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Comment By UN High Commissioner For Human Rights Michelle Bachelet On Colombian Truth Commission’s Final Report

Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 6:10 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Geneva, 28 June 2022 “I want to pay tribute to Colombia’s Truth Commission at a historic moment as it presents its final report today. I would also like to pay tribute to the victims, whose courage and persistence were the basis for the Commission’s ... More >>

UN Human Rights Office Estimates More Than 306,000 Civilians Were Killed Over 10 Years In Syria Conflict

Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 6:00 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (28 June 2022) – The UN Human Rights Office today published a report that, following rigorous assessment and statistical analysis of available data on civilian casualties, estimates that 306,887 civilians* were killed between 1 March 2011 and ... More >>

Comment By UN High Commissioner For Human Rights On US Supreme Court Ruling On Dobbs V Jackson Women’s Health Org

Monday, 27 June 2022, 6:57 pm | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

24 June 2022 The US Supreme Court ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization delivered today represents a major setback after five decades of protection for sexual and reproductive health and rights in the US through Roe v Wade. It is a huge blow ... More >>

UN High Commissioner For Human Rights M Bachelet Concludes Her Official Visit To Bosnia & Herzegovina (21-24 June 2022)

Monday, 27 June 2022, 6:40 pm | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Good afternoon to you all and thank you for coming. Let me first express my sincere gratitude to the Government for hosting my official visit. We have been following the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina very closely. This visit has provided an ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES: (1) OPT; (2) Kyrgyzstan

Monday, 27 June 2022, 6:21 pm | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 24 June 2022 Subject: (1) OPT; (2) Kyrgyzstan 1) OPT More than six weeks after the killing of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh and injury of her colleague Ali ... More >>

Internet Shutdowns: UN Report Details ‘Dramatic’ Impact On People’s Lives And Human Rights

Friday, 24 June 2022, 6:21 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (23 June 2022) - The dramatic real-life effects of Internet shutdowns on people’s lives and human rights have been vastly underestimated, the UN Human Rights Office warns in a new report issued today. The report urges States not to impose ... More >>

Bachelet Urges Prompt Investigation Into Killings In Western Ethiopia

Friday, 24 June 2022, 6:01 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (23 June 2022) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Thursday urged Ethiopian authorities to hold prompt, impartial and thorough investigations into attacks that led to the killing of hundreds of people in the West Wollega zone, ... More >>

Comment By UN Human Rights Office Spokesperson R Shamdasani As 8 Prisoners At Serious Risk Of Finger Amputation In Iran

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 5:58 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Geneva, 22 June 2022 We are deeply concerned by the likely imminent amputation of the fingers of eight men convicted of burglary in Iran and urge the Iranian authorities to call off the planned amputations. We also call on Iran to urgently revise its ... More >>

Ukraine: Bachelet Briefs Human Rights Council On Mariupol

Friday, 17 June 2022, 5:41 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

50th Session of the Human Rights Council | Oral update on Mariupol |Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights 16 June 2022 Distinguished President, Excellencies, Further to Human Rights Council resolution S-34/1 adopted ... More >>

Bachelet Briefs Human Rights Council On Nicaragua

Friday, 17 June 2022, 5:36 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

50th Session of the Human Rights Council | Oral update on the situation of human rights in Nicaragua | Statement by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet 16 June 2022 Distinguished President, Excellencies, I am pleased ... More >>

50th Session Of The Human Rights Council Statement By M Bachelet, UN High Commissioner For Human Rights On Afghanistan

Thursday, 16 June 2022, 6:23 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Thank you Mr. Vice-President, Excellencies, The people of Afghanistan are experiencing some of the darkest moments of a generation. In the wake of years of conflict, and since the takeover by the Taliban in August last year, the country has been plunged ... More >>

Oral Update On Myanmar: Statement By Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner For Human Rights | 14 June 2022

Wednesday, 15 June 2022, 5:18 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Distinguished Vice-President, Excellencies, Since my last update to this Council in February this year, the human rights situation in Myanmar has continued to rapidly decline. Still suffering from the devastating consequences of the February 2021 military ... More >>

UN High Commissioner's Oral Update On Global Human Rights Developments To The 50th Human Rights Council Session

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 5:48 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Distinguished President, Excellencies, Colleagues and friends, It is an honour to address you today, in what continue to be challenging times for the promotion and protection of human rights. Since we last gathered, the war in Ukraine continues ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES: (1) Bangladesh (2) Brazil

Saturday, 11 June 2022, 5:39 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 10 June 2022 Subject: (1) Bangladesh (2) Brazil 1) Bangladesh We are concerned by the Government of Bangladesh’s decision not to approve the renewal ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES: (EN/AR) - Yemen

Saturday, 4 June 2022, 5:53 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Liz Throssell   Location: Geneva  Date: 3 June 2022  Subject: Yemen  We have frequently briefed about the devastating impact that Yemen’s armed conflict, ... More >>

Comment By UN Human Rights Office Spokesperson On Human Rights Concerns Ahead Of Local Elections In Cambodia On Sunday

Friday, 3 June 2022, 6:10 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Geneva, 2 June 2022 We are disturbed by the pattern of threats, intimidation and obstruction targeting opposition candidates ahead of communal elections in Cambodia on 5 June. Candidates have faced numerous restrictions and reprisals that have hindered ... More >>

Comment By UN High Commissioner For Human Rights Michelle Bachelet On Adoption Of Law Abolishing Death Penalty In CAR

Thursday, 2 June 2022, 6:23 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (1 June 2022) - I commend the adoption of a law in the Central African Republic abolishing the death penalty and encourage President Faustin-Archange Touadéra to promulgate it. The death penalty is incompatible with fundamental tenets of human ... More >>

Comment By UN Human Rights Office Spokesperson Seif Magango After Guinean Authorities Banned Public Demonstrations

Tuesday, 31 May 2022, 5:45 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA/NAIROBI (30 May 2022) – We call on the Guinean transitional authorities to revoke the ban they have imposed on public demonstrations. On 13 May 2022, the ruling National Rallying Committee for Development issued a statement in which it ... More >>

UN High Commissioner For Human Rights Michelle Bachelet’s Official Visit To China

Sunday, 29 May 2022, 5:21 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Guangzhou, 28 May 2022  Good evening and thank you all for joining me here today. This press conference has to be virtual, given the COVID-19 restrictions in place. But I hope this means that those of you who may otherwise not have been able ... More >>

Comment By UN Human Rights Office Spokesperson Seif Magango On Zambia’s Pledge To Abolish The Death Penalty

Saturday, 28 May 2022, 6:13 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

We warmly welcome the Zambian President’s pledge on 24 May to abolish the death penalty in the country and work with Parliament to end this cruel, inhuman, and degrading punishment. Use of the death penalty is incompatible with fundamental human rights ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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