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Bachelet Alarmed By Threats Against Prominent Iranian NGO

Friday, 31 July 2020, 7:06 am | UN Human Rights Office

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, said today she was alarmed by the Iranian Government’s increased pressure on a prominent civil society group working on poverty and social protection, and the arrest of its founding member. ... More >>

Bachelet: Haiti ‘Death Squad’ Leader Must Be Served Justice

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 7:01 am | UN Human Rights Office

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said today that former Haitian paramilitary leader Emmanuel "Toto" Constant, who was deported from the United States last month, must be held accountable for the horrendous human ... More >>

UN Human Rights Committee Publishes Interpretation On The Right Of Peaceful Assembly

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 6:58 am | UN Human Rights Office

The UN Human Rights Committee today published its interpretation on the right of peaceful assembly, defining the scope of assembly that applies to both physical meetings and virtual or online gatherings, and outlining governments’ obligations. The UN ... More >>

China: UN Experts Gravely Concerned By Enforced Disappearance Of Three Human Rights Lawyers

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 9:11 am | UN Human Rights Office

UN human rights experts* expressed their grave concern about the welfare of three human rights lawyers who were forcibly disappeared by the Chinese authorities shortly after their arrest in December 2019. Three Chinese human rights lawyers, Mr. Ding ... More >>

Tanzania: Opposition Sentences Highlight Continued Stifling Of Freedoms

Wednesday, 18 March 2020, 7:53 am | UN Human Rights Office

The recent sentencing of eight senior members and one former senior leader of Tanzania’s main opposition party, CHADEMA, on charges including sedition and unlawful assembly is further troubling evidence of the crackdown on dissent and the stifling of public ... More >>

Two Years After ISIL Defeat, Some Iraq Children Still Not In School

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 9:13 am | UN Human Rights Office

A United Nations report published today finds that some children in Iraq are still unable to receive education in the aftermath of the territorial defeat of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant over two years ago, saying they cannot access schools ... More >>

Report On Business Activities Related To Settlements In The Occupied Palestinian Territory

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 8:14 am | UN Human Rights Office

The UN Human Rights Office on Wednesday issued a report on business enterprises involved in certain activities relating to settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, in response to a specific request by the UN Human Rights Council, contained ... More >>

Child rights in the Pacific: UN committee to meet in Samoa

Wednesday, 5 February 2020, 9:43 pm | UN Human Rights Office

The UN Child Rights Committee is due to hold an extraordinary session in Samoa from 2 to 6 March to focus on the situation of children’s rights in the Pacific region. It will be the first time any of the UN human rights treaty bodies, as the Committees ... More >>

Returning refugees to Myanmar would place them at risk

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 10:46 am | UN Human Rights Office

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday urged the Government of Bangladesh to halt plans for the repatriation of more than 2,200 Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, warning that the returns would be in violation of international law and ... More >>

30 Articles of the UDHR - Article 4: Freedom from Slavery

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 10:44 am | UN Human Rights Office

Men bought and sold like commodities, held for years against their will on fishing boats off Thailand. Yazidi women sold into sex slavery, raped daily and passed from owner to owner. Human beings offered as birthday gifts to children. Article 4 is ... More >>

Khashoggi murder: Bachelet presses for investigation

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 9:19 am | UN Human Rights Office

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday stressed that the murder of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi must be investigated in an independent and impartial manner to ensure a full examination of, and accountability ... More >>

Culture of violating women's rights in Kyrgyzstan, says UN

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 9:56 am | UN Human Rights Office

Women in Kyrgyzstan suffer grave and systematic violations of their human rights due to a culture of abduction, rape and forced marriage, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women found in an inquiry published today into ... More >>

Comment on Myanmar conviction of Reuters journalists

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 9:26 am | UN Human Rights Office

Comment by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on the conviction of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar, More >>

UN: Honduras election protests met with excessive force

Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 9:44 am | UN Human Rights Office

Honduras election protests met with excessive and lethal force – UN report GENEVA (12 March 2018) – Members of the Honduran security forces, in particular the military police, used excessive – including lethal – force to control and disperse protests ... More >>

Libyans ‘dying in desert’ in attempt to return home

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 9:59 am | UN Human Rights Office

GENEVA (20 February 2018) – Libya must ensure the safety of hundreds of former residents of the northern town of Tawergha, who are stranded and even dying in the desert despite an agreement allowing their safe return, a UN human rights expert ... More >>

Israeli Supreme Court's "license to torture” ruling

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 8:48 am | UN Human Rights Office

GENEVA (20 February 2018) - The UN Special Rapporteur on torture, Nils Melzer, expressed his utmost concern after a December 2017 ruling by Israel's Supreme Court exempting security agents from criminal investigation despite their undisputed use of coercive ... More >>

Constitutional changes in Cambodia impinge on democracy

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 8:40 am | UN Human Rights Office

GENEVA (20 February 2018) – Two UN human rights experts expressed their grave concern about proposed changes to Cambodia’s Constitution which would impose far-reaching limits on democracy ahead of a national election this year, and beyond. More >>

Afghanistan: 10,000 civilian casualties in 2017 – UN report

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 8:36 pm | UN Human Rights Office

Afghanistan: 10,000 civilian casualties in 2017 – UN report Suicide attacks and IEDs caused high number of deaths and injuries GENEVA / KABUL (15 February 2018) – More than 10,000 civilians lost their lives or suffered injuries during 2017, ... More >>

UN rights experts alarmed by detention of Palestinian girl

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 12:00 pm | UN Human Rights Office

GENEVA (13 February 2018) – UN human rights experts* have expressed alarm over the case of Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi who, after an incident in which she slapped an Israeli soldier, appeared before an Israeli military court today. The ... More >>

UN child rights experts issue findings on 8 countries

Friday, 9 February 2018, 10:00 am | UN Human Rights Office

UN child rights experts issue findings on Sri Lanka, Guatemala, Panama, Seychelles, Spain, Solomon Islands, Palau, and Marshall Islands More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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