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Joint Statement by UN human rights experts for World Environment Day 6/4/2021
  • Statements/Messages
  • Press Releases
  • Special Rapporteur on the right to development
  • Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation
  • Sp. Rapporteur on Racial Discrimination
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to education
  • Working Group on Discrimination Against Women and Girls
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples
  • Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members
  • Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent
  • Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
  • Special Rapporteur on Minorities Issues
  • Independent expert on Somalia
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to food
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants
  • Special Rapporteur on internally displaced persons
  • Sp. Rapporteur on freedom of expression
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders
  • Special Rapporteur on foreign debt
  • Sp. Rapporteur on occupied Palestine
  • Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Independent expert older persons
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health
  • Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons especially women and children
  • Sp. Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery
  • Independent expert on human rights and international solidarity
  • Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights
  • Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing
  • Special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order
  • Sp. Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief
  • Sp. Rapporteur on violence against women
  • WG on Arbitrary Detention
  • Sp. Rapporteur on summary executions
  • Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities
  • Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights
  • Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment
  • Environment
  • Right to development
  • Right to drinking water
  • Racism and racial discrimination
  • Education
  • Discrimination
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Leprosy
  • African Descent
  • Extreme poverty
  • Minorities
  • Right to food
  • Migration and Human Rights
  • Internally displaced persons
  • Freedom of opinion and expression
  • Human rights defenders
  • External debt
  • Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Older persons
  • Health
  • Traffic in persons
  • Slavery
  • Human Rights and International Solidarity
  • Toxics and human rights
  • Transnational corporations
  • Adequate housing
  • International Order
  • Religious intolerance
  • Violence against women
  • Arbitrary detention
  • Summary or arbitrary executions
  • Disability
  • Freedom of association
  • Cultural rights
  • Women
E F S R C A
The right to freedom of religion or belief and the right to live free from violence and discrimination based on SOGI are both built on a promise of human freedom 5/14/2021
  • Statements/Messages
  • Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Sp. Rapporteur on Myanmar
  • Independent expert on Somalia
  • Sp. Rapporteur on occupied Palestine
  • Special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Committee on the Rights of the Child
  • Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights
  • Committee against Torture
  • Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment of the Committee against Torture
  • Sp. Rapporteur on freedom of expression
  • Sp. Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders
  • Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism
  • Special Rapporteur on internally displaced persons
  • Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members
  • WG on Arbitrary Detention
  • Working Group on the use of mercenaries
  • Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to education
  • Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples
  • Sp. Rapporteur on independence of judges and lawyers
  • Special Rapporteur on Minorities Issues
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to food
  • Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order
  • Independent expert older persons
  • Sp. Rapporteur on torture
  • Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons especially women and children
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health
  • Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities
  • Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • Sp. Rapporteur on violence against women
  • Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
  • Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Religious intolerance
  • Mercenaries
  • Right to drinking water
  • Cultural rights
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Leprosy
  • Minorities
  • Right to food
  • Independence of judiciary
  • Internally displaced persons
  • Freedom of opinion and expression
  • Human rights defenders
  • Older persons
  • Torture and inhuman treatment
  • Traffic in persons
  • Health
  • Terrorism
  • Slavery
  • Human Rights and International Solidarity
  • Disability
  • Truth justice and reparation
  • International Order
  • Violence against women
  • Summary or arbitrary executions
  • Arbitrary detention
  • Freedom of association
  • Transnational corporations
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
Sri Lanka: Experts dismayed by regressive steps, call for renewed UN scrutiny and efforts to ensure accountability 2/5/2021
  • Statements/Messages
  • Sri Lanka
  • Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Freedom of association
E F S R C A
“States must duly respond to public demands and guarantee freedom of peaceful assembly,” say UN and regional Experts in a joint declaration 12/9/2020
  • Statements/Messages
  • Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Freedom of association
E F S R C A
Statement on the Protests against Systemic Racism in the United States 6/5/2020
  • Statements/Messages
  • United States of America
  • Sp. Rapporteur on Racial Discrimination
  • Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism
  • WG on Arbitrary Detention
  • Business and Human Rights
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia
  • Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism
  • Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People s Republic of Korea
  • Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities
  • Working Group on Discrimination Against Women and Girls
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to education
  • Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment
  • Sp. Rapporteur on summary executions
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to food
  • Independent expert on the effects of foreign debt
  • Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Sp. Rapporteur on freedom of expression
  • 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 the right to adequate housing
  • Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members
  • Independent Expert on Mali
