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Human Rights Council Renews Mandate of Special Rapporteur on the Environment, Adopts Resolutions on Sri Lanka, Nicaragua, Occupied Palestinian Territory, and on Unilateral Coercive Measures 3/23/2021
  • Press Releases
  • Sri Lanka
  • Nicaragua
  • Occupied Palestinian Territory
  • Human Rights Council
  • Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment
  • Human Rights Council
  • Environment
  • Unilateral coercive measures
E F S R C A
Turkey: Withdrawal from Istanbul Convention is a pushback against women’s rights, say human rights experts 3/23/2021
  • Press Releases
  • Turkey
  • Sp. Rapporteur on occupied Palestine
  • Special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Sp. Rapporteur on violence against women
  • Working Group on Discrimination Against Women and Girls
  • Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
  • Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Sp. Rapporteur on freedom of expression
  • Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities
  • Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons especially women and children
  • Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • Sp. Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery
  • Sp. Rapporteur on torture
  • Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment
  • Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
  • Sp. Rapporteur on summary executions
  • Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to food
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders
  • Older persons
  • Working Group on the use of mercenaries
  • Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
  • WG on Arbitrary Detention
  • Special Rapporteur on the right to development
  • Sp. Rapporteur on independence of judges and lawyers
  • Independent expert older persons
  • Sp. Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing
  • Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the sale of children
  • Violence against women
  • Women
  • Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Women rights
  • Freedom of opinion and expression
  • Disability
  • Traffic in persons
  • Truth justice and reparation
  • Slavery
  • Torture and inhuman treatment
  • Environment
  • Extreme poverty
  • Summary or arbitrary executions
  • Freedom of association
  • Terrorism
  • Right to food
  • Human rights defenders
  • Older persons
  • Mercenaries
  • Transnational corporations
  • Arbitrary detention
  • Right to development
  • Religious intolerance
  • Independence of judiciary
  • Sale of children
  • Adequate housing
  • Right to drinking water
E F S R C A
UN expert: Water crisis is worsening, urgent response needed 3/3/2021
  • Press Releases
  • Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment
  • Environment
E F S R C A
USA: Environmental racism in “Cancer Alley” must end – experts 3/2/2021
  • Press Releases
  • United States of America
  • Sp. Rapporteur on Racial Discrimination
  • Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent
  • Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health
  • Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment
  • Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights
  • Racism and racial discrimination
  • African Descent
  • Transnational corporations
  • Health
  • Environment
  • Toxics and human rights
E F S R C A
USA: UN experts urge far-reaching reforms on policing and racism 2/26/2021
  • Press Releases
  • United States of America
  • Sp. Rapporteur on summary executions
  • Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent
  • Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities
  • Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health
  • Special Rapporteur on Minorities Issues
  • Sp. Rapporteur on Racial Discrimination
  • Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights
  • Sp. Rapporteur on torture
  • Sp. Rapporteur on independence of judges and lawyers
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to food
  • Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment
  • Sp. Rapporteur on freedom of expression
  • Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
  • WG on Arbitrary Detention
  • Summary or arbitrary executions
  • African Descent
  • Disability
  • Freedom of association
  • Health
  • Minorities
  • Racism and racial discrimination
  • Toxics and human rights
  • Torture and inhuman treatment
  • Independence of judiciary
  • Right to food
  • Environment
  • Freedom of opinion and expression
  • Extreme poverty
  • Arbitrary detention
E F S R C A
Joint Statement by independent United Nations human rights experts* on human rights responsibilities of armed non-State actors 2/25/2021
  • Statements/Messages
  • Sp. Rapporteur on torture
  • Sp. Rapporteur on summary executions
  • Sp. Rapporteur on occupied Palestine
  • Independent expert on Somalia
  • Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment
  • Sp. Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery
  • Sp. Rapporteur on Myanmar
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the sale of children
  • Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders
  • Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to food
  • Working Group on the use of mercenaries
  • Sp. Rapporteur on freedom of expression
  • Special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Special Rapporteur on internally displaced persons
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing
  • Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
  • Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities
  • Special Rapporteur on Minorities Issues
  • Sp. Rapporteur on violence against women
  • Sp. Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health
  • Sp. Rapporteur on independence of judges and lawyers
  • Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants
  • WG on Arbitrary Detention
  • Working Group on Discrimination Against Women and Girls
  • Torture and inhuman treatment
  • Summary or arbitrary executions
  • Environment
  • Slavery
  • Sale of children
  • Right to drinking water
  • Human rights defenders
  • International Order
  • Right to food
  • Mercenaries
  • Freedom of opinion and expression
  • Internally displaced persons
  • Adequate housing
  • Business and human rights
  • Disability
  • Minorities
  • Violence against women
  • Religious intolerance
  • Health
  • Independence of judiciary
  • Freedom of association
  • Migration and Human Rights
  • Arbitrary detention
  • Women
E F S R C A
Brazil: Killing of land rights defender must be duly investigated to stop impunity, says UN expert 2/22/2021
  • Press Releases
  • Brazil
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders
  • Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment
  • Human rights defenders
  • Environment
E F S R C A
UN experts call for halt to contentious tourism resort in Bangladesh 2/9/2021
  • Press Releases
  • Bangladesh
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples
  • Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
  • Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Environment
  • Transnational corporations
  • Human rights defenders
E F S R C A
Nicaragua: UN expert urges to improve protection of environmental rights defenders 2/1/2021
  • Press Releases
  • Nicaragua
  • Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment
  • Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders
  • Environment
  • Transnational corporations
  • Human rights defenders
E F S R C A
United States: UN experts strongly condemn US Capitol attack 1/18/2021
  • Press Releases
  • United States of America
  • Sp. Rapporteur on freedom of expression
  • Sp. Rapporteur on independence of judges and lawyers
  • Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment
  • Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Central African Republic
  • Special Rapporteur on Minorities Issues
  • Sp. Rapporteur on summary executions
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing
  • Independent expert on human rights and international solidarity
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea
  • WG on Arbitrary Detention
  • Sp. Rapporteur on torture
  • Sp. Rapporteur on occupied Palestine
  • Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism
  • WG on Disappearances
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to food
  • Freedom of opinion and expression
  • Independence of judiciary
  • Environment
  • Minorities
  • Summary or arbitrary executions
  • Adequate housing
  • Human Rights and International Solidarity
  • Arbitrary detention
  • Torture and inhuman treatment
  • Freedom of association
  • Terrorism
  • Enforced or involuntary disappearances
  • Right to food
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