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OHCHR / MIGRANTS

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, François Crépeau urged the European Union to regain its borders from smugglers and establish a human rights-based, coherent and comprehensive migration policy with mobility as its central asset.  OHCHR

25 Aug 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / DARFUR IMPUNITY

Serious human rights violations in Darfur in 2014, including killings and sexual violence, have largely gone uninvestigated and unpunished, according to a new report by the UN Human Rights Office. OHCHR

21 Aug 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / HUMAN RIGHTS THAILAND

A UN Human Rights Office spokesperson Tuesday told reporters in Geneva, “Human Rights violations in Thailand have worsened after the coup in May 2014 and the situation remains worrying.” UNTV CH

11 Aug 2015 | Read More »

BURUNDI / ELECTIONS REAX

The United Nations Human Rights Office said Burundi's presidential elections of 21 July were held in a vacuum of human rights. OHCHR

27 Jul 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / PANSIERI RESIGNATION

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Friday denounced allegations in media that the resignation of Deputy High Commissioner Flavia Pansieri was linked to the ongoing investigations into the handling of the alleged sexual abuse of children by French troops in CAR. UNTV CH

24 Jul 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / YEMEN UPDATE

United Nations said Tuesday that millions of Yemenis continue to suffer from violence, hunger and poor medical assistance as violence escalates unabated.  UNTV CH

21 Jul 2015 | Read More »

UN / BURUNDI

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights told Security Council Thursday, "what the people of Burundi are telling us is that they fear their country is on the brink of devastating violence. The risk to human life, and to regional stability and development, is high." UNIFEED-UNTV

9 Jul 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / CHINA SECURITY LAW

In a statement, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has expressed concern about the human rights implications of a new national security law recently adopted in China. In an interview, his spokesperson Rupert Colville said  ”the definition of national security is also extremely broad.” OHCHR

7 Jul 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / GAZA REPORT

Israeli and Palestinian armed groups who committed war crimes during the conflict in Gaza in 2014 must be brought to justice, according to the Chair of the UN Independent Commission of Inquiry on Gaza.  UNTV CH

29 Jun 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / ERITREA COI

Hundreds of thousands of Eritreans have lost hope and are risking their lives to escape one of the world's most oppressive regimes, according to a Commission of Inquiry  (COI) on the situation of human rights in Eritrea. An estimated 5,000 people try to flee the country every month. UNTV CH

23 Jun 2015 | Read More »

 

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