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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 >>

Bachelet on the recent sanctions imposed on Venezuela

Friday, 9 August 2019, 1:37 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

“I am deeply worried about the potentially severe impact on the human rights of the people of Venezuela of the new set of unilateral sanctions imposed by the US this week. The sanctions are extremely broad and fail to contain sufficient measures ... More >>

Mexico responsible for disappearances - UN Expert

Thursday, 8 August 2019, 8:25 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (7 August 2019) — Mexico must carry out a thorough, rigorous, impartial, independent and effective investigation into the circumstances of enforced disappearances in Veracruz in 2010, the UN Human Rights Committee said in a decision published today ... More >>

Michelle Bachelet on killing of indigenous leader in Amapá

Tuesday, 30 July 2019, 8:20 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

“The murder of Emrya Wajãpi, leader of the indigenous Wajãpi people, is tragic and reprehensible in its own right. It is also a disturbing symptom of the growing problem of encroachment on indigenous land – especially forests – by miners, ... More >>

UN Human Rights Committee publishes

Friday, 26 July 2019, 8:22 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (25 July 2019) — The UN Human Rights Committee has published its find-ings on the civil and political rights record of countries it examined during its latest ses-sion: Equatorial Guinea, Mauritania, Netherlands, Nigeria, Paraguay, and Tajikistan. More >>

Somalia needs ongoing international help to tackle rights

Friday, 26 July 2019, 8:09 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA / MOGADISHU (25 July 2019) – The international community must continue to help Somalia strengthen its institutions and the justice and security sector ahead of the next elections, says UN Independent Expert Bahame Tom Nyanduga. “Somalia ... More >>

Bachelet appalled by conditions of migrants in USA

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 9:23 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (8 July 2019) - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said on Monday she is appalled by the conditions in which migrants and refugees - children and adults - are being held in detention in the United States of America after crossing ... More >>

Bachelet briefs Human Rights Council about Venezuela

Friday, 5 July 2019, 8:32 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Enhanced interactive dialogue on the situation of human rights in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela More >>

UN Human Rights report on Venezuela urges immediate measures

Friday, 5 July 2019, 9:16 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (4 July 2019) – A UN human rights report published today urges the Government of Venezuela to take immediate, concrete measures to halt and remedy the grave violations of economic, social, civil, political and cultural rights documented in the country. More >>

   

 

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