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Comment By UN High Commissioner For Human Rights Michelle Bachelet On Papua New Guinea’s Repeal Of The Death Penalty

Saturday, 22 January 2022, 7:10 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (21 January 2022) – I warmly welcome the vote by Parliament in Papua New Guinea on 20 January to repeal the death penalty. There have been no executions in Papua New Guinea since 1954 and the death penalty was abolished in 1970. However, ... More >>

Visit Of UN Expert On Human Rights In Sudan Adama Dieng Postponed

Saturday, 22 January 2022, 6:34 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (21 January 2022) – The first mission to Sudan by the UN Expert on Human Rights in the Sudan Adama Dieng, which was due to take place from 22 to 27 January 2022, has been postponed upon the request of the Sudanese authorities. “I have ... More >>

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

Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 6:50 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 18 January 2022 Subject: (1) Sudan (2) Yemen 1) Sudan The human rights situation in Sudan continues to be of serious concern, with peaceful protesters killed ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES: (1) Bosnia And Herzegovina / Serbia; (2) Ethiopia

Saturday, 15 January 2022, 6:56 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Liz Throssell Location: Geneva Date: 14 January 2022 Subject: (1) Ethiopia (2) Bosnia and Herzegovina /Serbia hate speech 1) Ethiopia We are alarmed by the multiple, deeply disturbing reports ... More >>

German Court’s Historic Crimes Against Humanity Finding In Syria Case Must Spur Momentum For International Justice

Friday, 14 January 2022, 7:16 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (13 January 2022) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet hailed the “historic” conviction by a German court on Thursday of a senior Syrian intelligence official. Bachelet urged other States to take on investigation and prosecution ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES: Tunisia

Wednesday, 12 January 2022, 6:46 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Liz Throssell Location: Geneva Date: 11 January 2022 Subject: Tunisia Developments in Tunisia over the past month have deepened our already serious concerns about the deteriorating human rights ... More >>

Kazakhstan Unrest: Bachelet Urges Peaceful Resolution Of Grievances

Friday, 7 January 2022, 7:27 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (6 January 2022) – Amid alarming reports of deadly violence in Kazakhstan, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Thursday urged all, including security forces, protesters and others, to refrain from violence and to seek a peaceful ... More >>

Yemen: Joint Statement By OHCHR And UNESCO On Two Detained Staff Members

Wednesday, 29 December 2021, 6:17 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (28 December 2021) - The Director General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, and Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, continue to be deeply concerned for the well-being of two of their staff members who were detained in early November ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES: (1) Poland/Belarus Border; (2) Sudan Protests

Wednesday, 22 December 2021, 6:39 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Liz Throssell Location: Geneva Date: 21 December 2021 Subject: (1) Poland/Belarus border (2) Sudan protests 1) Poland/Belarus border Given the continuing desperate plight of migrants and refugees ... More >>

Nada Al-Nashif UN Deputy High Commissioner For Human Rights Statement On The Grave Human Rights Situation In Ethiopia

Saturday, 18 December 2021, 6:49 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the grave human rights situation in Ethiopia Statement by Nada Al-Nashif UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights 17 December 2021 Distinguished Vice-President, Excellencies, Colleagues and friends ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES: (1) Viet Nam; (2) Republic Of Korea

Saturday, 18 December 2021, 6:47 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 17 December 2021 Subject: (1) Viet Nam, (2) Republic of Korea 1) Viet Nam We are deeply troubled by the harsh sentencing of human rights and land rights ... More >>

Colombia Must Urgently Reform How It Polices Protests To Avoid Further Human Rights Violations – UN Report

Thursday, 16 December 2021, 6:44 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA/BOGOTA (15 December 2021) – The Colombian authorities should reform how protests are managed to avoid a recurrence of the loss of life and injuries seen during widespread demonstrations that started in April this year as part of a national ... More >>

Ukraine: Nada Al-Nashif, Deputy High Commissioner For Human Rights On Human Rights Situation In Ukraine

Thursday, 16 December 2021, 6:35 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Madam President, Excellencies, Colleagues, It is my honour to present, on behalf of the High Commissioner, OHCHR’s report on civic space and fundamental freedoms in Ukraine. The report covers developments from 1 November 2019 to 31 October 2021 ... More >>

Nicaragua: Nada Al-Nashif, Deputy High Commissioner For Human Rights On Human Rights Situation In Nicaragua

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 7:05 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Interactive dialogue on the interim oral update by the High Commissioner on the situation of human rights in Nicaragua Statement by Nada Al-Nashif UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights 14 December 2021 Excellencies, This oral update takes ... More >>

Afghanistan: Nada Al-Nashif, Deputy High Commissioner For Human Rights On Human Rights Situation In Afghanistan

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 6:45 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Oral update on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan Statement by Nada Al-Nashif UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights 14 December 2021 Distinguished President of the Council, Excellencies, Colleagues, Friends, The people of Afghanistan today ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES: (1) Human Rights Day; (2) Myanmar; (3) Libya

Saturday, 11 December 2021, 7:23 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville Location: Geneva Date: 10 December 2021 Subject: (1) Human Rights Day; (2) Libya; (3) Myanmar 1) Human Rights Day The HC issued a statement yesterday focused on inequalities – ... More >>

Human Rights Day - Statement By UN High Commissioner For Human Rights Michelle Bachelet

Friday, 10 December 2021, 6:46 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (9 December 2021) – “The past two years have demonstrated, all too painfully, the intolerable cost of soaring inequalities. Inequalities that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the UN General Assembly 73 years ago on 10 December 1948, ... More >>

Myanmar: Bachelet Deplores Conviction And Sentencing Of Aung San Suu Kyi

Tuesday, 7 December 2021, 7:17 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (6 December 2021) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday deplored the conviction and sentencing of Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi to four years of imprisonment by a military-controlled court, and ... More >>

UN High Commissioner For Human Rights Michelle Bachelet Concludes Her Official Visit To Niger (2-4 December)

Tuesday, 7 December 2021, 6:01 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Niamey, 4 December 2021 Good afternoon to you all and thank you for coming. Let me first express my sincere gratitude to the Government for inviting us to conduct an official visit. We have been following the situation in Niger and other countries ... More >>

Comment By UN HR Office Spokesperson On Killing Of Cambodian Human Right Defender And Refoulements From Thailand

Saturday, 4 December 2021, 6:31 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (3 December 2021) – “We are shocked by the recent killing of Sin Khon, near his home in Phnom Penh on 21 November. Mr Sin Khon was affiliated with the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) that was disbanded by the Supreme Court in 2017. He ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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