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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 »

UN / DETROIT WATER HUMAN RIGHTS

A United Nations special rapporteur on the right to water said the city of Detroit is violating human rights by conducting large-scale water supply disconnections to homes that have not paid their bills. UNIFEED – UNTV

22 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / ZEID EBOLA

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, said that Ebola has the potential to devastate the human rights of all of those who survive the virus, and of entire countries and regions. UNTV CH

16 Oct 2014 | Read More »

TANZANIA / ALBINISM

Recently, Tanzania has witnessed a spate of brutal attacks and killings on people with albinism. The attacks are linked to myths and witchcraft.  In a bid to protect this vulnerable group, the Tanzanian government has resolved to round up children with the condition in 13 centres throughout the country. OHCHR

11 Oct 2014 | Read More »

HUMAN RIGHTS / NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights congratulated the Pakistani Human Rights defender Malala Yousafzai and India's Kailash Satyarthi for winning the Nobel Peace Prize. OHCHR / FILE

10 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / UKRAINE HRC REPORT

The United Nations Human Rights Office said there is an average of  ten people killed a day in eastern Ukraine despite a ceasefire agreement. OHCHR

8 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / IRAQ REPORT

The United Nations has released a report on the impact of civilians from the conflict in Iraq citing a "staggering array" of gross human rights abuses committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant known as ISIL. OHCHR

2 Oct 2014 | Read More »

 

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