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UN Expert Applauds Database, Says Israeli Settlements Deprive Palestinians land Base

Saturday, 15 February 2020, 11:10 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (14 February 2020) – An independent expert appointed by the Human Rights Council applauded the release of a database on business enterprises involved in certain activities relating to Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank “as ... More >>

Spain: High rates of poverty a political choice

Saturday, 8 February 2020, 12:07 pm | UNHCHR

MADRID (7 February 2020) – Spain is utterly failing people in poverty, whose situation now ranks among the worst in the EU, said the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, at the end of his official visit to the country. More >>

Briefing Notes: Syria; Nicaragua; Iraq

Saturday, 8 February 2020, 12:06 pm | UNHCHR

BRIEFING NOTES - (1) Syria; (2) Nicaragua; (3) Iraq Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Marta Hurtado Location: Geneva Date: 7 February 2020 Subject: 1) Syria 2) Nicaragua 3) Iraq 1) Syria We are deeply concerned by the sharp ... More >>

Italy: Food system exploits smallholder farmers and workers

Saturday, 1 February 2020, 12:12 pm | UNHCHR

Italy: Food system exploits smallholder farmers and workers - UN food expert ROME (31 January 2020) – Despite an estimated GDP of USD 2.84 trillion, world-renowned innovative businesses, a large agriculture sector and modern manufacturing capabilities, ... More >>

UN expert alarmed by ‘lopsided’ Trump plan

Saturday, 1 February 2020, 11:31 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (31 January 2020) - The Trump plan on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a lopsided proposal entirely in favour of one side to the conflict, said Michael Lynk, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian ... More >>

International Court of Justice: Myanmar

Saturday, 25 January 2020, 1:19 pm | UNHCHR

We welcome the Order by the International Court of Justice that Myanmar must take “all measures within its power” to protect the members of the Rohingya group from all future acts that may amount to genocide under the provisions of Article ... More >>

World Leprosy Day

Saturday, 25 January 2020, 1:18 pm | UNHCHR

World Leprosy Day: UN expert calls on States to end discrimination against affected women and children More >>

Syria: Bachelet condemns continued killings

Saturday, 18 January 2020, 12:40 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (17 January 2020) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet today condemned the continued killing and displacement of civilians in north-western Syria despite the announcement of a ceasefire nearly a week ago. More >>

Cambodia: UN experts say Kem Sokha trial is “tainted”

Saturday, 18 January 2020, 12:38 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (17 January 2020) – UN human rights experts* expressed concerns about the treason trial that opened this week against Cambodia opposition leader Kem Sokha, saying the entire process from the allegation itself to the conduct of the trial ... More >>

DRC: inter-ethnic violence in Ituri

Saturday, 11 January 2020, 10:51 am | UNHCHR

KINSHASA/GENEVA (10 January 2020) – Killings, rapes and other forms of violence targeting the Hema community in the Democratic Republic of Congo province of Ituri may amount to crimes against humanity, a UN report released on Friday said. More >>

Bachelet calls on Iran to address human rights violation

Saturday, 7 December 2019, 11:26 am | UNHCHR

Bachelet calls on Iran to address multiple human rights violations in context of recent protests More >>

UNHCR Statement on the Repeal of “Medevac” Legislation

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 8:20 pm | UNHCHR

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is disappointed by the repeal of the “Medevac” legislation in the Australian Parliament yesterday. More >>

Mexico: UN experts regret impunity for crimes of “dirty war”

Saturday, 30 November 2019, 12:25 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (29 November 2019) – A group of UN human rights experts* deplored the lack of significant progress in the implementation of the judgement issued by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights 10 years ago, in the case of Radilla Pacheco vs. Mexico. More >>

Briefing Notes - Ecuador; Iraq Israel

Saturday, 30 November 2019, 11:38 am | UNHCHR

Briefing Notes - Ecuador; Iraq Israel Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Marta Hurtado Location: Geneva Date: 29 November 2019 Subject: (1) Ecuador (2) Iraq (3) Israel 1) Ecuador UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle ... More >>

Ecuador: Bachelet calls for dialogue to prevent conflict

Saturday, 30 November 2019, 11:36 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (29 November 2019) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday urged all actors in Ecuador to engage in dialogue to prevent new conflicts and forge an inclusive, peaceful society with full respect for its multicultural ... More >>

Pacific States to meet in Fiji

Sunday, 17 November 2019, 1:17 pm | UNHCHR

Pacific States to meet in Fiji to help boost participation of Small Island Developing States with the United Nations’ premier human rights body More >>

Ruling on labelling of Israeli settlements products

Saturday, 16 November 2019, 12:16 pm | UNHCHR

UN expert welcomes ruling on labelling of Israeli settlements products by European Court of Justice More >>

Mali: UN expert embarks on fourth visit after fresh violence

Saturday, 16 November 2019, 12:14 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (15 November 2019) – The UN Independent Expert on the human rights situation in Mali, Alioune Tine, will visit the country from 19-28 November 2019. More >>

Brazil: People with albinism ‘stuck in trenches’

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 11:29 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA/BRASILIA (8 November 2019) - The Government of Brazil must implement specific and concrete measures – which thankfully cost almost nothing – to address the specific needs of people with albinism, said UN Independent Expert Ikponwosa Ero ... More >>

Chile: UN experts condemn excessive use of force

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 11:28 am | UNHCHR

Chile: UN experts condemn excessive use of force and acts of violence in recent protests More >>

 

 

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