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UN expert calls for halt to mining at controversial Colombia site 9/28/2020
  • Press Releases
  • Colombia
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to food
  • Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
  • Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation
  • Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
  • Sp. Rapporteur on toxic wastes
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples
  • 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
  • Right to food
  • Transnational corporations
  • Right to drinking water
  • Extreme poverty
  • Toxic waste
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Health
  • Environment
E F S R C A
Chile must prioritise water and health rights over economic interests, says UN expert 8/20/2020
  • Press Releases
  • Chile
  • Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation
  • Special Rapporteur on the right to development
  • Independent Expert on human rights and the environment
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to food
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health
  • Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
  • Right to drinking water
  • Right to development
  • Environment
  • Right to food
  • Health
  • Business and human rights
E F S R C A
UN human rights experts call for justice and accountability in response to Beirut explosion 8/13/2020
  • Press Releases
  • Lebanon
  • Sp. Rapporteur on summary executions
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to food
  • Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism
  • Sp. Rapporteur on occupied Palestine
  • Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Sp. Rapporteur on toxic wastes
  • Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation
  • Sp. Rapporteur on independence of judges and lawyers
  • Older persons
  • Independent expert older persons
  • Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
  • Independent expert on the effects of foreign debt
  • Sp. Rapporteur on Racial Discrimination
  • Independent expert on human rights and international solidarity
  • Sp. Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief
  • Sp. Rapporteur on torture
  • Working Group on Discrimination Against Women and Girls
  • Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment
  • Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing
  • Independent expert on Somalia
  • Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy
  • 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 internally displaced persons
  • WG on Arbitrary Detention
  • Sp. Rapporteur on freedom of expression
  • Summary or arbitrary executions
  • Right to food
  • Terrorism
  • Freedom of association
  • Toxic waste
  • Right to drinking water
  • Sanitation
  • Independence of judiciary
  • Older persons
  • Transnational corporations
  • External debt
  • Racism and racial discrimination
  • Human Rights and International Solidarity
  • Religious intolerance
  • Torture and inhuman treatment
  • Discrimination
  • Women
  • Environment
  • Extreme poverty
  • Adequate housing
  • Privacy
  • Traffic in persons
  • Trafficking
  • Health
  • Internally displaced persons
  • Arbitrary detention
  • Freedom of opinion and expression
E F S R C A
Peru: UN experts urge ratification of landmark Escazú Agreement to promote responsible business conduct 8/10/2020
  • Press Releases
  • Peru
  • Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples
  • Sp. Rapporteur on toxic wastes
  • Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Human rights defenders
  • Environment
  • Toxic waste
  • Transnational corporations
E F S R C A
Statement by the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health on the adoption of front-of-package warning labelling to tackle NCDs 7/27/2020
  • Statements/Messages
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health
  • Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to food
  • Health
  • Transnational corporations
  • Right to food
E F S R C A
COVID-19 highlights deadly cost of corruption and the urgent need for companies to respect human rights: UN experts 7/9/2020
  • Press Releases
  • Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
  • Business and human rights
  • Transnational corporations
E F S R C A
States must stop exporting unwanted toxic chemicals to poorer countries, says UN expert 7/9/2020
  • Press Releases
  • Sp. Rapporteur on toxic wastes
  • Sp. Rapporteur on summary executions
  • Independent Expert on Mali
  • Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members
  • Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment
  • Sp. Rapporteur on independence of judges and lawyers
  • Sp. Rapporteur on Racial Discrimination
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples
  • Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation
  • Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to food
  • Sp. Rapporteur on occupied Palestine
  • Sp. Rapporteur on torture
  • Independent expert on human rights and international solidarity
  • Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia
  • Special Rapporteur on the right to development
  • Sp. Rapporteur on Myanmar
  • Sp. Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery
  • Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent
  • Working Group on Discrimination Against Women and Girls
  • Women's rights and gender
  • Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
  • Toxic waste
  • Summary or arbitrary executions
  • Leprosy
  • Freedom of association
  • Environment
  • Independence of judiciary
  • Racism and racial discrimination
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Right to drinking water
  • International Order
  • Human rights defenders
  • Right to food
