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As DR Congo polls approach, UN rights chief warns of threats to free speech, public assembly

Concluding a four-day mission to Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, today commended the country’s efforts to strengthen human rights but cautioned that some of these advances may be under threat, especially what he saw as repression against opposition parties in the coming elections. 686 more words


South Sudan: UN human rights expert calls for the release of journalist Alfred Taban

A United Nations human rights expert today urged the Government of South Sudan to immediately release Alfred Taban, a prominent journalist and chief editor of the daily English newspaper, … 398 more words


UN human rights chief urges Turkey to uphold rule of law in response to attempted coup

The United Nations human rights chief today called on Turkish authorities to respond to the attempted military coup on Friday by reinforcing the protection of human rights and strengthening democratic institutions and checks and balances. 863 more words


07.19.16: Serious Deficiencies

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani announced today that the Venezuelan government has been refusing visas to observers from the human rights organizations for at least two years. 780 more words

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UN report finds impunity for killings ‘remains rampant’ in Ukraine conflict

A new report by the United Nations human rights office released today describes widespread killings that have taken place in Ukraine since January 2014, concluding that very limited accountability has taken place. 1,015 more words


Insights from the OHCHR Expert Meeting on Non-Refoulement in International Human Rights Law

By Veronika Flegar, University of Groningen, v.l.b.flegar(at)rug.nl

On 2 June 2016, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) organized an expert meeting titled “Non-refoulement in International Human Rights Law” in Geneva. 875 more words