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 Children in the Khanke Camp near Dohuk city, Iraq, which mainly houses Yazidis fleeing from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Photo: UNAMI


Violent attacks reported against civilians fleeing ISIL-controlled areas of Iraq – UN human rights office

An increasing number of people in Iraq, including families with children and the elderly, have encountered deadly ambushes as they try to escape areas controlled the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the UN human rights office reported.


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 Court gavel / Photo: UNODC

UN human rights officials seriously concerned by verdicts in trial of former members of Qadhafi regime

The verdicts in the trial of 37 Qadhafi regime officials, including against Saif al-Islam Qadhafi, have drawn serous concern from UN human rights officials amid fears the trial did not meet international standards.



 Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia / UN Photo/Mark Garten

UN rights office renews concern after Cambodian Senate adopts law with ‘chilling effect’ on civil society

A draft law adopted today by Cambodia’s legislative wing “threatens the very existence of a free and independent civil society”, the UN human rights office has warned.



Noticias/derechos humanos

HC statement at Security Council briefing on The Situation In Burundi 9 July
In Burundi, the High Commissioner told the Security Council, an "escalating pattern of politically motivated violence", coupled with a history of recurring bloodshed and atrocities, should alert the international community to the potential for serious crisis. "Already more than 145,000 people have fled to neighbouring countries, and this movement has increased drastically in recent days. As they pack the few belongings they can carry, and abandon their lands and homes, what the people of Burundi are telling us is that they fear their country is on the brink of devastating violence. The risk to human life, and to regional stability and development, is high."

Remarks to the Security Council meeting on Bosnia and Herzegovina (Srebrenica)
Speaking to the Security Council, the High Commissioner pieced together some of the key events that led up to the terrible massacre of 8000 hors de combat men and boys in Srebrenica, 20 years ago.The deeper lessons for the UN remain extremely relevant today, he said. They include an inability to anticipate events and timidity. "So long as there is no respect for the UN, it will be likely that further massacres will be perpetrated," he stated. "At the very least, if the UN is to make good on its commitment to protect civilians, it must be resolute, undivided and clear about its intention."

Rights of migrants - meeting of States Parties to ICMW
Opening Statement by Mr. Ivan Šimonović, Assistant Secretary-General, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, at the Seventh Meeting of States Parties to the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families, New York, 30 June 2015

Universality and the Post-2015 Sustainable Development
Side event: Universality and the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda, statement by the Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović; New York, 23 June 2015

Media freedom and safety of journalists
Statement by Ivan Šimonović, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, at the Conference on Journalists' Safety, Media Freedom and Pluralism in Times of Conflict, Vienna, 15 June 2015

"Human suffering, moral blankness and the ties of sentiment"
"I want you to imagine, for a moment, a world without human rights. A space so brutal, violence is the only currency of human exchange."

Reuniones y eventos

From : 20-01-2014 To : 24-01-2014
New York
WG on Discrimination against Women in Law and Practice
From : 18-02-2014 To : 18-02-2014
New York
States parties will elect one new member of the Human Rights Committee to fill a casual vacancy arising from the resignation of one member.
From : 25-05-2014 To : 25-05-2014
New York
State Parties will elect nine new members of the Committee on the Rights of the Child which monitors implementation of the Convention.
From : 10-06-2014 To : 12-06-2014
New York
State Parties will elect nine new members of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities which monitors the implementation of the Convention.
From : 24-06-2014 To : 24-06-2014
New York
States parties will elect nine new members of the Human Rights Committee which monitors implementation of the Covenant and one additional member to fill a casual vacancy arising from the resignation of a member Committee.
From : 26-06-2014 To : 26-06-2014
New York
State Parties will elect new members of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women which monitors the implementation of the Convention.
From : 02-07-2014 To : 02-07-2014
New York
Panel discussion, 2 July, CR1, UNHQ, New York
From : 28-07-2014 To : 01-08-2014
New York
WG on the use of mercenaries
Moving Away from the Death Penatly: National Leadership
From : 25-09-2014 To : 25-09-2014
New York
High-level side event at the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, UN Headquarters, New York
 

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