  • Torture and inhuman treatment
  • Human Rights and International Solidarity
  • Extreme poverty
  • Right to development
  • Slavery
  • African Descent
  • Women
  • Transnational corporations
E F S R C A
UN experts call for decisive measures to protect fundamental freedoms in China 6/26/2020
  • Press Releases
  • China
  • Sp. Rapporteur on summary executions
  • Sp. Rapporteur on freedom of expression
  • 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
  • Sp. Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief
  • Special Rapporteur on Minorities Issues
  • Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
  • Sp. Rapporteur on Racial Discrimination
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing
  • WG on Arbitrary Detention
  • Sp. Rapporteur on independence of judges and lawyers
  • Sp. Rapporteur on occupied Palestine
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to food
  • Sp. Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery
  • Sp. Rapporteur on torture
  • Sp. Rapporteur on toxic wastes
  • Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation
  • Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order
  • Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to education
  • Independent expert older persons
  • 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
  • WG on Disappearances
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the sale of children
  • Working Group on the use of mercenaries
  • Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
  • Working Group on Discrimination Against Women and Girls
  • Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy
  • Summary or arbitrary executions
  • Freedom of opinion and expression
  • Human rights defenders
  • Terrorism
  • Religious intolerance
  • Minorities
  • Freedom of association
  • Transnational corporations
  • Racism and racial discrimination
  • Adequate housing
  • Arbitrary detention
  • Independence of judiciary
  • Right to food
  • Slavery
  • Torture and inhuman treatment
  • Toxic waste
  • Right to drinking water
  • International Order
  • Cultural rights
  • Education
  • Older persons
  • Trafficking
  • Health
  • Enforced or involuntary disappearances
  • Sale of children
  • Mercenaries
  • Extreme poverty
  • Women
  • Privacy
  • Traffic in persons
E F S R C A
Philippines: UN human rights experts renew call for an on-the-ground independent, impartial investigation 6/25/2020
  • Press Releases
  • Philippines
  • Sp. Rapporteur on summary executions
  • Sp. Rapporteur on independence of judges and lawyers
  • Sp. Rapporteur on freedom of expression
  • Sp. Rapporteur on violence against women
  • Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation
  • Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
  • Sp. Rapporteur on torture
  • Sp. Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief
  • Sp. Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery
  • Sp. Rapporteur on toxic wastes
  • Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the sale of 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 to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to food
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing
  • WG on Arbitrary Detention
  • Independent expert older persons
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples
  • Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • Special Rapporteur on the right to development
  • Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
  • Summary or arbitrary executions
  • Independence of judiciary
  • Freedom of opinion and expression
  • Women
  • Right to drinking water
  • Extreme poverty
  • Torture and inhuman treatment
  • Religious intolerance
  • Slavery
  • Toxic waste
  • International Order
  • Sexual exploitation of children
  • Health
  • Freedom of association
  • Human rights defenders
  • Right to food
  • Adequate housing
  • Arbitrary detention
  • Older persons
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Truth justice and reparation
  • Right to development
  • Transnational corporations
E F S R C A
US attacks against the International Criminal Court a threat to judicial independence – UN experts 6/25/2020
  • Press Releases
  • United States of America
  • Sp. Rapporteur on independence of judges and lawyers
  • Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment
  • Special Rapporteur on unilateral coercive measures
  • Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • Special Rapporteur on Minorities Issues
  • Sp. Rapporteur on summary executions
  • Sp. Rapporteur on toxic wastes
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants
  • Independent Expert on Mali
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing
  • WG on Disappearances
  • Special Rapporteur on the right to development
  • Sp. Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery
  • Sp. Rapporteur on the right to everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health
  • Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order
  • Sp. Rapporteur on occupied Palestine
  • WG on Arbitrary Detention
  • Independent expert older persons
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People s Republic of Korea
  • Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders
  • Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
  • Independence of judiciary
  • Environment
  • Unilateral coercive measures
  • Truth justice and reparation
  • Minorities
  • Summary or arbitrary executions
  • Health
  • Migration and Human Rights
  • Adequate housing
  • Enforced or involuntary disappearances
  • Right to development
  • Slavery
  • Toxic waste
  • International Order
  • Arbitrary detention
  • Older persons
  • Albinism
  • Human rights defenders
  • Transnational corporations
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