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Ecuador: UN Committee Urges End To Violence Against Children During Protests

Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 6:13 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (28 June 2022) – The UN Child Rights Committee today expressed deep concern over the information it has received about the use of violence against children by the Ecuadorian security forces during recent protests and strikes led by indigenous ... More >>

UN Committee Urges Prompt Investigation Into Deaths Of Migrants At Moroccan-Spanish Border

Tuesday, 28 June 2022, 8:03 pm | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (28 June 2022) – The UN Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW) on Tuesday deplored the incidents that led to the deaths of at least 23 migrants as they tried to cross the border from Morocco into the Spanish enclave of Melilla last Friday. It is yet ... More >>

UN Experts: Healthcare Professionals Are Essential For Torture Prevention, Accountability And Redress

Monday, 27 June 2022, 6:48 pm | UN Treaty Bodies

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 26 June 2022 GENEVA (24 June 2022) – Human rights experts from the three UN anti-torture mechanisms * have urged States members to provide the necessary material and legal conditions to enable health ... More >>

Chile: UN Child Rights Committee Decides First-ever International Child Abduction Case

Friday, 17 June 2022, 5:38 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (16 June 2022) – Chile violated the rights of a six-year-old boy with autism when its Supreme Court decided to return him to Spain without assessing his best interests, the UN Child Rights Committee has found. The Committee issued its landmark ... More >>

UN Women’s Rights Committee To Review Portugal, Türkiye, Azerbaijan, Namibia, UAE, Morocco, Mongolia And Bolivia

Saturday, 11 June 2022, 5:51 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (10 June 2022) - The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) will hold its upcoming session from 13 June to 1 July, during which it will review Portugal, Türkiye, Azerbaijan, Namibia, United Arab Emirates, Morocco, ... More >>

UN CRC: Findings On Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Djibouti, Greece, Iceland, Kiribati, Somalia, Zambia

Friday, 10 June 2022, 5:53 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (9 June 2022) - The UN Child Rights Committee (CRC) has issued its findings on Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Djibouti, Greece, Iceland, Kiribati, Somalia and Zambia, the States parties that it reviewed during its latest session. ... More >>

Nepal Responsible For Rape And Extrajudicial Execution Of 16-year-old Girl, UN Human Rights Committee Finds

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 5:55 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (23 May 2022) – Nepal violated the human rights of a 16-year-old girl who was tortured, raped and shot dead by army officers during the Nepalese Civil War, the UN Human Rights Committee has found. The Committee issued its findings today ... More >>

Ecuador: Non-recognition Of Indigenous Marriage Discriminated Against Former Presidential Candidate, UN Committee Finds

Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 7:04 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (17 May 2022) – Ecuador discriminated against indigenous rights activist, Yaku Pérez Guartambel, by refusing to recognise his marriage officiated by traditional indigenous authorities, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination ... More >>

Mexico: Dark Landmark Of 100,000 Disappearances Reflects Pattern Of Impunity, UN Experts Warn

Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 6:37 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (17 May 2022) – The 100,000 officially registered disappearances in Mexico illustrate a long-standing pattern of impunity in the country, indicating the tragedy continues daily, UN human rights experts warned. The Committee on Enforced Disappearances ... More >>

UN Committee Against Torture Publishes Findings On Cuba, Iceland, Iraq, Kenya, Montenegro And Uruguay

Saturday, 14 May 2022, 5:55 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (13 May 2022) – The UN Committee against Torture (CAT) on Friday published findings on Cuba, Iceland, Iraq, Kenya, Montenegro and Uruguay, the six State parties it reviewed during its latest session. The findings contain positive aspects of each ... More >>

Lebanon: Little Progress In Torture Prevention, UN Experts Find

Friday, 13 May 2022, 6:10 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (12 May 2022) – The UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) is concerned about the prolonged pre-trial detention, overcrowding and deplorable living conditions in places of deprivation of liberty that it observed during its second visit to Lebanon. ... More >>

Peru: Death Of Demonstrators Violated Rights To Life And Peaceful Assembly, UN Human Rights Committee Finds

Saturday, 7 May 2022, 6:35 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (6 May 2022) – Peru failed to protect the rights to life and peaceful assembly of two fleeing demonstrators who were shot dead when police opened fire on a non-violent march in 2008. The State party also failed to investigate and prosecute those responsible, ... More >>

UN Torture Prevention Body To Visit Lebanon

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 6:48 pm | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (3 May 2022) - The UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) is set to visit Lebanon from 4 to 10 May 2022 to assess the country’s implementation of the recommendations it made during its previous visit. “This upcoming mission follows ... More >>

UN Committee On The Elimination Of Racial Discrimination Issues Findings On Cameroon, Estonia, Kazakhstan And Luxembourg

Saturday, 30 April 2022, 5:32 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (29 April 2022) – The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on Friday issued findings on Cameroon, Estonia, Kazakhstan and Luxembourg after reviewing the States parties in its latest session. The findings contain positive aspects of ... More >>

Brazil: Criminal Proceedings Against Former President Lula Da Silva Violated Due Process Guarantees

Friday, 29 April 2022, 5:56 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (28 April 2022) – The investigation and prosecution of former President Lula da Silva violated his right to be tried by an impartial tribunal, his right to privacy and his political rights, the UN Human Rights Committee has found. The ... More >>

UN Torture Prevention Body To Visit Argentina

Friday, 15 April 2022, 6:03 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (14 April 2022) - The UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) is set to visit Argentina from 20 to 30 April 2022 to assess the country’s implementation of the recommendations it made during its previous visit. "We are pleased to ... More >>

Ukraine: 2.7 Million People With Disabilities At Risk, UN Committee Warns

Friday, 15 April 2022, 5:55 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (14 April 2022) –The continued military attacks against Ukraine are putting the lives of an estimated 2.7 million people with disabilities at risk. The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities today deplored the Russian Federation’s ... More >>

UN Committee Against Torture To Review Iceland, Cuba, Iraq, Montenegro, Kenya And Uruguay

Friday, 15 April 2022, 5:47 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (14 April 2022) – The UN Committee against Torture (CAT) will hold its upcoming session from 19 April to 13 May, during which it will review Iceland, Cuba, Iraq, Montenegro, Kenya and Uruguay. The six countries are among the 173 States parties ... More >>

Mexico: Prevention Must Be Central To National Policy To Stop Enforced Disappearance, UN Committee Finds

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 7:34 pm | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (12 April 2022) - Public agents and organised crime are responsible for Mexico’s soaring numbers of enforced disappearance, the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances said in findings published today. The Committee called for immediate actions to end ... More >>

UN Committee On Enforced Disappearances Publishes Findings On Greece And Niger

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 7:33 pm | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (12 April 2022) – The UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances today issued its findings on Greece and Niger after reviewing the countries in its latest session. The findings contain the Committee's main concerns and recommendations on the implementation ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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