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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 >>

Egypt: UN experts denounce Morsi “brutal” prison conditions

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 11:27 am | UNHCHR

Egypt: UN experts denounce Morsi “brutal” prison conditions, warn thousands of other inmates at severe risk More >>

UN experts condemn Israeli decision to expel Omar Shakir

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 11:26 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (8 November 2019) – UN human rights experts* today criticised a decision by the Israeli Supreme Court upholding the government’s decision to revoke the work visa of Omar Shakir, the Israel and Palestine director of Human Rights Watch. More >>

UN: BRIEFING NOTES: Syria; Iraq; Mauritania

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 11:25 am | UNHCHR

Civilians continue to pay a very high price in the ongoing hostilities in Syria. Dozens have been killed and injured in the largely separate situations occurring simultaneously in north-eastern and north-western Syria, from a variety of causes ... More >>

Cambodia: UN expert concerned at escalating tensions

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 11:24 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (8 November 2019) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia has expressed grave concerns about the heightened political crackdown across the country, calling on the Government to respect the rights to freedom of ... More >>

UN expert sounds alarm Julian Assange’s life may be at risk

Saturday, 2 November 2019, 12:00 pm | UNHCHR

UN expert on torture sounds alarm again that Julian Assange’s life may be at risk More >>

Saudi Arabia: Experts urge freedom for Loujain Al-Hathloul

Saturday, 28 September 2019, 12:02 pm | UNHCHR

Saudi Arabia: UN experts urge freedom for Loujain Al-Hathloul after 500 days in prison More >>

Egyptian protests: Bachelet concerned by widespread arrests

Saturday, 28 September 2019, 11:50 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (27 September 2019) -- The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday expressed serious concerns about reports of lack of due process following wide-spread arrests linked to the protests in Egypt, and urged the authorities ... More >>

Zimbabwe: UN expert calls for democratic shift

Saturday, 28 September 2019, 11:49 am | UNHCHR

HARARE (27 September 2019) – A UN human rights experts has called on Zimbabwe to embrace and safeguard democracy, saying that the country’s change in leadership provided an opportunity to promote political tolerance, accountability and bring ... More >>

“Racial discrimination” against people with albinism

Saturday, 28 September 2019, 11:48 am | UNHCHR

South Africa must step up action to end “racial discrimination” against people with albinism, says UN expert More >>

Ecuador “endemic” violence and discrimination

Saturday, 28 September 2019, 11:46 am | UNHCHR

Ecuador “endemic” violence and discrimination are major public health issues, says UN human rights expert More >>

 

 

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