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The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has documented numerous Russian attacks on civilian targets in Ukraine that may amount to war crimes, a spokeswoman for the commissioner in Geneva said on Friday. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), at least 26 health facilities had been attacked since the start of the war …

“Although it feels like the world has abandoned Afghan women, it has not. … We need your support.” – Mahbouba Seraj, Afghan women’s rights activist, to the United Nations Security Council, January 26, 2022 On International Women’s Day, we must remember Afghanistan and reflect on what the situation of women’s rights there means for the …

“This is an important requirement that will allow some latitude for the government to act. Many countries that have adopted the UNCITRAL framework have also incorporated such provisions,” one of the sources said. As the government prepares amendments to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) to introduce a cross-border resolution framework that would be tailored …

PURPOSE OF THIS MANUAL National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) are established in accordance with the Paris Principles, either by constitution or by law, and have a broad mandate. They hold states accountable to their national, regional and global human rights obligations, paying particular attention to the most vulnerable. Increasingly, some of the most vulnerable people …

We hear a lot about Islam being distorted in the news these days. Reports of violence, discrimination and restrictions on women’s rights have led to the mistaken conclusion that human rights and democracy have no place in Islam. The heinous acts committed by irresponsible people who use Islam as a pretext to pursue their evil …

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) expressed its “serious concern about the human rights situation in Sudan, with peaceful protesters being killed or injured almost daily by security forces, as well as a crackdown on critics of the authorities and on independent journalists. In a statement today by spokesperson …

(Manila) – The Philippine government should end the “red-branding” of activists as rebels or supporters of the communist insurgency, Human Rights Watch said today, by releasing a video about the threatening practice and its impact. The video features a human rights activist, labor rights defender and journalist whom authorities have marked red. Red tagging, also …

Thank you Madam Chair and thank you again to SRSG Wane and Ms. Dicko for your briefing and for all that you are doing under these most difficult circumstances. Like other members of the Council, the UK is gravely concerned about recent developments in Mali. We deeply regret the deaths of eight peacekeepers as a …

Church of Scientology Hamburg Human rights educational material produced by United for Human Rights and its youth program, Youth for Human Rights International At a Zoom conference hosted by the Church of Scientology Hamburg, speakers and guests emphasized the importance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. HAMBURG, CALIFORNIA, GERMANY, January 5, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ – …

Georgia’s ruling party Georgian Dream plans to move forward this week with a proposal to disband an independent agency tasked with monitoring personal data protection and abuse of power despite fears the move may be politically motivated. The opposition, civil society, the Public Defender, the UN and the United States have all joined in criticizing …

The Joint Philippines-United Nations (UN) Human Rights Program took its first major milestone today at the Steering Committee meeting of government and civil society partners and participating UN agencies, where they agreed on a roadmap to implement the resolution of the Human Rights Council (HRC). 45/33, adopted October 7, 2020, which outlines specific areas for …

(Moscow) – Russian authorities have redoubled their efforts in 2021 to crack down on internet freedoms, Human Rights Watch said today. The government has blocked popular censorship circumvention tools, experimented with new censorship technologies, extended oppressive internet legislation, and pressured tech companies to comply with increasingly stifling regulations. “The Russian government is using its growing …

Islamabad: Human rights actors were briefed on the 100-day program of the National Commission on Human Rights (NCHR) during the launch event of the Commission held on Thursday with the support of the Huqooq project. e-Pakistan funded by the EU. Parliamentarians, ambassadors, country heads of United Nations agencies and international NGOs, representatives of civil society …

The UN has passed a resolution on human rights in North Korea, condemning the systematic and gross human rights violations in this reclusive nation. This is the 17th consecutive year that the United Nations Security Council has adopted a resolution on human rights in North Korea, reports the Yonhap news agency. Thursday’s resolution was adopted …

Human Rights Council Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review Fortieth session January 24-February 4, 2022 I. Context 1. This report has been prepared pursuant to Human Rights Council resolutions 5/1 and 16/21, taking into account the periodicity of the universal periodic review. This is a compilation of information contained in the reports of treaty …

