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Opening Statement By Volker Türk, UN High Commissioner For Human Rights To The 55th Session Of The Human Rights Council

Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 9:03 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

President of the General Assembly, Secretary-General, President of the Human Rights Council, Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, This Council enters into session at a time of seismic global shocks. Conflicts are battering the lives of millions ... More >>

Gaza: Unbearable Suffering Of Civilians Demands End To Violence And Resumption Of Dialogue - UN Human Rights Chief

Monday, 4 December 2023, 9:55 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (3 December 2023) – The brutal resumption of hostilities in Gaza and its terrifying impact on civilians underscore once again the need for the violence to end, and for a political solution to be found that is built on the only viable long-term ... More >>

Haiti: UN Report Says Gang Violence Spreading, Urges Speedy Deployment Of Multinational Security Mission

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 11:06 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA/PORT-AU-PRINCE (28 November 2023) - A new UN report out today details a further, shocking rise in gang violence in Haiti as criminal gangs forge alliances and expand to rural areas previously considered safe – killing, raping, kidnapping, and destroying ... More >>

Comment By UN Human Rights Office Spokesperson Liz Throssell On Executions Of A Child And A Young Man In Iran

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 10:56 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

The executions by Iranian authorities of a 17-year-old child and of a 22-year-old man, on 24 November 2023. The execution of Hamidreza Azari, who was accused of murder, is the first reported execution of an alleged child offender in Iran this year. We ... More >>

Israel/OPT: Türk Says Humanity Must Come First, Urges Humanitarian Ceasefire

Tuesday, 24 October 2023, 9:07 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (23 October 2023) – UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk today called for a broad humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza and Israel. He also called on the parties to the conflict to redouble efforts to ensure proper compliance with international ... More >>

Türk Warns Occupied West Bank Violence Risks Spiralling Out Of Control

Friday, 23 June 2023, 8:07 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (23 June 2023) – UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk today warned this week’s violence in the Occupied West Bank risks spiralling out of control, fuelled by strident political rhetoric and an escalation in the use of advanced military weaponry by ... More >>

Taliban Edicts Suffocating Women & Girls In Afghanistan

Tuesday, 20 June 2023, 3:35 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Relentless edicts issued by the Taliban since taking power in Afghanistan in August 2021 have severely restricted the rights of women and girls and suffocated every dimension of their lives, UN experts* said today. “Women and girls in Afghanistan ... More >>

UN Expert On Human Rights In Haiti Begins Official Visit

Tuesday, 20 June 2023, 3:27 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

William O’Neill, UN Expert on Human Rights in Haiti, will today start an official visit to Haiti that will last until Thursday 29 June. This is O’Neill’s first official visit to Haiti since he was designated as the UN Expert on Human Rights ... More >>

Comment By UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk On Sentencing Of Human Rights Defenders In China

Tuesday, 11 April 2023, 10:50 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

“I am very concerned that two prominent human rights defenders in China – Ding Jiaxi and Xu Zhiyong – have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms, at variance with international human rights law standards. Human rights law requires that people ... More >>

Comment By UN HRO Spokesperson Seif Magango On Malian Authorities’ Failure To Grant UN Investigators Access To Moura

Thursday, 21 April 2022, 5:51 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (20 April 2022) - We are extremely concerned that Malian authorities have still not granted UN human rights investigators access to the village of Moura, in the central region of Mopti, where Malian Armed Forces reportedly accompanied by ... More >>

Provide Unhindered Access To Whole Of Tigray To Protect Civilians, Bachelet Urges Ethiopia

Wednesday, 23 December 2020, 6:25 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Seven weeks after the conflict began in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, the continuing lack of overall humanitarian access, coupled with an ongoing communications blackout in many areas, raises increasing concerns about the situation of civilians, UN High ... More >>

High Commissioner For Human Rights Michelle Bachelet Press Conference Opening Statement

Thursday, 10 December 2020, 6:23 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Press Conference opening statement 9 December 2020 2020 is a year none of us will ever forget. A terrible, devastating year that has scarred so many of us, in so many ways. At least 67 million people infected, and 1.6 million dead, in a pandemic that ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES - (1) Ethiopia; (2) Brazil

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 6:18 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 24 November 2020 Subjects: (1) Ethiopia (2) Brazil 1) Ethiopia UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday urged the parties to the ... More >>

Mozambique: Bachelet Appalled By Escalating Conflict In Cabo Delgado Province

Saturday, 14 November 2020, 6:11 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday called on all actors to take urgent measures to protect civilians in Cabo Delgado province, in northeast Mozambique, amid reports of an increasingly alarming human rights situation. ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES - (1) Myanmar, (2) Côte D’Ivoire, (3) Tanzania, (4) Cameroon

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 6:57 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 27 October 2020 Subjects:  (1) Myanmar (2) Côte d’Ivoire (3) Tanzania (4) Cameroon 1) Myanmar We have serious concerns about the human rights ... More >>

United States: Prolonged Solitary Confinement Amounts To Psychological Torture, Says UN Expert

Saturday, 29 February 2020, 11:43 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (28 February 2020) – A UN human rights expert has voiced alarm at the excessive use of solitary confinement by correctional facilities in the United States. “For years, my mandate has raised concerns about the worldwide overuse of solitary confinement ... More >>

Clarification of circumstances surrounding hacking of OHCHR

Thursday, 30 January 2020, 9:09 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (29 January 2020) - The UN Human Rights Office would like to clarify some details in light of news reports today about a cyber-attack on the UN which involved our office. Although hackers accessed a self-contained part of our system in July ... More >>

DR Congo: Bachelet says new Govt has “window of opportunity"

Thursday, 30 January 2020, 9:07 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA / KINSHASA (29 January 2020) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet concluded a five-day visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) late Monday with a call on both the country’s Government and the international ... More >>

UN report urges accountability for Libya airstrike deaths

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 9:00 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA/TRIPOLI (27 January 2020) –In a new report on the July 2019 airstrikes in Libya that killed at least 53 migrants and refugees at the Tajoura detention centre – one of the deadliest incidents since a new round of hostilities broke out in ... More >>

Historic case opens door to climate change asylum

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 9:19 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (21 January 2020) – In its first ruling on a complaint by an individual seeking asylum from the effects of climate change, the UN Human Rights Committee* has stated that countries may not deport individuals who face climate change-induced ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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