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Bachelet urges immediate dialogue to resolve crisis in Chile

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 8:13 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (21 October 2019) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday urged all political and civil society actors in Chile to engage in immediate dialogue and to avoid further polarizing the situation with words or deeds, following ... More >>

UN torture prevention committee ends visit to Cabo Verde

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 9:12 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA/PRAIA (14 October 2019) — The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) concluded on Thursday 10 October its first visit to Cabo Verde, which began on 29 September. The objectives of the visit were to support the recently ... More >>

States must better protect and empower girls

Saturday, 12 October 2019, 11:47 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (11 October 2019) — States must take meaningful action to eliminate discrimination against girls and promote girls’ equal rights, said the UN Child Rights Committee and UN Women’s Rights Committee in a joint statement published today for the International ... More >>

Human Rights Committee to review 6 nations

Saturday, 12 October 2019, 11:45 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (11 October 2019) — The UN Human Rights Committee, which monitors implementation by States of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), will meet in Geneva from 14 October to 8 November 2019 to review the situation for human ... More >>

Report Finds Alleged Drug Facilities Were Not Lawful Targets

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 8:21 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

KABUL / GENEVA (9 October 2019) – A United Nations special report, which examines the impact on civilians of United States’ airstrikes on alleged drug-processing facilities on 5 May 2019 in Afghanistan, determines that the operation caused a large ... More >>

Bachelet welcomes release of hundreds of political actors

Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 9:26 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (8 October 2019) - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday welcomed the release of hundreds of political actors in Cameroon, among them opposition leader Maurice Kamto. On 4 October, President Paul Biya announced ... More >>

UN Child Rights Committee publishes findings

Friday, 4 October 2019, 8:40 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (3 October 2019) — The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has published its findings on the countries it examined during its latest session from 9 to 27 September: Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Mozambique, Panama, Portugal, ... More >>

Bachelet urges Guinea to prosecute

Sunday, 29 September 2019, 11:38 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (28 September 2019) – Guinean authorities should expedite the organization of trials to prosecute those responsible for acts that may amount to serious international crimes committed during the events of 28 September 2009, UN High Commissioner for ... More >>

UN Committee launches guidelines on combating trafficking

Friday, 27 September 2019, 9:00 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (26 September 2019) – The United Nations Committee which monitors the Convention on the Rights of the Child is officially launching on Thursday new guidelines designed to help States better implement the Convention’s Optional Protocol on the Sale ... More >>

Bachelet signs “milestone agreement” to open office in Sudan

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 8:19 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA/NEW YORK (25 September 2019) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday signed an agreement with the Government of Sudan to open a UN Human Rights Office in Khartoum and field offices in Darfur, Blue Nile, ... More >>

UN Office and Venezuelan Government sign Memorandum

Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 9:50 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA/NEW YORK (23 September 2019) – The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Government of Venezuela have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which establishes a framework for future discussion and cooperation, and provides ... More >>

UN torture prevention body concludes visit to UK

Friday, 20 September 2019, 8:24 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA/LONDON (19 September 2019) — The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) has completed its first visit to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from 8-19 of September. The aims of the visit were to advise ... More >>

UNHR Office, African Commission Sign Cooperation Agreement

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 9:35 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (17 September 2019) – The UN Human Rights Office and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) have signed a formal agreement to cooperate and collaborate in areas of common interest. It is the third such agreement between ... More >>

UN Committee on Rights of Migrant Workers publishes findings

Saturday, 14 September 2019, 10:05 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (13 September 2019) – The UN Committee on Migrant Workers has published its findings on the countries it examined during its latest session from 2 to 11 September 2019: Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Colombia. They are among the ... More >>

UN Child Rights Committee to review 8 nations

Saturday, 7 September 2019, 10:25 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (6 September 2019) — The UN Child Rights Committee will meet in Geneva from 9 to 27 September to review children’s rights in Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mozambique, Portugal, and the Republic of Korea. The Committee will also review Georgia ... More >>

UN torture prevention body to visit the United Kingdom

Saturday, 7 September 2019, 10:18 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (6 September 2019) — The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) is set to carry out its first visit to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the 8th to the 19th of September 2019. The SPT will examine ... More >>

Comment by High Commissioner on Indonesia

Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 8:05 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

“I have been disturbed by escalating violence in the past two weeks in the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua, and especially the deaths of some protestors and security forces personnel. This is part of a trend we have observed since December ... More >>

Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination findings

Friday, 30 August 2019, 9:09 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (29 August 2019) — The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has published its findings on the countries it examined during its latest session from 5 to 29 August: Czechia, El Salvador, Iceland, Mexico, Mongolia, Poland, ... More >>

Paraguay responsible for human rights violations

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 10:10 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (14 August 2019). Paraguay must undertake an effective and thorough investigation into fumigations with agrochemicals and the subsequent poisoning of peoples, including children, and contamination of water, soil and food, according to an expert UN body. ... More >>

UN Committee Against Torture publishes findings

Saturday, 10 August 2019, 11:25 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (9 August, 2019) – The UN Committee Against Torture has published its findings on the rights record of countries it examined during its latest session: Bangladesh, Greece, Poland, and Togo. The findings, officially termed concluding observations, ... More >>

   

 

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