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14.02.02 – HUMAN RIGHTS

GENEVA / HRC GAZA VOTE WRAP

The United Nations' top human rights body has adopted a resolution that 'condemns in the strongest terms' the widespread, systematic and gross violations of international human rights and fundamental freedoms' in the Occupied Palestinian Territory since Israeli military operations last month. UNTV CH

23 Jul 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / PILLAY GAZA

The UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay has called onIsrael, Hamas and all Palestinian armed groups not to target civilians in the current conflict, adding that not abiding by the principles of international humanitarian law "may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity." UNTV CH

23 Jul 2014 | Read More »

HAITI / GUSTAVO GALLON

Gustavo Gallon, the independent expert on the situation of Human Rights in Haiti, wrapped his second visit to the country with a press conference where he said that "80% of prisoners in Haiti are deprived of their liberty for years without having been heard by a judge. " MINUSTAH

22 Jul 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / PILLAY PRIVACY SURVEILLANCE

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay warned that studies by her office and others have revealed a lack of transparency about governmental surveillance policies and practices, which “may not only infringe on the right to privacy, but also on a range of other vital human rights. " UNTV CH

16 Jul 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / GAZA HUMAN RIGHTS

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, through a spokesperson expressed alarm at Israeli operations resulting in the killing of Palestinian civilians in Gaza, as well as the indiscriminate firing of rockets from Gaza into Israel. UNTV CH

11 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / DEATH PENALTY

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told delegates he was "troubled" by the application of the death penalty for offences that do not meet the threshold under international human rights law of "most serious crimes", including drug-related offences, consensual sexual acts and apostasy. UNIFEED-UNTV

2 Jul 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / HUMAN RIGHTS ISRAEL

The UN human rights office extended condolences to the families of three Israeli teenagers, whose bodies were found yesterday and to the families of seven Palestinians including three teenagers killed in the West Bank. CH UNTV

1 Jul 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN/ ZERROUGUI

  Wrapping up her visit to South Sudan, UN special envoy for children and armed conflict Leila Zerrougui called for the full implementation of the Action Plan signed by the government to end recruitment of child soldiers. UNMISS

28 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN/ MLAMBO-NGCUKA

Commenting on the kidnapping of the girls in Nigeria by Boko Haram, Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said that "Boko Haram says that it's culture and religion, we say it's un-African and un-Islamic." UNIFEED-UNTV

26 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / UKRAINE

A senior UN official told the Security Council that while there have been several steps recently to help de-escalate tensions in Ukraine, including a ceasefire that seems to be holding and the start of peace talks, the situation on the ground remains deeply worrying. UNIFEED-UNTV

24 Jun 2014 | Read More »

 

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