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Do not criminalize extreme views – UN Special Rapporteur on counterterrorism Tue 15 Mar 2016

GENEVA (15 March 2016) – The peaceful expression of views that are considered ‘extreme’ should never be criminalized unless they are associated with violence, said the Special Rapporteur on...

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UN experts suggest ways to avoid human rights violations during public protests Thu 10 Mar 2016

GENEVA (9 March 2016) – A new report presented today to the United Nations Human Rights Council offers recommendations on proper preparations and precautions to protect the rights of the demonstrators,...

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UN Human Rights Chief Zeid presents his annual report to the Human Rights Council Thu 10 Mar 2016

GENEVA (10 March 2016) – Presenting his annual report to the Human Rights Council, UN Human Rights Chief Zeid said he was alarmed by the ever growing number of threats to the global democratic space....

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For International Women’s Day, Tuesday 8 March 2016 Respect rights of rural women, recognize their vital role in development and poverty reduction, UN experts urge Tue 8 Mar 2016

GENEVA (4 March 2016) – Ahead of International Women’s Day on Tuesday 8 March, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is calling for a focus on rural women and...

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Homelessness affects every single country and is spreading with impunity – New UN report Thu 3 Mar 2016

GENEVA (3 March 2016) – Homelessness is a fact of life in all countries of the world, regardless of the level of development of their economic or governance systems, and it has been spreading with...

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Fifty years of fighting for rights and freedoms Thu 25 Feb 2016

GENEVA (22 February 2016) – It's the 50th Anniversary of the Human Rights Covenants! OHCHR global has created a new "Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always" Read More »


OHCHR trains youth on business and human rights Wed 3 Feb 2016

PHNOM PENH (03 February 2016) – OHCHR’s interactive training for youth organizations on Business & Human Rights wrapped up its second day. 25 youth participants actively engaged on issues and...

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3rd training of the Access to Information Technical Working Group held Tue 2 Feb 2016

PHNOM PENH (02 February 2016) – The third training of the Access to Information Technical Working Group kicked off on 1 February 2016 with a welcome from UNESCO Country Representative Ms. Anne...

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OHCHR supports a consultation of the National Election Committee with civil society and provincial election officials on voter registration Thu 28 Jan 2016

PHNOM PENH (28 January 2016) – The National Election Committee met with their provincial officials (PEC), representatives of NGOs, and international experts to discuss draft regulations and procedures...

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New website on Access to Information draft Law launched by UNESCO, Swedish government, and the Ministry of Information Thu 28 Jan 2016

PHNOM PENH (28 January 2016) – In the company of Ambassador Anna-Maj Hultgård of Sweden, the greatest contributor to the Technical Working Group on Access to Information (TWG/A2I), Minister of...

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