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Better protection for internally displaced people camps

Friday, 29 March 2013, 1:58 pm | United Nations Human Rights Council

GENEVA / ISLAMABAD (28 March 2013) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons (IDP), Chaloka Beyani, today condemned the vicious attack on Pakistan’s largest IDP camp, and called for better protection ... More >>

Religious violence in Myanmar

Friday, 29 March 2013, 1:56 pm | United Nations Human Rights Council

GENEVA (28 March 2013) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana, today expressed serious concerns over the spread of violence between Muslim and Buddhist communities in Myanmar and urged ... More >>

UN group launches information-gathering visit to Brazil

Saturday, 16 March 2013, 1:56 pm | United Nations Human Rights Council

The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention will undertake its first official visit to Brazil to assess the situation of deprivation of liberty in the country from 18 to 28 March 2013. More >>

Key UN expert group looks beyond the Millennium Development

Saturday, 2 March 2013, 2:43 pm | United Nations Human Rights Council

Inequality, not in the name of progress – key UN expert group looks beyond the Millennium Development Goals More >>

UN expert calls for further efforts to protect human rights

Saturday, 16 February 2013, 1:18 pm | United Nations Human Rights Council

UN expert calls for further efforts to protect human rights after visit to Khartoum and Darfur More >>

Duma urged to scrap bill on ‘homosexuality propaganda’

Saturday, 2 February 2013, 3:45 pm | United Nations Human Rights Council

GENEVA (1 February 2013) – A group of United Nations independent human rights experts today called on the lower house of the Russian parliament to discard a draft bill to establish administrative penalties for “propaganda of homosexuality among minors,” ... More >>

Human Rights Council debates situation in Palestine

Thursday, 5 July 2012, 9:23 am | United Nations Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Council this afternoon held general debates under its agenda items on the human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories. More >>

Pillay urges ASEAN to set the bar high

Saturday, 12 May 2012, 11:40 am | United Nations Human Rights Council

GENEVA (11 May 2012) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday offered her encouragement to ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) in drafting a regional human rights declaration, but called for a meaningful consultation ... More >>

Experts condemn harsh sentencing of human rights defenders

Saturday, 5 May 2012, 4:10 pm | United Nations Human Rights Council

GENEVA (4 May 2012) – A group of United Nations independent experts condemned the on-going arrests and harsh sentencing of human rights defenders in the Islamic Republic of Iran, and urged the Government to ensure that rights defenders are not being targeted ... More >>

UN Rights Expert Raises Alarm Over Palestinian Prisoners

Wednesday, 2 May 2012, 11:57 am | United Nations Human Rights Council

GENEVA (30 April 2012) – UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Richard Falk on Monday said he was appalled by the “continuing human rights violations in Israeli prisons,” ... More >>

 

 

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