UN Special Procedures - Human Rights - Latest News [Page 2]

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 >>

CAR: Experts Alarmed By Government’s Use Of “Russian Trainers”, Close Contacts With UN Peacekeepers

Friday, 2 April 2021, 7:56 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (31 March 2021) – A group of UN experts * today expressed alarm at the increased recruitment and use of private military and foreign security contractors by the Government of Central African Republic, and their close contacts with UN peacekeepers. ... More >>

Indonesia: UN Experts Flag Rights Concerns Over $3b Tourism Project

Friday, 2 April 2021, 7:54 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (31 March 2021) UN human rights experts today urged the Indonesian Government to respect human rights and the rule of law amid reports that a US$3 billion tourism project on Lombok island has involved aggressive land grabs, forced evictions of ... More >>

Belarus Must End Pattern Of Police Brutality And Impunity: UN Experts

Friday, 2 April 2021, 7:45 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (1 April 2021) – UN human rights experts* today called on Belarus to end the continued pattern of excessive use of force, arrests, arbitrary detention and ill-treatment against protesters and the repression of journalists and media personnel. ... More >>

Iraq: UN Experts Appalled By Killing Of Disappeared Human Rights Defender’s Father

Saturday, 27 March 2021, 7:45 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (26 March 2021) – UN human rights experts* today expressed alarm at the killing of Mr. Jasib Hattab Abboud Al Heliji, father of human rights defender Mr. Ali Jasib Hattab Al Heliji, who remains forcibly disappeared. “We are appalled ... More >>

Myanmar: UN Expert Urges Emergency Summit To Head Off Deepening Crisis

Friday, 26 March 2021, 7:39 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (25 March 2021) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Tom Andrews, today warned that the pace and scope of the international response to the military coup in Myanmar is falling short of what is required to ... More >>

Turkey: Withdrawal From Istanbul Convention Is A Pushback Against Women’s Rights, Say Human Rights Experts

Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 7:31 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (23 March 2021) – The UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, the Chair of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and other UN and regional human rights experts* today deeply regretted the decision by ... More >>

Historic Consensus On Freedoms Of Religion And Expression At Risk, Say UN Experts

Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 7:17 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (23 March 2021) – United Nations human rights experts said today digitalisation and the COVID-19 pandemic had facilitated a new wave of stigma, racism, xenophobia and hate targeting minorities and those considered “others”, often promoted by ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL