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OHCHR deeply concerned by conviction over Facebook post in Cambodia Fri 18 Mar 2016

BANGKOK (18 March 2016) – The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia is deeply concerned by the conviction handed down by a Cambodian court against university student, Kong Raya, over remarks he...

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Media Statement: For the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Thu 17 Mar 2016

GENEVA (17 March 2016) – The world is witnessing an alarming increase in hate and xenophobic speech, say three United Nations experts on racism and discrimination, in advance of the International Day...

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UN rights expert launches fact-finding mission on women and indigenous peoples Thu 17 Mar 2016

GENEVA / PHNOM PENH (17 March 2016) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, Ms. Rhona Smith, will carry out an official visit to the country from 21 to 31...

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‘Raise your voices’ to create a better world, Ban urges students at New York’s Lehman College Thu 17 Mar 2016

NEW YORK (17 March 2016) – Delivering a lecture at Lehman College in New York, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged students to join the global fight against conflicts, poverty,...

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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 »