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(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 >>

BRIEFING NOTES: (1) Israel/OPT; (2) Afghanistan/Pakistan

Saturday, 28 October 2023, 6:47 pm | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 27 October 2023 Subject: (1) Israel/OPT (2) Afghanistan/Pakistan 1) Israel/OPT UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk is appealing to all ... More >>

Türk Regrets Australia No Vote As Missed Opportunity, Urges Inclusion & Participation

Wednesday, 25 October 2023, 6:06 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (24 October 2023) - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk on Tuesday said he was deeply disappointed that a referendum on constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the First Peoples of Australia ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES: OPT/Israel

Saturday, 21 October 2023, 5:39 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 20 October 2023 Subject: OPT/Israel With over 3,700 people killed in Gaza and 1,000 more presumed under the rubble, as well as 1,300 people killed in ... More >>

Peru: UN Human Rights calls for meaningful reforms to guarantee right to peaceful assembly, ensure inclusive dialogue

Friday, 20 October 2023, 6:13 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (19 October 2023) – Peruvian authorities must undertake meaningful reforms to ensure the exercise of human rights in the context of demonstrations, continue accountability efforts, and enable a decentralized and inclusive national dialogue, ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES: Occupied Palestinian Territory/Israel

Wednesday, 18 October 2023, 8:03 pm | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 17 October 2023 Subject: Occupied Palestinian Territory/Israel With a staggering 4,200 people killed, over one million people displaced in just 10 days, ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES: (1) Israel/OPT; (2) Sri Lanka; (3) Kyrgyzstan (4) ICC

Saturday, 14 October 2023, 6:09 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 13 October 2023 Subject: (1) Israel/OPT (2) Sri Lanka (3) Kyrgyzstan (4) ICC (1) Israel/OPT We continue to follow, with deepening horror, the desperate ... More >>

IPU And UN Human Rights Office Launch Toolkit To Encourage Parliaments To Champion Human Rights

Thursday, 12 October 2023, 5:48 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (11 October 2023) - The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the UN Human Rights Office have today launched a toolkit to help Parliaments better integrate human rights into their work. Parliaments and Human Rights: A self-assessment toolkit ... More >>

Comment By UN Human Rights Office Spokesperson Seif Magango Ahead Of Elections In Madagascar

Wednesday, 11 October 2023, 6:04 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Geneva, 10 October 2023 We are concerned by the deteriorating human rights situation in Madagascar in the lead up to presidential election next month after security forces used unnecessary and disproportionate force to disperse four peaceful protests in ... More >>

UN Human Rights Chief urges States to defuse “powder keg” situation in Israel and OPT

Tuesday, 10 October 2023, 9:10 pm | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

UN Human Rights Chief urges States to defuse “powder keg” situation in Israel and OPT, as incalculable suffering, massive death tolls take hold GENEVA (10 October 2023) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk on Tuesday issued an ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES: Ukraine

Sunday, 8 October 2023, 7:19 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Liz Throssell Location: Geneva Date: 6 October 2023 Subject: Ukraine The appalling scenes from the village of Hroza in the Kharkiv region of Ukraine underscore once again the terrible price ... More >>

Comment by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk on unfolding situation in Israel and Gaza

Sunday, 8 October 2023, 6:08 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Geneva, 7 October 2023 I am shocked and appalled at reports this morning that hundreds, possibly thousands, of indiscriminate rockets have been fired by Palestinian armed groups towards Israel, and that at least 22 Israelis have been killed and hundreds ... More >>

Comment By UN Human Rights Office Spokesperson Seif Magango Ahead Of Elections In Liberia

Thursday, 5 October 2023, 6:26 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Geneva, 4 October 2023 We are concerned by reported instances of election-related violence, use of language that could amount to hate speech, and attacks on journalists in Liberia ahead of the general election on 10 October. At least two people were ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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