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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 >>

UN High Commissioner For Human Rights Michelle Bachelet Concludes Her Official Visit To Burkina Faso

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 7:50 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Ouagadougou, 1 December 2021 Good afternoon to you all and thank you for coming. I would like to begin by thanking the Government of Burkina Faso for its invitation. This has been the first-ever official mission by a UN High Commissioner for Human ... More >>

Comment By UN Human Rights Office Spokesperson Rupert Colville On Arrest Of Human Rights Defender Khurram Parvez

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 7:43 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Comment by UN Human Rights Office spokesperson Rupert Colville on arrest of human rights defender Khurram Parvez and recent killings in Indian Administered Kashmir GENEVA (1 December 2021) - We are deeply concerned at the arrest of Kashmiri human ... More >>

UN Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet Visits Burkina Faso (28 Nov-1 Dec) And Niger (2-4 Dec)

Monday, 29 November 2021, 6:13 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (28 November 2021) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet today begins a seven-day official mission to Burkina Faso and Niger, at the invitation of the respective governments. Bachelet will be in Burkina Faso until 1 December. ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES: (1) Honduras; (2) Nepal

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 6:15 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Marta Hurtado Location: Geneva Date: 23 November 2021 Subject: (1) Honduras; (2) Nepal 1) Honduras The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday expressed her deep ... More >>

Honduras: Ensure People Can Vote Without Fear Or Coercion – Bachelet

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 6:14 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (23 November 2021) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday expressed her deep concern about political violence in Honduras, which has already claimed 29 lives, and called on the authorities to ensure an environment ... More >>

Comment By UN Human Rights Office Spokesperson Marta Hurtado On China

Saturday, 20 November 2021, 7:16 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

We are very concerned about the rapidly deteriorating health of Zhang Zhan, whose life is reported to be at serious risk from a hunger strike she is currently conducting in protest against her conviction in December 2020 for documenting the early days ... More >>

Briefing Notes: Russia

Saturday, 20 November 2021, 7:02 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Liz Throssell Location: Geneva Date: 19 November 2021 Subject: Russia We are concerned that legal action is under way in Russia seeking to close down Memorial, among the country’s most ... More >>

Bachelet Condemns Killings Of Peaceful Protesters In Sudan

Friday, 19 November 2021, 7:40 pm | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (18 November 2021) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Thursday condemned the killing by security forces of at least 39 people in Sudan since the 25 October military coup, 15 of whom were reportedly shot dead yesterday ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES: Ethiopia

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 7:00 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Liz Throssell Location: Geneva Date: 16 November 2021 Subject: Ethiopia We are concerned that arrests have been continuing over the last week in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, as well ... More >>

UN Human Rights Chief Designates Adama Dieng As Expert On Human Rights In Sudan

Saturday, 13 November 2021, 6:49 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (12 November 2021) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday designated Adama Dieng as an expert on human rights in Sudan, following a request from the UN Human Rights Council. The UN Human Rights Council held a special ... More >>

Bachelet Deplores Persecution Of Journalists In Myanmar

Saturday, 13 November 2021, 6:45 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (12 November 2021) – The conviction and harsh sentencing of journalist Danny Fenster by a military court in Yangon today following a closed door, unfair trial is emblematic of the wider plight of journalists in Myanmar who have been facing ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES - (1) Sudan; (2) DRC; (3) Western Balkans

Saturday, 13 November 2021, 6:37 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Liz Throssell Location: Geneva Date: 12 November 2021 Subject: (1) Sudan; (2) DRC; (3) Western Balkans 1) Sudan Ahead of the protests planned to take place across Sudan tomorrow, we call ... More >>

Comment By UN High Commissioner For Human Rights Michelle Bachelet On The Belarus-Poland Border Situation

Thursday, 11 November 2021, 6:27 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Geneva, 10 November 2021 “I am appalled that large numbers of migrants and refugees continue to be left in a desperate situation in near-freezing temperatures at the Belarus-Poland border. I urge the States involved to take immediate steps to de-escalate ... More >>

UN Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet Addresses Human Rights Council Special Session On Sudan

Saturday, 6 November 2021, 6:52 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Madam President, Excellencies, The military takeover of power in Sudan on 25 October 2021 is deeply disturbing. It betrays the courageous and inspiring revolution of 2019, and contravenes both international human rights law, as well as the country's ... More >>

Ethiopia: Bachelet Urges End To ‘Reckless ’ War As Tigray Conflict Escalates

Thursday, 4 November 2021, 8:09 pm | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Impact of the armed conflict on human rights situation in Tigray and neighbouring regions since June GENEVA (3 November 2021) – With the conflict in the Ethiopian region of Tigray escalating, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle ... More >>

Tigray Conflict: Report Calls For Accountability For Violations And Abuses By All Parties

Thursday, 4 November 2021, 8:02 pm | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA / ADDIS ABABA (3 November 2021) – A joint investigation by the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and the UN Human Rights Office has found that there are reasonable grounds to believe that all parties to the conflict in Tigray have, ... More >>

UN Assistant Secretary-General For Human Rights To Visit Mali On 1-6 November 2021

Saturday, 30 October 2021, 6:00 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA/ NEW YORK (29 October 2021) – UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ilze Brands Kehris is due to undertake a six-day visit to Mali starting 1 November to engage with a wide range of interlocutors on the human rights situation ... More >>

Tigray Conflict: Joint UN Human Rights Office-Ethiopian HR Commission Investigation Report To Be Published On 3 Nov

Friday, 29 October 2021, 7:10 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (28 October 2021) – The report by the UN Human Rights Office and the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) on their joint investigation into alleged violations of human rights, humanitarian and refugee law committed by all parties to the conflict ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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