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Human Rights Council Advisory Committee Concludes Its 31st Session
UN report calls for accountability, justice for violations by all parties in OPT and Israel
Horrific violations and abuses as fighting spreads – report: Sudan
Experts of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Commend Sweden’s Aim to Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2045, Raise Questions on…
UN expert: US Anti-Normalization Act set to worsen dire humanitarian situation in Syria
Türk deplores horrific human cost as Russia’s full-scale invasion enters third year: Ukraine
UN expert calls for accountability and justice two years after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
UN experts call for prioritisation of gender-responsive humanitarian interventions: Gaza
UN expert: No time to lose as UK declares violence against women a “national threat”
Experts of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances Welcome Burkina Faso’s Capacity Building Efforts for Forensic Services, Ask Questions on Alleged Enforced Disappearances…
Experts of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Commend Indonesia on Successful General Elections, Raise Questions on the Job Creation…
Military junta even greater threat to civilians as it imposes military draft, warns UN expert: Myanmar
UN experts: US companies DuPont and Chemours generated extensive contamination with toxic “forever chemicals” in North Carolina
The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold its fifty-fifth regular session from 26 February to 5 April 2024
Gender apartheid must be recognised as a crime against humanity, UN experts say
Experts of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances Commend Cambodia’s International Cooperation on Fighting Crime, Ask about Plans to Adopt Legislation on Enforced…
UN experts concerned about new law on freedom of conscience and religious organisations: Belarus
UN experts appalled by reported human rights violations against Palestinian women and girls: Israel/oPt
Committee on Enforced Disappearances Opens Twenty-Sixth Session
Human Rights must guide the completion of South Sudan’s transition – UN experts
UK’s Rwanda asylum moves undercut core human rights protections – UN Human Rights Chief
UN experts call on Houthi de facto authorities to halt execution of human rights defender Fatima Al-Arwali: Yemen
UN experts call for accountability for Navalny’s death and immediate release of all political prisoners: Russia
Experts of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Praise Ireland for Increasing Official Development Assistance, Ask about the Scarcity of…
UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances to review Cambodia, Burkina Faso and Honduras
UN expert: Israel’s symbolic “ban” must not distract from atrocity crimes in Gaza
Experts of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Commend Mauritania for Linking the Minimum Wage to Collective Bargaining, Ask about…
UN expert calls for human rights, not charity, to end hunger and malnutrition: Venezuela
UN experts condemn terrorist attacks targeting Pakistan election and call for a peaceful transition of power
Experts of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Commend Romania’s Competent Delegation, Ask about Corruption and the Employment of Roma
End convictions and deplorable detention conditions for human rights defenders, UN experts say: Viet Nam
Thirty-first session of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee to take place from 19 to 23 February 2024
Venezuela Fact-finding Mission expresses profound concern over detention of human rights activist, calls for end to government repression
Syrian returnees subjected to “gross human rights violations and abuses”, UN report details
UN Human Rights Chief urges EU leaders to approve key business and human rights legislation
Concern around suspended election: Senegal
Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Opens Seventy-Fifth Session
UN expert to visit for human rights assessment: Central African Republic
Experts of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women Praise the Central African Republic’s Efforts to Combat Harmful Traditional Practices,…
UN experts: Israel’s alleged undercover killings in occupied West Bank hospital may amount to extrajudicial killings and war crimes
UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights to review Romania, Mauritania, Ireland, Iraq, Indonesia and Sweden
UN Human Rights alarmed by draft law with death penalty for same-sex relations: Iraq
Türk warns of deepening human rights crisis following most violent month in two years: Haiti
UN expert to assess violence against women and girls: UK
Experts of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women Commend Djibouti on Legislative and Judicial Reforms, Ask about the Impact…
Widespread destruction by Israeli Defence Forces of civilian infrastructure in Gaza
Unilateral designation of States as Sponsors of Terrorism negatively impact human rights, warn UN experts: United States
Turk warns Israeli extensive destruction near Gaza border “grave breach” of Geneva conventions, possible war crime