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 Utkir Dzhabbarov believes the UN human rights instruments will help to improve the lives of ethnic minorities in Kyrgyzstan. © Credit OHCHR
Utkir Dzhabbarov believes the UN human rights instruments will help to improve the lives of ethnic minorities in Kyrgyzstan.

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Protecting and promoting minority rights in Kyrgyzstan

Utkir Dzhabbarov, a senior human rights attorney for the Kyrgyzstan-based NGO “Spravedivost” (Justice), believes that international human rights mechanisms and instruments can help build a durable peace in Kyrgyzstan by protecting the human rights of all.
 
Dzhabbarov, who belongs to the Uzbek minority in Kyrgyzstan, was a participant in the UN Human Rights Office Minority Fellowship Programme. The programme provides an opportunity for fellows to learn how to use the international human rights machinery to benefit their communities. 


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 (High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein speaking) © Jean-Marc Ferre/ UN Photo

States must renew dedication to inalienable human rights

The near daily news of atrocities and needless human suffering at the hands of terrorists and others demands a stronger and more inspired leadership from Member States toward upholding human rights, said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. Zeid made his comments at the opening of the 28th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.



 (Woman walks in the desert with her two donkeys). © EPA/Rehan Khan

Climate change impacts enjoyment of human rights

Recognizing the intrinsic link between human rights and climate change, experts on both issues took part in the “Climate Justice Dialogue.” The Dialogue, which took place in Geneva in early February, aimed to strengthen the links between human rights and climate change action ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference, which will take place in Paris later this year. The Dialogue was sponsored by the UN Human Rights Office and the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice.



Human Rights in the news

Zeid at the Human Rights Council
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein addresses the gathering of high-level State representatives at the opening of the 28th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Ukraine human rights report
The death toll in eastern Ukraine now exceeds 6,000, despite successive ceasefires, High Commissioner Zeid says, as he urges an end to the "merciless destruction of civilian lives and infrastructure."

Restrictive laws on protest
UN expert on the right to freedom of peaceful assembly Maina Kiai welcomes the initial steps taken by the Victoria State’s government in Australia to repeal restrictive laws regulating protests.

Malaysia / Trafficking in persons
UN Special Rapporteur Maria Grazia Giammarinaro urges the Malaysian authorities to improve the prevention of trafficking in persons and the protection of human rights of its victims.

Myanmar
High Commissioner Zeid warns that Myanmar “seems headed in the wrong direction and needs urgently to get back on track” in a crucial year for the country’s democratic transition and long-term reconciliation.

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