(New York) – Bangladeshi authorities should stop tormenting families and providing information on the fate of loved ones missing by security forces, Human Rights Watch said today on International Rights Day of man. Human Rights Watch has documented 86 cases of victims in Bangladesh who have been forcibly disappeared since 2009, when the government led …

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) joined a growing group of organizations on Thursday criticizing the United States’ re-execution of its Migration Protection Protocols (MPP) program, also known as “Stay in Mexico “. The Biden administration restarted the Trump-era MPP this month after a Supreme Court order ruled that President Biden’s cancellation of …

Since October 29, numerous fires have severely damaged Thantlang, a remote town in northwest Chin State, Myanmar. The evidence of space is undeniable: residential homes, places of worship, commercial buildings, etc. were reduced to ashes. To monitor the situation, Human Rights Watch used data provided by the Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS), which …

Statement by the United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Sima Bahous, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Here at the UN, and across the world, we celebrate those who work to protect …

The Japanese government plans to help companies operating in global supply chains step up efforts to protect human rights in collaboration with the International Labor Organization, the United Nations workers’ rights agency, said Monday sources close to the case. The aim is to ensure that Japanese companies are informed and have trained staff to identify …

Doha (AFP) – The World Cup in Qatar has been “treated and reviewed unfairly” for years, its chief executive said on Saturday, responding to criticism of its human rights record. CEO Nasser al-Khater said Qatar had not received enough credit for its labor reforms aimed at improving conditions for migrant workers, mostly from South Asia. …

Cubans across the island will take to the streets on Monday in massive peaceful protests and non-violent acts of civil disobedience to demand democracy and freedom, but a South Florida activist is slowly becoming a leading figure among the many Cuban exiles who fight in solidarity in Miami. Rosa María Payá is a Cuban human …

For nearly four years, the Tiny House Warriors have worked to prevent the TMX pipeline from encroaching on their territory, and since Tuesday, the land defenders of Secwe̓pemc have received a human rights award to accompany their efforts. The group, which has been building tiny houses in Blue River, British Columbia, since 2017 in an …

The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment, the first formal recognition of this right at the global level. The HRC was meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, for its 48th ordinary session. The resolution was proposed by five member states of the HRC: Costa Rica, …

LONDON, Nov. 1 (Reuters) – At the United Nations climate conference, expect one theme to cover the cacophony of pledges from countries and companies around the world: money. The COP26 summit, which kicked off in Glasgow on Sunday, will attempt to complete the rules for implementing the 2015 Paris Agreement – which aims to limit …

Rapper Pitbull is called a hypocrite after a top performance in Saudi Arabia. Pitbull, hip-hop news, gold school Cuban-American hip-hop artist Pitbull is in the news again, but it’s not for his music. Critics call the top of the charts “On the Floor” to have double standards when it comes to human rights and not …

(New York) – Taliban officials in several Afghan provinces have forcibly displaced residents in part to distribute land to their own supporters, Human Rights Watch said today. Many of these expulsions have targeted Hazara Shiite communities, as well as those associated with the former government, as a form of collective punishment. In early October 2021, …

UNITED NATIONS (PA) – The United States won a seat on the UN Human Rights Council that former President Donald Trump denounced and resigned, joining 17 other nations elected in uncontested votes Thursday that resulted in been criticized for having guaranteed places to countries with abysmal rights records. The United Nations General Assembly, composed of …

The EU has stepped up its response to help those in need in Myanmar in the context of the recent military coup, with the allocation of an additional € 9 million in emergency humanitarian aid to assist those in need. more vulnerable. The critical strengthening of the EU response comes on top of a € …

The government has called the assessment reports on the human rights situation in Cambodia unfounded and biased against it. In an eleven-page press release on the Cambodia Human Rights and Law Enforcement Situation Update, Part 2, released today, the Cambodian Human Rights Committee said the one-sided and baseless allegations made in reports from some anti-government …

Governor Gavin Newsom1303 10th Street, Suite 1173Sacramento, CA 95814Fax: (916)558-3160 Re: Human Rights Watch’s Opposition to AB 1542 Dear Governor Newsom: Human Rights Watch opposes the AB 1542 Yolo County pilot program that authorizes judges to sentence people to confinement in a locked treatment facility instead of prison or jail if the judge determines that …

