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Building Back Better: People With Disabilities Have Vital Role

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 6:48 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

As the world looks beyond COVID-19, UN human rights experts have urged States to ensure that people with disabilities are fully included in the “building back better” process. To mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December 2020), ... More >>

UN Expert Calls On Mongolia To Adopt Law Protecting Human Rights Defenders

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 6:24 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

A UN human rights expert today called upon the Mongolian parliament to move forward with a ground-breaking law to protect people who stand up for human rights in the Central Asian country. “Mongolia has a chance to be a regional leader, and I urge ... More >>

UN Experts Call For Release Of Egyptian Human Rights Defenders Jailed After Meeting Diplomats

Saturday, 28 November 2020, 8:34 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

UN human rights experts* today condemned Egypt for the arbitrary arrest and detention of three human rights defenders from the same organisation, apparently in retaliation for discussing human rights issues with foreign ambassadors. “It is absolutely ... More >>

UN Experts Call On Iran To Halt Execution Of Ahmadreza Djalali

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 8:53 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

UN human rights experts said they were alarmed by reports that Iranian-Swedish academic Ahmadreza Djalali has reportedly been transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for his execution despite widely held findings his trial was grossly unfair and he ... More >>

Cambodia: UN Expert Alarmed By Reports Of Mass Trial Of Activists

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 8:50 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

The UN human rights expert on Cambodia today expressed serious concerns about an imminent mass trial of individuals associated with the disbanded Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP). Rhona Smith, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human ... More >>

Belarus: UN Experts Call For Probe Into Violence Against Protesters

Friday, 20 November 2020, 8:39 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

UN human rights experts* said today they were gravely concerned by increased reports of mass detentions, intimidation and torture, and called on authorities to conduct a prompt, independent and impartial investigation into the excessive use of force ... More >>

Cambodia: UN Experts Alarmed By Civil Society Crackdown, Attacks On Defenders

Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 5:54 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

UN human rights experts* today expressed concerns about tightening restrictions on civil society in Cambodia, and called for an immediate end to the systematic detention and criminalisation of human rights defenders, as well as excessive use of force ... More >>

Iran: Temporary Release Of Human Rights Lawyer A Positive First Step

Sunday, 15 November 2020, 2:42 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

UN human rights experts* today welcomed the temporary release on 7 November 2020 of Iranian woman human rights defender and lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, and urged Iranian authorities to quash her convictions and ensure her release is permanent. “The ... More >>

Gaza Aid Worker Must Be Given Fair Trial Or Released, Say UN Experts

Friday, 13 November 2020, 8:20 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Israel must release a former Gaza aid worker who has been in prison for more than four years without a verdict, or immediately grant him a fair trial, UN human rights experts* said today. Mohammed el-Halabi, the former Gaza director of the World Vision ... More >>

Serbia’s Anti-terrorism Laws Being Misused To Target And Curb Work Of NGOs, UN Human Rights Experts Warn

Thursday, 12 November 2020, 8:44 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Human rights experts* today expressed concern that the Serbian authorities are using oversight powers designed to target the financing of terrorism to obtain banking information and information on financial transactions of more than 50 NGOs, media ... More >>

UN Expert Tells El Salvador Not To Use Courts As Political Weapon

Friday, 6 November 2020, 8:22 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

The government of El Salvador must stop using the courts to attack opposition politicians and should not undermine court decisions, a UN expert said today. “The executive branch of government must respect the independence of the judiciary and refrain from ... More >>

UN Human Rights Experts Demand Nigeria Investigate Shooting Of Peaceful Protestors By Soldiers

Wednesday, 4 November 2020, 8:15 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

The Nigerian government must set up a credible, independent inquiry into the recent illegal killings of at least 12 peaceful protestors by soldiers, UN human rights experts* said today. “Since 2005, UN Special Rapporteurs have repeatedly raised ... More >>

UN Expert Calls For Accountability As Israel Records Highest Rate Of Illegal Settlement Approvals

Saturday, 31 October 2020, 7:16 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

The Israeli government’s recent announcement that it has approved construction of nearly 5,000 more settlement homes in the occupied Palestinian territory is a grave breach of international law, an independent human rights expert said today. ... More >>

Poland Has Slammed Door Shut On Legal And Safe Abortions - UN Experts

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 9:03 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

“Poland has decided to sacrifice women’s human right to safe and legal health services for termination of pregnancy on account of protection of the right to life of the unborn in violation of its international human rights obligations,” independent ... More >>

UN Human Rights Experts Urge Denmark To Halt Contentious Sale Of “Ghetto” Buildings

Saturday, 24 October 2020, 7:00 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Geneva (23 October 2020) – Denmark should suspend the controversial sale of apartment houses in a Copenhagen “ghetto” until its courts can determine whether laws permitting the sale violate residents’ human rights, UN experts* said today. “Denmark must ... More >>

UN Expert Calls For Israel To End Administrative Detention & Immediately Release Maher Al-Akhras

Saturday, 24 October 2020, 6:47 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

UN expert calls for Israel to end practice of administrative detention and immediately release Maher Al-Akhras GENEVA (23 October 2020) – Israel should release a Palestinian detainee who has been on hunger strike for close to 90 days and end its practice ... More >>

Brazil: Lawyers Must Not Be Attacked For Defending Their Clients, Says UN Expert

Thursday, 22 October 2020, 8:38 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

A UN expert today criticized the intimidation of lawyers defending former Brazilian President Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva, and called on Brazil to make sure its courts treat everyone equally. “I am alarmed at an apparent strategy by certain prosecutors ... More >>

UAE: UN Experts Say Forced Return Of Ex-Guantanamo Detainees To Yemen Is Illegal, Risks Lives

Friday, 16 October 2020, 8:29 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

UN human rights experts* today called on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to halt plans to forcibly repatriate 18 Yemeni nationals who had previously been held at Guantanamo Bay, saying their forced return put their lives at risk and violated international ... More >>

UN Human Rights Experts Call Release Of Iranian Human Rights Defender A Hopeful Sign

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 8:38 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Independent human rights experts* today welcomed the release of long-imprisoned Iranian woman human rights defender Narges Mohammadi, after an Iranian court made use of a new law to reduce her sentence. “We are encouraged that the decision of ... More >>

Cameroon: UN Human Rights Experts Call For End To Detention And Intimidation Of Peaceful Protesters

Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 8:24 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

UN human rights experts* today demanded that Cameroon release the main opposition leader and others arrested during country-wide peaceful demonstrations, and stop intimidating political activists. They also demanded that Cameroon impartially investigate ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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