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Ukraine’s Real-time Investigations Of War-related Unlawful Killings Sets Unique Model And Requires Full Support

Saturday, 1 June 2024, 4:05 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

A UN expert today commended exceptional efforts by Ukrainian authorities and investigative agencies to establish truth and justice for victims of unlawful killings from the Russian aggression and their families and hold perpetrators accountable. More >>

Violence And Threats Against Journalists Reporting On Iran From Abroad Must Stop, Warn UN Experts

Friday, 31 May 2024, 4:36 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

UN experts today condemned violence, threats, intimidation against the Persian language news service Iran International, its journalists and staff and its owner Volant Media UK Limited. More >>

Indonesia: UN Experts Urge Accountability After Violent Intimidation Of Human Rights Defenders At Water Forum Event

Friday, 31 May 2024, 4:28 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

UN independent experts said today they were deeply disturbed by reports of threats and intimidation towards human rights and water defenders, civil society organisations and academics that compelled the cancellation of the People’s Water Forum (PWF). More >>

UN Experts Outraged By Israeli Strikes On Civilians Sheltering In Rafah Camps

Thursday, 30 May 2024, 4:58 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (29 May 2024)  Israeli air strikes on a camp sheltering displaced civilians in Tal al-Sultan in Rafah, that have reportedly claimed at least 46 lives including 23 women, children and older persons on Sunday night are an outrage, UN ... More >>

Law Of The Sea Tribunal’s Judgment On Marine Environment And Climate Change Underscores Obligations, Say UN Experts

Friday, 24 May 2024, 5:57 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

he International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea’s first climate-related judgment provides timely guidance on States’ obligations on climate change and an explicit reference to human rights issues, UN experts said More >>

Welcome Reprieve As UK High Court Allows Assange’s Appeal Against Extradition To The United States: UN Expert

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 8:32 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Julian Assange faces 18 criminal counts in the United States for his alleged role in unlawfully obtaining and disclosing classified documents related to national defence. He has been detained in the United Kingdom since 2019 and is currently being held ... More >>

China: UN Expert Says Unilateral Sanctions Must Not Be Used As Foreign Policy Tool And Means Of Economic Coercion

Saturday, 18 May 2024, 5:32 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Unilateral sanctions have been imposed against China since 2017 with mounting U.S. pressure on Chinese technological companies and the imposition of export controls, designation of companies’ officials and the launch of administrative and civil ... More >>

Relief Agency UNRWA Targeted Politically Over Partiality Claims, Funding Must Resume: UN Experts

Saturday, 18 May 2024, 4:40 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

They welcomed the review’s conclusions that UNRWA has a very developed approach to neutrality, with effective control mechanisms to address neutrality concerns. More >>

UN Expert Horrified By Death Of Gazan Orthopedic Surgeon In Israeli Detention

Friday, 17 May 2024, 4:21 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

The death of a renowned Palestinian orthopedic surgeon after nearly four months in detention was “horrifying”, a UN expert said today, demanding an independent international investigation into the circumstances of his demise. More >>

Georgia: UN Experts Condemn Adoption Of Law On Transparency Of Foreign Influence

Thursday, 16 May 2024, 4:21 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Adoption of the controversial ‘Foreign Agents’ law by the Georgian Parliament will have a chilling effect on civil society, journalists and human rights defenders and sends an extremely negative signal about the country’s commitment to human ... More >>

Iran: UN Experts Alarmed By Death Sentence Imposed On Peaceful Activist, Demand Moratorium On Death Penalty

Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 4:55 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Iran must immediately revoke the death sentence imposed on anti-corruption activist Mahmoud Mehrabi and stop sentencing people to death for expressing their opinions, UN experts said. More >>

UN Expert Alarmed By Violent Crackdown On Peaceful Student Protests Across US Campuses

Saturday, 11 May 2024, 6:09 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

“These attacks signal a concerning erosion of intellectual freedom and democratic principles within educational settings,” the expert said. More >>

Israel/Gaza: Threats Against The International Criminal Court Promote A Culture Of Impunity, Say UN Experts

Saturday, 11 May 2024, 5:23 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

UN experts today expressed utter dismay over statements made by United States and Israeli officials threatening to retaliate against the International Criminal Court (ICC), its officials and members of their families. More >>

Harvey Weinstein’s Quashed Rape Conviction Sends Disturbing Message To Women Survivors Of Sexual Violence: UN Experts

Wednesday, 8 May 2024, 4:09 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

UN experts expressed concern about the impact on women survivors of sexual violence of a court decision overturning the 2020 rape conviction of Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein. More >>

Onslaught Of Violence Against Women And Children In Gaza Unacceptable: UN Experts

Tuesday, 7 May 2024, 4:16 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

UN experts condemned the continued and systematic onslaught of violence committed against Palestinians in Gaza, with most victims being women and children over the past seven months. More >>

Alarming Rise In Enforced Disappearances Ahead Of Venezuela’s Presidential Poll: UN Experts

Wednesday, 1 May 2024, 6:11 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

An alarming increase in enforced disappearances of citizens exercising their rights to freedom of expression, association and participating in matters of public interest is reported in Venezuela since December 2023, UN experts* said today. More >>

Ecuador: Victims Of Modern Slavery Must Have Remedy And Reparation In Ongoing Lawsuits, UN Experts Say

Tuesday, 30 April 2024, 6:17 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Victims of modern slavery in Ecuador’s abaca plantations, who suffered harrowing human rights abuses for decades under the Furukawa Plantaciones company, must be granted legal remedy and reparation in ongoing lawsuits. More >>

UN Experts Call For International Torture-free Trade Agreement

Tuesday, 30 April 2024, 6:14 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

UN experts* called on Member States to adopt a treaty prohibiting the trade, manufacture, and use of tools and equipment that inflict torture and to regulate their use by law enforcement and other public authorities. More >>

UN Experts Demand Safe Passage For Freedom Flotilla’s Humanitarian Mission To Gaza

Saturday, 27 April 2024, 6:35 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

The Freedom Flotilla Coalition’s demands include an immediate, unconditional, and permanent ceasefire, unrestricted access to humanitarian aid, and an end to the illegal blockade of the Gaza strip. The convoy is scheduled for imminent departure. More >>

Testimonies From The Occupied Palestinian Territory Show New Depths Of Israel’s Atrocities: UN Expert

Friday, 26 April 2024, 5:59 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

“States must insist on an immediate and unconditional ceasefire and impose sanctions on Israel to avoid further calamity,” the Special Rapporteur said. More >>





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