Mission to BangladeshUN Special Rapporteur Rashida Manjoo will visit Bangladesh to assess the situation of violence against women its causes and consequences in the country (20-29 May 2013). Ecuador / Violencia entre indígenasEl experto de la ONU sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas, James Anaya, pide al Gobierno ecuatoriano que ponga fin a la violencia entre indígenas Tagaeri-Taromenane y Waorani. Protección para pueblos indígenasLa creciente tensión en la reserva indígena Bosawás de Nicaragua exige la adopción inmediata de medidas de protección, dice al Gobierno el Relator Especial de la ONU James Anaya. Mission to IcelandUN expert group on discrimination against women launches first mission to Iceland to assess women’s economic and social life, including in times of economic crisis (16-23 May 2013). “Guatemala, never again”Justice is the best guarantee to prevent the recurrence of the terrible atrocities that characterized the civil war in Guatemala, say a group of UN independent human rights experts. Russia’s hostile environment for NGOsUN experts concerned about the “obstructive, intimidating and stigmatizing effects” brought about by the implementation of the law on non-commercial organizations in Russia. Follow-up mission to CambodiaUN expert Surya P. Subedi to follow up on his recommendations on the judiciary, parliamentary reform, electoral reform and economic land concessions (19-25 May 2013). “Keep Eritrea under close scrutiny”“Blatant disrespect for human rights in Eritrea is unacceptable,” says UN expert Sheila B. Keetharuth, urging the international community to keep the country under close scrutiny. Israel / Settlement highwayUN expert Richard Falk calls for an immediate halt to construction of a six-lane settlement highway in Beit Safafa (East Jerusalem), also known as the ‘Begin Highway.’ Baha’i community leaders in IranA group of UN independent human rights experts calls on the Iranian authorities for the immediate release of seven Baha’i community leaders, known as the Yaran. Mission to Bosnia & Herzegovina“Cultural rights are essential tools for peace and development,” says UN Special Rapporteur Farida Shaheed, launching her upcoming visit to the country (13-24 May 2013). Bangladesh / Preventing another disasterUN expert body urges global clothing brands to work with the Bangladeshi government, international organizations, and civil society to prevent another garment disaster. Empowering the victimsUN independent human rights experts call on Governments worldwide to ratify a key international instrument to enhance the protection of economic, social and cultural rights. "Justice, the key for reconciliation"“After more than ten years of political crisis, justice is key for the reconciliation process in Côte d’Ivoire,” says UN Independent Expert Doudou Diène after visit to the country. Mexico / Arbitrary executionsUN expert Christof Heyns urges the Mexican Government to strengthen the country’s structure for protecting human rights and recommends reducing military involvement in policing. Violence against women“New laws against rape passed in India do not go far enough. The country must tackle root causes of violence against women,” says UN Special Rapporteur Rashida Manjoo. “Not ghosts, but human beings”“Persons with albinism are the target of many false and harmful myths in several countries,” warn a group of UN human rights experts on Tanzania’s National Albinism Day. Indigenous peoples in NamibiaIndigenous groups in Namibia continue to be particularly disadvantaged more than 20 years on from the country’s independence, UN Special Rapporteur James Anaya says. US, business and human rights“The US still faces significant challenges to address the adverse impacts of business activities on human rights, despite progress,” say UN experts on business and human rights. Indefinite detention in Guantánamo“Indefinite detention – will it ever end?” A group of international experts on human rights, arbitrary detention, torture, counter- terrorism and health urge the US to close Guantánamo. Myanmar / Rakhine Commission“Positive starting point but Government must address impunity,” says UN Special Rapporteur Tomás Ojea Quintana after reviewing the Rakhine Investigation Commission report. Greece and the Troika bailoutThe prospects of securing an adequate standard of living in Greece in line with international human rights standards have been compromised, UN expert Cephas Lumina says. "Children still at risk of exploitation"“Many actors, many actions, but vulnerable children still at risk of exploitation in the Kyrgyz Republic,” warns the UN Special Rapporteur on sale of children, Najat Maalla M’jid. An appeal to save a lifeA group of UN experts urge the Government of El Salvador to provide life-saving treatment to a 22 year old woman who has been diagnosed of high risk of pregnancy-related death. Arbitrary DetentionUN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention will discuss more than 20 confidential cases from 20 different countries, and review information relating to these cases (29 April to 3 May 2013). Eritrea through its refugeesUN Special Rapporteur Sheila B. Keetharuth will visit Ethiopia and Djibouti to collect information from Eritrean refugees on the human rights situation in their country (30 April-9 May 2013). Russian judiciaryUN Special Rapporteur Gabriela Knaul urges the Russian Federation Government to address concerns over the independence and impartiality of the justice system in the country.