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US travel ban: “New policy breaches Washington’s human rights obligations” – UN experts 2/1/2017
  • Press Releases
  • United States of America
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants
  • Sp. Rapporteur on Racial Discrimination
  • Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism
  • Sp. Rapporteur on torture
  • Sp. Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief
  • Migration and Human Rights
  • Migration and Human Rights
  • Racism and racial discrimination
  • Terrorism
  • Religious intolerance
  • Torture and inhuman treatment
E F S R C A
Torture is torture, and waterboarding is not an exception – UN expert urges the US not to reinstate it 1/30/2017
  • Press Releases
  • United States of America
  • Sp. Rapporteur on torture
  • Torture and inhuman treatment
E F S R C A
“It is time to recognize the contribution of whistleblowers” – UN expert welcomes commutation of Manning’s sentence 1/18/2017
  • Press Releases
  • United States of America
  • Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order
  • International Order
E F S R C A
Puerto Rico debt crisis: “Human rights cannot be sidelined” – UN expert warns 1/9/2017
  • Press Releases
  • United States of America
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing
  • Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to food
  • Special Rapporteur on foreign debt
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health
  • Adequate housing
  • External debt
  • Disability
  • Health
  • Right to food
E F S R C A
UN human rights expert panel backs US schools over ban on “offensive” slavery textbook 1/5/2017
  • Press Releases
  • United States of America
  • Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent
  • African Descent
E F S R C A
UN rights experts welcome end of “discriminatory” US counter-terrorism measure 12/29/2016
  • Press Releases
  • United States of America
  • Sp. Rapporteur on Racial Discrimination
  • Sp. Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief
  • Racism and racial discrimination
  • Religious intolerance
E F S R C A
UN expert hails US move placing atheists on equal footing with faith groups 12/28/2016
  • Press Releases
  • United States of America
  • Sp. Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief
  • Religious intolerance
E F S R C A
UN expert calls for continued efforts against trafficking in persons in the US, with a stronger focus on labor exploitation 12/19/2016
  • Press Releases
  • United States of America
  • Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons especially women and children
  • Traffic in persons
E F S R C A
End of visit statement, United States of America (6-16 December 2016) by Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, UN Special Rapporteur in Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children 12/16/2016
  • Statements/Messages
  • United States of America
  • Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons especially women and children
  • Traffic in persons
E F S R C A
USA: UN human rights expert to assess the situation of trafficking in persons 12/2/2016
  • Press Releases
  • United States of America
  • Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons especially women and children
  • Traffic in persons
E F S R C A
       
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