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BRIEFING NOTES: (EN/AR) - (1) Tunisia; (2) Sudan

Saturday, 18 May 2024, 4:33 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk urges the authorities to respect and safeguard freedoms of expression, association and peaceful assembly, as guaranteed by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to which Tunisia is a ... More >>

Sri Lanka Must Ensure Accountability For Decades Of Enforced Disappearances – UN Report

Saturday, 18 May 2024, 4:27 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

It calls on the Government to acknowledge the involvement of State security forces and affiliated paramilitary groups, and to issue a public apology. More >>

Comment By UN High Commissioner Volker Türk After Swiss Court Jails Gambian Ex-Minister For Crimes Against Humanity

Friday, 17 May 2024, 6:25 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

I welcome the conviction by a Swiss court of the former Minister of Interior of the Gambia, Ousman Sonko, on a series of crimes against humanity in connection with acts of unlawful killing, torture and arbitrary detention committed between 2000 ... More >>

Türk Deeply Regrets Adoption Of ‘foreign Influence’ Law In Georgia.

Thursday, 16 May 2024, 4:52 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk on Thursday expressed deep regret at the adoption by Georgia's Parliament of the Law on Transparency of Foreign Influence, noting that the legislation seriously undermines the freedoms of expression and association. More >>

OHCHR Spokesperson Liz Throssell Expresses Concern Over Escalating Attacks By Russian Armed Forces In Kharkiv

Wednesday, 15 May 2024, 5:41 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

We are deeply concerned at the plight of civilians in Ukraine, particularly in the Kharkiv region, as Russian armed forces have stepped up their attacks in recent days. This assault has seized more Ukrainian territory, triggered further displacement ... More >>

Comment by UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk on Gaza crossings

Saturday, 11 May 2024, 6:12 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

I urge all parties to ensure that crossings for civilians and goods necessary for the survival of the civilian population are not placed at risk through military operations. More >>

United States Of America: UN Human Rights Chief Troubled By Law Enforcement Actions Against Protesters At Universities

Wednesday, 1 May 2024, 6:06 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk on Tuesday said he was troubled by a series of heavy-handed steps taken to disperse and dismantle protests across university campuses in the United States of America. More >>

BRIEFING NOTES: (1) Iran; (2) Sudan

Saturday, 27 April 2024, 6:34 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokespeople for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Jeremy Laurence (briefing from Geneva); Seif Magango (briefing from Nairobi) Date: 26 April 2024 Subject: (1) Iran - Jeremy Laurence (2) Sudan - Seif Magango (1) Iran We have received information ... More >>

UN Human Rights Chief Deplores Harrowing Killings Of Children And Women In Rafah

Wednesday, 24 April 2024, 5:38 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

“Given the prevailing climate of impunity, this should include international investigators,” he added. “Hospitals are entitled to very special protection under international humanitarian law. And the intentional killing of civilians, detainees, and others ... More >>

UK-Rwanda Asylum Law: UN Leaders Warn Of Harmful Consequences

Wednesday, 24 April 2024, 5:35 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Following the passage of the “Safety of Rwanda” Bill by the UK Parliament, two UN leaders have again sounded the alarm on the harmful impact it will have on global responsibility-sharing, human rights and refugee protection. More >>

BRIEFING NOTES: Occupied Palestinian Territory

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 12:33 pm | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk urges all States with influence to do everything in their power to halt the increasingly horrific human rights and humanitarian crisis in Gaza. More >>

Comment By UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk On Iranian Attacks Against Israel

Monday, 15 April 2024, 5:10 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

"I remind all parties of their obligations under international humanitarian law and international human rights law." More >>

(1) Humanitarian Work In Occupied Palestinian Territory (EN/AR) / (2) Kyrgyzstan Law Risks Undermining Work Of NGOs

Sunday, 7 April 2024, 5:42 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Jeremy Laurence Location: Geneva Date: 5 April 2024 Subject: (1) Occupied Palestinian Territory/Israel: Vital need to ensure humanitarian aid and protect humanitarian workers (2) Kyrgyzstan’s ... More >>

Comment By OHCHR-UN's Volker Türk Ahead Of The 30th Anniversary Of The 1994 Genocide Against The Tutsi In Rwanda

Saturday, 6 April 2024, 6:56 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

The tragic events of 1994 in Rwanda should forever shock the conscience of humanity and be a constant reminder to States of the need to do everything in their power to prevent the crime of genocide worldwide. States must redouble their efforts to ... More >>

UN Human Rights Chief Speech On DRC At The Human Rights Council

Wednesday, 3 April 2024, 6:34 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Between 1 October 2023 and 15 March 2024, the UN Joint Human Rights Office documented 2,110 human rights violations and abuses throughout DRC. Of these, 59 per cent were committed by armed groups, and they include summary executions and conflict-related ... More >>

Haiti: “Cataclysmic” Situation Demands Immediate And Bold Action – UN Report

Friday, 29 March 2024, 5:46 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

The report calls for tighter national and international controls to stem trafficking of weapons and ammunition to Haiti. More >>

Chile: Operation Condor Judgement Major Win For Accountability – Türk

Saturday, 16 December 2023, 4:59 pm | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (15 December 2023) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk today hailed Chile’s Supreme Court judgement on Operation Condor – a notorious campaign coordinated among South America’s dictatorships in the 70s and 80s to ... More >>

Comment By UN High Commissioner For Human Rights Volker Türk On Gaza

Monday, 20 November 2023, 9:42 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

The horrendous events of the past 48 hours in Gaza beggar belief. The killing of so many people at schools turned shelters, hundreds fleeing for their lives from Al-Shifa Hospital, amid continuing displacement of hundreds of thousands in southern ... More >>

Comment By UN High Commissioner For Human Rights Volker Türk On Gaza

Sunday, 29 October 2023, 7:01 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Geneva, 28 October 2023 Last night’s bombardment and ground operations in Gaza by Israeli forces were reportedly the most intensive yet, taking this terrible crisis to a new level of violence and pain. Compounding the misery and suffering of civilians, ... More >>

Türk Urges Alignment Between EU, UN Rules On Business And Human Rights

Saturday, 28 October 2023, 6:50 pm | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (27 October 2023) - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk today urged European Union institutions currently finalizing a major new piece of legislation on corporate human rights due diligence to ensure it is aligned with internationally-accepted ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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