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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 >>

Vatican must step up measures to end child abuse ’

Friday, 20 December 2019, 9:10 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (19 December 2019) – The decision by Pope Francis to abolish the Roman Catholic Church’s secrecy policy in child sexual abuse cases is a welcome long-awaited step – now the Vatican must move to ensure justice and redress for all victims, a UN ... More >>

States must put human rights at the centre of migration

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 9:36 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (17 December 2019) – States need to place human rights at the core of public policies and debates on migration, and should step up their efforts to combat hate speech, UN human rights experts have stressed in comments marking International Migrants ... More >>

Qatar’s “visionary” approach should lead to free education

Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 8:15 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA / DOHA (16 December 2019) – Qatar should be congratulated on its visionary and open approach to education, and the resources it is investing in it, but must steer away from fee-paying models, a human rights expert has found after visiting ... More >>

Greece praised for progress but must end detention practices

Saturday, 14 December 2019, 1:23 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA / ATHENS (13 December 2019) – Greece has made improvements on ending arbitrary detentions, but still has challenges due to widespread detention in the criminal justice and migration systems which must end, UN human rights experts have concluded ... More >>

Fiji’s efforts in healthcare should address violence

Friday, 6 December 2019, 8:06 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

SUVA / GENEVA (5 December 2019) – Fiji has good opportunities and strong political will to realise the right to health – but achieving this goal will depend as much on addressing violence, discrimination and inequalities as on investment in its healthcare ... More >>

UN experts make fresh call for independent investigation

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 8:39 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (3 December 2019) – The recently announced resignation of Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat must mark the beginning of genuine accountability for the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, said two UN human rights ... More >>

Zimbabwe on brink of man-made starvation

Friday, 29 November 2019, 9:21 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Once the breadbasket of Africa, Zimbabwe now on brink of man-made starvation, UN rights expert warns More >>

Bhopal: Chemical industry must respect human rights

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 8:26 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (27 November 2019) – In commemoration of the 35th anniversary of the Bhopal disaster, a UN human rights expert is calling on chemical manufacturers to recognise and meet their responsibility to respect human rights. Baskut Tuncak, Special Rapporteur ... More >>

Gambia: UN rights expert calls for victim-centred approach

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 8:02 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA / BANJUL (27 November 2019) – A UN human rights expert today urged the Gambian authorities to put victims at the centre of the transitional justice process and to put all the necessary measures in place to guarantee that the crimes of the past ... More >>

'Absence of consent' must become global standard

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 8:25 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (25 November 2019) – On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, UN and regional experts on violence against women and women’s rights* call upon all States to close the gap between international and national laws on ... More >>

Iran: Experts raise alarm at arrests and reported killings

Saturday, 23 November 2019, 12:00 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (22 November 2019) – UN human rights experts have expressed grave concerns about the situation in Iran as protests spread across the country over the past week. “We are deeply concerned at reports of killings and injuries, and that the authorities ... More >>

Time to act: Governments urged to improve record

Friday, 22 November 2019, 8:19 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (21 November 2019) – Governments are failing in their duty to protect people from human rights abuses by business and cannot put off action any longer, UN human rights experts have warned ahead of the largest global gathering on business and ... More >>

Egypt must free human rights lawyer detained

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 9:23 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (20 November 2019) – UN human rights experts* have criticised Egypt over the ongoing detention of lawyer and human rights defender Ibrahim Metwally, who has been cleared in court of all accusations against him but has now been charged with ... More >>

Belarus: UN expert deplores child jail sentences

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 9:22 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (20 November 2019) – A UN human rights expert on Belarus has expressed grave concerns about children serving sentences of up to 11 years in jail for drug-related offences. Since the age for criminal liability for these offences was lowered to ... More >>

Convention on tourism ethics is major step

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 8:41 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA / NEW YORK (19 November 2019) – UN experts on human rights * have urged all States to sign up to a framework convention on the ethics of tourism, which they hailed as an important step forward in combating the exploitation of children in ... More >>

 

 

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