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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 >>

Israeli settlements: UN expert condemns US decision

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 8:40 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (19 November 2019) – The announcement by the US Secretary of State that Israeli settlements do not violate international law is a decisive break with international consensus, and will only further entrench the perpetual Israeli occupation, a UN ... More >>

Qatar needs urgent paradigm shift to protect people

Friday, 15 November 2019, 9:11 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

DOHA / GENEVA (14 November 2019) – There is an urgent need for a paradigm shift in Qatar to guarantee the right of every individual to personal liberty, as well as independent and effective judicial control over detention, the UN Working Group ... More >>

Time for world leaders to honour 25-year-old promises

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 9:06 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (11 November 2019) – The international community must prioritise women’s rights to meet the promises and commitments on sexual and reproductive health made at a historic global conference 25 years ago, a group of United Nations human rights ... More >>

Media statement on situation of human rights in Cambodia

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 8:58 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (11 November 2019) - The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, Rhona Smith, welcomes the partial lifting of some judicial restrictions on Cambodian political opposition leader Mr. Kem Sokha. The court order prevents ... More >>

The Gambia must step up prosecutions

Friday, 1 November 2019, 9:26 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA / BANJUL (31 October 2019) – The Gambia should be commended for embarking on a national process of healing and reconciliation, reversing its abusive legacy and bringing perpetrators to account, said UN human rights expert Maud De Boer-Buquicchio, ... More >>

Colombia: UN outraged by killing of indigenous leader

Friday, 1 November 2019, 9:25 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (31 October 2019) – UN experts* have deplored the massacre committed against members of the Nasa people in Cauca, Colombia and urge the Government to take urgent measures in cooperation with the indigenous authorities. Governor Cristina Bautista ... More >>

UN express grave concerns over detention of Heba Al-Labadi

Friday, 1 November 2019, 9:24 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (31 October 2019) – UN human rights experts* called on Israel to immediately release Heba Al-Labadi, a Palestinian woman with Jordanian nationality, who was placed in solitary confinement after an Israeli military court sentenced her to administrative ... More >>

Negative racial stereotyping violates human rights

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 8:35 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

NEW YORK (30 October 2019) – Racial stereotyping and negative characterisations of people of African descent, which were created to justify the enslavement of Africans, continue to harm people and violate their human rights, a group of UN experts has ... More >>

UN expert warns of enormous privacy concern over health data

Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 10:12 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

NEW YORK (29 October 2019) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, Joseph Cannataci, has unveiled a set of international standards on how health data should be used and protected, warning of enormous threats to privacy if the industry ... More >>

Governments must “walk the talk” and lead by example

Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 10:01 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

NEW YORK (29 October 2019) – Governments must go beyond policy declarations and take concrete policy and regulatory measures across government if they are to prevent and address the impact of human rights abuses by businesses, a group of UN human ... More >>

UN human rights expert calls on States to make reparations

Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 9:58 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

NEW YORK (29 October 2019) – Reparations for racial discrimination rooted in colonialism and slavery are essential to the fulfillment of human rights, a UN human rights expert said today, calling on States to accept they have obligations and responsibilities ... More >>

Human rights in health workforce education is crucial

Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 9:57 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

NEW YORK (29 October 2019) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, Dainius Pūras, has called on States to ensure the creation of a balanced workforce of health-care workers, representing a broad cross-section of society, who are ready ... More >>

UN experts urge Egypt to end crackdown on protesters

Tuesday, 29 October 2019, 9:27 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (28 October 2019) ¬– UN human rights experts* have called on Egypt to protect people’s rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association, after a wave of arrests targeting protesters, journalists and human rights defenders. The ... More >>

Toxic pollution: Another extinction crisis looms, warns UN

Friday, 25 October 2019, 9:18 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

NEW YORK (24 October 2019) – Under the shadow of the existential threats of climate change and biodiversity collapse lies another, insidious extinction crisis: the toxification of our planet and our bodies, a UN human rights expert told the General Assembly ... More >>

One in nine face hunger: Inequality drives global figure up

Friday, 25 October 2019, 9:16 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

NEW YORK (24 October 2019) – For the third year in a row, hunger and malnutrition are on the rise, back to levels last seen nearly 10 years ago, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food told the General Assembly. Today, Hilal Elver said, one in nine ... More >>

   

 

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