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High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay addresses Human Rights Council in First Public Appearance Mon 8 Sep 2008

08 September 2008 - Stresses Need To Tackle Discrimination And Inequality, And To Prevent Genocide. The new United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, in her maiden speech to States...

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Human Rights Council starts its 9th session in Geneva Mon 8 Sep 2008

08 September 2008 - The United Nations Human Rights Council will today start its ninth session held at Geneva, Switzerland. During this session, the Human Rights Council will continue with its review of Read More »


New High Commissioner begins work in Geneva Mon 1 Sep 2008

01 September 2008 - Ms. Navanethem Pillay assumes her position as the new United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights today at OHCHR's headquarters in Geneva.

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UN marks International Day of the World's Indigenous People on 9 August Thu 7 Aug 2008

07 August 2008 - On the first International Day of the World's Indigenous People since the landmark adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the acting High Commissioner and...

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Public Statement on the Cambodian National Assembly Elections on 27 July 2008 Tue 29 Jul 2008

29 July 2008 – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Cambodia (OHCHR Cambodia) welcomes reports that voting in the Election of Members of the 4th Mandate of the...

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General Assembly endorses Pillay as High Commissioner for Human Rights Mon 28 Jul 2008

28 July 2008 – The General Assembly has endorsed the Secretary-General's appointment of Judge Navanethem...

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Secretary-General nominates South African as new High Commissioner Thu 24 Jul 2008

24 July 2008 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has informed the General Assembly of his intention to appoint Judge Navanethem...

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Public statement on killing of Khim Sambo and his son on 11 July Wed 16 Jul 2008

16 July 2008 - The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Cambodia expresses its concern and sadness at the killing of Mr. Khim Sambor and his son, Khat Sarinpheata, on 11...

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Call for nominations for 2008 United Nations Human Rights Prize Wed 9 Jul 2008

09 July 2008 - The United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights is an honorary award given to individuals and organizations in recognition of outstanding achievement in human rights It was established...

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United Nations marks international day to support victims of torture Thu 26 Jun 2008

26 June 2008 - Six United Nations entities working on torture issues and helping victims have said that, despite a strong international legal framework outlawing torture, much remains to be done “to...

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