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UN / DPRK

The UN  Security Council today kicked off a debate on  human rights in the Peoples' Democraticp People’s Republic of Korea , with a call that a case be referred to the International Criminal Court. UNIFEED UNTV

22 Dec 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORING

A human rights team from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan visited rural Nyang County and found a lack of Judges and prosecutors, unoccupied court buildings and accused prisoners subject to prolonged detentions before trial. UNMISS

12 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UN / LGBT

Marking international Human Rights day Wednesday UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said Wednesday the world body denounces," the flagrant injustice of millions of people who face discrimination and abuse because of their sexual orientation or gender identity." UNIFEED-UNTV

10 Dec 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / BUSINESS HUMAN RIGHTS

At an international forum discussing Business and Human Rights in Geneva, Sudan-born mobile communications entrepreneur Mo Ibrahim, called on businesses not to shy away from the forum and to embrace their responsibilities. OHCHR

2 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UN / FERGUSON

Regarding the Grand Jury's decision not to charge a police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said the High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein urged all protestors to avoid violence and destruction in the wake of that decision. UNIFEED-UNTV

25 Nov 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / UKRAINE HUMAN RIGHTS

In a new report published today, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said civilians continue to be killed, unlawfully detained, tortured and disappeared in Eastern Ukraine. UNTV CH  

20 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / PALESTINE HUMAN RIGHTS

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories, Makarim Wibisono, said he was "deeply disappointed" that the government of Israel has not yet allowed him to visit Israel or the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). He said there was a “fundamental and urgent need to improve respect for the human rights of Palestinians." [...]

29 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / DPRK HUMAN RIGHTS

The Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Marzuki Darusman, told journalists that the report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the DPRK "incontrovertibly, and on reasonable grounds, have been able to establish that denial of human rights in the DPRK amount to [...]

28 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / HUMAN RIGHTS SURVEILLANCE

The UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism Ben Emmerson  said "we have reached a point at which it is now essential for states to squarely confront the reality, which is that massive surveillance programmes do away with to the right to internet privacy altogether." [...]

23 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / ZEID AL HUSSEIN

Addressing the Third Committee of the United Nations, the High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein called on member states "to take real action to uphold the human rights" that they all have "committed to respecting."  UNIFEED-UNTV

22 Oct 2014 | Read More »

 

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