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[From the web] UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights to review the Philippines

UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights to review the Philippines

GENEVA (23 September 2016) – The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is due to review the Philippines on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 September. 540 more words

Human Rights

Report on the human rights situation in Ukraine. 16 May to 15 August 2016

A new UN report released on Thursday describes the deterioration of the human rights situation in eastern Ukraine, as a result of escalating hostilities between June and August, and the continued disregard for the protection of civilians by both sides of the conflict. 70 more words


Increased Israeli attacks on civilians in Gaza endanger two-year-old ceasefire

Israeli forces markedly increased their attacks on Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip during the second quarter of 2016, United Nations (UN) data has revealed, with concerns that such violence endangers the viability of the ceasefire that ended ‘Operation Protective Edge’ in 2014. 671 more words


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