People walk past the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe building in Harare, Zimbabwe, February 25, 2019. REUTERS / Philimon Bulawayo People walk past the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe building in Harare, Zimbabwe, February 25, 2019. REUTERS / Philimon Bulawayo The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of …

In a joint statement delivered at the 48th session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council on Friday, 65 countries expressed their opposition to the politicization of human rights issues, in particular the unfounded allegations against China for political reasons. Stressing that the allegations are based on disinformation, the joint statement, issued by Pakistan …

Photo taken on February 22, 2020 shows children with disabilities in Surkh Rod district of Nangarhar province, eastern Afghanistan. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) recorded more than 10,000 civilian casualties in 2019, of which more than 3,400 were killed, according to a published body report. Photo: Xinhua Chinese and foreign experts and …

Britain’s proposed “blanket” amnesty on murders and torture during unrest would violate its international obligations, a human rights commissioner has said. In a damning letter to the British government, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights said the amnesty would lead to “impunity” and denounced the lack of prior consultation with victim groups. Commissioner …

ANI | Update: Sep 21, 2021 6:07 AM STI Kabul [Afghanistan], September 21 (ANI): Reacting to European Union concerns over human rights violations in Afghanistan, the Taliban said on Monday they would address EU concerns after recognition of the new government of the Islamic Emirate .Zabihullah Mujahid, deputy minister of the Ministry of Information and …

Democratic Republic of Congo authorities have made no apparent progress investigating the September 2020 prison riot at Kasapa Central Prison in Lubumbashi, Human Rights Watch said. For three days, inmates repeatedly raped several dozen female detainees, including a teenage girl. The authorities should provide survivors with adequate medical care and mental health support. They should …

September 17, 2021 The Department of Government and Policy at St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, in partnership with the nonprofit Reaching Independence through Social Engagement (RI-SE), will explore critical issues of human rights. man at a roundtable on Thursday 23 September. , in Suite D of the University Center on the campus …

The Taliban overthrew Afghanistan’s elected government on Monday. On Tuesday, armed Taliban leaders who assaulted cameras in the presidential palace in Kabul received warm greetings from Beijing. Welcome to Belt and Road, China’s open foreign policy that traps the Third World. And Afghanistan, which shares a 50-mile border with China, is now a perfect target. …

The Human Rights Council Advisory Committee will hold its twenty-sixth session from August 16 to 20, 2021. The session will take place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva in Room 20 in a hybrid format – a combination of in-person participation and virtual – due to COVID-19 restrictions. Over the course of a week-long …

The Mozambican government should immediately assist civilians to move to safer areas. These civilians are trapped by fighting in Cabo Delgado province, Human Rights Watch said today. More than 88,000 people have been displaced from the embattled Palma district following the March 24, 2021 attack by Ansar al-Sunna, an armed group linked to the Islamic …

Last month marks the tenth anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations Human Rights Council of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (“UNGP”), setting out the internationally accepted framework for the role companies in the promotion and protection of human rights. These principles highlight the risks companies face in their activities that …

“Each year on Nelson Mandela’s birthday, we pay tribute to this extraordinary man who embodied the highest aspirations of the United Nations and of the human family,” Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message commemorating the celebration of July 18 First black African head of state. True message today Affectionately known as Madiba, his calls …

(Tokyo) – Japanese companies should stop participating in a commercial real estate project involving the abusive Myanmar military, Human Rights Now, Human Rights Watch, Japan International Volunteer Center, Justice For Myanmar and Mekong Watch said today. The proposed Y-complex in Yangon is built on land leased to the country’s armed forces, the Tatmadaw, whose long …

(Johannesburg) – South African authorities should ensure that security forces deployed to combat escalating riots and looting respect rights and uphold international law enforcement standards, Human Rights Watch said. today. The riots, which are concentrated in the provinces of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, have left at least 45 dead and were initially sparked by the jail …

