UN Human Rights Chief Zeid addresses the UN Human Rights Council . See the transcript of his speech by following this link: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Tune in here on Monday 27 Feb, as UN Human Rights Chief Zeid addresses the UN Human Rights Council. Follow this link for more info: [ Ow.ly Link ]
UN rights expert urges Malaysia to halt imminent execution of two brothers

GENEVA (24 February 2017) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on summary executions, Agnes Callamard, has appealed to the Government of Malaysia to halt the execution of two brothers convicted of murder.

Suthar Batumalai and B. Rames Batumalai, were given the death penalty in 2010 for their alleged involvement in...
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Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina ShamdasaniLocation: GenevaDate: 24 February 2017Subject: (1) Israel: Elor Azaria case

Press briefing note on Israel: Elor Azaria case

No one should suffer enforced disappearance, and no one should be kept in secret detention. The Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance is a strong and versatile tool to prohibit, prevent and combat this terrible crime. The work of the UN Committee focusing on this Convention has had significant preventive effect. Learn more: [ Ow.ly Link ]
The Libya Gaddafi regime trial was a missed opportunity for justice and for the Libyan people to have the chance to confront and reflect on the conduct of the former regime. [ Ow.ly Link ] UN in Libya - الأمم المتحدة في ليبيا
Human rights in Libya - Ask your questions!
Ask your questions: Live with James Heenan, head of the UN Human Rights Office in the occupied Palestinian territory.
Share your thoughts on how your country can protect economic, social & cultural rights from the negative impacts of business activities. Deteriorating conditions for workers are an example: longer hours, less pay, lack of social protections. Join the live discussion using #UN_CESCR & See how you can help influence change in your country: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Road rage. Drunk driving. Texting at the wheel. All of us have a duty to respect other people’s rights on the road, as in all other aspects of life. We want road networks that are safe for all users; policies that enforce protection; and respectful and safe behaviour by all. See why road safety is a human rights issue: [ Ow.ly Link ] #StandUp4HumanRights
We call for an immediate halt to killings in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Horrific video footage emerged over the weekend, showing alleged troops firing at point blank range at unarmed victims as they lay bleeding on the ground. Full statement: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Zeid calls for immediate halt to DRC killings

Ask your questions about Human rights in Iraq - with Roueida El Hage of United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). 2 more FB Lives about Occupied Palestinian Territory & Libya tomorrow at 2pm & 5pm (local Doha time).
Today and tomorrow: Ask your questions on FB Live about the human rights situation in Iraq, Libya and the Occupied Palestinian Territory [ Ow.ly Link ] United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) UN Human Rights - Palestine UN in Libya - الأمم المتحدة في ليبيا
Enforced disappearance is a heinous crime and an offence to human dignity. A United Nations expert group calls on Kenya and South Sudan to reveal the fate of two abducted human rights activists. Click for the full story.

Kenya and South Sudan must reveal fate and whereabouts of two abducted South Sudanese – UN expert group

Would you risk getting raped in order to earn a livelihood? "This seems the brutal reality of what South Sudan has become," said UN human rights official Andrew Gilmour during his visit to the country. He calls for those committing atrocity crimes in the country to be held accountable. "Even during war, one can fight without routinely committing such needless acts of cruelty. And this is what...
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"I want to be one of those who speaks up on every occasion. Stand up to defend the rights of everyone, peacefully – especially those most vulnerable... I want to be part of a movement beyond my affiliations to family, to tribe or nationality, beyond my ethnicity, race, religion or gender, my professional affiliation, my sexual orientation or the like. To put it another way, eclipsing all the...
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The Impossible Diplomacy of Human Rights

End impunity now for sexual violence in the Ukraine conflict! Survivors of sexual violence are often denied justice and left without adequate care and counselling, causing them to be victimized twice. Our new report recommends ways to prevent sexual violence & ensure justice for survivors: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Today we launch our 2017 Appeal. We call on everyone to contribute. See why in our video and please donate to invest in human rights: [ Ohchr.org Link ]
We are deeply concerned at the ongoing misinformation and smear campaigns directed against the CICIG – Comisión Internacional contra la Impunidad en Guatemala. With its support, Guatemala has made remarkable progress in the fight against impunity and corruption in recent years. Its head Ivan Velasquez describes the campaigns “as a kind of psychological war to which criminal structures turn in...
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There are troubling reports that soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo killed at least 101 people during clashes with members of a local militia between 9 and 13 February. Our Joint Human Rights Office is seeking to verify the exact number of victims. We call for a full and independent investigation into this latest violence. Get the latest information about the human rights...
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