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GENEVA / HUNGARY QUESTIONAIRE

The United Nations Human Right Office said it is “shocked” by a Hungarian government questionnaire which links migration with terrorism and fears it could bolster anti-immigration sentiments. UNTV CH

22 May 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / SOUTH SUDAN

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, has called for justice for civilians in South Sudan. OHCHR

22 May 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / PUSHING BACK MIGRANTS

The UN Office for Human Rights spokesperson said reports that Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia have been pushing boats full of vulnerable migrants back out to sea are appalling, adding that that pushing boats back out to sea will inevitably lead to many avoidable deaths and that the focus should be on saving lives, not further [...]

15 May 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / BURUNDI

Political instability and reports of intimidation of civilians could result in an even greater humanitarian crisis in Burundi, warns the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. UNTV CH  

15 May 2015 | Read More »

UN / SMALL ARMS

The UN's top Human Rights advocate Wednesday accused states of avoiding enforcement of   small arms trade restrictions because the business is so lucrative.  UNIFEED-UNTV  

13 May 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / OHCHR ON SEXUAL ABUSE

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights wants an investigation into why French authorities did not investigate allegations of sexual abuse of children by French peacekeeping troops in the Central African Republic in 2013 and 2014.  UNTV CH

8 May 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / SEX ABUSE

Journalists and media organisations are being asked to exercise restraint in their handling of information about serious allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse of children by French military personnel in the Central African Republic, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said Friday during a news briefing in Geneva. OHCHR

1 May 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / UK TABLOIDS

The UN Human Rights Chief on Friday urged the U.K. authorities, media, and regulatory bodies to take steps to curb incitement to hatred by British tabloid newspapers, in line with the country's obligations under national and international law. OHCHR

24 Apr 2015 | Read More »

AFGHANISTAN / JUSTICE FOR WOMEN

Access to justice for women victims of violence in Afghanistan needs to be strengthened, a new UN report has urged. The report states that while there is a legal framework in place for such cases, there remain many factors hindering access to justice and redress for such women, in particular the lack of available civil [...]

20 Apr 2015 | Read More »

BURUNDI / ZEID HUMAN RIGHTS

The United Nations human rights chief said Wednesday that inside and outside Burundi, stakeholders are extremely concerned about tensions rising sharply as a series of pivotal elections set to take place between May and August this year get under way, and, with the country at "a crossroads," Burundian parties must choose the path to democracy [...]

16 Apr 2015 | Read More »

 

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