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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 »

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 »

UN / NORTH KOREA HUMAN RIGHTS

The Chair of the Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said he read "every word" of the human rights report issued by the government of the DPRK and they accept universal human rights, "but to accept it and implement it, it must accord with our (DPRK) decision and our [...]

22 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GA / HRC WRAP

The United Nations General Assembly elected 15 new members to sit on the UN Human Rights Council.  Albania, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, the Congo, El Salvador, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Latvia, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Paraguay, Portugal and Qatar. The Council was created by the General Assembly in 2006 to address human rights violations. UNIFEED-UNTV

21 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 »

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 »

 

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