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UN experts urge States to provide trade support only to businesses that respect human rights Fri 22 Jun 2018

GENEVA/PARIS (21 June 2018) – A group of UN experts is urging States to use their trade, finance and investment incentives to promote business respect for human rights.

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High Commissioner opening statement at the 38th session of the Human Rights Council Wed 20 Jun 2018

UN Human Rights Chief, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, appeals to the UN Human Rights Council members ”to do more, to speak louder & work harder" for human rights and peace

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UN experts express concerns about media freedoms ahead of vote Mon 18 Jun 2018

GENEVA (15 June 2018) – UN human rights experts have called on Cambodian authorities to respect and ensure the right to freedom of opinion and expression, citing concerns about a clampdown on the media...

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UN experts urge States to boost protection for human rights defenders Tue 5 Jun 2018

GENEVA (1 June 2018) - UN human rights experts have called on States to ramp up measures to safeguard and support human rights defenders at a time when they are coming under increasing pressure globally,...

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It’s time we all recognise the human right to a healthy environment Fri 1 Jun 2018

GENEVA (1 June 2018) – Speaking ahead of World Environment Day on 5 June, the head of UN Environment* and the Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment** issued a statement urging the...

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Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders to the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly Thu 24 May 2018

Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders to the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly:  Questionnaire for civil society organisations and human rights defenders...

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Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues to the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly Thu 24 May 2018

Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues to the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly:  Questionnaire on the issue of statelessness, its root causes and specific conditions or barriers...

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Human rights advocates in Asia under attack Tue 22 May 2018

Human rights advocates the world over are...

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Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Briefing note on Cambodia Fri 11 May 2018

GENEVA (11 May 2018) – the Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed disappointment at the decision by Cambodia’s Court of Appeal to uphold the “insurrection...

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Cambodia: UN expert urges Government embrace final opportunity for “genuine” election Mon 30 Apr 2018

GENEVA (30 April 2018) – To ensure a genuine multi-party democracy in Cambodia which respects its citizens’ participation rights, the Government must immediately release detained opposition...

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