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Afghanistan: Taliban Attempting To Steadily Erase Women And Girls From Public Life – UN Experts

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 8:17 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (17 January 2022) – Taliban leaders in Afghanistan are institutionalizing large scale and systematic gender-based discrimination and violence against women and girls, a group of UN human rights experts* said today. The experts reiterated ... More >>

United Kingdom Nationality & Borders Bill Undermines Rights Of Victims Of Trafficking And Modern Slavery, UN Experts Say

Saturday, 15 January 2022, 6:57 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (14 January 2022) UN human rights experts* expressed serious concern over the United Kingdom's Nationality and Borders Bill, which they said breaches the country's obligations under international law. “If adopted, it would seriously undermine ... More >>

UN Rights Experts Decry Imminent Execution Of Juvenile Offender Hossein Shahbazi In Iran

Friday, 14 January 2022, 7:25 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (13 January 2022) UN human rights experts* expressed dismay at the decision by Iranian authorities to proceed with the execution of juvenile offender Hossein Shahbazi despite repeated calls to halt it. The execution of Mr. Shahbazi was scheduled ... More >>

Kazakhstan: UN Experts Condemn Lethal Force Against Protesters, Misuse Of Term ‘Terrorists’

Wednesday, 12 January 2022, 6:50 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (11 January 2022) – UN human rights experts* today called on the Kazakhstan authorities and security forces to halt their unrestrained use of force, including lethal force, against protesters and ensure that an independent and human-rights ... More >>

Guantanamo Bay: “Ugly Chapter Of Unrelenting Human Rights Violations” – UN Experts

Tuesday, 11 January 2022, 6:55 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (10 January 2022) – On the 20th anniversary of the arrival of the first detainees at Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba, UN experts* condemned the facility as a site of “unparalleled notoriety” and said its continued operation ... More >>

Cambodia: Arrests Of Strikers May Amount To Breach Of Human Rights Law – UN Experts

Thursday, 6 January 2022, 6:59 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (5 January 2022) – The arrest and detention of at least 29 casino union leaders and activists during a strike that began on New Year’s Eve in Cambodia may amount to a breach of human rights law, UN experts said today. “Many of the ... More >>

Afghanistan: UN Experts Call For Immediate Action To Stop Escalating Humanitarian Catastrophe

Friday, 24 December 2021, 6:38 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (23 December 2021) – UN human rights experts* today called on the international community to take urgent steps to clear the way for humanitarian aid in Afghanistan in order to prevent an impending humanitarian catastrophe from unfolding there this ... More >>

5 Years After UNSC Resolution 2334, International Accountability To End The Israeli Occupation Is More Crucial Than Ever

Friday, 24 December 2021, 6:36 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (23 December 2021) – The international community must hold Israel to account for its 54-year occupation of Palestine, a UN human rights expert said today, five years after the UN Security Council passed a resolution calling for an end to all ... More >>

Viet Nam: UN Experts Appalled By The Conviction Of Four Human Rights Defenders

Friday, 24 December 2021, 6:33 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (23 December 2021) – UN human rights experts* are appalled by the conviction and long-term sentencing in Viet Nam this week of four prominent human rights defenders and journalists who were accused of spreading anti-State propaganda. The sentences ... More >>

UN Experts Condemn Secret Execution Of Kurdish Prisoner In Iran

Thursday, 23 December 2021, 6:30 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (22 December 2021) - UN human rights experts* condemned in the strongest terms the arbitrary execution of Iranian Kurdish prisoner Mr. Heidar Ghorbani as a serious violation of Iran’s obligations under international human rights law. ... More >>

UN Experts Urge Indian Authorities To Stop Targeting Kashmiri HR Defender Khurram Parvez & Release Him Immediately

Thursday, 23 December 2021, 6:29 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (22 December 2021) - UN human rights experts urge the Indian authorities to stop targeting Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez. Mr. Parvez has worked extensively to document serious human rights violations, including enforced disappearances ... More >>

Promotion Of Human Rights Of Rohingya In Bangladesh Is Vital To Their Sustainable And Dignified Return To Their Homeland

Monday, 20 December 2021, 6:17 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

DHAKA (19 December 2021) – Speaking at the end of his first official visit to the country, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Tom Andrews, thanked and commended the Government of Bangladesh for providing Rohingya ... More >>

Morocco: UN Experts Say Extradition Of Uyghur Asylum Seeker To China Violates Principle Of Non-refoulement

Friday, 17 December 2021, 7:07 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (16 December 2021) – UN human rights experts* today called on the Government of Morocco to halt a decision to extradite Mr. Yidiresi Aishan to China where he risks serious human rights violations including arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance, ... More >>

UN Experts Condemn Conviction Of Pakistan Human Rights Defender And Minority Activist Idris Khattak

Thursday, 16 December 2021, 7:10 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (15 December 2021) – UN human rights experts condemned today the reported conviction of leading human rights defender and minority civil society activist Idris Khattak, who was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment following an apparent unfair ... More >>

Russia: Dissolution Of Human Rights Organisations Could Start Civil Society Shut Down - UN Expert

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 6:46 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (14 December 2021) - A UN expert today warned that the imminent dissolution of two prominent human rights organisations in Russia could signal a move by the authorities to outlaw the work of all human rights defenders. International Memorial ... More >>

Italy: UN Rights Expert Laments Adverse Impact Of Industrialisation, Urges Measures To Redress Damage

Tuesday, 14 December 2021, 7:05 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

ROME (13 December 2021) – A UN human rights expert today urged Italy to redress the adverse impacts on the enjoyment of human rights of decades of industrialisation, saying economic development and technological innovation should not come at the expense ... More >>

UN Myanmar Expert Visits Rohingya Camps In Bangladesh

Tuesday, 14 December 2021, 6:35 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (13 December 2021) – The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Tom Andrews, today started his first mission, visiting Bangladesh from 13-19 December. “The world must not forget the roughly one million Rohingya from ... More >>

Bosnia And Herzegovina: Hate, Denial Of Genocide, War Crimes Glorification Must End – UN Expert

Saturday, 11 December 2021, 7:20 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

SARAJEVO (10 December 2021) – A UN expert today urged Bosnia and Herzegovina to prioritize the protection of human rights over divisive political agendas in transitional justice efforts to address the serious violations committed during 1992-1995 armed ... More >>

Pakistan: Victims Of Enforced Disappearance Should Not Be Discouraged From Lodging Complaints

Friday, 10 December 2021, 8:31 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (10 December 2021) – A group of UN experts today called on Pakistan to halt the approval of an amendment to a bill criminalizing enforced disappearances that would harshly penalize families and other sources for reporting alleged cases. ... More >>

Mongolia: Time To Accelerate Translation Of Laws On Violence Against Women Into Reality - UN Expert

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 8:40 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

ULAANBAATAR (8 December 2021) – A UN human rights expert today commended Mongolia’s significant progress in passing legislation to combat gender-based violence against women, saying the challenge now was to ensure effective implementation of the laws ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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