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Honour Slain French Teacher Samuel Paty By Defending Rights, Defying Fundamentalism – UN Experts

Saturday, 16 October 2021, 7:19 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (15 October 2021) – On the first anniversary of the murder of French school teacher Samuel Paty, UN experts paid tribute to his commitment to teaching human rights values and said the best way to honour him is to defy fundamentalism and defend ... More >>

Golden Opportunity For EU To Take Global Lead On Human Rights In Business – UN Expert

Tuesday, 7 September 2021, 6:16 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (6 September 2021) – The European Union has a chance to set an example for the entire world by protecting people who risk their lives standing up for human rights in the context of business activities, a UN expert said today. The European ... More >>

Iran Must Halt Imminent Execution Of Kurdish Prisoner – UN Experts

Saturday, 4 September 2021, 5:43 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (3 September 2021) - UN human rights experts* have appealed to Iran to halt the imminent execution of Iranian Kurdish prisoner Heidar Ghorbani and repeal his death sentence amid serious concerns that he did not receive a fair trial and was ... More >>

Afghanistan: Journalists At Risk Of Persecution Need Urgent Protection – UN Experts

Saturday, 4 September 2021, 5:40 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (3 September 2021) - A group of UN human rights experts* today called on all States to provide urgent protection to Afghan journalists and media workers who fear for their lives and are seeking safety abroad. “Journalists and media workers, ... More >>

Cambodia: UN Experts Deeply Disturbed By Detention Of Boy With Autism For On-line Criticism

Friday, 3 September 2021, 7:07 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (2 September 2021) UN human rights experts* today called on Cambodia to release from detention a 17-year-old boy with autism spectrum disorder who has been held in pre-trial detention for more than two months, without access to his family. ... More >>

Russia: Free Semyon Simonov And Stop Criminalising Human Rights Defenders For Legitimate Work – UN Expert

Wednesday, 1 September 2021, 6:37 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (31 August 2021) – Russia must overturn the conviction of human rights defender Semyon Simonov and must stop using its “foreign agents” law to punish people whose legitimate work is standing up for human rights, a UN expert said today. ... More >>

Cambodia: UN Experts Condemn Conviction Of Trade Union Leader, Systematic Crackdown On Human Rights Defenders

Tuesday, 24 August 2021, 6:29 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (24 August 2021) – UN human rights experts have sharply criticised Cambodian authorities over the conviction of prominent human rights defender Rong Chhun, sentenced to prison last week along with two of his supporters over comments he made on Facebook ... More >>

Brazil: Supreme Court Must Uphold Indigenous Land Rights – UN Expert

Tuesday, 24 August 2021, 6:52 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (23 August 2021) – A UN human rights expert today called on the Brazilian Supreme Court to secure the rights of indigenous peoples to their lands and to reject a legal argument being promoted by some businesses that want to exploit natural resources ... More >>

Eritrea: UN Experts Demand Release Of Human Rights Defender Held 20 Years Without Charge

Thursday, 19 August 2021, 6:39 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (18 August 2021) UN experts today demanded the release of journalist and human rights defender Dawit Isaak, imprisoned without trial in Eritrea since 2001, amid uncertainty about whether he is even still alive. “To this day, Dawit Isaak ... More >>

Afghanistan: UN Expert Warns Of “Cultural Disaster”, Urges Visas For The Vulnerable

Wednesday, 18 August 2021, 6:25 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (17 August 2021) – A UN human rights expert today warned of a “cultural disaster” in Afghanistan after Kabul fell to Taliban forces, and urged States to provide urgent assistance to human rights defenders, including those working on women’s ... More >>

Afghanistan: UN experts urge swift global action

Tuesday, 17 August 2021, 5:32 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Afghanistan: UN experts urge swift global action to protect human rights and prevent ‘civilian slaughter’ More >>

UN experts call for end to police brutality worldwide

Sunday, 15 August 2021, 5:36 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (13 August 2021) – UN human rights experts* have expressed alarm at what they describe as a “rampant police brutality against peaceful protesters worldwide” and warned States of the grave danger arising from such abuse for human rights and ... More >>

UN experts condemn raid on West Bank NGO

Sunday, 15 August 2021, 5:34 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (13 August 2021) – UN human rights experts* have called on the Government of Israel to immediately return confidential documents and office equipment that its military seized from the offices of Defense for Children International-Palestine ... More >>

Ghana: Anti-LGBTI Draft Bill A “Recipe For Violence” – UN Experts

Thursday, 12 August 2021, 6:58 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (12 August 2021) – UN human rights experts* urged Ghana’s Government to reject a proposed ‘family values’ bill, saying it seeks to establish a system of State-sponsored discrimination and violence against the LGBTI community. The first ... More >>

Armenia Must Drop “Intimidating” Criminal Charges Against Minority Rights Activist – UN Experts

Thursday, 12 August 2021, 6:57 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (11 August 2021) – Armenia must stop intimidating human rights defender Sashik Sultanyan, founder of the Yezidi Center for Human Rights, who faces criminal charges for speaking out in support of minority rights, UN human rights experts* ... More >>

Israel Must Safeguard Human Rights Defenders In Occupied Palestinian Territory And Within Its Borders – UN Expert

Thursday, 12 August 2021, 6:55 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (11 August 2021) – A UN expert today expressed concern over arrests, harassment, criminalisation and threats against human rights defenders in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel, and called on Israel to make sure all Palestinian human rights ... More >>

Tigray Conflict: All Combatants Have The Obligation To Protect Eritrean Refugees – UN Expert

Sunday, 8 August 2021, 5:57 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (6 August 2021) – Eritrean refugees trapped in the midst of the armed conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region are being targeted by both sides to the conflict, a UN expert warned today, calling on all parties to take measures to protect refugees ... More >>

Indigenous Peoples Still Face Severe Challenges Due To COVID-19

Sunday, 8 August 2021, 5:56 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples | 9 August 2021 Indigenous Peoples still face severe challenges due to COVID-19 GENEVA (6 August 2021) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, José Francisco Cali Tzay, ... More >>

Weak State Protection Of Civilians Threatens Mali’s Existence -- UN Expert

Sunday, 8 August 2021, 5:54 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

BAMAKO (6 August 2021) - Violence is spreading so rapidly across Mali that it threatens the very survival of the state, the United Nations expert on human rights in the country said at the end of an 11-day official visit where he heard about an increase ... More >>

UN Expert Urges Governments To Crack Down On Hate Speech And Crimes Targeting Romani And Minorities

Saturday, 31 July 2021, 5:44 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Roma Holocaust Memorial Day | 2 August 2021 GENEVA (30 July 2021) – Roma around the world must not be made scapegoats of politicians, or demonized and targeted on social media, Fernand de Varennes, the UN special rapporteur on minority issues, ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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