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Belarus: UN Experts Call For Release From Prison Of Veteran Politician Suffering From Cancer

Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 6:22 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (26 February 2024) – UN experts* today expressed concern at the reported critical health condition and ill-treatment in detention of Ryhor Kastusiou (Grigoriy Kostusev), a 66-year-old veteran opposition politician serving a 10-year sentence ... More >>

Russia: UN Experts Call For Accountability For Navalny's Death And Immediate Release Of All Political Prisoners

Saturday, 17 February 2024, 6:37 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (16 February 2024) – UN experts* today called on the Russian Federation to swiftly investigate reports of the unexpected death in custody of prominent opposition leader Alexei Navalny while serving a 19-year prison sentence, following his arbitrary ... More >>

UN Special Rapporteur On Torture Urges UK Government To Halt Imminent Extradition Of Julian Assange

Wednesday, 7 February 2024, 9:54 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (6 February 2024) – The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Alice Jill Edwards, today urged the Government of the United Kingdom (UK) to halt the possible extradition of Julian Assange to the United States of America. She called on British authorities ... More >>

UN Experts Urge Iran To Respect International Law And Stop Horrific Executions Of Protesters

Wednesday, 24 January 2024, 1:06 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (23 January 2023) – UN experts* today strongly condemned the execution of Mohammad Ghobadlou, a 23-year-old with a long-term psychosocial disability, and urged Iran to comply with its obligations under international human rights law. “We ... More >>

Support Civil Society’s International Solidarity Efforts For Peace: UN Experts

Wednesday, 20 December 2023, 9:25 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (19 December 2023 ) UN experts today emphasised the need for the international community to support civil society groups expressing international solidarity in pursuit of peace and social justice and not to conflate international solidarity ... More >>

UN Experts Call For Permanent Ceasefire To Protect Rights And Futures Of Women And Girls

Friday, 15 December 2023, 9:39 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (14 December 2023) – UN experts* today called for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza to protect the rights and futures of women and girls in the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel. “We are profoundly concerned with the situation of women ... More >>

UN Experts Urge States To Unite For Peace And Push For Ceasefire In Gaza

Sunday, 10 December 2023, 4:55 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (8 December 2023) – Member States of the United Nations must use all measures at their disposal and their influence to promote an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza, UN human rights experts* said, issuing a clarion call for peace ahead of ... More >>

UN Experts Condemn Russian Supreme Court Decision Banning “LGBT Movement” As “extremist”

Friday, 8 December 2023, 9:40 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (7 December 2023) – UN experts* today raised concerns about the dangerous precedent and far-reaching negative consequences of the Russian Supreme Court decision declaring the “international LGBT movement and its structural units” as “extremist”, ... More >>

Georgia: Veneer Of Openness Masks Systematic Efforts To Undermine Human Rights Defenders, UN Expert Warns

Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 8:57 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

TBILISI (7 November 2023) – The Georgian authorities must radically improve their attitude towards human rights defenders, from public statements to policies and legislative frameworks, to create a supportive environment for their legitimate work and dispel ... More >>

Iran: UN Experts Shocked By New Wave Of Attacks On Girls And Women

Friday, 3 November 2023, 11:27 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (2 November 2023) – UN experts* today expressed shock over the death of 16-year-old Armita Geravand, who was hospitalised after collapsing on a subway in Tehran on 1 October, allegedly following an altercation about failing to wear a headdress ... More >>

Gaza Is ‘running Out Of Time’ UN Experts Warn, Demanding A Ceasefire To Prevent Genocide

Friday, 3 November 2023, 11:26 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (2 November 2023) – Time is running out to prevent genocide and humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza, UN experts warned today, expressing deep frustration with Israel’s refusal to halt plans to decimate the besieged Gaza strip. “We remain convinced ... More >>

Lao PDR: Stop Deporting Human Rights Defenders, Says UN Expert

Saturday, 28 October 2023, 6:48 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (27 October 2023) – Laotian authorities must not deport people, including human rights defenders, to countries where there are substantial grounds to believe that they would face an imminent risk of enforced disappearance, torture, summary ... More >>

Belarus Misuses Counter-terrorism And Anti-extremism Legislation To Stifle Dissent: UN Expert

Friday, 27 October 2023, 8:53 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

NEW YORK (26 October 2023) – The Belarusian authorities are misusing counter-terrorism and anti-extremism legislation to further purge civic space, suppress freedom of expression and eradicate political opposition, a UN expert said. “Many opposition ... More >>

Afghanistan: Perfect Storm Of Human Rights Challenges Require Urgent Redress, Says UN Expert

Wednesday, 25 October 2023, 6:29 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

NEW YORK (24 October 2023) – Afghanistan is facing a convergence of challenges, including a deteriorating human rights situation due to the Taliban's repressive policies and practices, a culture of impunity, an ongoing humanitarian and economic ... More >>

Myanmar: UN Expert Urges Member States To Strengthen “Growing Trend” Of Coordinated Action

Wednesday, 25 October 2023, 6:27 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Myanmar: UN expert urges Member States to strengthen “growing trend” of coordinated action as human rights and humanitarian crisis deepens NEW YORK (24 October 2023) – A growing trend of coordinated action by Member States, including sanctions targeting ... More >>

Iran Must Safeguard Basic Freedoms And Protect Human Rights: UN Expert

Wednesday, 25 October 2023, 6:25 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

NEW YORK (24 October 2023) – The entrenched shortcomings in the legal and political framework of the Islamic Republic of Iran significantly limit the ability of Iranian citizens to exercise their right to democratic participation in political and public ... More >>

UN Experts Urge Lawyers Advising Israeli Military To Refuse Legal Authorisation Of Actions That May Amount To War Crimes

Tuesday, 24 October 2023, 6:10 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (23 October 2023) – UN experts* today called on all lawyers advising the Israeli military to refuse legal authorisation for acts that may amount to war crimes in retaliation for the Hamas attacks on Israel. “We unequivocally condemn the massacres ... More >>

Sweden must strengthen dialogue with faith communities to combat religious or belief intolerance: UN expert

Saturday, 21 October 2023, 7:00 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

STOCKHOLM (20 October 2023) – UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Nazila Ghanea, today urged Sweden to strengthen its engagement and dialogue with faith communities to combat religious or belief intolerance in the light of ... More >>

Gaza: UN experts decry bombing of hospitals and schools as crimes against humanity, call for prevention of genocide

Friday, 20 October 2023, 6:16 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (19 October 2023) – UN experts* today expressed outrage against the deadly strike at Al Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza City, which killed more than 470 civilians on Tuesday (17) and trapped hundreds under the rubble. The strike reportedly followed ... More >>

China: UN Expert Urges Release Of Human Rights Defender Guo Feixiong

Wednesday, 18 October 2023, 9:59 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (18 October 2023) – Chinese authorities can no longer ignore calls for the release of human rights defender Guo Feixiong, whose health has been seriously deteriorating in prison, a UN expert said today. “Mr. Guo Feixiong is unjustly ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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