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UN Rights Experts Address Vietnam Land Grabbing Case

Thursday, 27 March 2014, 1:17 pm | UN Human Rights Council

A group of United Nations independent human rights experts on Wednesday called on the Vietnamese Government to intervene urgently in a case of forced eviction of the last remaining residents of Con Dau, a small village located on the outskirts of ... More >>

Democracies Rally to Defense of Daughter of Jailed Leader

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 11:48 am | UN Human Rights Council

China today interrupted testimony at the United Nations Human Rights Council by the daughter one of its most well-known political prisoners, prompting a high-profile international clash in the plenary, as the U.S., Britain, France, Germany, Ireland, ... More >>

UN Expert Report: Brighter Future for Myanmar Ethnic Groups

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 11:37 am | UN Human Rights Council

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana, today presents his final report* to the Human Rights Council prior to the end of his mandate. More >>

Daughter of Jailed Chinese Democracy Leader to Address UN

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 12:04 pm | UN Human Rights Council

The daughter of jailed Chinese democracy leader Dr. Wang Bingzhang will address the United Nations Human Rights Council tomorrow, a day before the 47-nation body adopts a major report on China's human rights record. More >>

UN Human Rights Experts Urge Iran To Halt Executions

Friday, 14 March 2014, 11:06 am | UN Human Rights Council

The United Nations Special Rapporteurs on the situation of human rights in Iran, on summary executions, on torture, and on violence against women expressed alarm today at the ongoing spike in executions in the country; which recently included ... More >>

UN Experts: Hypocrisy on Torture

Friday, 14 March 2014, 10:58 am | UN Human Rights Council

The UN Special Rapporteur on torture, Juan E. Méndez, today urged Governments to strictly abstain from using information or products of acts of torture and ill-treatment collected by third parties in other countries. More >>

Darfur: Pillay urges halt to attacks targeting civilians

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 11:25 am | UN Human Rights Council

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay expressed deep concern on Tuesday that civilians in South Darfur, Sudan, have been bearing the brunt of recent attacks. More >>

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 11:23 am | UN Human Rights Council

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ravina Shamdasani, discusses Ukraine and Darfur. More >>

Un Urges States to Remember Human Rights in Environment

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 11:16 am | UN Human Rights Council

“It is now beyond argument that human rights law includes obligations relating to the environment,” the United Nations Independent Expert on human rights and the environment, John Knox, said while urging States “to take these obligations ... More >>

UN Expert On Freedom Of Religion

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 11:11 am | UN Human Rights Council

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Heiner Bielefeldt, today urged States to promote and protect everyone’s right of freedom of religion or belief, in order to tackle the growing problem of collective religious hatred ... More >>

10 years after Somchai’s disappearance, family still waiting

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 11:06 am | UN Human Rights Council

A group of United Nations independent experts today called on the Government of Thailand to establish the truth and hold criminally responsible the perpetrators of the disappearance of human rights defender Somchai Neelaphaijit. More >>

Democracy and diversity can mend broken food systems

Tuesday, 11 March 2014, 12:04 pm | UN Human Rights Council

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter, today called for the world’s food systems to be radically and democratically redesigned to ensure the human right to adequate food and freedom from hunger. More >>

A turning point in the fight against slavery in Mauritania

Tuesday, 11 March 2014, 11:57 am | UN Human Rights Council

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on slavery, Ms. Gulnara Shahinian, hailed as “an essential step forward in the fight against slavery” the formal adoption by the Mauritanian Government of the road map prepared in cooperation with the Office ... More >>

Empowering and Fairly Compensating Women in House and Work

Monday, 10 March 2014, 11:16 am | UN Human Rights Council

“Women’s economic empowerment is a mirage if we ignore unpaid work done at home” More >>

INDIA: Remedies to human rights violations a mirage

Friday, 28 February 2014, 10:45 am | UN Human Rights Council

A written submission to the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre. More >>

UN Commission of Inquiry on North Korea begins operations

Sunday, 7 July 2013, 2:15 pm | UN Human Rights Council

Geneva, 5 July 2013 – The United Nations Commission set up to investigate human rights violations in North Korea has begun its operations with an initial meeting in Geneva. The three Commissioners welcomed the large amount of information that ... More >>

UN Expert: Children in solitary confinement: “Unlawful"

Monday, 23 July 2012, 9:38 am | UN Human Rights Council

UN Expert: Children in solitary confinement: “Israel’s pattern of abuse is inhumane, cruel, degrading and unlawful” July 20, 2012 0 comments More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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