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HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE

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Children draw rights and freedoms

Children draw rights and freedoms

An 11-year-old from Samoa and a 15-year-old from Pakistan are the global winners of the UN Human Rights Office poster contest to design a poster for the 50th Anniversary of the Human Rights Covenants campaign.
11 March 2016
Our rights, our freedoms, always: campaign to celebrate human rights begins

Our rights, our freedoms, always: campaign to celebrate human rights begins

Recognizing the rights and freedoms inherent in everyone is the focus of a year-long campaign by the UN Human Rights Office, launched Wednesday with a photo exhibition, speeches and a monologue from Hollywood actor Daniel Brühl.
17 December 2015
Freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly

Freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly

States must find a balance between their duty to protect and the responsibility to guarantee freedoms says Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kyung-wha Kang addressing a conference in the Middle East.
7 June 2012
Freedom of expression and new media

Freedom of expression and new media

For the first time the UN Human Rights Committee considers new media in the context of the rights to freedom of opinion and expression, stressing that access must be protected.
1 September 2011
Winds of Change in Tunisia

Winds of Change in Tunisia

Collaboration between the UN Human Rights Office and the Tunisian Transitional Government is paving the way for the improvement of the human rights situation in the country.
3 June 2011
Human rights chief calls for accountability on her mission to Russia

Human rights chief calls for accountability on her mission to Russia

“Accountability for those in power is essential, if abuse of power is to be diminished, and public trust established” says UN High Commissioner, Navi Pillay, at the conclusion of her mission to Russia.
23 February 2011
Human rights at the heart of political change in Tunisia

Human rights at the heart of political change in Tunisia

Human rights are at the heart of the political change that has happened in Tunisia, says UN human rights chief.
10 February 2011
Human Rights Committee celebrates 100 sessions

Human Rights Committee celebrates 100 sessions

The Human Rights Committee celebrates its 100th session and reflects on achievements and future prospects.
3 November 2010
Using numbers to achieve human rights goals

Using numbers to achieve human rights goals

On World Statistics Day, UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay says data enables more effective promotion, monitoring and implementation of human rights standards.
20 October 2010
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