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UN special Rapporteur Rhona Smith's request to meet with jailed opposition leader Kem Sokha in a Tbong Khmum prison was rejected by an investigating judge who cited “important tasks” that needed to be completed before outsiders were allowed such access. The rejection, which was issued on ...
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights will undertake a human rights fact-finding visit to Ghana. Professor Philip Alston will visit from April 9-18, 2018 to assess government efforts to eradicate poverty through the lens of international human rights law. During his 10-day ...

At the end of a week-long visit, the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, said the new administration's commitment to freedom of expression deserves the strong support and encouragement of all sectors of Liberian society and ...
The UK government may have failed to comply with its international human rights obligations over the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed 79 people and left hundreds homeless, the United Nations' housing investigator has said. Leilani Farha, the UN special rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, told the ...
The UN high commissioner for human rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein says Rodrigo Duterte should submit himself to psychiatric evaluation after the ... The Philippine government claims the UN's special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, is a member of a Maoist rebel group.
It is time for the United Nations to formally recognise the right to a healthy environment, according to the world body's chief investigator of murders, beatings and intimidation of environmental defenders. John Knox, the UN special rapporteur on human rights and the environment, said the momentum for such ...

The United Nations and the Philippine government have come to blows over the treatment of human rights investigators, with a UN chief saying the country's ... Among them was the UN special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, for allegedly being a senior member of the ...
MANILA - A U.N. special rapporteur, a former Philippine lawmaker and four former Catholic priests are among more than 600 alleged communist guerrillas the Philippines wants declared "terrorists", according to a government petition filed in court. The justice ministry last month announced it wanted a ...
FILE: Keo Remy, President of Cambodian Human Rights Commission talks journalists after met Ms. Rhona Smith, the U.N. special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, at Cambodia Human Rights Commission, on 8th August, 2017. (Kann Vicheika/VOA Khmer). Remy of the CHRC told ...
EXPERTS. United Nations special rapporteurs, such as Agnes Callamard, are tasked to monitor human rights conditions around the world. ... The Duterte administration has been flip-flopping on the issues of experts visiting the country – blasting Agnes Callamard, UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, ...
The open letter is addressed to the UN Human Rights Committee, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye, the UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan ...
... ethnic groups, the United Nations independent expert on the rights situation there said on Thursday, reporting on her visit to nearby countries, including Bangladesh, which is hosting nearly 900,000 Rohingya refugees. Yanghee Lee, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, ...
*The Special Rapporteurs are part of what is known as the **Special Procedures* http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/SP/Pages/Welcomepage.aspx* of the Human Rights Council. Special Procedures, the largest body of independent experts in the UN Human Rights system, is the general name of the ...
A United Nations “special rapporteur” recently toured the United States to evaluate poverty — and his observations amount to a hard-left, anti-American rant that makes outrageous and false claims, includes his own political views, and goes off on a number of tangents. Special rapporteur and NYU ...
She was appointed United Nations Special Rapporteur for human rights in Iran in September 2016 and delivered regular reports on the prevailing situation in the country to U.N. bodies. Jahangir who was 66 died of cardiac arrest, according to her sister. "Unfortunately we have lost her," Hina Jilani, also a ...
A United Nations expert on poverty and human rights will visit ... As special rapporteur, Alston's role is that of an “independent expert ...
... activists from speaking at the United Nations, to other governments, and to foreign media. ... Unlike with other human rights violations, there is no U.N. Special Rapporteur for Travel Bans. The issue falls across a few mandates of U.N. human rights experts, including those of the Special Rapporteurs on ...

