UN human rights expert Tomás OJEA QUINTANA urges halt to rising hostility on the Korean Peninsula. “The recent rise in conflict rhetoric is worsening already critical human rights challenges in North Korea,” says UN expert. Read more here: [ Ow.ly Link ]
UN human rights expert Tomás OJEA QUINTANA urges halt to rising hostility
Ujjwal Gupta
Make sure hospitals respect pregnant women! In Costa Rica, there is concern about the way pregnant women are treated in hospitals. Many women have reported being insulted, or given treatments they never asked for, or not given treatments they needed, said Monserrat Solano Carboni. Monserrat heads the National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) of Costa Rica, and has worked with women and medical...
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Make sure hospitals respect pregnant women In Costa Rica there is concern
Keilah Renex
Jessica Lloyd
Ali Aliraqi
#Maldives: Journalists, civil society & human rights defenders must be able to exercise their rights to freedom of expression safely. Yameen Rasheed, a prominent blogger and social media activist was found in the stairwell of his residence with multiple stab wounds to his head, neck & body. We are deeply alarmed by his killing & urge the authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice....
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Maldives Journalists civil society human rights defenders must be able to exercise
Moses Ita Trinity
Twesigye Nickson Manyire
Meet Beate Rudolf, who heads the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions. If your human rights have been violated or you want to know where your government stands on human rights issues, you can contact the National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) in your country. NHRIs are independent bodies that make sure international human rights laws are applied locally by providing a place...
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Meet Beate Rudolf who heads the Global Alliance of National Human Rights
Keilah Renex
Victor Kissambou
Ali Al-Sharif
Torture is and always has been a human rights violation. No one should ever have to be subjected to such cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment (UNDHR, Article 5). Conflict-related detainees in Afghanistan continue to face torture and ill-treatment. “It is essential that there is proper monitoring of detention facilities in Afghanistan and meaningful investigations to ensure that those...
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Torture is and always has been a human rights violation No one
Muhammad Rameez
Sarshar Cheema
Ibrahim Khan
The struggle for women’s rights is an essential component of the fight against all forms of extremism, fundamentalism and terrorism. “Every step forward in the fight for women’s rights is a piece of the struggle against fundamentalism.” See UN report: [ Ow.ly Link ]
The struggle for womens rights is an essential component of the fight
Sonya Briggs
Avihu Sang
Marcel de Vries
Cuba needs new laws and stronger action targeting human trafficking, says UN rights expert. Young people wishing to travel abroad can fall prey to unscrupulous recruiters and intermediaries. “When efforts were made to force them into prostitution/sex work, the women managed to communicate with their families in Cuba and were rescued thanks to the immediate action of Cuban embassies,” says UN...
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Cuba needs new laws and stronger action targeting human trafficking says UN
Bishnu Prasad Gautam
Priya Jana
Dan Bidondi
#FightRacism Discrimination against people because of their race, colour or ethic origin can poison relations both between countries and within countries, undermining security and making it difficult for people to live alongside one another. That's why every effort should be made to quickly eliminate all kinds of racial discrimination and to fight racist attitudes and acts. The aim: a better...
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FightRacism Discrimination against people because of their race colour or ethic origin
John Brinson Jr.
Keilah Renex
Joao Lucas
Amid rising xenophobic populism, many migrants are facing border closures and tighter asylum restrictions that are prompting them to resort to dangerous migration channels in the quest for safety and security. Increasingly restrictive state policies against migrants are becoming the norm in many countries.The UN Human Rights Office calls on States to strengthen protections for the human rights...
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Amid rising xenophobic populism many migrants are facing border closures and tighter

Migrants face border closures and exclusion, amid rising hostility

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Luciana Ferraz
Jill Beverly
Farooq Ahmad Lone
#Zeid UN Human Rights Chief urges DRC investigation after further mass graves confirmed in Kasais. “The discovery of yet more mass graves and the reports of continued violations and abuses highlight the horror that has been unfolding in the Kasais over the last nine months,” #Zeid says. “My Office has offered its assistance in conducting such a credible investigation. We reiterate our request...
