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UN Disability Rights Committee Issues Findings On Estonia; Calls For People With Disabilities Inclusion In The Community

Friday, 16 April 2021, 6:25 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (15 April 2021) — The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) has published its findings on Estonia, which it examined during its latest session. The Committee recognised steps taken by Estonia to implement the Convention ... More >>

UN Committee On The Elimination Of Racial Discrimination To Review Belgium

Friday, 16 April 2021, 6:21 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (15 April 2021) - The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) will hold its upcoming session from 19 to 30 April, during which it will review Belgium. In a public dialogue held online and webcast on 20 and 21 April, CERD, which ... More >>

Human Rights Committee Issues Findings On Finland And Kenya

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 6:45 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (14 April 2021) — The UN Human Rights Committee has issued its findings on Finland and Kenya which it examined during the latest online session. The Committee commended the positive aspects of how Finland and Kenya are implementing the International ... More >>

UN Committee On Enforced Disappearances To Review Switzerland, Colombia And Mongolia

Friday, 9 April 2021, 6:06 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (8 April 2021) – The UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) will hold its upcoming session from 12 April to 7 May, including to review country reports of Switzerland, Colombia and Mongolia. The 20th session will begin on 12 April at ... More >>

Libya Violated Human Rights Defender’s Rights By Failing To Investigate And Prosecute Her Arbitrary Detention & Torture

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 5:58 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (7 April 2021) — Libya violated the human rights of an activist working on women’s rights by failing to investigate and prosecute her unlawful arrest and torture by a militia group affiliated with the government, the UN women’s rights ... More >>

UN Women’s Rights Committee Issues Findings On Denmark

Friday, 2 April 2021, 7:51 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA ( 1 April 2021) — The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) has published its findings on Denmark, including the self-governing territories of Greenland and the Faroe Islands, which it examined during its latest ... More >>

UN Committee Issues Recommendations To Protect Children’s Rights In Digital Environment

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 5:53 pm | UN Treaty Bodies

The Child Rights Committee today published its legal guidance note on how States should protect children’s rights with regard to the digital environment. The guidance note, also known as general comment, is the result of a two-year consultation with ... More >>

Argentina: UN Committees Welcome Decision To Repeal Deportation Decree

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 5:48 pm | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (24 March 2021) - Three UN rights committees have applauded Argentina’s decision earlier this month to derogate a decree* which allowed expedited expulsion of migrants without due process. The decree had been strongly criticised for violating ... More >>

UN Committee On Economic, Social And Cultural Rights Issues Findings On Finland And Latvia

Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 7:12 pm | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (16 March 2021) — The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has published its findings on Finland and Latvia, the two countries it examined during its session held virtually from 15 February to 5 March 2021. The findings contain ... More >>

Migrants: Guidance On Equitable Access To COVID-19 Vaccine

Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 7:41 am | UN Treaty Bodies

All migrants should be included in COVID-19 vaccination programmes regardless of their nationality and migration status, experts from the UN, African, European and Inter-American human rights systems urge in a Guidance Note published today. The ... More >>

UN Disability Rights Committee To Review Estonia

Friday, 5 March 2021, 6:49 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (4 March 2021) —The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will hold its upcoming session from 8 March to 1 April 2021 and will review the report of Estonia. This is the Committee’s first assessment on Estonia’s ... More >>

Enforced Disappearances: Argentina, Sudan, Mexico, Norway And France To Share Experiences At UN Webinar

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 7:34 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (3 March 2021) – Two UN human rights bodies in charge of addressing the issue of enforced disappearances are holding a webinar today to share experiences and highlight why it is so crucial that States ratify the International Convention ... More >>

Human Rights Committee To Review Finland And Kenya

Friday, 26 February 2021, 7:47 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (25 February 2021) — The UN Human Rights Committee will hold its upcoming session from 1 March to 26 March 2021 and will review reports of Finland and Kenya. In public dialogues held online and webcast , the Committee, which has received the ... More >>

UN Women’s Rights Committee To Review Denmark Online

Friday, 19 February 2021, 5:46 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (17 February 2021) — The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) will review the situation of women’s rights and gender equality in Denmark, including the self-governing territories of Greenland and the Faroe Islands, ... More >>

UN Committee On Economic, Social And Cultural Rights To Review Finland And Latvia

Friday, 12 February 2021, 6:25 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (11 February 2021) — The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will hold its upcoming session from 15 February to 5 March 2021 and will review reports of Finland and Latvia. In public dialogues held online and webcast , the ... More >>

Italy Failed To Rescue More Than 200 Migrants, UN Committee Finds

Friday, 29 January 2021, 5:37 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (27 January 2021) –Italy failed to protect the right to life of more than 200 migrants who were on board a vessel that sank in the Mediterranean Sea in 2013, the UN Human Rights Committee has found. In a decision published today, the Human ... More >>

DRC Violated Right To Life Of Prominent Human Rights Defender Pascal Kabungulu, UN Committee Finds

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 6:59 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (13 January 2021) – The UN Human Rights Committee has found the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) violated the right to life of Pascal Kabungulu who was killed in an extrajudicial execution, in front of his family. Kabungulu was a leading human ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 

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