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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 >>

UNHCHR: Libya, Iraq, Poland, Yemen

Saturday, 21 December 2019, 11:34 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville Location: Geneva Date: 20 December 2019 Subject: (1) Libya (2) Iraq (3) Poland (4) Yemen More >>

Bachelet welcomes landmark climate change decision

Saturday, 21 December 2019, 11:30 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (20 December 2019) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday applauded a landmark decision by the Supreme Court of the Netherlands which requires the State to take more ambitious climate action in order to protect human ... More >>

UN torture prevention body announces forthcoming visits

Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 8:09 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (16 December 2019) — The UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture announced it will visit Central African Republic in 2020, in addition to its previously announced visits to Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Lebanon, Madagascar, Nauru and ... More >>

Commissioner Bachelet details human rights recommendations

Saturday, 23 November 2019, 11:52 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Madam Kneuer, President of the IPSA, Professor Haddad, President of the Université Paris Un, Colleagues, Friends, Thank you for giving me this chance to speak to you today. As you are all aware, the International Political Science Association was ... More >>

UN experts urge States to strengthen protection for children

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 9:31 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (20 November 2019) – A number of States on Wednesday declare to the world their commitment to improve protection of children’s rights in the face of daunting challenges including discrimination, violence, exploitation and poverty. More >>

Notes on Iran, Hong Kong/China, Nicaragua, US, Israel

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 8:50 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Location: Geneva Date: 19 November 2019 Subject: (1) Iran (2) China/Hong Kong SAR (3) Nicaragua (4) United States (5) Israel/oPT 1) Iran We are deeply concerned by reported violations of international norms and standards on the use of force, including ... More >>

Bachelet: Repression risks inflaming situation in Bolivia

Sunday, 17 November 2019, 12:55 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Bachelet says repression as well as unnecessary and disproportionate use of force risk inflaming situation in Bolivia More >>

UN Women's rights experts issue findings on 8 nations

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 9:12 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (11 November 2019) – The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women has published its findings on the countries it examined during its session from 21 October to 8 November 2019: Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, ... More >>

UN Human Rights Committee publishes findings on 5 nations

Friday, 8 November 2019, 8:11 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (7 November 2019) — The UN Human Rights Committee has published its findings on the civil and political rights record of countries it examined during its latest session from 14 October to 8 November 2019: Belgium, Cabo Verde, Czech Republic, ... More >>

Haiti unrest - Colombia: Northern Cauca indigenous killings

Saturday, 2 November 2019, 12:03 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Location: Geneva Date: 1 November 2019 Subject: (1) Haiti unrest (2) Colombia: Northern Cauca indigenous killings More >>

Spain: Forced eviction violated right to housing, say UN

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 8:47 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (30 October 2019) — Spain violated a family’s right to housing by failing to weigh their vulnerability in an eviction, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights said in a decision published today in Geneva. On 20 June 2018, ... More >>

Set universal standards for effective consular assistance

Saturday, 26 October 2019, 12:13 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

NEW YORK (25 October 2019) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on summary executions, Agnès Callamard, called for the adoption of a universal set of standards on consular support for imprisoned foreign nationals, especially those facing the death penalty. More >>

Businesses must establish grievance mechanisms

Saturday, 26 October 2019, 12:11 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Businesses must establish grievance mechanisms enabling workers to report trafficking and exploitation - UN expert NEW YORK (25 October 2019) – Companies need to create grievance mechanisms that enable workers to report trafficking or severe exploitation ... More >>

UNHCHR: Protests and unrest around the world

Saturday, 26 October 2019, 12:06 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

(1) Protests and unrest around the world (2) Bolivia (3) Iraq (4) Chile (5) Guinea (6) Lebanon Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 25 October 2019 Subject: (1) Protests and unrest around the ... More >>

UN Committee publishes findings on 6 nations

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 7:47 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (22 October 2019) – The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has published its findings on the rights records of countries it examined during its latest session from 30 September to 18 October 2019: Denmark, Ecuador, Israel, ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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