The European Parliament on Wednesday adopted a resolution calling for sanctions to be imposed on Iranian regime officials for the imprisonment and executions of EU nationals. According to the wording of the resolution, the European Parliament called on the European Council “to consider new targeted sanctions, including freezing the assets of Iranian regime officials and …

A new UK-funded task force was formed on Monday to investigate human rights violations in Myanmar that have occurred since the February coup in Myanmar. The project, called Myanmar Witness, was established ‘to collect, preserve, process, verify, investigate and examine independently incidents of possible interference with human rights. The initiative is funded by the UK’s …

Palestinian human rights activist Farid al-Atrash was arrested by Israel on Sunday as he returned home after a protest calling for an end to the regime of PA President Mahmoud Abbas, his employer said. Al-Atrash, an attorney for the Independent Commission for Human Rights, a leading Palestinian rights group, was returning to Bethlehem after a …

On June 22, the Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) delivered a joint statement to the 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on behalf of 44 countries expressing grave concern about the “repression of religious and ethnic minorities” by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region …

Religious communities provide vital support to survivors (LWI) – In a statement to the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) called for increased efforts to address violence against women. Introducing the statement on June 28, Sikhonzile Ndlovu, LWF Advocacy Officer for Gender Justice, highlighted the role of religious communities and faith-based …

(New York) – The Sri Lankan government’s pardon of 16 prisoners convicted under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), while welcome, does not address the urgent need to repeal the draconian law, Human said Rights Watch today. The European Parliament recently passed a resolution calling on the European Union to consider withdrawing preferential access to …

The meeting room of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Photo: AFP China welcomes Ukraine’s withdrawal from its endorsement of an anti-China joint statement made at the 47th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, which reflects its spirit of independence and respect for facts and is in line with the purposes of the …

Joint statement on the damage caused by military intervention on human rights at the 47th session of the Human Rights Council delivered during the interactive dialogue with the independent expert on human rights and solidarity International by Ambassador Chen Xu, Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nations Office at Geneva. …

Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 5:28 a.m.Press Release: UN Special Procedures – Human Rights GENEVA (June 22, 2021) – A UN expert has called on Bahrain to immediately release three long-term human rights defenders detained for their legitimate promotion and protection of human rights in the country. Human rights defenders Mr. Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, whose detention has …

Members of the Burmese-American community hold a protest outside the Myanmar Consulate General’s office in Los Angeles in April. Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times via Getty Imag hide caption toggle legend Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times via Getty Imag Members of the Burmese-American community hold a protest outside the Myanmar Consulate General’s office …

The Biden administration has increased the number of refugees the United States resettles each year from the Trump administration’s lows, but human rights activists say if officials “don’t act quickly ”, They will not reach the ceiling of 62,500 refugees by October. “Despite the increase in the admission cap and the removal of restrictive eligibility …

The President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed a decree “On the new measures of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of human rights“, which instructs the government to approve the action plan of the Kazakh government setting out “Priority measures in the field of human rights”. Protecting human rights has been a priority for …

Two very critical human rights events have occurred recently. The Supreme Court of India (SC) further warned against any “crackdown” on “freedom of speech”. And United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Special Rapporteur Irene Khan has submitted her report on “Disinformation and Freedom of Opinion and Expression,” which is to be discussed between June 21 …

(New York) – The Chinese government should recognize and take responsibility for the massacre of pro-democracy protesters in June 1989, Human Rights Watch said today. Authorities should immediately allow commemorations of the event in mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau, and stop censoring talks about the crackdown. “Hong Kong candlelight vigil ban says a lot …

UN Climate Change News, June 2, 2021 – The general public is invited to participate in a new online introductory course on climate change and human rights. The seven-part course can be taken at any time and aims to provide participants with tools to better understand and take action in the face of challenges and …

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison hold a joint press conference at Admiralty House in Sydney, Australia on February 28, 2020. REUTERS / Loren Elliott Australia and New Zealand on Monday expressed serious concerns over developments in Hong Kong and the human rights situation in China’s Xinjiang province, as …

(Nairobi) – The victims of the former dictator of Chad, Hissène Habré, did not receive a cent of the reparations ordered by the Extraordinary African Chambers supported by the African Union in Senegal in 2016, five organizations said today , including Human Rights Watch. Here is their statement: Chad, the African Union and the international …

