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USA: UN Experts Denounce Supreme Court Decision To Strike Down Roe V. Wade, Urge Action To Mitigate Consequences

Monday, 27 June 2022, 7:20 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (24 June 2022) - UN human rights experts* today denounced the decision by the US Supreme Court to strike down Roe v. Wade, a near half-century legal precedent that has protected women’s right to choose to have an abortion and called on President ... More >>

Ensuring Media Freedom And Safety Of Journalists Requires Urgent Concrete Action Backed By Political Will: UN Expert

Monday, 27 June 2022, 7:18 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (24 June 2022) – Media freedom and safety of journalists have declined dangerously around the world with grave negative impacts on human rights, democracy and development globally, a UN expert warned today. “In a climate of surging authoritarianism ... More >>

“Intolerable Tide” Of People Displaced By Climate Change: UN Expert

Friday, 24 June 2022, 6:23 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (23 June 2022) – Tackling the devastating effects of extreme weather changes and disasters on communities in vulnerable situations across the world will be a top priority, the new UN expert on human rights and climate change told the Human ... More >>

Myanmar: UN Expert Encouraged By Malaysia’s Leadership On Myanmar Crisis; Urges Regional States To Adopt Similar Stance

Friday, 24 June 2022, 6:14 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

KUALA LUMPUR (23 June 2022) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Tom Andrews, today expressed his appreciation for Malaysia’s increasing leadership on the crisis in Myanmar, and urged States in the region to ... More >>

Improve Forensic Investigation Capacity To Ensure Accountability And Prevent Unlawful Deaths: UN Expert

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 6:29 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (22 June 2022) – The capacity of States to investigate all potentially unlawful deaths, as required under international law, is too often hindered, Morris Tidball-Binz, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, ... More >>

Brazil: “Poison Package” Draft Bill On Pesticides Will Undermine Rights Protection Say UN Experts

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 6:25 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (22 June 2022) - UN experts* have urged the Brazilian Senate to reject a draft bill on pesticides, warning that its adoption will mark a monumental setback for human rights in the country. In advance of key hearings at the Senate on the ... More >>

Greece: Migration Policy Having “Suffocating Effect” On Human Rights Defenders Says UN Expert

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 6:17 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

ATHENS (22 June 2022) – Greek authorities must move towards a policy on migration that puts human rights and support for human rights defenders at its core, a UN expert said today. “Geopolitical circumstances and a lack of support by the EU have led ... More >>

Malaysia: UN Experts Welcome Announcement To Abolish Mandatory Death Penalty

Tuesday, 21 June 2022, 6:00 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (20 June 2022) – UN human rights experts* today commended an announcement made by the Malaysian government that it will abolish the country’s mandatory death penalty and encouraged Parliament to take concrete steps to pass the agreement into ... More >>

UN Expert: Tackling Discrimination Against LGBTI Persons Is A Right To Health And Sustainable Development Imperative

Saturday, 18 June 2022, 5:59 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (17 June 2022) – Discrimination and violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity deprive countless people around the world of their right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, a UN expert told the Human ... More >>

UN Expert Urges UK To Halt Transfer Of Asylum Seekers To Rwanda

Saturday, 18 June 2022, 5:42 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (17 June 2022) – A UN human rights expert today urged the United Kingdom to halt plans to transfer asylum seekers to Rwanda and expressed serious concern that the country’s asylum partnership arrangement violates international law, and ... More >>

UN Experts Condemn Israel’s Arbitrary Detention And Conviction Of Palestinian Aid Worker

Friday, 17 June 2022, 5:45 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (16 June 2022) - UN human rights experts* today denounced Israel for abusing counter-terrorism laws to target and silence human rights defenders, after an Israeli court found Gaza aid worker, Mohammed el-Halabi, guilty of financing terrorism. The ... More >>

Tanzania: UN Experts Warn Of Escalating Violence Amidst Plans To Forcibly Evict Maasai From Ancestral Lands

Thursday, 16 June 2022, 6:15 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (15 June 2022) – UN human rights experts* have expressed grave concerns about continuous encroachment on traditional Maasai lands and housing, accompanied by a lack of transparency in, and consultation with the Maasai Indigenous Peoples, ... More >>

Iran: UN Experts Alarmed By Civil Society Crackdown

Thursday, 16 June 2022, 6:11 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (15 June 2022) - UN human rights experts* today expressed serious concerns about a violent crackdown against civil society in Iran, including members of workers’ unions and teachers arrested for protesting against their low salaries and poor working ... More >>

Republic Of Korea: UN Expert Calls For Comprehensive Transitional Justice Process To Address Longstanding Violations

Thursday, 16 June 2022, 6:07 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

SEOUL (15 June 2022) – A UN expert today urged authorities in the Republic of Korea to redouble its efforts to deliver on truth, justice and reparations to thousands of victims whose grievances span decades of violence and political turmoil in the ... More >>

Myanmar: UN Human Rights Expert To Visit Malaysia

Wednesday, 15 June 2022, 8:14 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (15 June 2022) – The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Tom Andrews, will conduct a mission to Malaysia from 17 to 23 June 2022. “As conditions continue to deteriorate in Myanmar, and the military junta continues ... More >>

UN Expert Urges States To End ‘Vaccine Apartheid’

Wednesday, 15 June 2022, 5:56 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (14 June 2022) – A UN human rights expert today urged the World Trade Organization (WTO) to ease intellectual property rules that protect the technology behind Covid-19 vaccines and treatments, calling transnational racial inequalities in access to immunizations ... More >>

UN Experts Urge States To Address Violence, Abuse And Neglect Of Older Women

Wednesday, 15 June 2022, 5:41 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (14 June 2022) – A group of UN human rights experts* have urged Member States to renew their commitment to end all forms of abuse and violence against older women, promote their human rights and act against pervasive sexist and ageist attitudes. ... More >>

UN Expert Releases New Report Documenting Military Junta's Impact On Myanmar's Children

Wednesday, 15 June 2022, 5:27 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

UN expert releases new report documenting military junta's impact on Myanmar's children, urges immediate coordinated action to prevent “a lost generation” GENEVA (14 June 2022) – The Myanmar military junta has brutally attacked and killed children ... More >>

UN Human Rights Expert To Visit Greece To Assess Situation Of Human Rights Defenders

Saturday, 11 June 2022, 6:09 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Geneva (10 June 2022) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Mary Lawlor, will conduct an official visit to Greece from 13 to 22 June 2022, to examine the situation of human rights defenders in the country and assess ... More >>

China Must Address Grave Human Rights Concerns And Enable Credible International Investigation: UN Experts

Saturday, 11 June 2022, 6:02 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (10 June 2022) – Ahead of the 50th session of the Human Rights Council, a group of UN experts* today urged the Government of China to cooperate fully with the UN human rights system and grant unhindered access to independent experts who ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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