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KENYA AT CRITICAL JUNCTURE, LEADERS MUST ACT RESPONSIBLY – ZEID

15 August 2017 (Issued as received) GENEVA (15 August 2017) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday commended the peaceful voting in the recent presidential election in Kenya but urged Kenya’s political lead...Read More

COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION DISCUSSES ANTI-DISCRIMINATION EFFORTS IN NEW ZEALAND AND CANADA WITH CIVIL SOCIETY

14 August 2017 The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination this morning held an informal meeting with civil society representatives from New Zealand and Canada, whose reports will be considered this week.  In her opening remar...Read More

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE CONCLUDES SIXTY-FIRST SESSION

Adopts Concluding Observations and Recommendations on Reports of Antigua and Barbuda, Ireland, Panama and Paraguay 11 August 2017 The Committee against Torture today concluded its sixty-first session after adopting concluding observations a...Read More

UN RIGHTS EXPERT OUTRAGED AT IRAN EXECUTION OF A YOUNG MAN SENTENCED AS A CHILD

11 August 2017 (Issued as received) GENEVA (11 August 2017) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, Asma Jahangir, has expressed outrage at the execution of a young man who received the death penalt...Read More

COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION EXAMINES THE REPORT OF DJIBOUTI

10 August 2017 The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination today concluded its consideration of the combined first and second periodic report of Djibouti on its implementation of the provisions of the International Convention ...Read More

COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION CONSIDERS THE REPORT OF ECUADOR

9 August 2017 The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination today concluded its consideration of the combined twenty-third and twenty-fourth periodic report of Ecuador  on its implementation of the provisions of the Internationa...Read More

UN RIGHTS EXPERT ON TOXIC MATERIALS LAUNCHES FIRST OFFICIAL VISIT TO SIERRA LEONE

9 August 2017 (Issued as received) – GENEVA (9 August 2017) – United Nations expert Baskut Tuncak will visit Sierra Leone from 14 to 25 August to assess the country’s human rights record in relation to hazardous substances and waste. The Sp...Read More

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE DISCUSSES FOLLOW-UP TO INDIVIDUAL COMMUNICATIONS AND CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS

9 August 2017 The Committee against Torture this morning discussed follow-up to individual communications under article 22, and follow-up to concluding observations and recommendations under article 19 of the Convention against Torture and ...Read More

World’s 370 Million Indigenous People Still Face Exclusion, Vulnerability Despite Recent Progress, More Than 40 United Nations Agencies Say In Joint Statement

Ten years after the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, progress has been made in terms of the formal recognition of indigenous peoples in several countries, but they overwhelmingly continue to fa...Read More

COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION EXAMINES THE REPORT OF THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

8 August 2017 The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination today concluded its consideration of the combined eighteenth to twenty-first periodic report of the United Arab Emirates on its implementation of the provisions of the ...Read More

COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION DISCUSSES ANTI-DISCRIMINATION EFFORTS IN ECUADOR AND TAJIKISTAN WITH CIVIL SOCIETY

7 August 2017 The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination this morning held an informal meeting with civil society representatives from Ecuador and Tajikistan, whose reports will be considered this week.  The reports of the Un...Read More

WORLD STILL LAGGING ON INDIGENOUS RIGHTS 10 YEARS AFTER HISTORIC DECLARATION, UN EXPERTS WARN

For the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples Wednesday 9 August 2017 7 August 2017 (Issued as received) – GENEVA / NEW YORK (7 August 2017) – The world’s indigenous peoples still face huge challenges a decade after the adopti...Read More