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HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE DISCUSSES ADDITIONAL PARAGRAPHS IN DRAFT GENERAL COMMENT ON THE RIGHT TO LIFE

20 July 2017 The Human Rights Committee this morning discussed additional paragraphs in the draft General Comment on article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights on the right to life, namely on the issue of discrimi...Read More

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE CONTINUES TO DISCUSS DRAFT GENERAL COMMENT ON THE RIGHT TO LIFE

19 July 2017 The Human Rights Committee this morning continued to discuss a draft General Comment on article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights on the right to life, debating the fifth part concerning the relation...Read More

An Appraisal of the Council of Europe’s Draft European Rules on the Conditions of Administrative Detention of Migrants

In the last decade, a growing momentum has developed to end immigration detention. This momentum has two dimensions. First, that certain migrants, such as children, should never be detained as they are in a situation of particular vulnerabi...Read More

UN EXPERTS URGE BAHRAIN TO INVESTIGATE REPORTS OF TORTURE AND ILL-TREATMENT OF RIGHTS DEFENDER EBTISAM ALSAEGH

18 July 2017 GENEVA (Issued as received) – A group of United Nations experts* has expressed deep concern at the alleged arbitrary detention of Bahraini human rights defender EbtisamAlsaegh amid reports she has been tortured and sexually abu...Read More

EXTREME HARM TO AFGHAN CIVILIANS CONTINUES AS SUICIDE ATTACKS WORSEN, NEW UN REPORT SHOWS

17 July 2017 GENEVA/KABUL (Issued as received) – The numbers of civilians killed and injured in the conflict in Afghanistan in the first six months of 2017 persisted at the same record high levels as last year, according to a mid-year repor...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

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

EMBRACE DIVERSITY AND PROTECT TRANS AND GENDER DIVERSE CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia Wednesday 17 May 2017

Focus on Accessible Treatment, Reproductive Rights Vital for Eliminating Health Gaps, Gender Discrimination, Speakers Tell High-Level Political Forum

Speakers today voiced deep concern at the continued prevalence of the long‑standing — and often intersecting — challenges of gender discrimination and health inequality, as the Economic and Social Council’s High-Level Political Forum on Sus...Read More