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Human rights in Burundi
UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic calls on Burundi to ensure that human rights are fully protected ahead of next year’s presidential elections.


Ivan Simonovic in Ukraine
Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović announced the immediate deployment of a UN human rights monitoring team throughout Ukraine, including Crimea, to help establish facts surrounding human rights violations.

Uganda / homosexuality
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay denounced the new anti-homosexuality law in Uganda, which she said would institutionalise discrimination and could encourage harassment and violence.

Appeal for restraint in Egypt
In the wake of escalating violence in Egypt, High Commissioner Navi Pillay calls for a prompt investigation into incidents that led to the regrettable loss of lives, and appeals on all sides to exercise restraint.

South Sudan
Fighting in South Sudan has turned into a horrifying humanitarian and human rights disaster with mass atrocities committed by both sides, says UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović at the end of a visit to the country.

Music champions
Award-winning US Hip Hop duo Macklemore ; Ryan Lewis join the UN ; Free ; Equal Campaign, adding their voices to the call for LGBT equality.

Guinea Bissau
Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights urges the government of Guinea Bissau to strengthen its fight against impunity.

UN human rights official in Guinea Bissau
The Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights will conduct the first ever high-level human rights mission to Guinea Bissau from 7 to 11 July 2013.

Uzbekistan rights
ASG Ivan Simonovic welcomes rights progress in Uzbekistan but highlights continuing concerns including torture and arbitrary detention.

High-level mission to Turkmenistan
Ivan Simonovic, Assistant for Human Rights to the United Nations Secretary General, concludes his official visit to Turkmenistan, 24 - 25 May 2013.

Racism, the web and extremist groups
Two key reports on racism and the internet, and the challenges posed by extremist political parties, movements and groups, by UN Special Rapporteur Mutuma Ruteere

Free speech vs. hate speech
UN expert Frank La Rue calls for the deconstruction of negative stereotypes through critical discussions of religious and racial issues and more of understanding and tolerance

Markets and housing, a solution?
UN expert Raquel Rolnik warns that millions of vacant houses plus an alarming rise in foreclosures and homelessness proof the failure of financial credit for homeownership.

Justice for all, including the poorest
“Access to justice is a human right in itself, and essential for tackling the root causes of poverty,” says UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty Magdalena Sepúlveda.

Transitional justice
“In the aftermath of massive violations, transitional justice is a powerful catalyst to strengthen the rule of law,” says United Nations Special Rapporteur Pablo de Greiff.

Using the law against defenders
UN Special Rapporteur Margaret Sekaggya learns that legislation is used in a number of countries to restrain the activities of rights defenders and criminalize them.

Human rights in Myanmar
The UN expert on human rights in Myanmar said it is crucial to keep human rights on the agenda for Myanmar, particularly in light of ongoing violence in Rakhine State.

Mission to Bosnia & Herzegovina
UN Special Rapporteur Rashida Manjoo launches her first visit to the country to gather information on the issue of violence against women (29 October to 5 November).

Death penalty: the limits
Death penalty, if retained, should be only permissible for ‘most serious crimes’ says UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns.

Protect the right of conversion
“Violated in practice, questioned in principle,” UN expert Heiner Bielefeldt urges States to respect, protect and promote the right to freedom of religion in the area of conversion.

Israeli settlements / Business boycott
UN Special Rapporteur Richard Falk calls on the UN General Assembly and civil society to boycott Israeli and international businesses that profit from Israeli settlements.

Joint Statement by UN expert bodies on enforced disappearances
The Chairs of two United Nations expert bodies working on the issue of enforced disappearance addressed today the General Assembly.

Pillay / General Assembly
United Nations General Assembly 67th Session, Statement by Ms. Navi Pillay

The tragedy of internal displacement
“Internal displacement remains one of the world’s most significant human rights and humanitarian challenges,” says United Nations Special Rapporteur Chaloka Beyani

Corruption in the judiciary
“Corruption in the judiciary threatens the rule of law and protection for human rights,” warns the UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Gabriela Knaul.

Surprise visits key to prevent torture
All States should have national bodies that can enter places of detention unannounced and unhindered, as a vital tool to prevent and eliminate torture, a UN expert body on preventing torture has urged.

Death penalty seen as torture
A ‘new approach’ that puts the death penalty in the context of the prohibition of torture is required, says the United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture, Juan E. Méndez.

Torture remains widespread
As the UN Convention against Torture enters its 25th year, the Committee against Torture calls on States to translate their commitment to eradicate torture into action, with adequate resources.

High-level visit to Mali
UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Ivan Šimonović will visit Mali from 5 to 8 October 2012 to undertake an assessment of the human rights situation in the country.

Haïti à la croisée des chemins
Le Sous-secrétaire général aux droits de l'homme, Ivan Simonovic, a parlé de "signes encourageants en Haïti aujourd'hui», mais aussi des risques, à la fin de sa mission de quatre jours dans le pays.

Rio+20 Outcome: Human rights emerge as new pillar of sustainable development
UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay, in Rio De Janeiro for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), welcomed today the final outcome of the Conference

DRC security and justice
Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović has raised alarm over the recent upsurge in violence in the DRC, stressing the urgency for security and justice reforms.

Human rights in Cape Verde
Human rights in Cape Verde to face scrutiny by UN treaty body

Human Rights in Guatemala
Human rights in Guatemala to face scrutiny by UN treaty body

Human Rights in Turkmenistan
Human rights in Turkmenistan to face scrutiny by UN treaty body

Human Rights in Yemen
Human rights in Yemen to face scrutiny by UN treaty body

Human Rights in the Dominican Republic
Human rights in the Dominican Republic to face scrutiny by UN treaty body

Pillay reports to HRC
High Commissioner Navi Pillay presented her annual report to the Human Rights Council outlining a number of key human rights concern and progress made over the past year.

Syria / General Assembly
States must “act now” to protect Syrian population, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay tells General Assembly

Pillay / Holocaust day
The Holocaust reminds us of the perils of discrimination and intolerance, of how powerful the incitement to racial hatred can be, and of the importance of intervening early to prevent such a tragedy.

Pillay / Iraq's executions
The UN human rights chief said she was shocked at reports that 34 individuals, including two women, were executed in Iraq in a single day, on 19 January, following their conviction for various crimes.

Pillay / Guantanamo
Pillay said she was deeply disturbed by the US Government's failure to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, and its entrenchment of a system of arbitrary detention through the new National Defense Authorization Act.

Haiti / police violence
The UN’s human rights presence in Haiti urged the authorities to properly investigate and prosecute police officers suspected of unlawful killings and torture, following two UN reports into the issue.

Venezuela / judge detained
Three UN independent experts on Tuesday expressed their deep shock and concern at new and alarming developments in the case of Judge Maria Lourdes Afiuni Mora in Venezuela.

China / secret detention
UN human rights experts* on Friday denounced the continued secret detention of Gao Zhisheng, a prominent Chinese human rights lawyer who was arrested in 2006.

Chen Wei sentencing
Pillay expressed deep concern about the verdict and extremely harsh sentence in the trial of leading human rights activist Chen Wei, adding that this represents another serious setback for human rights in China

Children's rights
Children will be empowered to complain about violations of their human rights after the adoption of a new UN protocol.


Freedom of expression
Israel / OPT: UN Special Rapporteur Frank La Rue calls for full freedom of expression for minority views and dissenting opinions.

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