David Kaye, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression, in his video message to participants of the conference ...
Three special rapporteurs of the UN Human Rights Council have ... independent experts from the United Nations (UN) have called on the ...
UN rights expert calls on Mexico to investigate killing of state-level Ombudsperson ... the United Nations expert on human rights defenders has called on the ... the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, ... UN Special Rapporteurs and independent experts are appointed by the ...
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed ... meted out to its special rapporteurs in Eritrea, Burundi and the Philippines. ... to have openly threatened the U.N. special rapporteur on extrajudicial, ...
The UN human rights office condemned the threat on Tuesday. ... that time, we were already negotiating the requisite invitation required for special rapporteurs to be able to investigate in member nations of the United Nations.
... as watchdog against fake news, propaganda — UN special rapporteur ... A United Nations special rapporteur urged the media to cover the ...
In a letter addressed to the United Nations, 34 nongovernmental ... still refuses to issue visas for UN special rapporteurs to assess the situation.
NEW DELHI: The Modi government has deplored a statement made by the UN Special Rapporteur Leo Heller on Mahatma Gandhi, terming the ...
U.N. human rights experts urged Hong Kong to uphold the ... under international human rights law," David Kaye, U.N. special rapporteur on the ...
SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples for the United Nations (UN) Victoria Tauli-Corpuz discussed indigenous ...
... situation of millions of ordinary citizens in the country, a United Nations human ... Earlier this week, the Special Rapporteur appealed to the UN General ... Special Rapporteurs and independent experts are appointed by the ...
NEW YORK (27 October 2017) – A United Nations human rights expert has issued a strongly worded critique of the international community's ...
Yanghee Lee, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in ... people, a United Nations human rights expert urged the Security Council to act ... UN Special Rapporteurs and independent experts are appointed by the ...
... an independent United Nations human rights expert today said, noting ... it is an international crime,” the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, ... UN Special Rapporteurs and independent experts are appointed by the ...
The author of a UN report on the impacts of international sanctions against Russia has dismissed an NGO's claims that he was influenced by a ...
Iran has responded to a draft UN resolution condemning the ... the UN General Assembly in October 2017, UN Special Rapporteur on the ... Eshagh Al-Habib, the acting Iranian ambassador to the United Nations in New York, ...
... of United Nations (UN) experts over their criticisms of the human rights situation in ... In a privilege speech, Sotto called UN special rapporteurs Agnes ... Callamard is the UN's special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or ...
UN Special Rapporteur: 'Myanmar must show restraint' Monks and ethnic Rakhine protesters take part in a demonstration against a ...
Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar Yanghee Lee. UN ... 11 August 2017 – A United Nations human rights expert has expressed alarm over ... Special Rapporteurs and independent experts are appointed by the ...
Agnes Callamard, UN Special Rapporteur on Extra-Judicial summary or arbitrary ... 31 July 2017 – A group of United Nations experts has urged the Government of the ... Special Rapporteurs and independent experts are appointed by the ...
UN expert urges two Koreas to discuss human rights ... in the North, a United Nations expert has said at the end of his second visit to the South. ... The Special Rapporteur reiterated his deep concern about human rights violations in the ... Special Rapporteurs and independent experts are appointed by the ...
Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar Yanghee Lee. UN ... on human rights, an independent United Nations expert today said, ... Special Rapporteurs and independent experts are appointed by the ...
Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and ... visit to Sri Lanka, a United Nations independent human right expert today ... Special Rapporteurs and independent experts are appointed by the ...
A United Nations special rapporteur has criticised the Turnbull government's approach to social protection policy, saying its framing of “welfare” ...
A leading human rights expert for the United Nations has sent a letter to ... David Kaye, the special rapporteur on opinion and expression, sent ...
The Swiss government is facing calls by the United Nations special rapporteur on torture to boost its financial support for the independent mandate.
A possible Philippine visit by the UN special rapporteur for extrajudicial killings, Agnes Callamard, was being discussed by congressmen, Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin said Tuesday.
The Burmese government may be attempting to "expel" its Rohingya Muslim minority, the UN human rights investigator to the country has said.
Navajo Nation Council members welcomed United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, to the Navajo Nation to engage in interactive dialogue with Navajo leaders and citizens regarding the potential effects ...
A move to ban rough sleeping in Melbourne has been condemned by a senior United Nations official as violation of human rights law, in a shock development ...
Report notes Iran has executed at least 156 people since January.
13 March 2017 - At respective interactive dialogues today on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Myanmar, Burundi, Iran and Eretria, senior United Nations independent human rights experts called on the governments to take immediate steps to ...
Representative of the Baloch Republican Party (BRP) Abdul Nawaz Bugti addressed the ongoing 34th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva call for nomination of Special Rapporteur for Pakistan. He underlined the current human rights' violations ...


 

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