al Baluchi, at Guantanamo Bay is arbitrary and breaches international human rights law, the UN ... More >>

Human rights principles to assess austerity are needed

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 10:55 am | United Nations Human Rights Council

Human rights principles to assess austerity are needed, says UN expert GENEVA (28 February 2018) - The negative impact of austerity measures on human rights should no longer be ignored, and effective action to avoid the impact is long overdue, the ... More >>

UN rights group: Migrant detention must be “last resort”

Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 11:53 am | United Nations Human Rights Council

Migrant detention must be “last resort”, UN rights group underlines in its Revised Deliberation on deprivation of liberty of migrants More >>

Report Highlights Reprisals Against Human Rights Defenders

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 8:52 am | United Nations Human Rights Council

GENEVA (20 September 2017) - A major new UN report warns that a growing number of human rights defenders around the world are facing reprisals for cooperating with the UN on human rights. More >>

UN Expert Urges Mauritania To Turn Pledges Into Deeds

Friday, 28 February 2014, 10:27 am | United Nations Human Rights Council

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on slavery, Gulnara Shahinian, today hailed Mauritania’s commitment and progress in the fight against slavery, but called on the authorities “to take more vigorous measures to eliminate slavery and to fully ... More >>

Draft report of UN Periodic Human Rights Review - NZ

Thursday, 30 January 2014, 12:20 pm | United Nations Human Rights Council

Human Rights Council Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review Eighteenth session Geneva, 27 January – 7 February 2014 More >>

Call For Calm Amid Daily Growing Demonstrations in Cambodia

Saturday, 28 December 2013, 8:49 am | United Nations Human Rights Council

GENEVA (27 December 2013) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, Surya P. Subedi, today reiterated his call for calm and restraint as demonstrations are now taking place daily in Phnom Penh. More >>

India must tackle root causes of violence against women

Saturday, 4 May 2013, 1:11 pm | United Nations Human Rights Council

NEW DELHI / GENEVA (3 May 2013) – New laws against rape passed in India in the wake of the fatal gang rape of a female student in Delhi last December do not go far enough, the United Nations expert on violence against women has said. More >>

“Not ghosts, but human beings… persons with albinism”

Saturday, 4 May 2013, 11:33 am | United Nations Human Rights Council

GENEVA (4 May 2013) – “They are regarded as ghosts and not human beings who can be wiped off the global map. They are people living with albinism*, the target of many false and harmful myths in several countries, especially in the African region,” ... More >>

Vulnerable children still at risk of exploitation

Saturday, 27 April 2013, 1:22 pm | United Nations Human Rights Council

“The full extent of the sale and sexual exploitation of children in the Kyrgyz Republic remains unknown, due to the clandestine and underground nature of the phenomena, the lack of early detection of children victims, and insufficient awareness of child ... More >>

UN urges Indonesian authorities to stop executions

Friday, 29 March 2013, 2:05 pm | United Nations Human Rights Council

GENEVA (28 March 2013) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, Christof Heyns, today urged the Indonesian Government to restrict the use of the death penalty in compliance with its international obligations, after ... More >>

UN group concerned about excessive use of imprisonment

Friday, 29 March 2013, 2:01 pm | United Nations Human Rights Council

Brazil: UN expert group concerned about excessive use of deprivation of liberty and lack of legal assistance More >>

 

 

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