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Greece: Rights Violations Against Asylum Seekers At Turkey-Greece Border Must Stop

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 9:16 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (23 March 2020) – Greece must take immediate action to end the violence against migrants and asylum seekers at the Turkey-Greece border and enhance their protection, a UN human rights expert said today. “I am very concerned about the ... More >>

COVID-19: Governments Must Promote & Protect Access To And Free Flow Of Information During Pandemic

Friday, 20 March 2020, 9:05 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

In light of the growing disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the monitors for freedom of expression and freedom of the media for the United Nations, the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights, and the Representative on Freedom of the Media of the ... More >>

COVID-19: Israel Has ‘legal Duty’ To Ensure Palestinians In OPT Receive Essential Health Services

Friday, 20 March 2020, 9:02 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

A UN human rights expert has urged Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Hamas to live up to their international legal responsibilities by ensuring that the right to health is fully provided to Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank, including ... More >>

COVID-19: States Should Not Abuse Emergency Measures To Suppress Human Rights – UN Experts

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 9:19 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (16 March 2020) – UN human rights experts* today urged States to avoid overreach of security measures in their response to the coronavirus outbreak and reminded them that emergency powers should not be used to quash dissent. “While ... More >>

Iran: Targeting Of Journalists Threatens Freedom Of Press, Say UN Experts

Thursday, 12 March 2020, 10:01 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (11 March 2020) – A group of UN human rights experts* have once again voiced alarm at the targeting of journalists working for the BBC and other broadcasters, and their families by Iranian authorities. “Journalists working for the BBC Persian ... More >>

Iran: UN Expert Alarmed By Detention Conditions In The Wake Of Recent Protests

Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 9:43 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (9 March 2020) – Individuals detained in Iranian detention facilities are suffering from serious human rights violations and the situation of those arrested during the November 2019 protests is a subject of particular concern, said a UN expert ... More >>

“Zero Hunger” Remains A Distant Reality For Far Too Many, Says UN Expert

Friday, 6 March 2020, 10:22 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (5 March 2020) – To reach the goal of “zero hunger” that remains a distant reality for tens of millions of people, States, international organizations and civil society must adopt a holistic, coordinated and rights-based approach with ... More >>

Global Housing Crisis Results In Mass Human Rights Violations – UN Expert

Friday, 6 March 2020, 10:21 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (5 March 2020) – A UN human rights expert on housing has warned States that their failure to address the global housing crisis has resulted in mass human rights violations. “For six years I have sounded the alarm that the world is on ... More >>

Violent Extremism: Prevention Programmes Should Not Violate Human Rights – UN Expert

Thursday, 5 March 2020, 9:35 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (4 March 2020) – Many violent extremism prevention programmes worldwide are directly contributing to human rights violations and may even foster radicalization instead of preventing it, warned a UN expert in her latest report to the Human Rights ... More >>

States Must Protect Human Rights Defenders In Conflict And Post-conflict Situations – UN Expert

Thursday, 5 March 2020, 9:32 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (4 March 2020) – Human rights defenders working in conflict and post-conflict situations should enjoy greater recognition, protection and support for their work, said a UN expert in his latest report presented to the Human Rights Council. “Defenders ... More >>

To “silence The Guns”, End Violence Against Women Before, During And After Conflict

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 11:17 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (12 February 2020) – For effective peace building efforts, States and stakeholders must address the root causes of gender-based violence against women before, during, and after conflict, said UN and regional experts* as the African Union closes its ... More >>

UN Experts Urge Bahrain To Quash Death Sentence Against Two Men

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 10:17 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (12 February 2020) – UN human rights experts* have called on Bahrain to prevent the execution of two men who were allegedly subjected to torture. Mr. Mohamed Ramadan and Mr. Husain Moosa Ali Moosa Hasan Mohamed, two Bahraini citizens, were ... More >>

Brazil: UN and IACHR experts express concern

Friday, 7 February 2020, 9:14 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA / WASHINGTON D.C. (6 February 2020) – Human rights experts* have expressed their serious concern over the complaint filed by the Brazilian Public Prosecutor´s Office against Glenn Greenwald, founding editor and journalist of the newspaper The ... More >>

Landmark ruling by Dutch court stops govt spying attempts

Thursday, 6 February 2020, 1:31 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (5 February 2020) – The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, applauded a landmark ruling by the District Court of the Hague in The Netherlands today. The court ordered the immediate halt to a digital benefit ... More >>

UN experts welcome effective cooperation of Ireland & Turkey

Friday, 31 January 2020, 8:41 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (30 January 2020) – UN human rights experts* have commended Ireland and Turkey for their cooperative and effective engagement ensuring the return of Lisa Smith and her infant child to Ireland last December. Ms. Smith, an Irish national, ... More >>

Myanmar: UN expert says ‘lost optimism but still hopes'

Friday, 24 January 2020, 9:05 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

DHAKA (23 January 2020) – As grave allegations of international crimes remain to be effectively addressed by the authorities in Myanmar, a UN human rights expert today said she had not given up hope as she concluded her final official visit to ... More >>

Commemorating 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz

Friday, 24 January 2020, 9:03 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (23 January 2020) – States must take urgent and effective steps to monitor antisemitic incidents, ensure accountability for perpetrators of violence, and protect Jewish individuals, communities and sites as part of their effort to combat antisemitism, ... More >>

Experts call for investigation into Saudi allegations

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 8:16 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (22 January 2020) - UN human rights experts are gravely concerned by information they have received suggesting that, in contravention of fundamental international human rights standards, a WhatsApp account belonging to the Crown Prince of the Kingdom ... More >>

UN expert says ICC war crimes probe would be 'momentous'

Wednesday, 1 January 2020, 4:50 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (31 December 2019) – A UN human rights expert has hailed the International Criminal Court’s decision to consider a formal criminal investigation into allegations of war crimes in Palestine as a “momentous step forward in the quest for accountability” ... More >>

Pakistan blasphemy death sentence is “travesty of justice"

Saturday, 28 December 2019, 10:31 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (27 December 2019) – UN human rights experts* have condemned the death sentence handed down by a court in Pakistan to university lecturer Junaid Hafeez, who had been charged with blasphemy. The sentence came despite a landmark Supreme ... More >>

 

 

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