Geneva, May 15, 2021.- UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Saturday called for strict respect for international law and appealed to all sides to take steps to de-escalate the increasingly alarming situation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory. “Over the past 10 days, the situation inContinuar Leyendo

Ginebra/ Washington D.C. , 14 de Mayo de 2021.- Los expertos en derechos humanos de la ONU y OEA* han condenado hoy la violenta represión de las protestas pacíficas en Colombia, y han pedido al Gobierno que lleve a cabo una investigación exhaustiva e independiente sobre muertes reportadas, violencia sexual,Continuar Leyendo

Geneva, May 11, 2021.- UN human rights experts* welcomed the release of Iranian human rights defender Arash Sadeghi, who was released from Raja’i Shahr Prison this month after five-and-a-half years in detention. Mr. Sadeghi received prison sentences totalling 15 years by a Revolutionary Court on multiple charges, including publishing “liesContinuar Leyendo

Geneva, May 11, 2021.-  UN human rights experts* today expressed grave concerns about Israel’s aggressive response to protests in East Jerusalem, and called on Israel, as the occupying power, to immediately lift its threat to evict hundreds of Palestinian households from their legally-protected homes. “Re-establishing calm in Jerusalem is important,Continuar Leyendo

Geneva, May 07, 2021.- The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Tom Andrews, today welcomed the call by a broad number of civil society organizations to impose an arms embargo on Myanmar’s military junta, and encouraged States to take their own actions immediately. “Stopping theContinuar Leyendo

Geneva, May 06,  2021.- UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Thursday sounded the alarm over the rising number of threats, attacks and attempts to undermine and delegitimise independent national human rights institutions (NHRIs) in Latin America and the Caribbean by Governments and others in positions of power.Continuar Leyendo