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The 20th Anniversary of OHCHR – Feature stories

Post-2015 development agenda must be inclusive of the rights of persons with disabilities
A high level side event at the United Nations in New York provided an interactive forum for promoting a post-2015 development agenda that is accessible and inclusive of persons with disabilities.
Access to justice for indigenous peoples
A major new study finds indigenous peoples are more likely to be the victims of crime, to come into contact with police, be charged with offences and to serve time.
Migrant workers: their right to health care
The Special Rapporteur on the right to health says many of the more than a hundred million migrants who leave their countries every year have little or no access to medical help of any kind.
The Vienna+20 conference looks to the future of the global human rights movement for the next two decades
Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay calls on the global human rights community to stick with the hard-won fundamentals already in place and strive to bridge the implementation gap.
Vienna+20 – the future of human rights
The Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action agreed at the World Conference on Human Rights in 1993 has been described as one of the landmark documents of the twentieth century. The global human rights movement reviews progress since and assesses the future.
UN disability rights body confirms that equal access to banking services should be granted to all
The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities issues an unprecedented decision on a case involving two visually impaired complainants against Hungary.
UN Human Rights Prize 2013
The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is seeking nominations for the 2013 UN Prize in the Field of Human Rights. Nominations can be sent from a variety of sources: Member States, SA, NGOs and from other appropriate sources.
Ending abusive practices against people with mental disabilities in Moldova
Procedures that deprive people with mental or intellectual disabilities of their legal capacity put them in a situation of excessive vulnerability to abuse, according to a study on the guardianship system in Moldova.

Equality in family relations: recognizing women’s rights to property
During its 54th session, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) adopted a General Recommendation on how to protect women’s equal rights to property in or after the dissolution of marriage or similar relationships.

Breaking barriers to equal access to work for persons with disabilities
“The right to work is a fundamental human right that is inseparable from human dignity”, said UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay at the annual interactive panel on human rights and persons of disabilities.

20 years working for human rights
Two decades on from the World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna, the international community recalls it as a ‘milestone’ in the development of the global human rights movement.