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Freedom Of Expression Increasingly Curtailed In Kurdistan Region Of Iraq - UN Report

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 6:24 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA / BAGHDAD (12 May 2021) – Freedom of expression in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq has been increasingly curtailed over the past year, according to a UN report issued today. Critics of public authorities have faced not only intimidation, restrictions ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES - (1) Occupied Palestinian Territory; (2) Myanmar; (3) Algeria

Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 6:49 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville Location: Geneva Date: 11 May 2021 Subject: (1) Occupied Palestinian Territory (2) Myanmar (3) Algeria 1) Occupied Palestinian Territory We are deeply concerned at the escalation ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES - (1) oPT; (2) Uganda; (3) Brazil

Saturday, 8 May 2021, 4:55 pm | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville Location: Geneva Date: 7 May 2021 Subject: (1) oPT (2) Uganda (3) Brazil 1) oPT Eight Palestinian refugee families residing in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem are ... More >>

Bachelet Alarmed By Attempts To Undermine National Human Rights Institutions In Latin America And The Caribbean

Friday, 7 May 2021, 5:05 pm | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (6 May 2021) - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Thursday sounded the alarm over the rising number of threats, attacks and attempts to undermine and delegitimise independent national human rights institutions (NHRIs) ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES - (1) Colombia; (2) El Salvador

Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 6:43 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Marta Hurtado Location: Geneva Date: 4 May 2021 Subject: (1) Colombia (2) El Salvador 1) Colombia We are deeply alarmed at developments in the city of Cali in Colombia overnight, where police ... More >>

El Salvador: Dismissal Of Constitutional Chamber And Attorney General Seriously Undermines The Rule Of Law – Bachelet

Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 6:40 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (4 May 2021) - United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday warned that the decision by El Salvador’s Legislative Assembly to dismiss the magistrates of the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES - (1) Bahrain, (2) Chad

Saturday, 1 May 2021, 6:01 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Marta Hurtado Location: Geneva Date: 30 April 2021 Subject: (1) Bahrain (2) Chad 1) Bahrain We are disturbed by the use of unnecessary and disproportionate force by police special forces to ... More >>

Statement By UN High Commissioner For Human Rights Michelle Bachelet On Guilty Verdict In George Floyd Case

Thursday, 22 April 2021, 5:42 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Geneva, 21 April 2021 “This is a momentous verdict. It is also a testament to the courage and perseverance of George Floyd’s family and many others in calling for justice. As the jury recognised, the evidence in this case was crystal clear. ... More >>

Intensifying Widespread, Systematic Slaughter By Myanmar Military Must Be Halted – Bachelet

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 5:35 pm | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (13 April 2021) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday urged States to take immediate, decisive and impactful measures to push Myanmar’s military leadership into halting its campaign of repression and slaughter ... More >>

UN Rights Chief Urges UK Parliament To Amend Proposed Law That Limits Accountability For Torture And Other War Crimes

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 5:39 pm | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (12 April 2021) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday urged legislators in the United Kingdom to heed warnings that the proposed new Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill, in its current form, ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES - (1) Sudan; (2) Tribute To Christof Heyns

Saturday, 10 April 2021, 5:55 pm | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Marta Hurtado Location: Geneva Date: 9 April 2021 Subjects: (1) Sudan (2) Tribute to Christof Heyns 1) Sudan We are appalled by the latest resurgence of violence between Masalit and Arab tribes ... More >>

Myanmar: Top UN Officials Condemn “Systematic” Attacks On Peaceful Protesters

Monday, 29 March 2021, 6:47 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Myanmar: Top UN Officials Condemn “Yystematic” Attacks On Peaceful Protesters, And Flag International Responsibility To Protect The People From Atrocity Crimes Joint Statement by Alice Wairimu Nderitu, United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES - Turkey

Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 7:33 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Liz Throssell Location: Geneva Date: 23 March 2021 Subject: Turkey Turkey’s announcement at the weekend that it was withdrawing from the Istanbul Convention, an important regional human ... More >>

UN Human Rights Chief On Police Brutality And Systemic Racism

Saturday, 20 March 2021, 5:49 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Excessive use of force and other human rights violations by law enforcement officers against Africans and people of African descent ------ Oral Update by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to the Human Rights Council Geneva 19 March 2021 ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES - Myanmar

Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 7:27 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 16 March 2021 Subject: Myanmar The death toll has soared over the past week in Myanmar, where security forces have been using lethal force increasingly ... More >>

South Sudan: UN Urges Accountability For Key Figures Supporting Militias In Greater Jonglei

Tuesday, 16 March 2021, 8:01 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA/JUBA (15 March 2021) – The UN issued a report on Monday calling on the South Sudanese authorities to hold accountable the military and political figures who are supporting community-based militias in the Greater Jonglei region, in order ... More >>

Syria: Truth And Justice Needed More Than Ever After 10 Years Of Conflict – Bachelet

Friday, 12 March 2021, 7:01 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

With Syria about to enter its 11th year of violence and conflict, the pursuit of truth, justice and reparations for victims must not only continue but be stepped up, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said today. “The violence ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES - (1) Philippines; (2) Central African Republic

Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 6:19 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 9 march 2021 Subject: (1) Philippines (2) Central African Republic 1) Philippines We are appalled by the apparently arbitrary killing of nine activists ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES - (1) Iran; (2) Algeria; (3) Montenegro

Saturday, 6 March 2021, 6:12 pm | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville Location: Geneva Date: 5 March 2021 Subject: (1) Iran (2) Algeria (3) Montenegro 1) Iran In Iran, we condemn use of force violations in recent weeks by the Islamic Revolutionary ... More >>

Myanmar Military Must Stop Murdering And Jailing Protestors – Bachelet

Friday, 5 March 2021, 6:55 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (4 March 2021) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Thursday said security forces in Myanmar must “halt their vicious crackdown on peaceful protestors,” following another day of deadly violence across the country ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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