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UN Committee On Migrant Workers Issues Findings OnRwanda And Azerbaijan

Saturday, 16 October 2021, 7:07 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (14 October 2021) – The UN Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW) has issued its findings on Rwanda and Azerbaijan, the States parties that it reviewed during its latest session. The findings contain positive aspects of each country's implementation ... More >>

Paraguay: Failing To Prevent Contamination Violates Indigenous People’s Right To Traditional Lands - UN HR Committee

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 8:41 pm | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (13 October 2021) — In a landmark decision, the UN Human Rights Committee found that Paraguay’s failure to prevent and control the toxic contamination of traditional lands, due to the intensive use of pesticides by nearby commercial farms, ... More >>

UN Child Rights Committee Rules That Countries Bear Cross-border Responsibility For Harmful Impact Of Climate Change

Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 6:31 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (11 October 2021) – In a historic ruling on the harmful effects of climate change on children’s rights, the Child Rights Committee has found that a State party can be held responsible for the negative impact of its carbon emissions on ... More >>

UN Child Rights Committee Issues Findings On Czech Republic, Eswatini, Poland And Switzerland

Friday, 1 October 2021, 7:01 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (30 September 2021) — The UN Child Rights Committee (CRC) has issued its findings on Czech Republic, Eswatini, Poland and Switzerland, the States parties that it reviewed during its latest session. The findings contain positive aspects ... More >>

UN Committee On Enforced Disappearances Issues Findings On Brazil, Panama, France And Spain

Friday, 1 October 2021, 6:29 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (30 September 2021) – The UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) has issued its findings on Brazil, Panama France and Spain, the four States parties which it examined during its latest session. The findings contain positive aspects ... More >>

UN Committee On Migrant Workers To Review Rwanda And Azerbaijan

Friday, 24 September 2021, 5:56 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (23 September 2021) – The UN Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW) will hold its upcoming session from 27 September to 8 October, during which it will review Rwanda and Azerbaijan, and host a public online event to launch its guidance, officially ... More >>

UN Disability Rights Committee Issues Findings On Djibouti And France

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 6:00 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (15 September 2021) —The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) has issued its findings on Djibouti and France, the two States parties which it examined during its latest session. The findings contain positive aspects of each ... More >>

UN Committee On Enforced Disappearances To Review Brazil, France, Panama And Spain

Saturday, 11 September 2021, 5:37 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (10 September 2021) – The UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) will hold its upcoming session from 13 to 24 September, during which it will review Brazil, France Panama and Spain. The session will begin on 13 September at 10:00am ... More >>

UN Child Rights Committee To Review Czech Republic, Poland, Eswatini And Switzerland

Saturday, 4 September 2021, 5:41 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (3 September 2021) — The UN Child Rights Committee (CRC) will hold its upcoming session from 6 to 24 September, during which it will review the Czech Republic, Poland, Eswatini and Switzerland. The four countries are among the 196 States parties ... More >>

UN Committee On The Elimination Of Racial Discrimination Issues Findings On Lebanon And Netherlands

Thursday, 2 September 2021, 5:46 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (1 September 2021) - The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has issued its findings on Lebanon and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the two States parties which it examined during its latest session. The findings contain ... More >>

Afghanistan: UN Committees Urge Taliban To Honour Their Promises To Protect Women And Girls

Tuesday, 31 August 2021, 6:29 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (30 August 2021) – The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) call on the Taliban to honour their pledge to protect Afghan women and girls, and to respect ... More >>

UN Committee On The Elimination Of Racial Discrimination To ReviewLebanon And Kingdom Of Netherlands

Friday, 6 August 2021, 5:52 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (5 August 2021) - The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) will hold its upcoming session from 9 to 25 August 2021, during which it will review Lebanon and the Kingdom of Netherlands. The Committee, which has received ... More >>

UN Committee Against Torture Publishes Findings On Belgium

Saturday, 31 July 2021, 5:41 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (30 July 2021) – The UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) today issued its findings on Belgium, the State party which it examined during its latest session. The findings contain positive aspects of Belgium's implementation of the Convention ... More >>

Belarus: Disqualifying Lawyer Of Former Presidential Candidate Violates Rights To Fair Trial And Freedom Of Expression

Saturday, 31 July 2021, 5:35 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (30 July 2021) — The decision to cancel the licence of a Belarusian lawyer after he spoke to the media about the detention conditions of his client, an opposition presidential candidate, violated the lawyer’s rights to a fair hearing and freedom ... More >>

Mauritius: Storing Biometric Data On Identity Cards Violates Privacy – UN Human Rights Committee

Friday, 23 July 2021, 5:57 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (22 July 2021) — The UN Human Rights Committee has found that Mauritius’ 2013 National Identity Card Act violates its citizens’ privacy rights, as there are no sufficient guarantees that the fingerprints and other biometric data stored ... More >>

Myanmar Crisis Risks Damaging Entire Generation Of Children, UN Child Rights Committee Warns

Saturday, 17 July 2021, 5:42 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (16 July 2021) — Children’s rights in Myanmar are facing an onslaught that risks leaving an entire generation damaged, the UN Child Rights Committee (CRC) has warned. Since the military coup, 75 children have been killed, about 1,000 arbitrarily ... More >>

UN Committee Against Torture To Review Belgium

Saturday, 10 July 2021, 6:00 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (8 July 2021) — The UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) will hold its upcoming session from 12 to 30 July 2021 during which it will review Belgium. The Committee, which has received the country report from Belgium, and submissions from non-governmental ... More >>

UN Torture Prevention Body Calls For Vaccination Programmes For People Deprived Of Liberty

Saturday, 3 July 2021, 5:30 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (1 July 2021) — The UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) has called on States to ensure that people deprived of liberty are included in national vaccination programmes against COVID-19, and to continue efforts to tackle overcrowding ... More >>

UN Women’s Rights Committee Urges Turkey To Reconsider Withdrawal From Istanbul Convention As Decision Takes Effect

Saturday, 3 July 2021, 5:25 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (1 July 2021) – Turkey’s decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention, which takes effect today, is deeply regrettable and should be reversed, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) said on Thursday. The ... More >>

UN Human Rights Committee To Review Togo

Friday, 25 June 2021, 6:48 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (24 June 2021) — The UN Human Rights Committee will hold its upcoming session from 28 June to 23 July 2021 during which it will review Togo. In a public dialogue held online and webcast , the Committee, which has received the country report from ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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