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BRIEFING NOTES - Haiti

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 7:14 am | UN Human Rights Office

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Marta Hurtado Location: Geneva Date: 19 January 2021 Subject: Haiti We are concerned that persistent insecurity, poverty and structural inequalities in Haiti coupled with increasing political tensions ... More >>

Comment By UN High Commissioner For Human Rights Michelle Bachelet On Wednesday’s Events In The USA

Friday, 8 January 2021, 8:43 am | UN Human Rights Office

We are deeply troubled by Wednesday’s attack on the US Capitol, which demonstrated clearly the destructive impact of sustained, deliberate distortion of facts, and incitement to violence and hatred by political leaders. Allegations of electoral ... More >>

Comment By UN Human Rights Office Spokesperson Liz Throssell On The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China

Thursday, 7 January 2021, 6:43 pm | UN Human Rights Office

We are deeply concerned about the arrests on Wednesday of 53 political activists, academics, former legislators, current district councillors, and lawyers in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and we call for their immediate release. These ... More >>

Comment By UN Human Rights Office Spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani On Execution Of Child Offender In Iran

Friday, 1 January 2021, 7:05 am | UN Human Rights Office

GENEVA (31 December 2020) – Early this morning in Iran, Mohammad Hassan Rezaiee was executed for an offence he allegedly committed when he was 16 years old. This is the fourth confirmed execution of a child offender in Iran in 2020. The execution ... More >>

Ethiopia: Threat Of Major Hostilities In Mekelle Seriously Imperils Civilian Lives – Bachelet

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 6:16 am | UN Human Rights Office

GENEVA (24 November 2020) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday urged the parties to the conflict in Tigray to give clear and unambiguous orders to their forces to take constant care to spare – and protect – the civilian ... More >>

UN Committee Calls For Crackdown On Trafficking Of Women And Girls In Digital Age

Thursday, 12 November 2020, 6:22 am | UN Human Rights Office

The UN women’s rights committee today called on governments to pursue all appropriate means to eliminate trafficking in women and girls, highlighting the increasing use of social media to recruit trafficking victims during the COVID-19 pandemic. In its ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES - India

Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 6:46 am | UN Human Rights Office

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville Location: Geneva Date: 20 October 2020 India The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet is today appealing to the Government of India to safeguard the rights of ... More >>

Bachelet Dismayed At Restrictions On Human Rights NGOs And Arrests Of Activists In India

Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 6:45 am | UN Human Rights Office

GENEVA (20 October 2020) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday appealed to the Government of India to safeguard the rights of human rights defenders and NGOs, and their ability to carry out their crucial work on behalf of ... More >>

Syria: Violations And Abuses Rife In Areas Under Turkish-affiliated Armed Groups – Bachelet

Saturday, 19 September 2020, 6:03 am | UN Human Rights Office

GENEVA (18 September 2020) – The human rights situation in parts of north, northwest and northeast Syria under the control of Turkish forces and Turkish-affiliated armed groups is grim, with violence and criminality rife, UN High Commissioner for Human ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES - Cambodia

Saturday, 12 September 2020, 6:05 am | UN Human Rights Office

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 11 September 2020 Subjects: Cambodia Since 31 July, when prominent trade unionist Rong Chhun was arrested at his home in Phnom Penh by around 30 police officers, ... More >>

UN High Comm'r For HR Michelle Bachelet On Granting Of House Arrest To Juan Requesens In Venezuela

Saturday, 29 August 2020, 6:56 pm | UN Human Rights Office

"I welcome the granting of house arrest to the Venezuelan opposition parliamentarian Juan Requesens, after more than two years in detention at the headquarters of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Services (SEBIN). This decision is a very positive ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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