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UN / UKRAINE

Briefing the Security Council, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović said today that the situation in eastern Ukraine, "if not adequately addressed as a matter of priority, risks seriously destabilizing the country as a whole." UNTV

16 Apr 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / UKRAINE HUMAN RIGHTS

A UN Human Rights report says that misinformation, propaganda and incitement to hatred need to be urgently countered in Ukraine to avoid the further escalation of tension in the country. CH UNTV

15 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA UPDATE

After briefing the Security Council in closed consultations, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said there needs to be "justice and accountability" in Syria and pointed out that the Syrian Government "is mostly responsible for the violations" and perpetrators should be referred to the International Criminal Court. UNTV

8 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC PILLAY

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay told the Security Council that some 80 percent of the Muslim population has been forcibly displaced inCentral African Republicand the anti-balaka – the Christian militias are regarded as criminals. The briefing comes after the Secretary-General visited the capital ofBanguiin a bid to focus the world's attention on [...]

8 Apr 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / DPRK HRC

The Human Rights Commission asked the General Assembly to refer the human rights situation in the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the Security Council  for possible referral to international criminal justice tribunals. CH UNTV

28 Mar 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIA HRC

The United Nation’s top human rights body extended its probe of suspected abuses in Syria for another year.  CH UNTV

28 Mar 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC HRC

The Human Rights Council heard calls Wednesday for urgent assistance to help the  abused population of the Central African Republic, with warnings that international failure to act could have serious repercussions for peace and security in the region. CH UNTV

26 Mar 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / DRC SEXUAL VIOLENCE

For the first time ever the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council has held a high level dialogue to discuss lessons learned and the continuing challenges in combating sexual violence in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). CH UNTV

25 Mar 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / COTE D'IVOIRE HUMAN RIGHTS

A UN independent expert on the human rights situation in Cote d'Ivoire expressed concern over unresolved issues in the national reconciliation process of the West African country – ahead of presidential elections in 2015. OHCHR

24 Mar 2014 | Read More »

OHCHR / ANTI-DISCRIMINATION DAY

On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights attributed the rise of hate speech and violence attacks motivated by race or ethnicity to flawed leadership. OHCHR

21 Mar 2014 | Read More »

 

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