human rights

EL SALVADOR: UN EXPERT ON INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS TO CONDUCT FIRST OFFICIAL VISIT

10 August 2017 (Issued as received) GENEVA / SAN SALVADOR (10 August 2017) – United Nations human rights expert Cecilia Jimenez-Damary will conduct her first official visit to El Salvador from 14 to 18 August 2017, to assess the human right...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

Charlie Gard: An Ethical Analysis of a Legal non-Problem

For those with an internet connection and an interest in current affairs, the story of Charlie Gard been hard to avoid recently. A decent précis is available here; but it’s worth rehearsing. Shortly after his birth, Charlie’s health began t...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

On Eve Of Elections In Kenya, Secretary-General Stresses Respect for Human Rights, Fundamental Freedoms

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

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

UN HUMAN RIGHTS TEAM’S FINDINGS INDICATE PATTERNS OF RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AMID MASS PROTESTS IN VENEZUELA

8 August 2017 (Issued as received) GENEVA (8 August 2017) – Interviews conducted remotely by a UN human rights team paint a picture of widespread and systematic use of excessive force and arbitrary detentions against demonstrators in Venezu...Read More

KENYA MUST ACT TO ENSURE PEACEFUL ELECTIONS, UN EXPERTS SAY ON EVE OF POLL

8 August 2017 (Issued as received) – GENEVA (7 August 2017) – The Government of Kenya should urge all parties to maintain the highest standards of behaviour before, during and after Tuesday’s elections to avoid a repeat of the 2007 violence...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