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BRIEFING NOTES: Libya

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 8:11 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Marta Hurtado Location: Geneva Date: 12 October 2021 Subject: Libya We are extremely worried about the continued suffering of migrants and asylum seekers in Libya who are experiencing a myriad of ... More >>

Bachelet Hails Landmark Recognition That Having A Healthy Environment Is A Human Right

Saturday, 9 October 2021, 6:59 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (8 October 2021) -- UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday called on States to take bold actions to give prompt and real effect to the right to a healthy environment, following a UN Human Rights Council’s landmark ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES: Myanmar

Saturday, 9 October 2021, 6:49 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 8 October 2021 Subject: Myanmar Alarming reports indicate that there has been substantial deployment of heavy weapons and troops by the Myanmar military, ... More >>

UN Human Rights Office To Open Country Office In Burkina Faso

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 7:16 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA ( 6 October 2021 ) – The UN Human Rights Office and the Government of Burkina Faso on Wednesday concluded an agreement to open a country office to help promote and protect human rights in the country. The agreement was signed by UN High Commissioner ... More >>

Libya: Evidence Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes Committed Since 2016, UN Report Finds

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 7:05 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (4 October 2021) – There are reasonable grounds to believe that war crimes have been committed in Libya, while violence perpetrated in prisons and against migrants there may amount to crimes against humanity, the Independent Fact-Finding Mission ... More >>

Bachelet Shocked By Killing Of Rohingya Human Rights Defender

Saturday, 2 October 2021, 6:03 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (1 October 2021) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday expressed her shock and sadness over the killing of Rohingya human rights defender Mohib Ullah and called for a prompt, thorough and effective investigation ... More >>

UN Report On Reprisals Presented To Human Rights Council

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 7:14 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA / NEW YORK (29 September 2021) – The UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Ilze Brands Kehris, on Wednesday presented the UN’s annual report on reprisals to the Human Rights Council in Geneva. The report by the UN Secretary ... More >>

Bachelet Briefs UN Human Rights Council On The Extend Of Conflict-related Deaths In The Syrian Arab Republic

Saturday, 25 September 2021, 6:42 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet oral update on the extend of conflict-related deaths in the Syrian Arab Republic 48th session of the Human Rights Council Geneva, 24 September 2021 Distinguished President Excellencies, Resolution ... More >>

Bachelet Briefs UN Human Rights Council On The Human Rights Situation In Belarus

Saturday, 25 September 2021, 6:22 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on the human rights situation in Belarus 48th session of the Human Rights Council Geneva, 24 September 2021 Mr Vice-President, Excellencies, Colleagues The Council has requested an oral update ... More >>

Myanmar: UN Report Calls For Urgent Action To End Human Rights Catastrophe

Friday, 24 September 2021, 5:40 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (23 September 2021) – Urgent action is needed to prevent the situation in Myanmar from spiraling into a full-blown conflict, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said on Thursday. Her warning came in a new report* ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES - (1) Yemen; (2) Tribute To John Ruggie

Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 5:55 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Marta Hurtado Location: Geneva Date: 21 September 2021 Subject: (1) Yemen; (2) Tribute to John Ruggie 1) Yemen We are very concerned by the situation in Yemen where all parties to the conflict ... More >>

Artificial Intelligence Risks To Privacy Demand Urgent Action – Bachelet

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 6:18 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (15 September 2021) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday stressed the urgent need for a moratorium on the sale and use of artificial intelligence (AI) systems that pose a serious risk to human rights until adequate ... More >>

Artificial Intelligence – The Risks To Privacy And Other Human Rights

Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 6:55 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (14 September 2021) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet will on Wednesday 15 September issue a report analysing how artificial intelligence impacts our human rights. As part of the launch, the UN Human Rights Office will ... More >>

Tigray, Ethiopia: Bachelet Briefs UN Human Rights Council On Grave Human Rights Situation

Tuesday, 14 September 2021, 6:10 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on the human rights situation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia 48th session of the Human Rights Council Geneva, 13 September 2021 Madam President, Excellencies, I thank you for the opportunity ... More >>

Opening Statement By Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner For Human Rights 48th Session Of The Human Rights Council

Tuesday, 14 September 2021, 6:03 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

13 September 2021 Distinguished President, Excellencies, Colleagues and friends, My statement this morning will update the Council on a series of human rights situations and themes that are of concern to my Office. The following specific situations will ... More >>

UN High Commissioner For Human Rights Addresses The UN Human Rights Council On “New And Perilous Phase” In Afghanistan

Tuesday, 14 September 2021, 5:59 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Madam President, Excellencies, I present this update pursuant to resolution S-31/1, adopted at the Council's Special Session on Afghanistan on 24 August. Since that discussion, the people of Afghanistan have faced violence and yet further profound ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES: Afghanistan

Saturday, 11 September 2021, 5:43 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 10 September 2021 Subject: Afghanistan Peaceful protesters across various provinces in Afghanistan over the past four weeks have faced an increasingly violent ... More >>

Update On Joint UN And Ethiopian Human Rights Commission Investigation On Tigray

Friday, 10 September 2021, 7:00 pm | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA/ADDIS ABABA (10 September 2021) – The joint investigation by the UN Human Rights Office and the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) into alleged violations of human rights, humanitarian and refugee law committed by all parties to the conflict ... More >>

UN Fact-Finding Mission On Libya Concludes First Visit To Libya

Saturday, 28 August 2021, 5:52 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA / TRIPOLI (27 August 2021) – The Independent Fact-Finding Mission on Libya concluded on Thursday 26 August a 4-day visit to Tripoli during which they had high-level talks with Libyan governmental and judicial authorities regarding the situation of ... More >>

Comment By UN Human Rights Spokesperson Marta Hurtado On Malawi’s Death Penalty Reinstatement

Friday, 27 August 2021, 6:54 pm | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (26 August 2021) - “We are very concerned with the implications of the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal's decision to recharacterize its April judgement, which had been widely understood to abolish the death penalty. The recent decision, ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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