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Myanmar: Time For Business To Take A Stand Against Human Rights Violations - UN Experts

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 6:26 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (12 May 2021) – As powerful actors in the current fragile and deteriorating context in Myanmar, businesses must uphold their human rights responsibilities and put pressure on the military junta to halt grave human rights violations, UN experts* ... More >>

East Jerusalem: UN Experts Deplore Brutal Police Response To Protests, Urge Eviction Threats To Be Lifted

Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 5:05 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (11 May 2021) - UN human rights experts* today expressed grave concerns about Israel’s aggressive response to protests in East Jerusalem, and called on Israel, as the occupying power, to immediately lift its threat to evict hundreds of Palestinian ... More >>

Iran: UN Experts Welcome Release Of Arash Sadeghi

Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 5:03 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (11 May 2021) – UN human rights experts* welcomed the release of Iranian human rights defender Arash Sadeghi, who was released from Raja’i Shahr Prison this month after five-and-a-half years in detention. Mr. Sadeghi received prison ... More >>

United Kingdom: UN Expert Raises Alarm Over Abuse Of Close Supervision Centres

Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 6:21 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (10 May 2021) – A UN human rights expert* today raised concerns about the holding of prisoners for prolonged or indefinite periods in isolation in restrictive control units, known as Close Supervision Centres (CSC), calling on the British Government ... More >>

Cambodia: UN Expert Condemns Conviction Of Three Environmental Rights Defenders, Urges Their Release

Saturday, 8 May 2021, 4:58 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (7 May 2021) – A UN expert today condemned a decision by a Cambodian court to sentence three environmental human rights defenders to jail terms of up to 20 months and urged the Government to release them immediately and unconditionally. ... More >>

Myanmar: UN Expert Urges States To Impose Arms Embargo

Saturday, 8 May 2021, 4:53 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (7 May 2021) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Tom Andrews, today welcomed the call by a broad number of civil society organizations to impose an arms embargo on Myanmar’s military junta, and encouraged ... More >>

UN Experts Urge The Bahamas To Halt Plans To Demolish 600 Homes

Saturday, 8 May 2021, 4:48 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (7 May 2021) – UN human rights experts* today called on the Bahamas to halt planned demolitions this week of approximately 600 homes at two informal settlements known as the Farm and the Farm Road on Abaco island. A community of Haitian descendants ... More >>

Switzerland: Two Abducted Girls Held At Grim Syria Camp Must Be Returned Home – UN Experts

Saturday, 24 April 2021, 4:53 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (22 April 2021) - UN human rights experts* today called on Switzerland to repatriate two sisters, aged 8 and 14, who are being held at a squalid camp in north-eastern Syria after they were allegedly abducted by their mother five years ago when she ... More >>

Russia: UN Experts Say Navalny In “Serious Danger”, Call For Medical Evacuation

Thursday, 22 April 2021, 6:00 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (21 April 2021) – UN human rights experts* today expressed alarm at the deteriorating health situation of detained Russian Government critic Alexei Navalny, and called for his urgent medical evacuation from Russia. “We believe Mr. Navalny’s ... More >>

Iraq: UN Expert Welcomes Law To Aid ISIL Atrocity Survivors, But More Needs To Be Done For Children Born From Rape

Thursday, 22 April 2021, 5:54 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (21 April 2021) – A UN expert welcomed Iraq’s adoption of a law to provide reparation to women and girls survivors of atrocities committed by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), but said more needs to be done for children ... More >>

USA: Shackling Of Aged Inmate, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Is Deplorable - UN Experts

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 6:07 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (20 April 2021) – UN human rights experts* expressed serious concerns about the treatment and welfare of Mumia Abu-Jamal, an African-American man who has been in jail for 40 years in Pennsylvania, and is reportedly shackled to his hospital ... More >>

United Kingdom: UN Experts Condemn “Reprehensible” Racism Report

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 5:58 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (19 April 2021) – A group of UN human rights experts today strongly rejected a UK government-backed report into racism and ethnic disparities in the country, saying the review further distorted and falsified historic facts, and could even ... More >>

UN Experts Demand “Concrete Information” On Sheikha Latifa’s Fate

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 5:39 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (20 April 2021) – UN human rights experts* today called on the Government of the United Arab Emirates to provide meaningful information on the fate of Sheikha Latifa Mohammed Al Maktoum, as well as assurances of her safety and well-being, without ... More >>

Japan: UN Experts Say Deeply Disappointed By Decision To Discharge Fukushima Water

Friday, 16 April 2021, 6:26 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (15 April 2021) - UN human rights experts* today expressed deep regret at Japan’s decision to release contaminated water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean, saying the discharge could impact millions of lives and livelihoods ... More >>

USA: “Rewards For Justice” Program Violates Human Rights, Say UN Experts

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 6:47 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (14 April 2021) – The United States’ anti-terrorism program “Rewards for Justice” is violating the human rights of some of the individuals it targets, UN human rights experts* said. The program, operated by the U.S. State Department, ... More >>

Israel/OPT: UN Experts Warn Of Rising Levels Of Israeli Settler Violence In A Climate Of Impunity

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 6:44 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (14 April 2021) – Violence by Israeli settlers against Palestinian civilians in the occupied West Bank has risen markedly in recent months, with assaults and property destruction occurring in an atmosphere of impunity, UN human rights experts* ... More >>

UN Experts Deplore Rights Violations Against Burundi Refugees

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 5:36 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (13 April 2021) – UN human rights experts* today called on the governments of Tanzania and Burundi to respect the rights of refugees and asylum seekers who have fled Burundi, deploring reports of enforced disappearances, torture, forced ... More >>

Uganda: UN Experts Extremely Concerned At Serious Rights Violations Linked To General Elections

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 5:33 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (13 April 2021) – UN human rights experts* today called on the Government of Uganda to immediately stop the brutal crackdown on its political opponents which began in the lead-up to January’s disputed general elections and continues to suppress ... More >>

UN Experts Urge Cambodia To Review Approach To COVID-19

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 5:38 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (12 April 2021) – UN human rights experts* expressed serious concern over a series of harsh new legal and administrative measures adopted by the Royal Government of Cambodia in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that undermine fundamental human ... More >>

Lao PDR: Five Years After Arrest, Human Rights Defenders Still Denied Access To Lawyers – UN Expert

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 6:29 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (12 April 2021) – A UN expert called on the Government of Lao PDR to immediately release three human rights defenders who have been detained for more than five years, saying their continued imprisonment was an impediment to the advancement of human ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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