  • Working Group on the use of mercenaries
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants
  • Special Rapporteur on Minorities Issues
  • Sp. Rapporteur on Myanmar
  • Independent expert older persons
  • Sp. Rapporteur on occupied Palestine
  • Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
  • Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent
  • Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy
  • Special Rapporteur on the right to development
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the sale of children
  • Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Sp. Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery
  • Independent expert on human rights and international solidarity
  • Sp. Rapporteur on Sudan
  • Sp. Rapporteur on torture
  • Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights
  • Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons especially women and children
  • Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • Special Rapporteur on unilateral coercive measures
  • Sp. Rapporteur on violence against women
  • Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation
  • Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • Racism and racial discrimination
  • African Descent
  • Women
E F S R C A
COVID-19: The suffering and resilience of LGBT persons must be visible and inform the actions of States 5/14/2020
  • Statements/Messages
  • Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Committee on the Rights of the Child
  • Sp. Rapporteur on Racial Discrimination
  • Sp. Rapporteur on Myanmar
  • Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to education
  • Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment
  • Sp. Rapporteur on summary executions
  • Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy
  • Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members
  • Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
  • Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities
  • Special Rapporteur on Minorities Issues
  • Independent expert on Somalia
  • Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to food
  • Sp. Rapporteur on independence of judges and lawyers
  • Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons especially women and children
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants
  • WG on Arbitrary Detention
  • WG on Disappearances
  • Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation
  • Special Rapporteur on internally displaced persons
  • Sp. Rapporteur on freedom of expression
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea
  • Sp. Rapporteur on use of mercenaries
  • Working Group on the use of mercenaries
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders
  • Sp. Rapporteur on occupied Palestine
  • Independent expert older persons
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus
  • Sp. Rapporteur on torture
  • Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
  • Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism
  • Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Sp. Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery
  • Independent expert on human rights and international solidarity
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing
  • Special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent
  • Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order
  • Sp. Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief
  • Sp. Rapporteur on violence against women
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the sale of children
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia
  • Working Group on Discrimination Against Women and Girls
  • Independent Expert on Mali
  • Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Children
  • Children rights
  • Racism and racial discrimination
  • Cultural rights
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Summary or arbitrary executions
  • Privacy
  • Leprosy
  • Extreme poverty
  • Disability
  • Minorities
  • Albinism
  • Right to food
  • Independence of judiciary
  • Traffic in persons
  • Migration and Human Rights
  • Arbitrary detention
  • Enforced or involuntary disappearances
  • Right to drinking water
  • Internally displaced persons
  • Freedom of opinion and expression
  • Mercenaries
  • Human rights defenders
  • Older persons
  • Torture and inhuman treatment
  • Business and human rights
  • Terrorism
  • Freedom of association
  • Slavery
  • Human Rights and International Solidarity
  • Health
  • Adequate housing
  • African Descent
  • International Order
  • Religious intolerance
  • Violence against women
  • Sale of children
  • Women
E F S R C A
End of Mission Statement of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Mr. Clément Nyaletsossi Voule, on his visit to Zimbabwe (17-27 September 2019) 9/27/2019
  • Statements/Messages
  • Zimbabwe
  • Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Freedom of association
E F S R C A
End of Mission Statement
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association, Mr. Clément Nyaletsossi Voulé, on his visit to Sri Lanka (18-26 July 2019)
7/26/2019
  • Statements/Messages
  • Sri Lanka
  • Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Freedom of association
E F S R C A
Joint statement of the United Nations Special Procedures Mandate Holders on the occasion of the 24th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC 12/6/2018
  • Statements/Messages
  • Human rights and climate change
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia
  • Sp. Rapporteur on occupied Palestine
  • Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
  • Special Rapporteur on the right to development
  • Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment
  • Sp. Rapporteur on summary executions
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to food
  • Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples
  • Special Rapporteur on internally displaced persons
  • Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order
  • Independent expert on human rights and international solidarity
  • Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members
  • Working Group on the use of mercenaries
  • Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the sale of children
  • Sp. Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery
  • Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism
  • Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons especially women and children
  • Special Rapporteur on unilateral coercive measures
  • Working Group on Discrimination Against Women and Girls
  • Transnational corporations
  • Business and human rights
  • Right to development
  • Environment
  • Summary or arbitrary executions
  • Right to food
  • Freedom of association
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Internally displaced persons
  • International Order
  • Human Rights and International Solidarity
  • Leprosy
  • Mercenaries
  • Extreme poverty
  • Sale of children
  • Slavery
  • Terrorism
  • Traffic in persons
  • Unilateral coercive measures
  • Women
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