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Zeid UN Human Rights Chief urges DRC investigation after further mass graves
Bishnu Prasad Gautam
Köksal Satır
Köksal Satır
The attack that hit a convoy carrying people from the besieged Syrian towns of Fuha and Kefraya to government-controlled areas likely amounts to a war crime. Some 96 civilians, including 67 children, were killed. This attack, so soon after the Khan Sheikhoun attack where over 88 civilians were killed including at least 28 children, is another example of civilians paying the highest cost in...
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The attack that hit a convoy carrying people from the besieged Syrian
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Vald Psete
Waseem Nazal
Torture and ill-treatment are and always will be grave human rights violations. The Committee Against Torture (CAT) monitors the protection of the rights of anyone who has been tortured, and ensures that States uphold the absolute ban on torture. Watch the CAT Live session on [ Webtv.un.org Link ]. The following countries are being reviewed by the Committee: Lebanon, Pakistan, Bahrain,...
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Torture and illtreatment are and always will be grave human rights violations
Afsoos Duniya Che
Sanjev Rajaram
Pieter Viljoen
“The grotesque rape chants by the young men of the Imbonerakure across several provinces in various parts of Burundi are deeply alarming – particularly because they confirm what we have been hearing from those who have fled Burundi about a campaign of fear and terror by this organized militia,” says UN Human Rights Chief #Zeid. He is asking the Government of Burundi to grant the UN Human...
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The grotesque rape chants by the young men of the Imbonerakure across
Otey Maina
Pieter Viljoen
Rana Adeel
End abuse and detention of gay men in Chechnya, UN human rights experts tell Russia. “We call on the authorities to proceed with the immediate release of everyone unlawfully detained in the Republic of Chechnya on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, to conduct prompt, thorough and impartial investigations into all suspected cases of abduction, unlawful detention, torture...
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End abuse and detention of gay men in Chechnya UN human rights
Louis R. Zembeno
Bishnu Prasad Gautam
Betty Elizabeth Akens
Syria: “Health-workers and ambulance personnel have been disappeared, abducted, tortured, killed. A report by the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition, to which Johns Hopkins contributed, found that 27% of the health-workers killed in Syria in 2015 were shot, executed, or tortured to death. Humanitarian workers are prevented from bringing in essential medical supplies, even food, to the...
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Syria Healthworkers and ambulance personnel have been disappeared abducted tortu
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Rino Robin
Anwar Mirza
Syria: “Being released and not killed was not down to the humanity of the torturers…but thanks to you. Human rights organizations, bloggers, activities, organizations…your support in undertaking a large solidarity campaign and therefore putting the regime under pressure not to kill me but to ultimately release me,”says Noura Aljizawi, Syrian activist. Read more here: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Syria Being released and not killed was not down to the humanity
Luis Fernando Sánchez
Ron Emmerton
Guido Logisch
3 yrs ago today, 276 #Chibok girls were kidnapped. The majority of them - 195 girls - are still missing. #BringBackOurGirls now! "There must be more that the Government of Nigeria, with the support of the international community, can do to locate and rescue them. Their continued captivity is a source of immense pain for their families and communities, and is simply unacceptable,” said UN...
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3 yrs ago today 276 Chibok girls were kidnapped The majority of
Joseph Manuel
Fernando Solimando
Pharouq Ibrahim
Are you an educator who teaches about human rights? We're looking for examples of good practices to be showcased at a conference on human rights education in Montreal. Funding is available for eligible candidates. For more information, follow this link: [ Ow.ly Link ] - Equitas Human Rights
Are you an educator who teaches about human rights Were looking for
Bishnu Prasad Gautam
Paul Peach
Njeckoh Jean
Turkey’s state of emergency has been used as a justification to undertake massive violations of the right to education and the right to work and to plunge many civil servants into poverty, according to United Nations experts. “The dismissal of up to 134,000 public servants, without due process, compensation, or access to a proper remedy, for alleged links with organizations that the Government...
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Turkeys state of emergency has been used as a justification to undertake
Dwayne Robbie
Khaplang Muivah Naga
Iccb HQ India
Yes - people of faith walk as people of peace, united in faith for human rights! "Religious leaders, with their considerable influence on the hearts and minds of millions of people, are potentially very important human rights actors" - UN human rights chief #Zeid. See this story: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Yes people of faith walk as people of peace united in faith
Tree McQuillan
Andrew Mayberry
Jean-Michel Rey-Robert