Human Rights Law

SRI LANKA ROUTINELY TORTURES SECURITY SUSPECTS AMID STALLED REFORM PROCESS, UN EXPERT FINDS

18 July 2017 GENEVA (Issued as received) – Sri Lanka continues to use torture against people detained on national security grounds, and its progress on human rights, reforms and justice remain woefully slow, a United Nations rights expert h...Read More

Keynote Address At The Human Rights Council Panel On Promoting The Right To Health Through Enhancing Capacity-building In Public Health

Keynote address at the Human Rights Council panel on Promoting the right to health through enhancing capacity-building in public health

VENEZUELA: UN RIGHTS EXPERT CONCERNED AT POTENTIAL FOR REPRESSION IN SUNDAY’S ‘SOVEREIGN CONSULTATION’

17 July 2017 Spanish version GENEVA (Issued as received) – Venezuelan authorities must ensure compliance with international human rights standards during an unofficial public vote on President Nicolás Maduro’s planned constitutional changes...Read More

UNESCO launched consultations with experts of the UN Human Rights Council Expert Mechanism on the 2019 Year of Indigenous Languages

news_indigenous_languages_geneva110717.jpg © UNESCO 17 July 2017 UNESCO, serving as the lead UN agency for the organization of the International Year of Indigenous Languages beginning on 1st January 2019, organized open consultations on 11 ...Read More

UNODC Chief welcomes Japan’s decision to join crime and corruption conventions

Vienna, 12 July 2017 – “I warmly welcome the decision of Japan to become a party to both the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). By joining virtually every other nati...Read More

Statement of UNODC Executive Director on Nelson Mandela Day

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR STATEMENT 18 July 2017 Nelson Mandela Day offers an opportunity to reflect on prisoner rights and the importance of the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (the Nelson Mandela Rules). Pris...Read More

Press conference by the OHCHR and the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK)

[Continuing the search for people missing in the Kosovo conflict Zahir Tanin – H…

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL CONCLUDES THIRTY-FIFTH SESSION AFTER ADOPTING 35 RESOLUTIONS, A DECISION AND A PRESIDENTIAL STATEMENT

Decides to Dispatch a Team of International Experts to the Kasaï region in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Creates new Mandate on Persons Affected by Leprosy, Renews 10 Mandates including on Eritrea, Belarus and Extrajudicial Executio...Read More

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL CREATES MANDATE ON THE ELIMINATION OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PERSONS AFFECTED BY LEPROSY

Extends Mandates on Education, Trafficking in Persons, International Solidarity, Persons with Disabilities, Business and Human Rights, and Independence of Judges and Lawyers