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UN Experts Condemn Israel’s Demolition Of The Palestinian Village Of Humsa

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 7:36 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (2 March 2021) -- UN human rights experts have called on the Government of Israel to immediately end its efforts to demolish the Palestinian village of Humsa – Al Bqai’a in the northern Jordan Valley, and allow the residents to live undisturbed ... More >>

USA: Environmental Racism In “Cancer Alley” Must End – Experts

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 7:34 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (2 March 2021) – UN human rights experts today raised serious concerns about further industrialisation of the so-called Cancer Alley in the southern US state of Louisiana, saying the development of petrochemical complexes is a form of ... More >>

COVID-19: UN Experts Urge WTO Cooperation On Vaccines To Protect Global Public Health

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 7:10 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (1 March 2021) – UN experts said today billions of people, especially in the Global South, risk being excluded from the benefits of COVID-19 immunisation until 2024 and urged rich States to end short-sighted vaccine nationalism that is ... More >>

Russia: UN Experts Say Navalny Poisoning Sends Clear, Sinister Warning To Critics

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 7:06 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (1 March 2021) – Two UN human rights experts today said an international investigation into the sinister poisoning of Alexei Navalny must remain a priority, stressing the urgent need to find the truth about what happened to the Russian opposition ... More >>

Myanmar: Military Must Restore Democracy, Allow People To Protest And Express Themselves, Say UN Experts

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 7:27 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (26 February 2021) – UN human rights experts* today called on the Myanmar military to immediately end the violent crackdown on countrywide peaceful protests against its coup and allow free expression. “The people of Myanmar have the right ... More >>

USA: UN Experts Urge Far-reaching Reforms On Policing And Racism

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 7:25 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (26 February 2021) – UN human rights experts* today called on the US Government to adopt wide ranging reforms to put an end to police violence, and to vigorously address systemic racism and racial discrimination. “We have repeatedly raised our ... More >>

Malaysia: UN Experts Appalled By Deportation Of Migrants To Myanmar Despite Court Order

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 5:21 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (24 February 2021) – UN human rights experts* are appalled by the Malaysian authorities’ decision to proceed with the deportation to Myanmar of over 1,000 detained migrants, including children and women at risk and other vulnerable individuals, ... More >>

Philippines: UN Experts Urge Release Of Senator Leila De Lima After Four Years In Pre-trial Detention

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 5:16 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (24 February 2021) – UN experts* today reiterated the call for the immediate release of Philippines Senator Leila De Lima, who has been held in pre-trial detention since 2017. In August 2018, the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention concluded in ... More >>

Attack On PS752: Iran Violated Multiple Human Rights Obligations - UN Experts

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 5:58 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Iran committed multiple human rights violations in shooting down Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 and in the aftermath of the deadly attack, two UN experts said today.* “The inconsistencies in the official explanations seem designed to create ... More >>

United States: Guantanamo Bay Review Must Ensure Closure And Appropriate Remedies For Those Tortured And Detained

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 5:47 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

UN experts* said today the US Administration’s review of how to close the Guantanamo Bay detention centre should also address ongoing violations of human rights being committed against the 40 remaining detainees, including torture and other ill- treatment. ... More >>

Pakistan: UN Experts Welcome Death Penalty Ban For Individuals With Mental Health Conditions

Friday, 19 February 2021, 6:47 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (18 February 2021) – UN human rights experts* have welcomed a decision by the Supreme Court of Pakistan to ban the execution of defendants with mental health conditions. “We applaud the Supreme Court for recognising that executing such individuals ... More >>

India: UN Experts Say Jammu And Kashmir Changes Risk Undermining Minorities’ Rights

Friday, 19 February 2021, 6:35 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (18 February 2021) – UN human rights experts are concerned India’s decision to end Jammu and Kashmir’s autonomy and enact new laws could curtail the previous level of political participation of Muslim and other minorities in the country, as ... More >>

Myanmar: UN Expert Sounds Alarm Ahead Of Expected Protests

Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 4:51 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Tom Andrews, today releases the following statement: “I fear that Wednesday has the potential for violence on a greater scale in Myanmar than we have seen since the illegal takeover ... More >>

UN Human Rights Expert Urges To Lift Unilateral Sanctions Against Venezuela

Saturday, 13 February 2021, 7:40 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

CARACAS (12 February 2021) – The UN Special Rapporteur on unilateral coercive measures and human rights, Alena Douhan, today urged the United States, European Union and other States to drop unilateral sanctions imposed against Venezuela. At ... More >>

UN Expert Warns Security Forces In Myanmar: Following Orders Is No Defence For Atrocities

Thursday, 11 February 2021, 6:49 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (10 February 2021) – A UN human rights expert today expressed alarm at reports of the use of lethal force by security forces against protesters demonstrating against the military coup in Myanmar. Tom Andrews, the Special Rapporteur on the ... More >>

UN Experts Call For Halt To Contentious Tourism Resort In Bangladesh

Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 7:18 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (9 February 2021) – UN human rights experts* said today Bangladesh should suspend the construction of a large-scale tourist resort in the Chittagong Hills Tracts because it threatens to dispossess the indigenous Mro peoples of their traditional ... More >>

ICC Ruling On Jurisdiction In Occupied Palestinian Territory Welcome Step Towards Justice: UN Expert

Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 7:13 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

A UN human rights expert said today the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) ruling that it has jurisdiction over grave crimes committed in occupied Palestinian territory, including potential war crimes, is a major move towards ending impunity and ensuring ... More >>

Syria: UN Experts Urge 57 States To Repatriate Women And Children From Squalid Camps

Tuesday, 9 February 2021, 7:39 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (8 February 2021) – UN human rights experts expressed serious concerns at the deteriorating security and humanitarian situation at the Al Hol and Roj camps in northeast Syria - home to over 64,000 people, mostly women and children - and ... More >>

Israel Must End Impunity For Torture And Ill-treatment – UN Experts

Tuesday, 9 February 2021, 7:28 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (8 February 2021) – UN human rights experts* today urged Israel to ensure accountability for torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment universally prohibited under international law. The call comes after the Attorney-General ... More >>

Thailand: UN Experts Alarmed By Rise In Use Of lèse-majesté Laws

Tuesday, 9 February 2021, 7:25 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (8 February 2021) – UN human rights experts today expressed grave concerns over Thailand’s increasingly severe use of lèse-majesté laws to curtail criticism of the monarchy, and said they were alarmed that a woman had been sentenced to over ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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