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Comment By UN High Commissioner For Human Rights Michelle Bachelet On Bodies In Town Of Bucha In Ukraine

Tuesday, 5 April 2022, 5:20 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Geneva, 4 April 2022 I am horrified by the images of civilians lying dead on the streets and in improvised graves in the town of Bucha in Ukraine. Reports emerging from this and other areas raise serious and disturbing questions about possible war ... More >>

UKRAINE Statement By Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner For Human Rights

Thursday, 31 March 2022, 7:07 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

49th Session of the Human Rights Council Item 10: Oral update on the situation of human rights in Ukraine Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights 30 March 2022 Distinguished President, Excellencies, Colleagues and ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES: Libya

Saturday, 26 March 2022, 6:54 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Liz Throssell   Location: Geneva  Date: 25 March 2022  Subject:   Libya  We are concerned by the deepening crackdown on civil society in Libya, where arbitrary ... More >>

Failure To Adhere To Commitments To Re-open Schools For All Girls Deeply Disappointing And Damaging For Afghanistan

Thursday, 24 March 2022, 6:44 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Geneva, 23 March 2022 I share the profound frustration and disappointment of Afghan high school girls and women, who after six months of anticipation were prevented from returning to school today. The de facto authorities’ failure to adhere to ... More >>

UN Rights Chief Urges Revisions To UK Borders Bill

Friday, 18 March 2022, 6:18 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (17 March 2021) - The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has called on the Government and legislators in the United Kingdom to ensure that the proposed Nationality and Borders Bill avoids undermining protection of human ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES: (1) Myanmar; (2) Egypt

Wednesday, 16 March 2022, 6:37 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 15 March 2022 Subject: (1) Myanmar (2) Egypt 1) Myanmar The international community must take concerted, immediate measures to stem the spiral of violence ... More >>

Myanmar: UN Report Urges Immediate, Concerted Effort By Intl Community To Stem Violence, Hold Military Accountable

Wednesday, 16 March 2022, 6:31 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (15 March 2022) – The international community must take concerted, immediate measures to stem the spiral of violence in Myanmar, where the military has engaged in systematic and widespread human rights violations and abuses – some of which ... More >>

Comment By UN High Commissioner For Human Rights Michelle Bachelet On The Execution Of 81 People In Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, 15 March 2022, 7:19 pm | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (14 March 2022) – I condemn Saudi Arabia’s mass execution on Saturday of 81 people on terrorism-related charges. Among those beheaded on 12 March, I understand that 41 belonged to the Shiite minority, and had taken part in anti-government protests ... More >>

UN High Commissioner For Human Rights Michelle Bachelet Visits Kabul, Afghanistan

Sunday, 13 March 2022, 5:53 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

11 March 2022 I was able to conduct a brief visit to Kabul yesterday – at a time when Afghans are toiling through desperate, intersecting crises and grappling with great uncertainty. Uncertainty about the future of their country but also about where ... More >>

Belarus: UN Report Details Scale And Patterns Of Human Rights Violations Committed With Impunity

Thursday, 10 March 2022, 7:02 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (9 March 2022) - The fundamental human rights of tens of thousands of people in Belarus have been violated and the lives of countless others negatively affected by the Government’s continued crackdown on opponents, civil society, journalists ... More >>

Annual Report And Oral Update By The UN High Commissioner For Human Rights Michele Bachelet

Wednesday, 9 March 2022, 7:06 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Annual Report and Oral Update by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michele Bachelet on the activities of her Office and recent human rights developments 49th session of the Human Rights Council Item 2: Annual Report and Oral Update by the ... More >>

Urgent Debate On The Situation Of Human Rights In Ukraine Stemming From The Russian Aggression

Friday, 4 March 2022, 7:04 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

49th session of the Human Rights Council Urgent debate on the situation of human rights in Ukraine stemming from the Russian aggression Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights 3 March 2022 Distinguished President, Excellencies, ... More >>

South Sudan: Hundreds Of Killings Among Grave Violations And Abuses Committed Against Civilians In Tambura County

Wednesday, 2 March 2022, 6:45 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA/JUBA (01 March 2022) – Grave human rights violations and abuses, including hundreds of killings, were committed against civilians during fighting in Tambura County, Western Equatoria State according to a joint report launched today by the ... More >>

Opening Statement To The High Level Segment By Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner For Human Rights

Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 6:45 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

28 February 2022 Distinguished President of the Council, Distinguished President of the Swiss Confederation, Excellencies, Colleagues and friends, This Council session takes place at a time that calls for strong and visionary leadership. Throughout ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES: (1) Ukraine; (2) Sri Lanka; (3) Ecuador

Saturday, 26 February 2022, 6:32 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson For The UN High Commissioner For Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 25 February 2022 Subject: (1) Ukraine (2) Sri Lanka (3) Ecuador 1) Ukraine We are gravely concerned about developments over the course of the day yesterday ... More >>

UN Human Rights Chief Urges An Immediate Halt To The Russian Federation’s Military Action Against Ukraine

Friday, 25 February 2022, 6:39 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (24 February 2022) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Thursday said she was deeply alarmed about the Russian Federation’s military attack against Ukraine. “Civilians in various parts of Ukraine were awoken by sounds ... More >>

Development Finance Institutions Need Proactive Approach To Remedy To Avoid Human Rights Violations – UN Report

Thursday, 24 February 2022, 8:46 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA / NEW YORK (23 February 2022) – Bilateral and multilateral development finance institutions (DFIs) should routinely plan to ensure the projects they finance do not harm people, and they and their clients should ensure effective remedy is ... More >>

Comment By UN High Commissioner For Human Rights Michelle Bachelet On The Situation In Ukraine

Wednesday, 23 February 2022, 7:11 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

22 February “Following the decision announced by the President of the Russian Federation last night on Ukraine, I am deeply concerned that any significant escalation in military action creates a heightened risk of serious human rights violations as ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES: Singapore - Imminent Executions

Wednesday, 16 February 2022, 6:36 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani  Location: Geneva   Date: 15 February 2022   Subject: Singapore - Imminent executions   (1)  Singapore    We urge the Government ... More >>

Dissolution Of Tunisia’s High Judicial Council Seriously Undermines Rule Of Law In Tunisia – Bachelet

Wednesday, 9 February 2022, 7:37 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (8 February 2022) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday urged the President of Tunisia to restore the High Judicial Council, warning that its dissolution would seriously undermine the rule of law, the separation of ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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