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Niger Coup: Democracy And Lives Of Most Vulnerable At Stake, Says Human Rights Chief

Saturday, 19 August 2023, 6:13 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (18 August 2023) – UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk today expressed grave concerns for the people of Niger who have been forced to endure even more misery following last month’s military coup, calling on the generals to immediately restore ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES: (1) Sudan; (2) Afghanistan; (3) Jordan

Wednesday, 16 August 2023, 6:00 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Liz Throssell Location: Geneva Date: 15 August 2023 Subject: (1) Sudan (2) Afghanistan (3) Jordan 1) Sudan The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk said today the “disastrous, ... More >>

Sudan: Turk Decries “disastrous” Impact Of War, Urges Accountability

Wednesday, 16 August 2023, 6:00 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (15 August 2023) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk said today the “disastrous, senseless” war in Sudan – borne out of a wanton drive for power – has resulted in thousands of deaths, the destruction of family ... More >>

Comment by UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk on Niger

Saturday, 12 August 2023, 10:48 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

11 August 2023 I am extremely concerned about the rapidly deteriorating conditions in which President Mohamed Bazoum of Niger, his wife and his son have been arbitrarily detained. Credible reports I have received indicate that the conditions of detention ... More >>

Comment By UN Human Rights Office Spokesperson Jeremy Laurence On Imminent Execution In Viet Nam

Friday, 11 August 2023, 7:31 pm | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Geneva, 11 August 2023 We are very concerned by reports about the imminent execution by Viet Nam of Nguyen Van Chuong amid serious allegations of torture and fair trial violations. We call on the authorities to immediately halt the execution, and to ... More >>

UN High Commissioner For Human Rights Volker Türk Concludes His Official Visit To Iraq

Friday, 11 August 2023, 8:07 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Baghdad, 9 August 2023 Masa Elkheir. Thank you all for coming. I have just concluded the first-ever visit by a UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to Iraq. I thank the Government of Iraq very much for its invitation, and for the extensive discussions ... More >>

Comment By UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk On Killing Of Presidential Candidate Fernando Villavicencio In Ecuador

Friday, 11 August 2023, 7:10 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

10 August 2023 I condemn the killing of presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio and the injuring of a number of other people in this shocking criminal act. I note that an investigation has been opened. It is important to undertake promptly and ... More >>

Comment by UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk on new sentence imposed on Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny

Saturday, 5 August 2023, 7:36 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

4 August 2023 The new sentence imposed today on opposition figure Alexei Navalny raises renewed serious concerns about judicial harassment and instrumentalization of the court system for political purposes in Russia. The 19-year sentence was based ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES: Bangladesh

Saturday, 5 August 2023, 7:31 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Jeremy Laurence Location: Geneva Date: 4 August 2023 Subject: Bangladesh As Bangladesh gears up for a general election in January next year, we urge all political parties, their supporters and ... More >>

Türk announces closure of UN Human Rights office in Uganda

Saturday, 5 August 2023, 7:30 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (4 August 2023) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk today expressed deep regret at the closure of his office in Uganda, following the Government’s decision not to renew the Host Country Agreement. The office in Kampala will officially ... More >>

Comment By UN Human Rights Office Spokesperson Marta Hurtado On Killings During Police Operations In Brazil

Friday, 4 August 2023, 6:48 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

We are deeply shocked by the high number of killings over the past week in Brazil, where at least 45 people were killed in different parts of the country during police operations allegedly aimed at combatting drug trafficking and organised crime. These ... More >>

Comment By UN Human Rights Office Spokesperson Seif Magango On Executions In Kuwait And Singapore

Saturday, 29 July 2023, 6:00 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

28 July 2023 We deplore the multiple executions carried out this week in Kuwait and Singapore and oppose the death penalty under all circumstances. Five prisoners were executed in Kuwait and two in Singapore, including the first woman to be executed ... More >>

Ecuador: UN Human Rights Chief Concerned At Spike In Violence And Backward Step On Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

Friday, 28 July 2023, 6:05 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (27 July 2023) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk on Thursday expressed deep concern at the recent spike in violence, fuelled in part by gangs vying for control of the narcotics trade, raging gang violence inside and ... More >>

Guatemala: UN Human Rights Chief Concerned At Attempts To Undermine Electoral Process

Friday, 28 July 2023, 6:03 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (27 July 2023) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk on Thursday expressed deep concern at attempts to undermine the electoral process in Guatemala, which could result in the will of the voters not being respected. After ... More >>

Comment By UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk On Military Takeover In Niger

Friday, 28 July 2023, 6:00 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

27 July 2023 I am shocked and distressed by the attempted military takeover in Niger and condemn it in the strongest terms. All efforts must be undertaken to restore constitutional order and the rule of law. President Mohamed Bazoum must be immediately ... More >>

Comment By UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk On Recent Developments In Israel

Thursday, 27 July 2023, 8:28 pm | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Geneva, 27 July 2023 I have been closely following developments in Israel where Parliament this week adopted a new law limiting the judicial power of the Supreme Court and where, for several months, people from across society have been demonstrating ... More >>

Comment by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk after Ghana’s Parliament votes to abolish death penalty

Thursday, 27 July 2023, 6:57 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Geneva, 26 July 2023 I warmly welcome the passing of a historic bill by Ghana’s Parliament on Tuesday to abolish the death penalty in the country. As I said during the Biennial High-Level Panel Discussion on the Question of the Death Penalty at ... More >>

Colombia: UN Human Rights Chief Appoints Antonia Urrejola As International Human Rights Expert

Thursday, 27 July 2023, 6:56 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (26 July 2023) - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk has appointed Antonia Urrejola as international human rights expert on obstacles to the implementation of the 2016 Peace Agreement, following a request from the UN Human Rights Council. ... More >>

One Year Later, Türk Decries Lack Of Accountability For Olenivka Killings

Wednesday, 26 July 2023, 6:30 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (25 July 2023) – A year after the tragic killing of at least 50 Ukrainian prisoners of war at the penal colony at Olenivka in the Donetsk region of Ukraine that is under the temporary military control of the Russian Federation, justice is ... More >>

Comment By UN Human Rights Office Spokesperson Seif Magango On Jailing Of Human Rights Defender In Egypt

Thursday, 20 July 2023, 6:49 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Geneva, 19 July 2023 The UN Human Rights Office is alarmed by the sentencing yesterday of Egyptian researcher and human rights defender Patrick George Zaki to three years in prison, on account of his peaceful expression of views. We urge his immediate ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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