Colombian soldiers began their deployment in the city of Cali in southwestern Colombia after President Ivan Duque vowed to restore order following deadly violence that erupted amid protests mass anti-government. Tens of thousands of people marched across Colombia on Friday to mark a month of protests, which were sparked by the now withdrawn tax reform …

Members of the Muslim Uyghur community in China and abroad are targeted in efforts to monitor real “Chinese-speaking” hackers through the use of fake United Nations and human rights group emails. man, cybersecurity researchers said Thursday. The findings were part of a collaboration between cybersecurity groups Check Point Research and Kaspersky’s The Global Research and …

Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden should promptly repatriate their illegally detained nationals in life-threatening conditions in northeastern Syria, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to the four governments today. The 164 Nordic nationals have up to 114 children, more than half of whom are under 6 years old. The Nordic detainees are among the …

A new study from the ICCA Consortium, an international conservation association, says human rights must be included in conservation policies to save the world’s endangered biodiversity. The study focuses on 17 indigenous and local communities from around the world, showing how their traditional practices and unique governance systems protect forests better than states or other …

TASHKENT, UZBEKISTAN – In his first major international address to the 2017 United Nations General Assembly, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev pledged systemic reforms across all sectors. “We are deeply convinced that people should not serve the government, but that the government should serve the people,” Mirziyoyev said. But four years later and with the presidential …

When Chinese leader Xi Jinping spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel last month, he didn’t hide his irritation at the renewed bonds between Europe and the U.S. According to Beijing’s readout of the call, Mr. Xi shared his “hopes that the EU will make the correct judgment independently and truly achieve strategic autonomy.” By autonomy, …

New information: The Observatory was informed of the ongoing arbitrary detention of Mr. Hun Vannak, Mrs. Chhoeun Daravy, M. Tha Lavy, M. Koet Saray, and Ms. So Metta, members of Khmer Thavrak [1], M. Muong Sopheak and M. Average prommony, member and vice-president of the Khmer Student Intelligent League Association (KSILA) [2], respectively. On May …

Amazon Prime Video may not have Netflix’s deep pockets, but it still has plenty of exciting original content to check out. And given that it’s included with Amazon Prime, it’s a steal. This month a drama takes place in America’s oldest public hospital, two documentaries lamenting the state of the global economy and terminal capitalism, …

The UN particular rapporteur on human rights defenders, Mary Lawlor, presents her report on the state of affairs of human rights defenders on Thursday. “A whole lot of human rights defenders are killed yearly, and there are few indicators it will cease. We additionally know that many of those killings are signaled prematurely by threats, …

March 3, 2021 by Joanna Curtis On February 16, 2021, the European Court docket of Human Rights (ECHR) granted provisional measures towards Russia in reference to political opposition determine Alexei Navalny, demanding that Navalny be instantly launched from jail as a result of danger to his life and well being. Alexei Navalny at a listening …

Journalists world wide have urged President Daniel Ortega to permit worldwide organizations to enter Nicaragua and examine human rights violations and assaults on native media and NGOs. Journalists world wide are demanding human rights for his or her colleagues in Nicaragua. (Picture: Flickr)In an open letter, organizations and journalists Categorical their solidarity with their Central …

Rabat – The United Nations Human Rights Council has established Algeria’s duty for the human rights violations dedicated towards Sahrawis in misery within the Tindouf camps. The UN The council met in Geneva on March 1 to debate the long-standing tough state of affairs of Sahrawi refugees in Tindouf. Talking throughout the assembly underneath merchandise …

Editor’s Notice: Henry KC Ho is the founder and chairman of the One Nation Two Methods Youth Discussion board. Right here is his speech to the forty sixth session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. The article displays the views of the writer and never essentially the views of CGTN. Nationwide safety is of …

There have been 9 Secretaries Normal of the United Nations over the previous 75 years, from all around the world. However they’ve one factor in widespread: they’ve all been males. “Obtain gender equality and empower all girls and ladies.” That is the United Nations Sustainable Improvement Objective (SDG) 5. “Finish all types of discrimination in …