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Reprisals for cooperating with UN continue unabated
Reprisals for cooperating with UN continue unabated
Reprisals against people who cooperate with the United Nations are continuing unabated, with alleged cases in 45 countries, Assistant Secretary-General Ilze Brands Kehris tells the Human Rights Council.
30 September 2020
Reported reprisals increase against those who cooperate with the UN
Reported reprisals increase against those who cooperate with the UN
“People around the world are punished for cooperating with the UN, punished for cooperating with mechanisms set up by Member States,” said Assistant-Secretary General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour. “The fact that most of the punishment is carried out by Member States has always seemed to me strikingly wrong.”
20 December 2019
Reprisals: Targeting Human Rights Defenders
Reprisals: Targeting Human Rights Defenders
"The horrendous impact on the victim and their families aside, reprisals against people for cooperating with the UN sends a chilling message to others of what will happen if they do the same thing. As they are designed to do," said Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour.
21 September 2018