Human Rights Law

COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF MIGRANT WORKERS OPENS ITS TWENTY-EIGHTH SESSION

Swears in New Members of the Committee, Holds Informal Meeting with Civil Society 9 April 2018 The Committee on the Rights of Migrant Workers this morning opened its twenty-eighth session, hearing an address by Adam Abdelmoula, Director of ...Read More

COMMITTEE ON MIGRANT WORKERS EXAMINES ALGERIA’S REPORT

Committee Elects New Bureau, with Ahmadou Tall as the Chairperson 11 April 2018 The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families today concluded its consideration of the second periodic repo...Read More

COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF MIGRANT WORKERS EXAMINES GUYANA’S INITIAL REPORT

12 April 2018 The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families today concluded its consideration of the initial report of Guyana on its implementation of the International Convention on the ...Read More

COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF MIGRANT WORKERS DISCUSSES SITUATION IN SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES IN THE ABSENCE OF A REPORT AND A DELEGATION

12 April 2018 The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families today discussed the efforts of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to implement the International Convention on the Protection of ...Read More

Secretary-General, Commemorating 1994 Rwanda Genocide, Warns Of Risks Posed By Escalating Xenophobia, Racism, Human Rights Abuses

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the commemoration of the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, in New York today:

COMMITTEE ON MIGRANT WORKERS LAUNCHES JOINT GENERAL COMMENTS ON THE RIGHTS OF MIGRANT CHILDREN WITH A PANEL DISCUSSION

16 April 2018 The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families this afternoon held a panel discussion entitled “Putting migrant children’s rights upfront: challenges and duties in protecting...Read More

Inclusive Efforts Must Target Persistent Racial Discrimination Plaguing Communities Worldwide, Secretary-General Says On International Day

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the General Assembly meeting on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, in New York today:

Racial Equality ‘Is Under Attack’, Experts Warn General Assembly, Urging States To Mark International Day By Stamping Out Discrimination, Intolerance

Speakers today called for urgent action to stop the rampant rise of xenophobia, racism and intolerance, as the General Assembly commemorated the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, observed on 21 March.

Procedural Vote Blocks Holding Of Security Council Meeting On Human Rights Situation In Syria, Briefing By High Commissioner

The Security Council today failed to hold a public meeting on the human rights situation in Syria — which would have featured a briefing by the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein — following a procedural vote on the m...Read More

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL HOLDS GENERAL DEBATE ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN PALESTINE AND OTHER OCCUPIED ARAB TERRITORIES

20 March 2018 The Human Rights Council this morning held a general debate on the situation of human rights in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories, after hearing the presentation of reports by the Secretary-General, the High Commis...Read More

Part 1: A few steps forward, a few steps sideways and a few steps backwards: The CAT’s revised and updated GC on Non-Refoulement

On 6 December 2017, after a year long consultation process with states and civil society representatives, the Committee against Torture (CAT) adopted its revised General Comment (GC) (now No.4) on the implementation of Article 3 of the Conv...Read More

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL HOLDS PANEL DISCUSSION ON PROMOTING TOLERANCE, INCLUSION, UNITY AND RESPECT FOR DIVERSITY

19 March 2018 The Human Rights Council this morning held its annual debate on racial discrimination with a panel discussion focusing on promoting tolerance, inclusion, unity and respect for diversity in the context of combating racial discr...Read More